About Us

 

Welcome to the website of

BLACKPOOL & FYLDE FULLBORE PISTOL & RIFLE CLUB

On these pages you can find information on what we do and how to go about joining the club.

But first, a bit of background about the club.

The club was formed in 1962 and has now passed its half-century mark. Present day membership stands at 90.

In the early days, it was a club dedicated to Target Rifle practices, making quite the name for itself. At this time there was no home range so all competitions were held at Altcar Military Range. In the 1970s/80s the use of pistols became more common as members also had access to the old barracks range at Weeton Camp. Competitions were now following more UKPSA style action shooting (which the club still follows today with gallery rifles) and Target Rifle somewhat declined. Even so, all aspects of shooting are still followed – target, sporting, gallery, clays and stalking.

In the late 1980s the MOD closed the old Barracks Range as being unsafe. The club solved this problem by simply building its own 30 metre 6 lane indoor range on land purchased near Lytham St Annes, Lancashire where we still hang our hats. Also, the MOD have again given the club access to the Barracks Range at Weeton so we can now practise in the dry and get sun burn when the weather is good.

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