Air Rifle Shooting at PACCAR

During 2016 the air rifle range at PACCAR was upgraded and we now have a heated, 6 lane competition standard range, including a wheelchair friendly lane.

At the end of 2016 our first group of Scouts and Explorers completed an 8 week National Small Bore Rifle Association young person air rifle course. Our second NRSA course is underway at the moment and we already have some names on a waiting list for the next course after Easter.

We are also starting to run Sunday afternoon open sessions to provide practice opportunities for young people wishing to improve their shooting skills and also as a “taster” for people who might be interested in joining a future NRSA course. The sessions are intended for individual Scouts or Explorers and will run from 3pm to 5pm. The cost is £3 per person payable on the day. Scouts or Explorers will need to bring a permission form (see attached) signed by their parent or carer. Scouting uniform is not required.

The next sessions are scheduled for:

Sunday 5 February 3pm to 5pm

Sunday 12 March 3pm to 5pm

If you have any Scouts or Explorers that are interested in attending a course or taster session, please contact Jan Vanderplank at PACCAR (email

Also if there any leaders who hold an air rifle permit who would like to gain further experience by assisting on the course or taster sessions, please contact Jan.

Gary Pidgeon & Geoff Vanderplank, PACCAR Air Rifle Team

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