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Shooters' Rights

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:35 pm
by knirirr
I've been looking for insurance for a new group - at present we're using individual cover from Sportscover Direct but this only offers £2M liability and is a bit of a nuisance for much more than a handful of members. The Shooter's Rights insurance looks good from what is shown here:

http://www.shootersrights.org/content/club.pdf

However, I have no experience of this organisation. Has anyone insured via them and if so would you be able to offer any comments upon the policy? I could only find a post from 2012 mentioning them so things might have changed since then.

Re: Shooters' Rights

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:48 am
by fv1620
I did belong some years ago as part of a broad based police re-enacting group but can't remember the degree of cover. When the group was wound up I joined this (that is if you want 20th century)

http://www.afra.org.uk/

Re: Shooters' Rights

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:29 am
by ganger04
We have been with Shooters rights for three years now no problems at all always friendly with any communication we have with them, fortunately we haven't had to put a claim in though!
Dave
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Re: Shooters' Rights

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:33 am
by knirirr
Thanks for your replies.

Dave - do they have a means to send online payment? I'd be interested to know what the policy is like but could not see a copy - is there anything particularly notable on yours?

Re: Shooters' Rights

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:15 am
by phil ainsley
i, and the group i was with have been members of the shooters rights in the past.

whilst the ladies on the end of the phone were very helpfull and lovelly i was always uncomfortable with the details of the policy. i could only ever get some poorly photocopied details that did not explain the policy in depth or great detail.

the shooters rights web site also states that it covers the "amateur" activities of reenactment. now i dont know the details but i suspect if your organisation or group is getting paid its likely not to be considered amateur by legal definition (though dont quote me there!).

things might have changed it was a few years back when i was with them. they might now have a nice detailed policy for you to read and review.

however, for me, especially when it could come to legal action, claims and big amounts of money there needs to be a reliable insurance policy in place.

Re: Shooters' Rights

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:47 pm
by knirirr
Thanks for your reply.
I've had similar concerns with insurance in the past, e.g. one insurer who would only ever say verbally that a particular weapon I used for HEMA fell within their policy terms. Perhaps I will see if I can get a copy of the policy to take a look at.


phil ainsley wrote:the shooters rights web site also states that it covers the "amateur" activities of reenactment. now i dont know the details but i suspect if your organisation or group is getting paid its likely not to be considered amateur by legal definition (though dont quote me there!).


Unfortunately for us, payment is unlikely!