Wakefield Rifle & Pistol Club

A busy but friendly club where new members are always welcome

Our Club

Two Firearms Ranges

25 and 20 yards for competition shooting

Two Air Ranges

Seven shooting lanes with retrievable targets

Access to Ministry of Defence Ranges

Long distance shooting out to 600+ yards

Home Office Approved

A safe environment for shooters of all ages and abilities

New Members Are Back

From Wednesday 20th October 2021 we are welcoming New Members back to the club.  Bookings are now open using a new booking system linked to our membership software.  Go to the New Members page to book

Welcome to Wakefield Rifle & Pistol Club

We are an independently run shooting club offering both air  pistol/rifle and live pistol/rifle range facilities. This is a busy but friendly club where new members are always welcome.

Beginners with little or no prior experience are especially welcome.

WRPC was established in 1977 to promote sportsmanship, competition and training in pistol and rifle marksmanship.



The club is affiliated to the National Rifle Association, the National Small Bore Rifle Association and the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain and we regularly compete locally, nationally and internationally.

Years Established

Members (and growing)

Club News

ORT 5 lane target system – ordered!

ORT 5 lane target system – ordered!

State of the art target system - ORDERED! An ORT Advanced Target Retrieval System is now on order from Intarso, Germany. This system is used at Bisley and is top notch. Easy to control with touch screen operation, this will furnish B Emmerson range with 5 lanes of...

News update 1st March 2022

News update 1st March 2022

Strensall - good news MOD COVID restrictions lifted - we're no longer restricted to NRA SSC card holders only and we can take more than 30 people total. Full members (with or without an FAC) but sorry, we can't take probationary members. The current dates for this...

News update October 2021

News update October 2021

We're almost back to normal, and about time too.  Here's an update on what's been happening ; Heating update finished at last The old gas heating system on ranges A and B has been removed. A modern, on demand system blowing ducted hot air is now installed. This works...

What We Shoot

Lightweight/Modern Sporting Rifle

Specifically designed to be shot at club level, this involves shooting bolt action or semi-auto .22 rifles for precision.

Very popular as the equipment is relatively cheap to buy.  You can easily pick up an accurate rifle with scope for around £200

Prone and 3 Position Rifle

To help with accuracy the rifles are specially made for this job and the shooters will wear jackets and gloves to give extra support to hold steady.

As it’s a discipline which demands concentration rather than rapid fire WRPC have a dedicated firing range just for this special discipline. 

Air Pistol and Match Rifle

These disciplines are on the Olympic list. The rifles and pistols are of .177 calibre and the competitor stands just 10m from the target.

We have a dedicated four firing point range just for 10m air.  This can be a demanding but rewarding discipline which requires a lot of dedication.

Full Bore Long Distance Shooting

Old historic guns which pre-date World War One, through World War Two and right up to date with the latest modern sniper rifles, if it shoots a rifle bullet, you can shoot it with our club. 

Ex-military rifles such as Lee Enfield, Mosin Nagant and even AKM’s are popular, along with modern UK legal AR15s.

Club Facilities

We are a long established members club that started out as a pistol range.

We are currently upgrading the range and facilities available for our members

Two firearms ranges

Originally designed for calibres up to .454 Casull we now operate within an upper energy (475 ft/lbs) and velocity (1710 fps) limits. 

Dedicated to small bore olympic shooting

One of the ranges is set to 25 yards where it is used for three position single shot Olympic shooting.  The club competes at a high level in this discipline.

Multi-disciplined range

Currently going through re-development, this range will allow us to shoot in competitions at 25m.  Currently set at 20 yards we shoot multi-disciplined competitions on this range both Fierarms and air rifle.

Two dedicated 10m air rifle and air pistol ranges

As part of the upgrades we have recently added a second dedicated air range.  Mainly used for .177 pistols and rifles we have multiple shooters competing nationally and internationally.

Club Room and bar

Relax in our new club room before or after shooting and talk about the sport with other members.  We also have access to the bar in the sports club attached to the range, but please leave that until you’ve completed shooting!

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