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Ferndown Gun Club

Ferndown Leisure Centre
Cherry Grove
BH22 9EZ

Contact Information
John Gillingham
07505 847 567 (Answerphone only)

About Ferndown Gun Club

Ferndown Gun Club is a target shooting club based at a Home Office Approved indoor target shooting range. This 25 yard (23m) range provides facilities for target shooting with air rifles and air pistols plus rimfire and centrefire rifles.

Target shooting is one of the 26 Olympic and 21 Paralympic Sports, as well as being one of the events that make up Modern Pentathlon. It is not generally seen as a mainstream activity, but thanks to London2012 and the success of Team GB, the sport of target shooting has seen a marked increase in interest from all ages and abilities.

Target shooting is a sport that anyone, of any age, gender and physical ability can participate in along side each other. It can inspire those individuals who aren't particularly interested in the "popular" sports.

Ferndown Gun Club (FGC) has one of the most active memberships of any target shooting club in the South West of England. Our club continues to produce many of the area's top competitive shooters over a wide range of disciplines. As part of our involvement in the local community we share our facilities and provide social and responsibility training to a wide range of bodies with a special emphasis on voluntary organizations such as the Scouts and Cadets. FGC is affiliated to the National Rifle Association (NRA UK).

The club aims are as follows:

  • To positively promote the sport of target shooting.
  • To show that target shooting is a safe and responsible sport.
  • To show that target shooting is an inclusive sport.
  • To campaign for increased sporting choices and opportunities.

The facilities at the Ferndown range include an electronic target returning system and programmable turning targets. Club pistols and rifles are available (dependent on level of membership). Coaching is available from qualified NSRA club instructors.

Ferndown Gun Club also organises regular visits to Bisley and Piddlehinton ranges for target shooting at longer distances.

The club holds competitions regularly at the internal range and external ranges covering:

  • Rim Fire Rifle
  • Centre Fire Underlever Rifle (Pistol Calibre Gallery Rifle)
  • Muzzle Loading Pistol
  • Classic Military Rifle (at NRA and MOD ranges)

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