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Reply Angel Eyes
3:55 AM on August 28, 2017 
Hi Vinnie, first of all, the BWSS has now got a home base at North Cotes Butts, near North Thoreby, just south of Grimsby.
Firearms used are FAC lever action, pistol calibre, rifles, Black Powder revolvers and a shotgun.
No air weapons I'm afraid.
No fast draw either (unfortunately).
I will pass on your tech advise to our webmaster.
Alan Vickers of aandagunsmiths.co.uk is our main man and will be able to explain more on the firearms side.
I am the Chairman of Mansfield and District RPC and you can contact me on [email protected], if you want more info.



Hi, Vinnie from Worksop calling...... been browsing your website and have a few comments from the viewpoint of a visitor. It would be really useful to have some information about where the club actually is located, maybe I missed it. Also some detailed info on the guns used, calibur etc. Do you do fast draw competitions? For those that don't have a certificate is there provisions to use air guns instead?
Also the website was asking for a flash plugin. Flash is dying out, by the end of the year Adobe will stop supporting it as websites are now moving to html. A lot of new visitors will not be able to view your website, I couldn't see any pictures or vids.
But I was pleased to see the membership fees were reasonable, unlike the usual ripoff fees charged by most gunclubs.
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Reply Scunner MacTavish
2:53 PM on August 22, 2017 
Hei

Howdy from Norway! As a UK expat I started shooting cas over here 6 years ago, I have been national champion with my trapdoor springfield in buffalo single shot, and am this years silver medalist with the muzzleloader at scandinavian championship held here in Norway. Im still waiting to break into the bigtime and win something at main match, I usualy shoot frontier cartrige .

Anyhow, few weeks back on the range I was talking with some guest shooters from USA and they asked me about how cas was in UK, to be honest i was a little embarressed to admit I did not even know if anyone still shot cas after the pistol ban. I have done a little research and it seems you shoot with perc pistols. so this will be frontiersman and classic cowboy? no wild bunch I guess?
I would love to have contact with UK cas shooters I am on the board of governers of scandinavian western shooters as governer for the east, which includes Oslo. I was leader of my cas club til recent which is schedsmoe county rough riders. check us out on facebook.
I sometimes visit the north east of England and would love to come shoot a match one day.

Regards, Scunner SASS#97310
Reply Vinnie
6:54 AM on August 22, 2017 
Hi, Vinnie from Worksop calling...... been browsing your website and have a few comments from the viewpoint of a visitor. It would be really useful to have some information about where the club actually is located, maybe I missed it. Also some detailed info on the guns used, calibur etc. Do you do fast draw competitions? For those that don't have a certificate is there provisions to use air guns instead?
Also the website was asking for a flash plugin. Flash is dying out, by the end of the year Adobe will stop supporting it as websites are now moving to html. A lot of new visitors will not be able to view your website, I couldn't see any pictures or vids.
But I was pleased to see the membership fees were reasonable, unlike the usual ripoff fees charged by most gunclubs.
Reply Angel Eyes
3:38 AM on June 5, 2017 
Andrewvaf says...
hi all

Hi, a little more info about yourself would be appreciated, we like to know where our readers are from and how far we are reaching out.
Reply Andrewvaf
6:07 PM on June 4, 2017 
hi all
Reply Angel Eyes
4:24 AM on May 4, 2017 
trevor Pittam says...
I recently became interested in Western Re-enactment and now Fast Draw UK all using Blanks, But sleeves with shotgun primers is cheaper; My first club membership opportunity guided me to a Civil War/Settler or Gun fighter role; (I've created both) Now that I'm getting interested in CAS, I'm faced with either buying Black Powder gear, either all in one go or perhaps in stages; The Cost? Two Pistols,Rifle and Shotgun is a big lay-out; How do people cope with this? Trevor Alias PB (Pot Belly) "Stove" Ryder.

Hi Trevor, that is the perrenial question, how to afford the equipment to start a new hobby.
First, make sure you have to FAC and SGC to obtain the firearms you need. Secondly, start with second-hand which will halve your costs. Shotguns,,,someone you know will have a cheap double barrel side by side 12gauge, I have only paid between 50-100 for mine. Revolvers,,, look on the sales sites, can be obtained for 75+,,,,,rifles from about 300+.
Your first move should be to come along to one of our shoots, you will be made welcome and may pick up some bargains and A&A Gunsmiths are our tame RFD's and can supply anything you need and I have been known to help with leatherwork. We will be at the Shooting Show at Harrogate this weekend, come and find us.
Reply trevor Pittam
8:31 AM on May 3, 2017 
I recently became interested in Western Re-enactment and now Fast Draw UK all using Blanks, But sleeves with shotgun primers is cheaper; My first club membership opportunity guided me to a Civil War/Settler or Gun fighter role; (I've created both) Now that I'm getting interested in CAS, I'm faced with either buying Black Powder gear, either all in one go or perhaps in stages; The Cost? Two Pistols,Rifle and Shotgun is a big lay-out; How do people cope with this? Trevor Alias PB (Pot Belly) "Stove" Ryder.
Reply Jim Hallam
4:31 PM on February 11, 2017 
REPEATING PISTOL Meetings at Bisley
Look at the Surrey Branch MLAGB Website for details of FOUR Open Meetings which may well improve your basic shooting skills.
Reply Angel Eyes
4:05 AM on February 7, 2017 
You will find contact details on the membership form page.
Reply Williamsuit
1:25 PM on February 6, 2017 
Hello.
I need to contact admin.
Thank you.