Atherton Indoor Range is a friendly all weather, all year, heated indoor range/club for airguns under 12ft lbs, FAC air rifles, and .22 Rimfire (see our FAQ page for terms and conditions of FAC air & Rimfire use).
The existing ranges are four separate ranges. -
One at 42 yards for sub 12 air rifle use.
A.I.R. Extreme at 75 yards for both sub 12 & FAC air rifle use.
A 10m Pistol/BB range for pistol, sub 12 rifle, and BB or Pellet use (including steel BB's).
A 25 yard range for .22lr rimfire use (Only available to our Firearms members).
We have many different targets (spinners, bells, sound reactive), as well as individual lane robotic recall targets (*42 yard range) allowing you to place paper targets at varying distances, perfect for zeroing your gun.
The range has something for everyone, whether you are a serious shooter, you just want a bit of plinking, or you've never shot before and you want to give it a try!
Whilst airgun visitors/non-members will always be welcome at A.I.R, due to popular demand we also offer the OPTION of yearly membership for both sub 12 and FAC shooters, which allows us to keep reduced range fees for those who continue to support us.
No committee meetings, no work days/evenings where members are expected to build or clean up, no fuss! Enjoy all the benefits of being a club member without any of the draw backs!
Sub 12 membership is only £30 per year with NO admin charges. The range fee for members is only £6 per visit.
You must have shot with us at least once in the last 3 months to apply for sub 12 membership.
Membership is always optional and does not affect your ability to shoot with us as a visitor.
Sub 12 & FAC Airgun visitors will ALWAYS be welcome at A.I.R.
The range fee for visitors with their own guns is only £10 per person per visit, allowing you to pay per visit with no additional fees.
There are NO time limits; shooters with their own guns can shoot ALL DAY (if you have the energy)!
FREE unlimited air fills for all PCP guns are included! Don't forget your fill probe!
Free parking on the onsite car park.
*Visitors MUST provide valid ID, see FAQ's for details.
*Hire rifles & tuition available by appointment only.
*FAC airgun use must be booked in advance see FAQ's for terms and conditions.
A.I.R. Extreme our 75-yard indoor range is open to the public, making A.I.R. one of the longest, if not THE longest public indoor airgun range in the UK!
The 75 yard range is for both sub 12 and FAC air rifle use.
*See our FAQ page for conditions of FAC use.
In 2020 we completed construction of something you will not find anywhere
Our individual lane, interactive, robotic recall targets for the 42-yard range (available to sub 12 air rifle shooters).
This means no range closures for the 42-yard range!
Shooters control their robotic recalls simply by logging onto the lanes via their smartphone.
Choose where you want your targets to move to and when, all at the touch of a button on your phone!
You don't need to download an app, as long as you have a QR code reader you'll be able to log straight into the lane's individual website.
If you don't have a smartphone don't worry, you can always ask the range staff to control your target for you.
Our pistol range is designed for BB use,
you can use pellets or BB's on this range (including steel & plastic BB's).
Available for sub 12 rifle use also (both airgun and airsoft) making it an ideal range to zero your pistol or rifle.
Our 25 yard Rimfire Range has a fully electric target recall system, along with steel and concrete benches and LED lighting.
This range is only available to probationary and full members of our Home Office approved firearms club which is both NSRA & NRA affiliated, giving us the ability to book MOD ranges and the ranges at Bisley for longer range full bore shooting.
Atherton Indoor Range
1st Floor Victoria Mill
Bolton Old Road
Remember to check our Covid-19 page for important but temporary changes in how we are currently operating. If you have any other queries not covered on the website please contact us:
For all Range enquiries
(calls only, we are not able to answer text messages) -
For all Shop or FAC enquiries (calls only, we are not able to answer text messages) -
If you're calling within our opening hours and we aren't able to answer straight away, please give us ten minutes and try calling us again.