Safe Firearms Handling Course

Cost: £200 per person

Course content:
The course comprises of half a day of classroom-based training followed by half a day in-depth coaching during a live fire session on a local range.

The classroom training covers the following areas:

  • Judging distance, using various techniques
  • Training Shooting positions
  • Marksmanship Principles
  • Equipment
  • Firearm Maintenance
  • Firearm Carrying
  • Basic Ballistics
  • Safe Backstops
  • Use of High Seats
  • Review of recent changes to Firearms legislation[/one_third]

At the end of the morning your understanding will be assessed to ensure you’re confident and you have the required level of competency to join the live fire session the following day.

The afternoon consists of half a day live fire training on the range with the calibre specific to you. One-to-one coaching is provided, giving specific advice and help for you and your firearm.

All attendees who successfully complete the course are awarded a certificate to indicate the individual is a competent firearms handler.

What’s Included:
The overall price includes course manual, ammunition, loan of firearm for live fire session, all relevant equipment on the range and refreshments. We ask that you bring your own packed lunch for the first day.



Witnessed stalking available

Cost:  £Price on application

How to Book:
Please contact NewAvon Arms 01275 372404 or email for more information and up-to-date prices

The course is provided in the Bristol area.


Reloading (Metallic cartridge)

Cost; £100 per person

The course is 4 hours duration and takes place one evening per month.

Maximum number:  The course is limited to a maximum of 4 people.
Bespoke training can be arranged for groups of four – please contact us to discuss.

How to Book:
Please contact Newavon Arms 01275 372404 or email for dates and to book

The course is provided in the Bristol area.


First Aid + Part F

Timings:  0930 -1630

Location:  NewAvon Arms, Bristol (click here for map and directions)

Cost:  £100 per person

Maximum number:  The course is limited to a maximum of 12 people

Course content:
This course is suitable for anyone involved in rural pastimes and is suited to those wishing for a practical working knowledge and confidence in being able to assist someone in distress.

The day comprises Emergency First Aid training with additional learning appropriate to the sport including what to do in the event of gunshot trauma, incident management, working alone and being found.

The course is split into theory and practical sessions to aid all learning styles.  All course material is provided.  Accreditation certificates are awarded upon successful completion.