Welcome to the Rochford Air Gun Club website. This site has been designed to provide you with information about us, and what we can offer you as a potential new member or if you just want somewhere to shoot. We aim to promote interest for both the competitive and fun shooter alike, whilst at the same time promoting Air Rifle safety.
We shoot every other Sunday and cater for Air Rifles and Air Pistols. We hold various internal competitions on most shoot day's, please check the calendar above. This all takes place in a private wooded area.
If you have never shot an air rifle before, and would like to try something different. Why not come along and try it. Shooting an air rifle is not difficult, but hitting a small target over 100 feet away can be. Don't worry if you don't have a rifle, as the club does have a number of rifle's you can try. We also have plenty of people who can give you free and impartial advice on the various types of rifles, pellets and other associated equipment. Contact us now to arrange a visit. It will not cost you anything either, as your first visit is free. (conditions apply)
If you just want somewhere safe to shoot, then non members are welcome on any shoot day (including competition days). Please see the information page for the facilities on offer, and the range fees.
We are a very friendly bunch, and are always happy to welcome new members. Our membership covers a wide age range including children (accompanied by an adult over 21 of course), and we have a wide knowledge base of anything airgun related. Please check our membership requirements on our information/membership page when applying. We are a non-profit club, so any residue funds are used for the benefit of our members.
The original club was called Thorpe Hall & Wakering FTC. It was based at Baldwin's farm, Barling Magna, Essex. The club had been in existence for a number of years, and the site was an open field with various targets set at 10-50yds.
Tony and Karen Yates established a new club (with the same name) and moved to a wood situated between Hockley and Rochford. The new site was used for the first time in July 2006, and went down extremely well with all the members.
Tony and Karen have worked tirelessly to set up and run the club. Their efforts will be greatly appreciated for many years to come.
As of January 2012 the club was re-named "Rochford Air Gun Club", to be more fitting with our area location.