Newquay Rifle & Pistol Club
Welcome to the Newquay Rifle and Pistol Club's website.
Newquay Rifle & Pistol Club has, currently, the only indoor range in Cornwall which offers both center-fire and rim-fire shooting facilities. The club range is a separate building adjacent to, but part of the Newquay Sports Centre facility located off Tretherras Road Newquay.
The club has a member’s room with viewing over the range which is currently set for shooting from 25 yards on 5 lanes with electronically controlled turning targets.
There are tea and coffee making facilities for the use of the members.
We have a Dillon 550 reloading press set up for member’s to produce their own 38/357 ammunition. This is also used to introduce new members to the science of reloading.
Shooting benches are available for members wishing to set up their sights and for the increasingly popular rim-fire bench-rest shooters.
Car parking, catering and toilet facilities are available at the Sports Centre main building which is adjacent to the club range.
|Tuesday||Firearms||5:30 to 9:00pm|
|Wednesday||Cornwall Full Bore Club|
|Thursday||Firearms||5:30 to 9:00pm|
|Friday||Air Weapons Only||7:00 to 9:00pm|
|Sunday||Cornwall Full Bore Club (3 Sundays a Month)||9:30am to 3:00pm|
The club was formed in the 1970’s when members got together and erected a sectional concrete building with an asbestos roof on this site. This building served the members until 1990 when an Atlantic storm partially demolished the shooting section. This proved quite fortuitous as the damaged section was rebuilt in more substantial block. The asbestos roof was however, reinstated.
The rebuilt range remained in use until 2004 when the Sports Centre embarked on a major redevelopment of the site, sponsored by Sport England. This required the demolition of the club range and provided for a slightly relocated, but brand new, modern range with a concrete roof.
This was a great facility but little did the members know that it would be a full 5 years from the original demolition date before they would be able to fire a shot on their new range.
The problem was the withdrawal of the MOD from the range certification process. The Government made no alternative arrangements for another body to take on this procedure. It wasn’t until 2008 that the NRA, jointly with the NRSA succeeded in getting the necessary clearance from the Government to issue range safety certificates.
The resulting range inspection produced some issues requiring attention and finally, on 29th August 2009, five years and three months after the demolition of the old range, members fired the first shots on their new range.
Membership has built up steadily since then and we now share the facility with members of the Cornwall Fullbore Club.
Members are currently enjoying the use of air guns, small-bore and center-fire rifles, long barrelled pistols and revolvers and muzzle loading hand guns but in the case of the latter only smokeless powders and black powder substitutes are used.