As a club we are passionate about introducing new people to shooting and we regularly run open days and guest days to introduce new people to this amazing sport.
For this reason we have taken the decision to purchase a new ‘youth’ rifle which is specifically designed to be used by younger people while shooting, it is a single shot .22LR rifle and has a shorter stock so people of all sizes can safely use it.
We are often asked, how old do people need to be to shoot, we don’t have a set age at our club, we normally suggest around 10 or 11 but we have introduced younger people in the past, the two main things we look for are:
1) How mature is the shooter?
2) Is the shooter physically able to safely control a rifle?
This rifle will allow people who are mature enough to take part in our sport but aren’t large enough or physically strong enough to use an adult sized rifle to take their first steps into shooting.
If you or someone you know is interested in trying shooting, please send us a message and we would be happy to talk to you about next steps!