A private members rifle & pistol club since 1900.
Due to COVID-19, The committee have temporarily suspended all shooting activities at our Hilsea range but we are still available via email for any assistance with member’s needs. We have suspended all outdoor shooting activities as advised by the NRA update on the 19/06, and will continue to evaluate this rapidly evolving situation. The health and safety of our members is our top priority. We will continue to update this message periodically, as and when the situation changes. Thank you for your understanding.
All outdoor shooting has also been suspended until further notice. Although we are making every effort to commence our outdoor shooting, this has not been possible at the moment due to range limitations. We will keep our website up to date so check back soon for further updates.
Air Rifles - Small Bore - Full Bore - 22lr Prone Rifle - Long Barrel Pistol - Black Powder
This website is full of information & guidance for our members and anyone who is interested in the sport of Target Shooting. The site contains all the information you need to become a member of the South Hants Rifle & Pistol club, one of the oldest Rifle and Pistol clubs in the district of Portsmouth.
Please browse our website and use the menu above to see what our club can offer both new members and current! If you cannot find what you are looking for then please feel free to contact us via the contact us page.
The Hilsea Range & Clubhouse.
The Club is based in Portsmouth where it has its own indoor ranges at Hilsea. The club also uses the MoD Range at Tipner for larger calibre rifle shooting.
The club has facilities for a wide range of target shooting including small-bore rifle, pistol calibre (gallery) rifles, muzzle loading pistols, air rifle/pistol, centre fire rifle, muzzle loading and vintage cartridge firearmson.
Safety is our most vital concern. Members are required to display the ability to use firearms safely and pass a probationary period of shooting under supervision.
The club has various equipment available to shooters free of charge. Club rifles are available which include 22lr, .38sp, and full-bore rifles. Any of our in house rifles are free to use for our members, probation or full.
To provide, promote, organise and develop target shooting to all members of the community to ensure they have equal opportunity to participate socially or at the highest competitive level. The club is recognised as a local body providing information, co-ordination, advice and sound management of the sport whilst promoting equity and good sportsmanship for all.
The clubs headquarters used for Air weapon & Live fire Target and Muzzle loading guns.
An M.O.D. facility enabling us to participate in the sport of centre fire full bore & long range rifles.
A world famous range complex offering long range shooting at 600yds or 1000yds
With the recent influx of membership merging in from the former Portsmouth City Rifle Club, the club is now actively competing in local and national competitions including various leagues, postal competitions and open meetings, which include the British shooting championships at Bisley.
National Rifle Association (NRA) www.nra.org.uk
National Small-Bore Rifle Association (NSRA). www.nsra.co.uk
Hampshire Small-Bore Rifle & Pistol Association (HSBRPA) www.hsbrpa.org.uk
Portsmouth & District Rifle Association www.pdsbrpa.co.uk
South Hants Rifle & Pistol Club is approved by Hampshire Constabulary