January 2021: the national lockdown means that the range is closed until further notice.
The Ringwood small-bore rifle and pistol association is a small, friendly small-bore target rifle shooting club. We offer facilities for rim-fire shooting from the prone position, and have recently added bench rest to our portfolio.
We have our own indoor 25 yard range, with six firing points, one of which may be used for bench rest. The club room and firing point are both well lit by new LED lights, and are heated to a comfortable level in winter months. The entrance, club room and range are all monitored by a modern CCTV system, for the purposes of security and range safety.
The range entrance and all facilities are at ground level and should permit assisted wheelchair access, but please note that there is a small step at the range entrance, that doors are of standard width and there are currently no specific disabled-friendly facilities.
Target shooting has been a competitive sport for centuries, and is one of the earliest olympic disciplines. Small-bore target shooting became very popular in the Victorian era and encompasses shooting with small calibre (usually .177″ or .22″) rifles and pistols. Being small calibre, these disciplines are shot at relatively short distances, usually 10-20m for air and 25-100 yards for rimfire firearms. It’s a challenging sport – why not have a go?
We welcome new members of all ages and abilities. Novices are welcome, and we will do our best to help you to learn how to shoot in a safe and considerate way. The club has a number of club rifles that new members may use, and some equipment such as jackets and slings. Contact us if you would like to learn more.