The University of London Rifle Club offers the most affordable shooting available to University of London students. The club is competitive but also offers a friendly, collegial atmosphere geared towards helping you get the most out of the student experience. The club does not require any previous experience to join, complete beginners and experienced shooters are equally welcome. Unlike most other sports, shooting is a sport that is far more demanding mentally than it is physically; due to the nature of the sport, both men and women can compete on a level playing field. Indeed, competitions are typically not gender separated.
Please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form. While membership can be purchased on this website, it is subject to police approval and safety assessment.
What do we do?
This discipline involves shooting targets at short range at a brand new purpose built facility under London Bridge. The range is 25 yards long, which may not sound very far but the bullseye is smaller than a penny and the rifles use iron sights.
We go to the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, Surrey to shoot fullbore. There, we shoot at distances of 300 yards all the way up to 1000 yards – that is almost a kilometre! On top of being able to shoot accurately and consistently, the shooter must also account for things such as wind and how temperature affects the performance of the bullet. The ever changing conditions can make fullbore shooting a challenge for even the most experienced shooters.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
The club has recently started shooting clay pigeon and are in the process of organising days during which members who have expressed interest and demonstrated some commitment will be invited to join. We usually shoot shotgun at the A1 shooting ground close to Barnet in North London.
Members are welcome to shoot as much or as little as they wish. Our London Bridge range is open every Saturday from 11:00-18:00, and there are regular trips for fullbore and clay pigeon shooting. We try to go to Bisley at least once a month and usually stay for an entire weekend.
What Does it Cost?
All equipment and coaching is provided for free by the Club, making ULRC the best-value shooting in London.
The breakdown of costs is as follows:
- Membership: £40 per academic year (£50 for Associate Members)
- Smallbore (.22) ammunition: 10p per round
- Fullbore (.308) ammunition: 50p per round
There can also be additional costs if you come on trips with us - for a weekend at Bisley, for example, accomodation typically costs £10 per night, and a day's clay pigeon shooting usually costs £17.50.
We take part in multiple competitions against other universities throughout the year, such as the Easter Inter-Universities Match. Everybody is encouraged to take part in order to gain valuable match experience.
We run several fullbore weekends away at Bisley throughout the year, with the intensity increasing after the exams in May/June to prepare the team for BUCS Fullbore. Every single one of these is an experience not to be missed, as they advance both members’ shooting and team cohesion.
On top of just shooting and competing, the club has a very strong social side, frequently meeting up to go for drinks on a regular basis. An event not to miss is the annual Christmas dinner during which several club prizes are awarded.
- 2013/14 BUCS Winter Smallbore Postal League Champions
- 2014 Inter-Universities Easter Match Champions
- 2014 BUCS Fullbore Champions
- 2014 3rd in the Cambridge Clays Competition
- 2016 Inter-Universities Easter Match Champions
- 2016 BUCS Fullbore Champions
- 2017 BUCS Fullbore Runners Up
- 2017 Student Central Club of the Year
Joining a Student Central club and society is the same for all clubs and societies:
- Contact your society
- Get a Student Central Card
- Sign in to the Student Central website (you will receive an activation email after getting your card)
- Purchase your membership online
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE MEMBERSHIP IS PURCHASED ON THIS WEBSITE, ACTUAL MEMBERSHIP IS SUBJECT TO POLICE APPROVAL AND RELEVANT SAFETY ASSESSMENT. IF YOU WERE NOT IN ATTENDANCE DURING AN OPEN DAY, PLEASE EMAIL THE CLUB AT email@example.com TO REQUEST MEMBERSHIP AND REFEREE FORMS. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOOT UNTIL YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE POLICE.
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