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British Shooting

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Lisa Davies
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NSRA Air Rifle Tutor Course

Sat, 30 Mar 2019 (09:30 - 17:30)

What is Shooting?

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

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!


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


Many clubs offer free taster sessions.


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.


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


Make your Move

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!

Local Programmes

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


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


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