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Shooting

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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

National Governing Bodies

British Shooting

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

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

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.

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.

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

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • Sport England
    Charnwood LSA
  • NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
  • H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Melton LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA