History and Activities

History

Sutton Coldfield Rifle & Pistol Club was formed in 1944, from the Sutton Coldfield ‘C’ Company Home Guard Rifle Club.  The Club moved to its current purpose-built range in 1979.

We incorporated pistol shooting in the ’80’s and added  Sport Rifle and Bencherest Rifle in the 00’s and 10’s.

Achievements

  • A former member was selected for Great Britain at the 1980 Olympics, but for political reasons, Britain did not send a shooting team.
  • One of our members won a silver medal at the Seoul Paralympics, 1988, and was the British Men’s Air Rifle Champion and held a World Record.
  • In 1996 we came first in the National Roll of Marksmen and have never been lower than 7th since first entering the competition.
  •  In 1999 our 20 yd pistol team was the best in the country, winning div 1 of the National League.

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  • We are a British Shooting Disability Hub Club

Our members:

  • Regularly represent Warwickshire and Staffordshire in the inter-county leagues.
  • Captain teams and run competitions for our county, Warwickshire.
  • Coach and shoot for the West Midlands Regional Target Shooting Squad.
  • Run regular sessions for Midland Mencap.
  • Coach and officiate for West Midlands Pentathlon and PentathlonGB.
  • Are members of the Warwickshire Assn committee.

Our programme

MorningAfternoonEvening (1900-2200)
MonProne rifle 25yd+ (Alt weeks 1100-1300, see board)Prone rifle 25yd
TueBookedPistol, Sport, & BR Rifle 20yd
WedProne rifle 25yd Alt weeks (see board)
ThuBookedPistol, Sport, & BR Rifle 20yd
FriBookedMid Mencap 10m 1700-1800 Inclusive session. (2nd & 4th in month)Air Pistol & Rifle10m (From 1800)
Sat
Sun10m Pistol & Rifle Coaching (Last in the month, 0930-1130)Pistol & Rifle 10m & 20yd (1st in the month, 1300-1700)