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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.

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 New

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.

Field Sport UK

Field Sport UK Outdoor Activity Centre offers great experiences for Corporate Events, Stag and Hen parties and social get togethers. Based on Derbyshire, Leicestershire Border.

Partners

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

Partners

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