A probationary period of six months is mandatory for all new members and this may be extended if the club committee so decides. During this probationary period the new member:
- Must obtain a firearms licence if one is not already held (where a new member is under 16 years of age, they must obtain a firearms licence within six months after their 16th birthday)
- Must attend the club and shoot at least 12 times within the six months.
- Must attain a satisfactory standard of range behaviour and be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of range rules and safety standards.
- May not purchase a pistol yet.