Like most establishments we've had to temporarily change how we operate due to Covid-19.
These temporary changes are under regular review and we are making changes regularly; to make sure we are following current local and national guidelines, and to make sure we are providing our shooters with the best experience possible.
Please keep checking this page to keep up to date with how we are currently operating.
Experienced shooters (both visitors and members) with their own Sub 12 airguns can just turn up to shoot (subject to
availability) and lanes are not booked in advance.
*Visitors who have not shot with us this year MUST provide valid ID to shoot. See the FAQ page for more information about valid ID.
*Please see the FAQ page for terms and conditions of FAC airgun or rimfire use.
*Tuition is not available at the moment.
*Hire rifles are not available for most visitors at the moment due to the current social distancing requirements. However, if you are an existing member or you are a visitor that already shoots hire rifles with us regularly, hire rifles are available for booking. Please call 07745278372 to book.
*Please understand due to current social distancing guidelines we are not able to allow viewing of the facilities unless you are shooting with us during your visit or you are the supervising adult of a minor who is shooting.
*For the answers to any questions that have not been covered on this page please see our FAQ page.
Please be mindful and respectful of other shooters during these unusual times.
If you have finished shooting, please remove your targets, pack up, and give up the shooting lane so that other shooters can see that the lane is free for use.
Remember we are operating at a reduced capacity, and this means that we all need to make sure that the range is available for everyone as much as we can.
Please allow us time to welcome you into the range.
If we are already serving a shooter it may take us a minute before we can open the door to you.
At the moment the shop is only available to shooters whilst they are shooting with us
*Please do not come to the range if you or any other member of your household are suffering from symptoms of Covid-19.
*Please remain at least 1 metre plus from anyone outside your household or social/support bubble at all times.
*Though shooters tend to arrive in very small groups anyway; please be aware that in line with current government guidelines we cannot accept more than 6 shooters arriving in a group even if they are from the same family.
*In line with the current guidelines we ask all shooters to wear masks to protect others, however, please remember there are some hidden disabilities that prevent masks from being able to be worn. Please respect the privacy and dignity of others.
*Hand sanitiser is available at reception; we ask that you please use this whenever entering or leaving the range.
*Disposable gloves are available at reception.
*Disinfectant equipment is available for shooting positions.
Check you have everything you need
Don't forget to bring your rest, fill probes, pens, tape, or anything you may need!
Covid-19 restrictions mean we are unable to provide much of our usual communal club equipment.
*Card targets are still available for purchase from reception.
*Card payment facilities are not currently available for the range.
Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
We ask that you please use the dining area when eating.
Please bear with us
This is a new and very strange situation for everyone at the range, both staff and shooters alike. Undoubtedly, we will experience a few bumps along the road whilst we adjust. Please be patient and understanding with us and other shooters whilst we find our feet and navigate these extraordinary times. You are important to us, and we are doing our best to provide a safe space for you to enjoy.
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:
The Range (for Range enquiries ONLY) - 07745 278372.
Gun Shop (for shop enquiries ONLY) - 07561 844526.
The phone line opens fifteen minutes after we open to allow us time 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.
Appointments for gun hires or tuition can only be taken over the phone.