Target Shooting as a Sport
Target Shooting as a sport can be enjoyed by all; young and old, male and female, able- and not-so-able-bodied. We have members from 15 to 85, and everyone can compete together in individual and team competitions. We accept members over the age of 14, but we do take youngsters of 12 providing they are capable of handling the firearms safely. For all juniors, we ask that a responsible adult agrees to accompany them on the range.
Target Shooting helps to develop concentration, self-discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. The Shooting and Mental Skills (SAMS) Research Project is researching a link between the sustained concentration levels needed for target shooting and reduced incidence of mental degradation in later life.
Shooting has been an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Olympics in 1896.
We are the only club of our kind situated in the Borough of Hillingdon, providing a valuable opportunity for Hillingdon residents to participate in this sport.