Welcome To Tidworth Rifle and Pistol Club

The Club holds regular Fullbore Target, ‘F’ Class shoots at Bisley National Shooting Centre. Smallbore, Gallery Rifle and Black Powder shoots, including benchrest, precision and speed which are held on a 25m Barrack Range at Old Sarum.
Members travel, once a month, to the National Shooting Centre at Bisley to practise and shoot competitions, at the longer distances.
The Club permits the use of any firearm held on a member’s certificate, providing local Range regulations are adhered to. Some competitions, however, restrict the eligibility of the scoring. The Club holds centerfire and rimfire rifles for both target and sporting competitions, for use by our members and holds a maintained stock of ammunition.
The club enjoys affiliation to the National Rifle Association and to the National Shooting Centre.

Latest News

  • Ranges date through December 2019 are on the Meetings page.
  • Scores up to 22nd September 2019 are up on the Results page.
  • PSG: The club has had many inquiries regarding PSG (Practical Shotgun).
    Please note that the club cannot support prospective members who just want to shoot practical disciplines. Tidworth RPC is a target shooting club with its base at Old Sarum Range.
    PSG is only an additional discipline provided by 2 members who regularly take part in national PSG competitions. They can only support 8 members plus 2 Range Officers per half day practice.
  • If you want anything advertised for sale to club members, let Ian Smedley know. 

Barbury Clay Shoot (Barbarian Horde)

Next Shoot:  Christmas Shoot Tuesday 3rd December 2019. 
Sporting 60-70 then lunch in the club house.
Cost for meal is £16 per person.
Meet at 10:00 to start shooting at 10:30.
Get in contact with Ian Smedley or Chris Blackler if you want to attend.
We need numbers by the middle of November.

Firearms Fee Increase

As from 6th April 2015, the cost of firearms grants and renewals have increased.
New fees in full:

Firearms Act 1968

Section Type Previous   Fee New Fee
32(1)(a) Firearms   Certificate Grant £50 £88
32(1)(b) Firearms   Certificate Renewal £40 £62
32(1)(c) Firearms   Certificate Variation £26 £20
32(1)(cc) Firearms   Certificate Replacement £9 £4
32(1)(d) Shot   gun Certificate Grant £50 £79.50
32(1)(e) Shot   gun Certificate Renewal £40 £49
32(1)(f) Shot   gun Certificate Replacement £8 £4
35(1) Firearms   Dealer Registration £150 £200
35(1A) Registered   Firearms Dealer Grant for Game Fair etc £12 £13
35(3) Firearms   Dealer Renewal of Registration £150 £200

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988

Section Type New fee
11(3) Co-terminous   grant of shot gun certificate and firearm certificate £90
Co-terminous   grant of shot gun certificate and renewal of firearm certificate £90
Co-terminous   renewal of shot gun certificate and grant of firearm certificate £90
Co-terminous   renewal of shot gun certificate and firearm certificate £65
17(8) Visitors’   Permit £20
17(8) Visitors’   Permit for Group £100

Practical Shooting Association

There is growing interest in Practical Shooting competitions in the club.
A few members have joined the PSA http://www.ukpsa.co.uk/ and have attended the Basic Safety Course. I attended the on one in Harlow at the end of November 2012 and had a great weekend of tuition and practise.

The course starts with a morning classroom session with an overview of the sport and then a very detailed safety briefing. You then go to the range, split up in to groups and are assigned an instructor. The instructors take you through the various courses of fire, each time fully reviewing all the safety points. You repeat various exercise shooting steel targets at ranges from 5 to 15m. You get to practise speed, precision, different shooting positions including lying on your back and shooting from you weak shoulder (an interesting experience).

The next day starts early at the range with more exercises and then a mock competition shoot with a UKPSA Instructor and competition judge. This gives you a real feel of the pressures of a competitive shoot.

You are under continual assessment and any safety infringement will result in a fail but the level of instruction was so high that no one failed the course. The most popular shotgun used was a semi-auto but my pump action easily kept up and never had a mis-feed.

I can easily say it was one of the best shooting weekends I have ever had and would thoroughly recommend it. I passed the course and was also awarded an international competition license. I am now waiting until the weather warms up so I can go and enter some comps.

New .308 FTR First Shoot

Picked up my Dolphin Gun Company FTR on Saturday. It has a 32″ 1 in 10 twist barrel which is spiral cut with a Barnard S action and Jewel trigger. The stock is Dolphins own which they CNC themselves. Mounted on a Dolphin Trakker bipod with a Sightron SIII 10-50×60 scope. Had it’s first outing on Sunday at Bisley and once sighted in was dropping rounds nicely in the 5 ring at 600 yards.