Colchester Rifle Club

Is a highly active club, and its members undertake many varied shooting disciplines.

We have a forward-looking membership, with an eye to the advancement of each individual's shooting abilities and in the club's facilities.

The club has members who are experienced coaches and instructors, and several members are qualified range officers for both small-bore shooting and full-bore shooting on military ranges.

The club is comprised of two sections, each of which pursue differing shooting disciplines

  • Precision Section - Which caters for individuals whose interest is Prone Target Rifle Shooting.
  • Sporting Rifle & Pistol Section - For individuals interested in a wider range of shooting activities, including Air Pistol, Air Rifle and .22LR small bore rifles.

Members are able to participate in one or both sections depending on their particular shooting interests.


Both sections of the club organise internal competitions within their section and also take part in external competitions against other shooting clubs.

Club Membership

Colchester Rifle Club is very much a hands-on club, and members are encouraged to get involved in whatever capacity they feel able to provide.

The current success of the club is purely down to individuals who freely give up their time to run ranges, organise competitions, supervise and train new members. Plus, a variety of other tasks that go largely unseen, but which are critical to the operation of the club.

The club is its members!


Colchester Rifle Club has 3 ranges, two outdoors and one indooor range.


Five lanes (firing points) which can be setup for any of the following:

  •  10 Metre - Air Rifle & Air Pistol (with automatic target changers).
  •  20 Metre
  •  25 Yard


  •  50 Metre - With 12 firing points.
  •  100 Yards - With 8 firing points.

Air Pistols & Rifles of .177 calibre may be used on the indoor 10 Metre Range, .22 calibre Rim-Fire rifles may be used on all other indoor and outdoor ranges. In addition, Air Rifles may be used on the outdoor 50 Metre range.

Contact Us

If you have an interest in target rifle shooting of almost any description, or are wishing to start in the sport, then please email us for further information:

We are a friendly, sociable club and always welcoming to new members. Please see joining page for further details

Probationary Members

Monday, 18th April 2022
At this moment in time the Club is unable to take on any more Probationary Members, having had a lot of interest following the pandemic. New members have to be supervised throughout their six month probationary period by current members and at the moment this has caused the Club to be a bit overwhelmed.

When this changes, an update will be posted here.

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