DR&PC is a target shooting club.
Smallbore shooting is carried out at an indoor shooting range at our target shooting club in Darlington.
Fullbore shooting is carried out on a MOD outdoor shooting range.
**Please note that we do not have the facilities to cater for air rifles or pistols.**
Prone is probably the most popular .22LR target shooting discipline. It requires the shooter to lie front down with a rifle positioned in the shoulder and attached to a sling.
Prone is considered the most stable and therefore the most accurate shooting position.
Prone can be shot by almost anyone: juniors to veterans, women and men as the amount of physical strength and stamina required is much less than standing and kneeling.
Benchrest shooting is one of the most precise disciplines.
It involves shooting at a fixed target from a seated position with the rifle resting on a bench.
The discipline is suitable for all ages, genders and experience levels due to the range of categories within the sport.
These allow both amateurs on a budget and seasoned shooters with custom-built rifles to compete in and enjoy the sport. Rimfire Benchrest competitions are growing in popularity.
There are many Benchrest associations across the globe but the most recognised is the World Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation (WRABF)
Fullbore Target Rifle (TR) is a precision rifle shooting sport governed by the International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA). The sport evolved as a distinct British and Commonwealth of Nations discipline from Service rifle (SR) shooting in the late 1960s and is governed in the UK by the National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom (NRA UK).
We organise regular fullbore shooting events, these events are held on MOD ranges, these events are usually full days, the shoot will be split into two groups with one group shooting and the other marking and scoring the shots, the groups are reversed after lunch.
A variety of fullbore "competitions" are catered for ranging from shooting just for fun to regional and national competitions at distances from 100 to 600M (depending on the range used).
The most important element in the sport of shooting is the safe handling of firearms and ammunition.
Target shooting is largely conducted within clubs and is strictly controlled by firearms laws. Anyone shooting in an organised setting such as a club will receive proper instruction and be made thoroughly aware of their responsibilities.
The law on firearms is justifiably very strict but below are a few essential safety tips to help you stay safe when shooting:
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