Only probationary or full members of our onsite firearm AIR Rifle & Pistol Club can use our .22 Rimfire range.
Our 25 yard Rimfire Range is now open! The range has a fully electric target recall system, along with steel and concrete benches and LED lighting.
The range is also home to AIR Rifle & Pistol Club which is Home Office Approved, & both NSRA & NRA affiliated, giving us the ability to book MOD ranges and the ranges at Bisley for longer range full bore shooting.
The probationary period for new members is 6 months, although this can be reduced for current F.A.C holders (at the discretion of the safety committee).
If you're interested in joining, please contact our shop staff to arrange a visit to the range. After a tour of our facilities you can fill out our membership form which is then submitted to the Police. Your details are then placed on our waiting list.
If you do not hold a firearms certificate, the law requires that you complete a probationary period of membership, in which time you will receive training in both safety and marksmanship to a required safe standard. The club has a minimum probationary period of six months for anyone that does not hold a firearms certificate.
*£6 per person shooting applies to use of all ranges including the rimfire range.
*There is a £70 joining fee for all probationary members (which is non-returnable). During your probationary training period all equipment & training is
free. Ammunition & targets are available at low prices from the on-site shop.
Only when you have satisfactorily completed the probationary period will you be eligible to take up an invitation to become a full member of the club (Full membership is £110 per year).
If you are interested in applying for membership, please contact our shop staff on 07561 844526 (or see our Shop page for alternative ways to contact our shop staff). You will then receive an invitation to visit the club. After being shown around, if you decide that you would like to apply for membership, you will be asked to fill in an application form.
Atherton Indoor Range
1st Floor Victoria Mill
Bolton Old Road
Remember to check out our FAQ page for the answers to most questions. If you have any other queries or wish to make an appointment for a hire air rifle or tuition, please contact us:
The Range (for Range enquiries ONLY) - 07745 278372.
Gun Shop (for shop enquiries ONLY) - 07561 844526.
Please note that these numbers are only available during open hours and are for calls only.
The phone line opens fifteen minutes after we open to allow us to sign shooters in.
Although we always respond as quickly as we can, there may be times when we are providing assistance and are unable to answer straight away. In the event of this, please give us ten minutes and try again. Please remember that we are unable to listen to voicemail messages.
You can also contact us regarding general enquiries by email, using the email address on the contact us page. Appointments for gun hires or tuition can only be taken over the phone.