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Shooting is a tense sport that requires immense reserves of skill, concentration and nerve.

An Overview of Shooting

Strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are all improved by taking part.

As shooting events rely on mental power, people of all ages can compete against each other on equal terms - the oldest Olympic champion was Sweden's Oscar Swahn, who won gold in Stockholm, 1912, aged 64!

Benefits

Shooting is a tense sport that requires skill, concentration and nerve. Strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are all improved by taking part. On top of this some other benefits include:

  • Age is no barrier – it is truly a lifetime sport
  • Disability no barrier – people of all abilities can take part
  • Gender no barrier – male and female shooters can develop equal abilities
  • Relaxing
  • Holistic – combines physical, technical and psychological development
  • Can be enjoyed outdoors or indoors
  • Very safe
  • Low impact
  • Not expensive consumables can be very low cost (e.g. for airgun events)
  • Disciplined approach promotes responsibility especially in young people

Costs

Many clubs offer free taster sessions.

Involvement

The easiest disciplines to access are Air Rifle and Air Pistol and Clay Pigeon.

British Shooting's find a club section is the best place to start, while you can also find guidance to help you decide between pistol, rifle and shotgun - the three Olympic disciplines.

Equipment

Gun ownership is strictly licensed in the United Kingdom, you can rent equipment from clubs, with members often hiring guns at concessionary rates.

Find Shooting Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Shooting

Contact Name
Lisa Davies
Contact Email
admin@britishshooting.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01628488800

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

1st Woodville (St .Stephens) Scouts

1st Woodville (St Stephens) Scout Group is located in Woodville in the Heart of the National Forest in South Derbyshire. Join us on our adventure! Face the challenges, develop new skills, work as a team and make lasting memories.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Shooting

Leicester & District Small Bore Rifle & Pistol Clu

Situated in Groby to the north west of Leicester, we are the number one choice for many shooting disciplines, both for rim-fire rifles and air rifles & pistols.
We have indoor and outdoor ranges to cover the many shooting competitions our members current

New Leaf Triangle CIC

We run an outdoor learning centre in the heart of Leicestershire for people of all ages with Autism, ADHD and mental health conditions. We also offer services to support the families of those effected by these conditions.

Loughborough Grammar School (Boys 10-18)

Loughborough Grammar School is an all boys school ( 10-18) and is determined to provide opportunities for all abilities to represent the school in a wide range of sports.

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
    Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    NWL LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA