Originally Posted by BruceB
Incidentally I have always fancied black powder shooting but can seem to find a definite version of the law regarding this, anybody any idea what it is?
Same rules for any other type of shooting .. you'll need an FAC for the hardware, but unlike ordinary shooters you'll also need a black powder licence for the propellant as it is classed as an explosive, not a big deal. On the upside you can still get to shoot pistol, as none of them have been banned, although its a more laborious process, what with measuring powder for every shot, then putting in waddings or wax patches, the projectile, and finally fitting a percussion cap.
There is some fine shooting to be done though with old flintlocks, cap and ball revolvers and muskets, not to mention the clouds of gun smoke
Try and find your nearest club, which range they shoot at and have a go there. You will need to invest a little in all the stuff though, so best to try first to make sure you like it before getting too involved...., then you could officiate at regattas, as you'll be one of the few qualified to fire the starting cannons