Ranges available to FDPC
FDPC's home range is situated at the Old Anglo Brewery, Anglo Trading Estate,
Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BY. (enter through Door 9). Club Room no. 01749 342963.
This comprises two indoor ranges - 25M (9 lanes) and 50M (8 lanes), both with turning targets. Both ranges are certified for Small-bore, CF Gallery Rifle and Black Powder (although BP will be limited to the 25M range at the present). In addition, FB rifle (223 / 7.62 etc) can be shot prone or benchrest on the 50M range. We may shortly introduce shotgun with slug and 9-ball SG. Note : there is no provision for HME firearms at this range.
The range also benefits from a fully furnished Club room (with drinks vending), Gun room, work room and modern Ladies / Gents / Disabled toilets. In addition, free Wi-Fi, a fully monitored electronic access control system and CCTV, for members safety and security.
The range is open for general practice between the hours of 07:00 and 23:00 on Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 to 23:00 on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank or Public Holidays.
To see more of Anglo, take the Gunroom TV virtual tour ; the full video is here ...
MOD Ranges at Langport,
Warminster & Bulford.
FDPC is affiliated to the NRA and has a number of qualified Range Conducting Officers (RCO's). This allows the club to hire Full-bore ranges at MOD establishments.
Unfortunately, you must be at least 14 years old to shoot on MOD ranges. You must also be in possession of a Safe Shooter Card (SSC); if not, you must be supervised on a 1:1 basis.
We currently have a licence to use Warminster, Bulford and Langport. Ranges go back to 900M at some locations, although normal shooting often starts at 100 or 300M. Be prepared for early starts - often 08:30 on the firing point ! Make sure you bring ID with you (FAC / Driving Licence).
As well as the need for a RCO, the club must provide a qualified first-aider and you must be prepared to take your turn in the Butts, to mark targets etc.
Location maps ...
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Practical Shotgun (PSG) Venues
The club has access to a couple of locations to shoot PSG. This is mainly private farmland.
You can only shoot Birdshot and SG on this land; to shoot slug the location must be specifically certified for that type of ammunition (and you need to have slug on your FAC).
The club's primary location to shoot PSG is currently the Elm Shooting Centre ranges at Wanstrow. Nearest postcode BA4 4SN.