About Us

Welcome to the Club!


Shooting is a tremendously rewarding sport in which your progress is reflected immediately in steadily improving scores. Durham University Rifle Club is a growing and friendly sports club. The club shoots a number of different disciplines through-out the year, from 25 meters up to distances of 1000 yards.

We have 5 teams (A to E), all of which compete regularly in BUCS competitions. The Club is very successful, with all teams regularly winning their divisions in the Inter-University Competitions. The competitions vary from friendly social shoots with Newcastle University, to regular BUCS competitions to the well-known Full-Bore Imperial Meeting in July.

The Club hosts absolute beginners, all the way up to international shooters but we stress everyone is equally welcome, regardless of experience. We have a number of qualified instructors, a comprehensive training programme and excellent facilities for new shooters to develop their shooting ability. We train on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays between 2pm-5pm at our private indoor range, available for all members.

For the experienced marksmen, with their own kit, the club is willing to discuss keeping rifles in the approved safe at the range. For more information regarding this please contact the club captain. For novice shooters, the club has a range of rifles/pistols that you can learn to use, and all the necessary equipment.

Membership costs just £40 a year (cheapest Team Durham sport) and for this the club provides all equipment required, range hire and competition entry. DURC also provides taster sessions so you can try your hand at the sport for only £1.50 per session. Each member pays individually for the ammunition they shoot: this averages at a few pence per shot.

For more information about the Rifle Club please contact the captain at joseph.baldwin@durham.ac.uk or visit the website.