The different disciplines


The basics.

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.**

.22 25M Prone

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) 

Coming soon

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Coming soon

This page will be updated shortly.

Basic Firearm Safety

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:

  • Never point a gun at anyone and always act as if it is loaded.
  • Lock your firearm in a secure safe or cabinet which is out of sight to casual observers. Keep your ammunition locked in a separate safe to the gun. Store the keys in a secure place and don’t reveal their location to anyone.
  • Transport your gun safely by locking it in the boot of your car, or place it covered on the back seat.
  • Read the owner’s manual of your firearm to understand how to load and unload, how to choose the correct ammunition and how to operate the safety.
  • Before using your firearm keep it in the gun case or slip until you are ready to use it. As you take the gun out open the action to show that it is unloaded.
  • Before shooting inspect your firearm to check the barrels are clear and it is in a safe operating condition.
  • Keep your finger away from the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • Wear ear protection when you or others around you are shooting. Most .22LR shooters don’t wear eye protection.
  • Wash your hands after handling firearms and ammunition.
  • Thoroughly clean your firearm after use