The club's history
The club was formed in 2004 by a small group of experienced shooters when the club to which they belonged ceased organising full bore rifle shooting. The membership has grown since then and presently is over 70 members.
Our shooting can be broken down by venue: indoor and outdoor. Once a month we have the option of using the indoor range of another club where we can shoot small bore (.22) rifles, gallery (.38) underlever rifles, and various pistols. We do not shoot air guns or shotguns.
The outdoor ranges are at Catterick Garrison. The 20m pistol range accommodates the same type of firearm as the indoor range. On the main ranges we shoot full bore (up to 7.62mm) high velocity rifles at distance up to 600 yards. Twice each year, in April and September, a party of 10-15 travel to Bisley in Surrey where we shoot at 1,000 yards.
We normally shoot from March through to December. We try to organise at least one Catterick shoot each month, sometimes in conjunction with other clubs, and one indoor shoot. We are not a hard core competition oriented club. Although we do organise some competitions from time to time, these are not taken too seriously. A party of about 10 members attend the Phoenix Meeting at Bisley which is held over the late May Bank Holiday and caters for all types of shooting (except clay pigeon).
The club has a variety of rifles for use by its members and guests. Guests can attend shoots by prior appointment. Young persons aged 14 and older may shoot with us. Anyone under the age of 18 must provide a letter of authority from their parent/guardian.
Applications for membership from any person of good standing are welcome. Membership costs £45 p.a. and we charge £10/person for a morning's shooting (£5 for under 18s).
To enquire about membership, please complete the enquiry form by clicking here.