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Notice - Increase in FAC application fees from 22nd Feb 2016 - Follow link to PSNI website for details

Notice from BR&PC Committee 8th June 2011 - As from now no more applications for membership of Ballymena Rifle & Pistol Club will be accepted until further notice.

Notice from BR&PC committee 17th Nov '10 -
1. All competition cards being submitted through "Ballymena Rifle & Pistol Club" must only be shot on Ballymena Rifle & Pistol Club ranges and must be witnessed on the day of shooting by another club member who was present on the range at the time. If no other member is available on the range then the stickers must be applied and the card witnessed by the RO before the card is shot.
2. In order to preserve the seats no pistol rigs should be worn in the new clubroom.
3. No guns to be cleaned in the new clubroom.
4. First time visitors (guests) to the club, unless entered in a competition, are entitled to a free introductory day. All subsequent visits will require the normal visitor fee to be paid.

(Notice from PSNI 11th June 2010).
In light of recent thefts of firearms belonging to members of target shooting clubs you are reminded to take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the security of your firearms. In particular:
l Don't draw unnecessary attention to firearms in public, i.e. whilst transporting them to and from approved ranges.
l Be vigilant whilst travelling to and from approved ranges and report any suspicious activity to local police.
l Do not leave the keys for any gun cabinets within the vicinity of the cabinet.
Note: It is a condition of your Firearm Certificate that where a bolt action rifle is held on certificate the bolt must be removed and stored separately in an approved gun cabinet/safe.
Where other types of firearm are held consideration should be given to storing barrels, slides, cylinders etc separately from the frame in an approved gun cabinet/safe.


The club moved to it's new premises at Ballyconnelly Road in 2003. The current facilities there include a wheelchair accessible purpose built clubroom with fully equipped kitchen, two toilets, attic storeroom and parking spaces for 50 vehicles.
The club ranges are passed for air pistol, air rifle, rimfire and centrefire pistols, rimfire rifles and pistol calibre rifles. The shooting disciplines include UIT standard pistol, target rifle, sporting rifle and practical pistol shooting.

The current ranges include a 6 lane purpose built 10M indoor air pistol range, a 25M outdoor pistol range with 10 covered firing points, a 50M outdoor rifle range with 10 covered firing points and two outdoor practical pistol ranges. We also have an arrangement with the MOD for authorised members to use fullbore rifles on the military ranges at Ballykinler and Magilligan.

Normal club opening hours - 19:00 to 22:00 Tuesdays and 11:00 to 16:00 Saturdays.

Visitors are welcome but must be accompanied by a club member unless they are a known member of another shooting club. Visitors fee is £10.00 p.p.

The Members only pages now contain the range officer duty rota and various competition results.
Click on the e-mail link below if you require access to it and do not already have the password.

Recent competition results will be posted on the Members only page. Please allow several days after an event for the results to be compiled and uploaded.

Can any competitor who wants access to the Competition Results page or Club member who wants access to the Members Only page please request it using the e-mail link at the bottom of this page.


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