Air Rifle Hire & Tuition

One of our Daystate Huntsman Regal Hire Air Rifles

Are air rifles available for hire?

How do I book?

*Hire air rifles are available by appointment ONLY and must be booked in advance.

To book call 07745278372 (during our open hours).

Rifles are booked into time slots that usually cover a couple of hours.

Let us know when you'd like to visit & our staff will be happy to help.
We advise giving a couple of days' notice (if possible) when booking an appointment with us. 

*All appointments are subject to availability.

*We can take bookings up to a maximum of two calendar weeks in advance. 

Example - 

To make a booking for Saturday 31st December 2022, the earliest we could take your booking would be Saturday 17th December 2022.


*Please arrive 15 minutes before your air rifle hire/tuition appointment time to allow us time to sign you in.

*If you arrive later than 15 minutes after your appointment's start time, we may not be able to accommodate your booking.

*Failure to reply to your confirmation request will result in your appointment being cancelled. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure confirmation has been received on time.

*Tuition is mandatory when there is a hire rifle booking and those shooting are not experienced shooters, or you have not shot with us for some time. 

*If you have any special requirements or additional support needs as a result of a disability, medical condition, or learning difficulty, please inform staff when you make your booking. This helps us to provide you with the best and safest experience possible.

*For the answers to any questions that have not been covered on this page please see our FAQ page.

*Please see our Prices page for our full price list. 

*Failure to book in advance will mean that we will not have any rifles available to hire.

One of our Daystate Huntsman Regal Hire Air Rifles

What air rifles are available for hire? 

All of our hire air rifles are sub 12 Daystate Huntsman Regal rifles.

Made by the UK's premier airgun manufacturer and known worldwide for their outstanding quality and accuracy, you really will get to experience shooting top of the range air rifles!

All of our hire rifles are PCP's. They are easy for most people to use and they don't 'kick' so won't leave you with a sore shoulder or arm.
Our hire air rifles are .177 calibre.

Pellets can be purchased from reception or you can bring your own.

I have very little or no experience shooting, is tuition available?

Tuition is charged at £5 per person shooting.

Tuition is booked in advance so we can guarantee a range officer is available to teach you how to shoot safely, and make sure you are getting the most out of your experience by hitting those targets! We will stay with you for as long as you need. We always tailor tuition to your individual level of experience and ability.
After your tuition is finished and you are confident to shoot on your own, we are still always on hand to aid if you need us.

Tuition is available for complete beginners, and those wanting to get back into the sport or enhance their shooting skills and knowledge. You can hire rifles from us or bring your own.


*Tuition MUST be booked in advance over the phone during open hours.

*Tuition is mandatory when there is a hire rifle booking and those shooting are not experienced shooters, or you have not shot with us for some time. 

*Tuition is mandatory when there is a minor and the supervising adult is not an experienced shooter. 

How many people can I book for?

Do you allow spectators?

Bookings for hire rifles are limited to 4 people shooting per session. 

Please remember we cannot accommodate spectators (unless you are the supervising adult of a child who is shooting).

Is ID required?

Anyone who hasn't shot with us since 1st May this year MUST provide valid photo ID to shoot.

*Minors are not expected to have ID. 

*Passports, Driving Licences & FAC's are accepted.

Please be aware that work passes, bus passes etc. are not accepted as valid forms of identification as they do not provide the information required and they are not official documents. If you do not have a photo Driving Licence or Passport, please contact us to arrange alternative ID.

Baseball Caps & Beanies available for only £9.99

How old does someone have to be to come to the range?

*Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a suitable adult over 21 who will be responsible for supervising them at all times. 

*Please be aware that children who are not shooting are not able to remain on the range. 

Children must be at least 8 years old to shoot on the range. Please be aware that even if children are aged 8 or older, if they do not meet the criteria below, if we feel that they may not be able to shoot safely, we will not be able to allow them to shoot.

We require anyone shooting at the range to be able to physically handle their gun without assistance, to be able to reach the bench, to be aware of the need for attention to safety, and to be able to understand and follow the rules of the range at all times. They must not behave in a manner that could be distracting to other shooters.

We welcome and encourage younger shooters but ask anyone considering bringing a child to be sensible and practical when considering age and ability. If they do not meet the criteria above, we will not be able to allow them to shoot.

*We reserve the right to refuse entry or ask someone to leave, as the safety of our shooters is of paramount importance to us.

Baseball Caps & Beanies available for only £9.99

Can I take photographs?

Please respect the privacy of other range users when taking photographs, & take care to only take pictures of your group. 

We love seeing pictures of your visits! Don't forget to tag us on Facebook & Instagram!

Can I pay by card?
Do you have a price list?

Card payments are not currently available at the range.
Please see the prices page for a full price list. 


Are gift vouchers available?

Are you looking for an unusual birthday present, a thank you gift, or are you just looking to treat and spoil someone special?
Gift Vouchers are available for purchase from reception.

*Please remember all vouchers MUST be presented at time of use in order to be redeemed.

*It is the responsibility of the voucher holder to provide a valid voucher.

*Vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of purchase, excluding any periods where the Range has been forced to close due to Covid restrictions.

Atherton Indoor Range

1st Floor Victoria Mill

Bolton Old Road


Greater Manchester

M46 9FD

Remember to check our FAQ's page for everything you need to know before visiting us.


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