Last year, John rebuilt the firing point barrier to allow us to handle more disciplines. We never got round to painting the new woodwork before the winter set in. With the complete lack of heating over the winter, the barrier woodwork and many of the wall and ceiling panels had got a bit mouldy.
The whole area has now been cleaned down with mould retardant, and the firing point barrier is now primed and undercoated. It will get a pastel coloured top-coat soon.
Other jobs on the firing point that we aim to have done before we re-open the range:
- The new shooting bench will be surface treated to protect it, and the original one will probably be re-treated.
- We hope to fit wheels to the benches to make them easier and safer to move around the range
- The big dark chest of drawers and cupboard unit at the back of the range will be dismantled and disposed of, to create space for storing the benches when they are not in use.
- The grotty old carpet on the floor will be removed and replaced with a more hygienic laminated wooden floor.