Dorchester Rifle & Pistol Club

Sandringham Sports Centre, Fordington Fields, Dorchester


Indoor Range

Shooting in compliance with government guidance is restarting. In order to comply with social distancing requirements all shooters must book a time slot in advance and not simply turn up at the range hoping to shoot. Please see the Events page on how to do this.

A Picture of The Indoor Firing Point
A Picture of The Indoor Firing Point

The Clubs Indoor Range is Situated at

Sandringham Sports Centre Armada Way
Fordington Fields

Click Here For Map directions.

Facilities at the Indoor Range

The Club premises consists of a range for shooting at a maximum distance of 25yards, a clubroom, and adjacent toilets.

Full disabled facilities are available with wheelchair access to all areas of the club and there is a toilet for the disabled.

The Dorchester Range provides for the Following Disiplines

  • 25 yds-Smallbore rifles three positional
  • 20 yds-Black Powder Pistols and Pistol Calibre Gallery rifles
  • 7, 10, 15 and 20 yds-Rapid Fire air and gas pistols (.177 calibre only)
  • 10yrd and 20yrd target air and gas rifles and pistols.
A Picture Looking Down Range
A Picture Looking Down Range

Note: there are restrictions on the maximum calibre( .22 and .455 for the rifle and pistol ranges respectively), muzzel velocity and muzzel energy of firearms.

Range set for field target air rifle
Range set for field target air rifle

Dorchester Indoor Range Opening Times

Monday 1900 to 2030 Rapid Fire .177 air/gas Pistols .177 calibre only
Tuesday 1600 to 2100 .22 Target Rifles In Summer the range closes at 1900
Wednesday 1830 to 2100 Gallery Rifles Occasional earlier & later starts; check Events page Guests and Air arms only Members Last Wednesday in the Month Only
Thursday 1400 to 1630 .22 Target Rifles
Alternate Thursdays 1800 to 2100 Black Powder Check Events page for correct Thursday
Friday 1830 to 2100 .177 air/gas pistols and rifles .177 calibre only. .22 calibre by arrangement