- Yes, with our new spacious, well ventilated facilities we have ample room to accept new members.
- Yes, at Pinhoe we have Give it a go sessions where you pay £24 and are allowed to shoot on 3 occasions. You will not be allowed to shoot on your first visit but can complete an application form.
- We would request that you then attend the club on Wednesday nights for training and the chance to try all types of shooting in a supervised environment.
- After the three sessions you are under no obligation to carry on, or if you decide that you would like to join the club you would be asked to pay 6 months fees in advance to cover your probationary membership period.
No, you don’t. Just turn up on one of the evenings we are open. You will not be allowed to shoot on your first visit, but you should be able to complete the application form.
However if the Duty Officer in charge is busy they will not be able to spend as much time with you as we would like.
At present due to high demand we have allocated Wednesday nights as a new member training night and have more people available to assist with beginners.
If Wednesdays are not suitable please contact the Club to make other arrangements.
- Give It A Go for new members (3 sessions) £24.00 (2021 prices)
- Junior Membership full year £90 (2021 prices)
- Adult Membership full year £180 (2021 prices)
- Membership can be paid monthly, biannually or annually.
- There are no other costs if you use club equipment apart from any ammunition used.
The club is licensed for a maximum of .22 calibre air pellets or live fire .22lr sub sonic bullets.
A selection is available to buy at the club and if you do not have a firearms license you must not remove them from the building, instead secure storage is available so that you can safely leave them for another day.
- In the old building:-
- We have a 6 lane 20 yard range suitable for air and live fire, rifle and pistol which can also be used for 25 yard prone shooting.
- There are two toilets, one of which is wheelchair accessible.
- A fully fitted kitchen.
- A workshop area for gun maintenance.
- A club room with easy chairs and a pool table.
- In the new building:-
- A 7 lane 10 metre air only range, suitable for rifle and pistol.
- A 2 lane 6 metre air only range and a dart board.
- A 5 lane 25 yard dedicated prone range suitable for air and live firing.
- A 5 lane 25 yard dedicated benchrest range suitable for air and live firing.
- Yes, there is a selection of various club guns and safety equipment as well as clothing for Prone shooting.
- The cost of this is included in the membership fees.
- Targets are provided but you will have to pay for any ammunition used.
- No, you can use club guns without having your own certificate, but if you wish to purchase your own gun you will need to apply for a gun license from Devon & Cornwall Police Firearms Unit.
Most definitely not, many of our best shots at Pinhoe are Ladies.
Target shooting is a very inclusive sport and no matter what your gender, age or ability many people enjoy being able to compete on equal terms.
Like most things a firearm can be dangerous if used maliciously or incorrectly.
That is why at Pinhoe we vet all members in conjunction with the Police, and have vigorous safety procedures. Before you are allowed to shoot you will receive safety training which continues during your time at PTSC.
Many of our members are trained as Range Conducting Officers which is a Nationally recognised qualification run by the National Small-bore Rifle Association.
No there is not, some of our existing members are in their eighties.
If you are fit and able all disciplines are available.
If you are not able to stand for very long or shoot in a prone position the discipline of benchrest is ideal as you sit at a bench and the weight of the gun is supported by a rest.
- All children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult whilst at the Club at all times.
- To use live fire rifles your child must be at least 14 years old and satisfy the club they can do so safely and comply with Club rules.
- Younger children can use air rifles or pistols if they are assessed by the Club as being capable of doing so safely.
- Please contact the club to arrange a trial Give It A Go group of sessions.
Yes, the club has wheelchair access.
Both the old range building and the new ranges have been built with accessibility in mind, the whole site is on one level with minimal door thresholds.
Also there is a wheelchair accessible toilet complete with handrails.