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Shooting TODAY at Altcar [***CANCELLED***]. Next Shooting Date: 21/07/2024 at South Shore [25m]

Fylde Coast Muzzle Loaders Society - Club News


Due to circumstances, the AGM has been postponed to a later date. However, membership fees are due on the 6th June 2024 for 2024~25.

The subscriptions for the coming year have remained the same as last year
Full Member (below 65 years on 6th June 2024) £70
Full Member (65 years of age or above on 6th June 2024) £50
Junior Member (12 to 18 years of age on 6th June 2024) £25
‘Married’ couple (at same address, NOT parent/child) £100
Probationary Member (£17.50 per 3 month period) £35


Shoots marked as S/SHORE on your calendars will be held at Blackpool Rifle & Pistol Club, which is situated off Jepson Way, at the junction of Common Edge and School Road, by Blackpool Mechanics football ground. There is a map on their website.

These ranges will open at about 10:30am through to 1:00pm approximately on a Sunday, and 1:00pm to 3:00pm approximately on a a Saturday.

Being indoor ranges, there are of course restrictions to what we can use. The right-hand range is certified for:
* max calibre: .455 inch (11mm)
* max muzzle velocity: 1700 feet per sec (520 metres/sec)
* max muzzle energy: 475 foot lbs (645 joules)

Which effectively limits the weapons that can be used to:
* .22LR
* .38/.357 carbine using .38 Special loads (NOT Magnum)
* .44 Special (NOT Magnum)
* .45 ACP or Long Colt
* Black powder PISTOLS (inc. revolvers)

The left-hand range at South Shore is for .22 Rimfire and airweapons only.


All members (and prospective members) are reminded our rules state that we are primarily a muzzle-loading organisation and every member holding a FAC should, therefore, own at least one bona-fide black-powder weapon. If you obtain your FAC as a result of becoming a member of the FCMLS, your first acquisition must be a black-powder weapon.


LEM bullet moulds are once again available. Using the original tooling, they are now being manufactured by the son of the original maker.


All probationary and new members (and the old ones too, if it comes to that) are strongly advised to have a good read of the safety guidelines.


When entering the Altcar range complex, all vehicles must stop in the parking area, and the driver must present his pass at the gatehouse.

Altcar Range Office will no longer renew any passes that have expired, so you must get it renewed BEFORE it runs out. You will need two photographs, with your name, address and the name of the club written on the back.

If your pass is due to expire before you can get to Altcar, post it to Range Control with your two photos (name, address and club name on the back of one), along with a covering letter, and they should prepare a new pass and hold it at Range Control until your next visit. Obviously, don't abuse this system by asking for a pass and then not picking it up for months.

If you leave the club, or if you have an expired Altcar pass, please cut it in two and return the pieces to Range Control at Altcar.

Fylde Coast Muzzle Loaders Society - Random Safety Tips

Fylde Coast Muzzle Loaders Society - Shooting Calendar

2024 Shooting Calendar (PDF)

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Fylde Coast Muzzle Loaders Society - Lost and Found

Accidentally left something behind at the Range? Click here to see if another member has picked it up.

Fylde Coast Muzzle Loaders Society - Competitions

The next competition at the Club is:

08/12/2024 at South Shore - The President's Cup.

You can find out more about the competitions held at the Club (and the current results) here in the Competitions page.

Fylde Coast Muzzle Loaders Society - MarketPlace

Looking for something in particular, or to sell something? Take a look in the MarketPlace!

Fylde Coast Muzzle Loaders Society - Lost, Stolen and Found

Click here to view the current Stolen, Lost and Found Firearms List in order to help the Police.