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

The Club is Re-Opening 27th July

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic the club is operaring at a much reduced level, unfortunately at this time we cannot accept new members nor run probationary member evening sessions for those part way through the process. Restricted to Full Members only with valid bookings.

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

NRA Coronavirus – Further Update

NRA Coronavirus – Further Update

Coronavirus Update – 22nd May 2020 Re-opening of Ranges – Firearms Licensing We recently welcomed the updated Government guidance that allowed the re-opening of outdoor sports facilities, and confirmed that Bisley ranges are re-opening on Saturday 23rd May 2020. This...

Coronavirus Update from the NRA

Coronavirus Update from the NRA

Coronavirus update  13th May 2020 Update for NRA affiliated Clubs We welcomed the recently published Government guidance that allows, from today, the re-opening of outdoor sports facilities. More details are available...

The Club is Partially Re-Opening!

The Club is Partially Re-Opening!

Finally we've gotten the news that the club can re-open albeit in a much reduced capacity. The club will re-open from Monday the 27th July - details as follows. Apologies for what looks like a huge list of rules - this is the new normal I'm afraid. Access is...

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.

Two dedicated air pistol ranges

As part of the upgrades we have recently added a second dedicated air range.  Mainly used for .177 pistols 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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