Rifle and Pistol

The sport of target shooting involves the use of air rifles and pistols, muzzle-loading rifles and pistols and cartridge rifles, both rimfire and centrefire. Shooting requires concentration, self-discipline and great self-control, despite what you may have seen in the movies. There are very many different competitions that shooters can enter once they feel competent enough.

Essential information

Gender of playing members
  • Male
  • Female
External competition league(s)

The club shoots in national competitions via postal leagues and travels to several events around the country.

Governing body membership

The section is affiliated to the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA) and The County of Lancashire Small-bore Target Shooting Association (CLSTSA)

Normal training days & times

Wednesday nights - 25yd prone and bench rest rifle shooting between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm.
Thursday nights - 20yd shooting of air pistol & Light Weight Sporting Rifle, which includes all types of air rifles, 22LR rifles. between 7.00 pm and 9.30pm.

Sunday nights - 10 metre air pistol and rifle shooting. (Currently on hold)

Coaching available

The club has coaches to tutor new shooters and help to fine-tune any shooters that are trying to improve themselves.