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Shooting Facilities

Carisbrooke rifle & pistol club does not have it's own indoor facilities it uses the facilities owned by Shanklin Rifle and pistol club.
It does however have outdoor field target facilities for its sole use.

Facility 1. Indoor Range

The Shanklin site consists of two indoor ranges along with a comfortable lounge/waiting area. The first range has 3 lanes and is for pistol shooting at either paper targets or steel knock down/spinner targets at a range of 6 yards and can be used by either pellet or BB shooters. The second range has 4 lanes and extends to 25 yards which is used for target shooters with .22 rimfire, or .177,.22 air rifles or pistols. 


The Shanklin range is open every Saturday evening from 5-7pm with onsite parking, we welcome anyone that has an interest in the sport of target shooting no matter what level you might be, if you just want a casual shoot that's fine or should you be more competitive maybe competitions are your thing you will find a wealth of friendly and helpful people at our club to assist you.


CR&P Club holds a firearms certificate to allow its members to shoot .22 rimfire rifles at this range under the watchful and helpful guidance of our qualified range officers and don't worry if you haven't got a rimfire the club has three different ones that your more than welcome to use, along with our own AirArms S200 pcp for air shooting.

Some people spend as much time chatting in the lounge as they do shooting on the range, but each to their own, and you can do as you please as long as you're safe and courteous.

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Facility 2. Outdoor Range


The Apse Heath Outdoor Target Venue

Here we enjoy shooting in beautiful woods where the targets are set in trees, bushes and open land. Basically the targets are made of rust proof metal, some are geometric shaped and others to represent vermin.

Within the face plates of the targets is a 15, 25 or 40mm hole with a plunger behind, a shot within this hole will cause the target to fall thus scoring a “hit”. We have about 40 of these dotted around the ground at varying distances.

Another type of target is the knock up/down type where the head of the target can be felled by a hit and then reset by hitting a paddle located underneath.

You can test yourself each week by taking a score card round and seeing how you progress.

We are fortunate in having an on-site static caravan facility where shooters can shelter from bad weather and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee.

Please note that if you already own an airgun, be it Traditional Spring Gun, Gas Ram or Pre-Charged Pneumatic (pcp), rifles and pistols must conform to the legal limit of 12 foot pounds for air rifles and 6 foot pounds for air pistols, the club does possess the means to test all airguns.

Please note that the shooting of live quarry is prohibited on the club grounds.

We are a friendly bunch and no matter what gender, or age, you will be assured a warm welcome.

All Members and Visitors are reminded that Borthwood farm is a working farm so any vehicles are parked at owners own risk and no liability will be accepted by the Farm or the Carisbrooke Rifle and Pistol Club.


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