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    The Range

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    Our indoor ranges

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    We have two ranges at the club, one for gallery rifle and pistol calibre weapons including back power pistols and we also have a dedicated range for air rifles and pistols.

    The main 25 meter range

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    The main range is a 25 meter range that is dedicated to gallery rifle and pistol calibre weapons from standing, seated or prone positions. The range has four shooting lanes firing at fixed or turning targets.

    The range is used for black powder pistols on a Monday evening. The club has black powder pistols that can be used by members on this night.

    On a Tuesday and Friday the range is used for .22 calibre prone position shooting. The club has the right rifles and special shooting jacket required for this type of precision shooting available for members to use.

    On Thursday and Sunday evenings, the range is used for gallery rifle. These are primarily .22 calibre semi-auto rifles and long-barrelled pistols. Also .357 and .44 calibre underlever rifles and long-barreled pistols.

    The main 20 meter air weapon range

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    The dedicated air rifle and air pistol range has electronically operated targets to bring the target face to the shooter for inspection and scoring after shooting.

    The club has a range of air rifle and pistols for members to use. The main 25 meter range is also used for air weapons on a Wednesday night, when the club has open evenings for non-members to try air weapons.

    SAFETY RULES FOR CLUB & RANGE

    1. All Firearms / Airguns brought into The Club must be debagged,proven clear and either put into a club gun rack or stored in its own case as per Rules 2 & 3.
    2. All Firearms / Airguns to remain unloaded until they are taken onto the firingpoints
    3. Cylinders, Magazines and Breech Mechanisms to be open at all times until Firearms / Airguns are on the firing points.
    4. Detachable Magazines can be loaded in the waiting areas but must not be inserted into Firearms / Airguns.
    5. Even after being proven clear, all Firearms / Airguns should be treated as loaded and      always pointed in a safe direction
    6. Eye & Ear Protection must be worn on range at all times. (Note. Some UIT Prone Disciplines can be shot without eye protection at own risk)
    7. When on the firing points, you must obey the Range Officers commands at all times.
    8. Do not load or commence firing until told to do so by the Range Officer.
    9. Cease firing immediately the Range Officer tells you to do so.
    10. Do not leave the firing points until all Firearms / Airguns have been proven clear and are told to do so by the Range Officer.
    11. In the event of a malfunction with a Firearm / Airgun, keep it pointing down range and inform the Range Officer immediately.
    12. In the event of a Misfire or Hangfire, keep the Firearm / Airgun pointed down range for 30 seconds, lay the Firearm / Airgun down (Pointing Down Range) and inform the Range Officer.
    13. The Range Officer has the authority to dismiss anyone from the Range & Clubhouse If he/she feels their conduct is unsafe, and the incident will be reported to the Club Committee.
    Gallery Rifle

    Gallery rifle competition shooting

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    We hold competitions between members using the PP1 and Service B guidelines. These use timed turning targets from marked distances down the range. The video above shows one of our members shooting part of a Service B round using a .357 underlever rifle.

    • Sunday – 6.00pm – 9.00pm
      Gallery Rifle Disciplines
    • Monday – 6.00pm – 9.00pm
      Muzzle Loading Pistol
    • Tuesday – 7.30pm – 9.00pm
      Smallbore Rifle (Prone Position)
    • Wednesday – 6.00 – 9.00pm
      Air Rifle & Pistols
    • Thursday – 6.00 – 9.00pm
      Gallery Rifle Disciplines
    • Friday – 7.30pm – 9.00pm
      Smallbore Rifle (Prone Position)
    • Saturday – Smallbore Rifle and Air Gun Competition Practice (Airgun = normally 12.00noon to 3pm) (Prone = 3.00pm to 6.00pm)
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