rochford

air gun

club

Shoot safe, shoot sexy

Who we are

Welcome to the Rochford Air Gun Club

This site has been designed to provide you with information about us, and what we can offer you as a potential new member. 

We aim to promote interest for both the competitive and fun shooter alike, whilst at the same time promoting Air Rifle safety.

We shoot every other Sunday and cater for Air Rifles and Air Pistols. We hold various internal competitions on most shoot day’s. This all takes place in a private wooded area.

If you have never shot an air rifle before, and would like to try something different then come along and give it a go. Shooting an air rifle is not difficult, but hitting a small target over 100 feet away can be. Don’t worry if you don’t have a rifle, as we have a number of rifle’s you can try. We also have plenty of people who can give you free and impartial advice on the various types of rifles, pellets and other associated equipment.

Contact us now to arrange a visit.

If you just want somewhere safe to shoot, then non members are welcome on any shoot day (including competition days). Range fees apply. You’ll find that we are a very friendly bunch, and are always happy to welcome new members. Our membership covers a wide age range including children (accompanied by an adult over 21 of course), and we have a wide knowledge base of anything airgun related.

We are a non-profit club, so any residue funds are used for the benefit of our members.

History of the club

The original club was called Thorpe Hall & Wakering FTC. It was based at Baldwin’s farm, Barling Magna, Essex. The club had been in existence for a number of years, and the site was an open field with various targets set at 10-50yds.

Tony and Karen Yates established a new club (with the same name) and moved to a wood situated between Hockley and Rochford. The new site was used for the first time in July 2006, and went down extremely well with all the members.

They worked tirelessly to set up and run the club. Their efforts will be greatly appreciated for many years to come.

As of January 2012 the club was re-named “Rochford Air Gun Club”, to be more fitting with our area location

Prices & Range Fees

If you are new to the sport and have never fired an Air Rifle your first visit is free. Please note that discounts are available for family membership, please contact us for more details.

Members

Adult £35 per year
Child £25 per year

  • Shooting Insurance is included within membership price.
  • We also charge a range fee of £5 per adult and £3 per child to shoot on the day, this goes towards our rent and club expenses.
  • Lunch also included in range fee.

non members

Adult Range Fee £8
Child Range Fee £4

  • Non members can shoot at the club on any shoot day (including competition days).
  • Non members can not enter the clubs internal competitions, but can still use the 30 target trail course. ​
  • Lunch also included in range fee.

Membership & Renewal Form

Click here to print the membership & renewal form, new applications must include two passport size photographs.

Note – New members must attend 3 shoots (1st visit is free), paying the appropriate range fees for the 2nd and 3rd visits. At the 3rd visit you will be advised if your application to join the club has been successful. This is purely from a safety point of view (both yours and ours).

Conditions – First visit may be subject to a small fee of £2 per person, for large groups of 4 or more (excludes families). Free first visit does not apply if you are a member of another gun club. All first visits will be discussed and agreed prior to booking.

Equipment – The club has a small number of rifles for hire (subject to availability) at a rate of £5 each. 100 pellets are supplied with each hire (1st hire only). Subsequent pellets can be purchased from the club (tin of 500) at very competitive rates.

Club Facilities

  • Free parking (all day).
  • Toilets (located in the stable block, a few mins walk from the woods.
  • Club air tank - 50p (per rifle, per fill up)
  • Lunch (12:30 - 13:00) - various hot meals (included with range fee).
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soup are available free, soft drinks are 50p per can.
  • Full 30 knockdown target HFT course. The course is open every shoot, regardless of competition or non competition day.
  • Separate 25 yd pistol range, with 20 targets (see shooting schedule for dates).
  • 10 - 50 yd Plinking range, with various paper and knockdown targets (covered in wet weather).
  • Seperate zeroing range (20 - 35 yds).

R.A.G.C Club Rules

Please take the time to familiarise yourselves with our club rules, this is for your safety as well as everyone else’s on the range, for your convenience they are available to download and print from here.