Carshalton Rifle Club has its own indoor 6 lane 25 metre range, which is used intensively for a large number of target shooting disciplines. The range has controlled lighting, heating and air conditioning, which makes for comfortable shooting all year round. Targets can be shot at various distances from 6 yds or 10m (for air pistol and rifle) through 20 yds, 25 yds up to 25m for live fire. We also offer a designated evening for exclusive use of the turning target system; on the first Wednesday of every month.
Our range is used for many different disciplines, with the following being the most popular:
- Air Pistol & Air Rifle – 6yds and 10m
- Bench Rest Rifle – 25 yds
- Gallery Rifle – 20 yds and 25m
- Prone Rifle – 25 yds
- Light Sporting Rifle – 20 yds and 25m
- Muzzle-loading pistol – 25m Static and Turning Targets
In terms of accessibility, the range is equipped with wheelchair ramps, as well as low mounted tables that can be equipped to each bay. This means that shooters of every ability can shoot comfortably.
We are able to hang targets at various distances down the range with the 25m turning targets being the furthest distance we can shoot. We have recently installed an automatic target return system to firing point number one. After initial testing, we now propose to roll out the system to the rest of the range.
Our Clubhouse is a great space for shooters to socialize, discuss targets, compare gear, and relax after a great detail. The club has recently completed a full rewire and internal redesigning, creating both new toilets, with full disabled facilities along with an office and gun cleaning area. Our small kitchen area has also not been neglected with its makeover now complete. We also provide, both a hot drinks and a snacks vending machine. As an additional facility, we also now provide free WI-FI for members.
For those who wish to fine tune their equipment, or show off something new, we operate the “Fumble Zone” – a small section of the clubhouse that can be used to handle equipment safely away from the range. In the summer, we operate a secure, covered patio which can be used for BBQ’s. We also have a small car park attached to the club. Parking in the street adjacent to the club is also possible.
The reception desk / sales desk is continually manned by a club officer, who keeps an eye on everything that happens both on and off of the range via CCTV.
Safety is very important to us, so we also have a non-shooting range officer on every detail to run the range and ensure that correct range protocol is followed. Probationers also have 1:1 supervision until deemed competent by being assessed and signed off.