The club was founded in 1957 and has been in continuous operation ever since, it is thus one of the oldest members only, target shooting clubs in the area. It is affiliated to both the National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA). We also shoot Black Powder to the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain (MLAGB) rules. It is open to anyone, both male and female who wish to take part in the sport of target shooting. The minimum age for full adult membership is 18 and for juniors, 14, but read more on our web site for airgun shooting.
We have a 25 metre indoor range with a total of 10 firing points and can accommodate all types of target gun. Of these 10 firing points, 6 can be used in the standing position for fullbore carbine, fullbore pistol and Black Powder. Eight of the 10 firing points can be used by .22 rimfire rifles and carbines shot from a standing or kneeling position and all 10 firing points can be used for prone .22 rimfire rifle shooting. Originally opened as a .22 rimfire only range, we upgraded to centrefire (fullbore) in 1990 and unlimited calibre Black Powder shooting in 2004.
In addition to shooting at 25 metres, we can also shoot at 10, 15, 20 metres, 20 and 25 yards. We also have an electrically operated turning target system, which can be used at any of these distances so as to allow participation in timed fire events.
We now have a 5 lane outdoor airgun range of 40 metres in addition to our indoor ranges, This range is available for use at any time by Club members during daylight hours, provided that Club rules for safe shooting are followed at all times.