WPRC have been shooting as a club since 1982 and
are currently the most active of the Hertfordshire Rifle Association
clubs. Not surprisingly many members live in the Home Counties
but despite our Hertfordshire affiliation, our membership catchment
area spreads as far afield as Staffordshire and even Yorkshire.
Although formed as a Hertfordshire club, WPRC shoot exclusively at the National Rifle Association ranges in Bisley, Surrey. Regarded as the global
mecca for all target shooters Bisley offers all target disciplines and provides ranges at distances up to 1200 yards.
Shooting at Bisley is restricted to those aged 14 years and above.
Visitors to this site should note that this Rifle Club cannot offer shooting in Air weapons, Small bore .22 or any discipline other than Full Bore Target Rifle.
We have a full club programme running from
March through October, which is primarily designed to meet
the needs and aspirations of club members. Our main aim is a relaxed and
sociable yet competitive atmosphere, and the active encouragement
of those who strive to improve. Coaching from beginner standard
and upwards is always available and actively encouraged for
the improving shooter.
Activities are also tailored to allow members to
take part in County and other Bisley Club events. Several members
have represented at County and National level and we
aim to enter Club teams in County and Imperial meeting competitions.
use paid markers and when shooting an average club day of five
shoots, the cost including top quality ammo is about £75.
The Club has all the equipment necessary to support its activities,
including four top quality RPA 2000 rifles, hire of which is
only £15.00 per day and £7.50 per half day for those
members who do not have their own equipment. Club subscriptions
work out at £58.00 per annum which includes block entry
fees to all club competitions. There are VERY favourable
rates for Junior members and Under 25 members, who benefit from low cost equipment hire, low
cost range fees and reduced membership rates.
The growth of our
sport is one of the strong focuses at the club. To encourage
guests to join us for a day on the ranges, we charge a 'Green
Fee' of £10.00 a day to visitors (Juniors and U25’s £5.00) who are supervised
during the shooting day by an appointed experienced Coach and
Mentor. Green Fee attendance is limited to two appearances per
season, which can be credited against a full subscription paid
on joining the Club.
Due to changes imposed by the Ministry of Defence, novices who wish to take up the sport are required to join Rifle Clubs affiliated to the NRA. In doing so they are also required to complete a formal training course which is run by WPRC.
Introductory details are available here >>>
Course content summary is available here >>>
We hope our current shooting calendar, will
encourage you to give us a call. Club committee members will
give you more detailed information on our activities and will
help you to arrange your ‘Green
Fee’ day if you wish.