Air rifle and pistol target shooting is a national, international and
Olympic sport. Traditionally, the Women's 10 Metre Air Rifle is the first
medal to be presented at the Olympic Games. Forget all the stuff you hear on
the news or read in the papers it is nothing to do with our sport. Airgun
misuse has as much to do with target shooting as Joyriding has to do with
Formula one motor racing.
- Suitable for able bodied and for people with disabilities
- Suitable for young and old alike
- You don't need sharp eyesight as long as your sight is ok with glasses
- Men and women can compete on equal terms
- You can practice at home
- You don't need a Firearms Certificate
- There is no recoil and very little noise on firing
- A great family sport
- Ammunition is cheap - about 1p a shot
- Participate for fun or get Olympic ambitions!
The targets used in the 10 metre events are shown below. To hit a score of ten
on the air rifle target one edge of the pellet must hit a spot half a millimetre
across. For air pistol the ten ring is about the same diameter as an aspirin.
If you want to try this sport contact the club secretary Ian Waghorn.
Details can be found on the Contact Us
page. The first three visits are free!
A 10 metre rifle card compared to a 1p coin.
A 10 metre pistol card compared to a 1p coin.