Wakefield Rifle & Pistol Club
A busy but friendly club where new members are always welcome
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
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic the club is now closed and all activities are suspended including probationer evenings. Booking fees will be refunded and priority given to these people when we restart normal activities
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.
Members (and growing)
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 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...
In light of the PM's statement last night (and further from Wakefield Sport Club's insurers telling us we're mandated to shut down) - WRPC is now fully closed and off limits. All door access cards have been disabled - this is to prevent gatherings at the club as...
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.
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.
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!
- Renews Annually on the 1st October
- No additional range fees
- Access to club affiliated MoD ranges
- Includes Air membership at no additional cost
- Access to club, national and international competitions
- All benefits of Full Single Membership
- Family membership is open to couples (must be living at the same address), parents and junior children
- First adult pays Full Single Membership price, additional adult is 50% off Full Single Membership price, additional junior is 50% off Junior Membership price
- Maximum two adults no limit on juniors