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  • 01-09-2019 7:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 16 ✭✭✭ TedKenny


    Is it true that it is illegal to shoot at practice targets outside of a registered shooting range?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,204 ✭✭✭ dodderangler


    TedKenny wrote: »
    Is it true that it is illegal to shoot at practice targets outside of a registered shooting range?

    There was a thread on this not too long ago and from what I remember yes it is not allowed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,772 ✭✭✭ meathstevie


    TedKenny wrote: »
    Is it true that it is illegal to shoot at practice targets outside of a registered shooting range?

    Perfectly legal if the targets are clays and you’re using a shotgun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,452 ✭✭✭ wexfordman2


    Perfectly legal if the targets are clays and you’re using a shotgun.

    Also ok to be "zeroing" as far as I know, and again as long as it is acutaly zeroing. A bit of a grey area ?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    Any target shooting of rifles or pistols outside of an authorised range is illegal, including zeroing as it's classed as target shooting.

    As said above clays are the exception as clay pigeon shooting is not classed as target shooting (obviously with a shotgun).

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  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭ Rescueme0007


    Please review the Commissioners Guidelines 2018.

    It specifically refers to the need to check ones zero and issues to consider in doing so page 24.



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    Rescueme0007 - Please review the Commissioners Guidelines 2018.

    Highlighted the important part.


    The Garda Commissioner's guidelines have made it clear for members of AGS that anyone "caught" zeroing outside a range be given leeway because the Minister made such illegal in 2008 (iirc) when he made target shooting outside a range illegal and when questioned about zeroing afterwards admitted his intent was not to ban zeroing (a safety practice) but yet never changed the law to reflect this.

    So while it is still illegal leeway will be given under "common sense law". Frankly if a member of AGS were so inclined they could "do you" as the law is on their side. It all depends on not abusing it. One or even two lads firing a couple of shots is zeroing. 15 lads firing hundreds of rounds all day, well a harder case to make i'd imagine.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭ JP22


    If you have all the boxes (Authorised Club/Range, Game Shooting & Other - vermin) ticked in section 4.2 when applying for your license, I believe you are covered.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    No, you're not. Not trying to be "buzz killington", but there is nothing to tick or apply for that allows you to ignore/supersede the legislation.

    If you tick range/target shooting on the FCA1 then you're a member of a range, and hence have a place to shoot.

    Seriously lads, this is a "non issue". The Commissioner's guidelines have effectively said keep it sensible and we'll leave you alone. Unless the firearms act is amended that is the best we can hope for, and it seems to work.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,370 ✭✭✭✭ Mellor


    Which of those are you suggesting describes zeroing? Because it doesn’t fit any for me.

    I agree with Cass, it’s strictly speaking illegal, but guidelines are to permit as it’s an unintended catch by a law with other intentions.



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