North East Clubs
Alnwick & District Rifle & Pistol Club
Barbican Armoury Gun Club
A small private well run club with its own indoor range and the use of Otterburn military ranges. Excellent facilities, club sitting room with open fire, kitchen and bathroom. The Barbican Armoury is a designated 7(3) Historic firearm site. Telephone 0191 3782880 Thursday to Saturday
Bishop Auckland & District Gun Club
We are a club of approximately 100 members based in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham. We have our own heated 50m indoor range which allows a variety of guns (not airguns) to be used including smallbore rifle, carbine and black powder pistol. We also have a recently completed 10m target air pistol range (please note that we do not accept members who only wish to shoot air weapons).
We welcome new members from total beginners to experienced shooters. Beginners will be given a full introduction to range safety and weapons handling. A variety of club guns are available for use on club nights which are Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9pm. Club members have access to the range from 10am until 10pm seven days per week.
Border Pistol, Rifle & Carbine Club
Club based in Otterburn, Northumberland
City of Newcastle Rifle Club
Fullbore and smallbore sections, regular club shoots at Ponteland range near Newcastle, and Northumberland County open meetings in spring and autumn.
Consett Historic Rifle Club
Consett Historic Rifle Club was formed by members from all over the North of England, to help promote collecting and shooting of historic rifles on both indoor and outdoor ranges, for fun and in competition.
Smallbore and pistol calibre indoor target practice and competitions are held throughout the year, at individual, club team, and county levels.
Semi automatic, bolt action and pump action .22 rifles, with telescopic or iron sights, can be used in the competitions, as well as pistol calibre .357 .44 and .45 lever action rifles.
Many of the rifles we shoot indoors, are reproductions of the old historic Winchester cowboy repeating rifles or rolling block rifles, used to shoot Buffalo on the great plains of America many years ago.
If your interest lies in fullbore military historic rifles, we can give you all the necessary training laid down by the home office, in order to apply for your firearms certificate, to own and shoot your own rifles.
If you already have your firearms certificate and want to shoot on military ranges, we will instruct you towards gaining your NRA/MOD shooting competency certificate. The club has fullbore outdoor shoots on the third Sunday of each month, from February to November inclusive, with the Historic Rifle Competetion held in August of each year. The meetings are held at Battle Hill Ranges near Barnard Castle and various ranges within the Catterick Complex at Wathgill. A wide variety of rifles are shot ranging from Russian sniper rifles to British and Swiss rifles from the time of the first and second world war and even earlier.
Indoor shooting takes place every Thursday Evening (except the Christmas period) between 7.00pm and 9.00pm at the Louisia Sports Centre – Stanley.
Darlington Rifle and Pistol Club
Formed over 70 years ago, we have facilities for shooting small-bore target, bench rest and light sport rifle at an indoor 25 yard range in the town.
We offer full-bore shooting with both target rifle and F Class rifle from 300 to 600 yards at ranges in the Catterick training area and at Strensall near York. Furthermore, through our mutually beneficial arrangement with the City of Newcastle Rifle Club, we shoot as also being members of CNRC or as welcome guests from 300 to 600 yards at Ponteland range near Newcastle.
The club also organises the annual County of Durham Rifle Association Open meeting.
Durham Constabulary Rifle & Pistol Club
Durham University Rifle Club
Durham University Rifle Club is a growing and friendly sports club. The club shoots a number of different disciplines through-out the year, from 25 meters up to distances of 1000 yards.
The Club is very successful, with all teams regularly winning their divisions in the Inter-University Competitions. The competitions vary from friendly social shoots with Newcastle University, to regular BUCS competitions to the well-known Full-Bore Imperial Meeting in July.
The Club hosts absolute beginners, all the way up to international shooters but we stress everyone is equally welcome, regardless of experience. We have a number of qualified instructors, a comprehensive training programme and excellent facilities for new shooters to develop their shooting ability. We train on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays between 2pm-5pm at our private indoor range, available for all members.
Hartlepool Rifle Club
Small bore indoor rifle and pistol range.
All instructors are CRB checked.
Disciplines are Air Rifle/pistol, live fire .22, .38 rifle – range is Home Office Approved to .45 calibre.
Black Powder is also catered for.
We encourage Junior membership and we are an outlet for Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.
Louisa Centre Gun Club
Louisa Centre Gun Club, County Durham. Visit our website for more details.
St. George rifle & pistol club
We are a rifle & pistol club based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Membership is open to anyone who can comply with requirements of the home office regulations
Teesside Rifle & Pistol Club
Based in County Cleveland, we are a small friendly club of about 35 members from a wide range of backgrounds.
We shoot small bore and full bore rifle & pistol shooting from 25 to 1,000 yards on an indoor range, at the Catterick ranges, and at Bisley.
Athough we do run a few competitions, and one of our members is an international benchrest winner, we are not a competition-oriented club but rather we shoot for the simple pleasure of putting the bullet where we want it to go.
We welcome applications for membership. Potential applicants are invited to attend a couple of shoots to see whether they like what they see before applying for membership. More information on the club website.
Three Counties Sporting Club
We are one of the largest clubs in the North East with a rapidly growing membership, we currently have over 100 members and shoot all year round (weather permitting!).
We shoot at Ponteland and Otterburn ranges and will shortly be adding Catterick range. We are also in the process of setting up target/practical shotgun shoots.
We have a diverse membership with shooters of all ages and abilities, we provide training and friendly advice to new members and run regular RCO training courses as well as a first aid course.
Tyne Valley RIfle Club
Tyne Valley Rifle Club situated in the North East of England. We regularly shoot at the Ministry of Defence outdoor ranges at Ponteland at distances of 100 yards to 600 yards and at Otterburn training area up to 1,100 yards.
We are partnered with Mayfair Shooting Centre – also located in the North East of England, for firearm and ammunition sales please check out their website linked here.