Midsomer Norton Target Shooting Club was started back in the 1950’s, shooting small bore rifles at the T.A. Centre in Midsomer Norton. In the early 1980s a new range was constructed at the old Somerset & Dorset railway tunnels at Chilcompton. From then on the Club had a thriving pistol section as well as the target small bore rifles.
In 2008 we completed and opened a 50 metre range alongside the original 25 metre range and Club House. We are now able to shoot most full bore calibre’s, practical shotguns etc. in the 50 metre range.
The Club meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. Tuesday is for small bore target shooting which is shot at 25yds from the prone position. Up to three people can shoot at one time. This is the main type of shooting with Winter and Summer postal competitions being shot. Also in the Summer we shoot friendly shoulder to shoulder competitions
which are very popular, especially the away shoots.
The rifles used are .22 calibre target rifles for this type of shooting and the Club has rifles for beginners to use along with coaching. The club only takes members from 17 years of age. Children over 14 may attend if their parent is a full member and takes full responsibility for their child accompanying them.
On Wednesday and Friday evenings at the same times, using both ranges, the Club shoots other types of firearms up to pistol calibre carbines such as .38sp, .357, .44 and .45 along with .22 sporting and target rifles. It gives a varied and exciting chance to try different types of shooting. We are now also able to shoot most full bore calibre’s, practical shotguns etc. in the 50 metre range.The club only takes members from 17 years of age. Children over 14 may attend if their parent is a full member and takes full responsibility for their child accompanying them.