Coronavirus and Shooting Sports: GASRPC Update Thursday 2nd April 2020

Your GASRPC Executive Team continue to monitor County Police, National Governing Body and relevant UK Associations for advice on what is and is not legal or acceptable with regards to our sport in the UK. Government guidance around staying at home, non-essential travel and social distancing is also well summarised at

If members have any doubts, the key websites worth visiting are: - Lord Roberts Centre and West Midlands Shooting Centre are closed. - All Bisley range bookings have been cancelled until Mon 13th April. - Essential pest control and recreational shooting advice updated. - All CPSA Registered Fixtures cancelled. Ian Coley Sporting and Barbury Sporting are closed - We are told that: “…we have had a few calls regarding ‘can I go out and shoot’ as it’s confusing as to what is allowed. Nothing hard and official but if shooting is for pest control and shooters use social distancing and following all the other guidelines then this is fine. Anything purely recreational is a no.”

The County Association continues to appeal to its membership to protect themselves and others by staying at home and to not meet others, even friends or family. Our GASRPC range at Sneedham’s Green remains closed, but under review, simply to help underpin the guidance and directives in place at National and County level. We doubt very much that Gloucestershire constabulary will accept travel to the range as ‘essential’…

Stay well.
Paul Balmer, GASRPC Chair.


The Gloucestershire Association of Small-bore Rifle & Pistol Clubs (GASRPC) is a UK based charity that encourages, promotes and fosters a healthy, recreational interest in the sport of small-bore rifle, air rifle and air pistol shooting in the UK.

We are here to help develop those that wish to improve their skills in these disciplines by providing instruction and practice in ranges throughout the County and to encourage new people to take up the sport. Visit our Affiliated Clubs page to find a club near you!

What we offer:

  • Website and contact for all affiliated clubs
  • The use of the fully approved and insured 50m county range
  • Co-ordination of services e.g. coaching, scorer’s courses, shooter development, etc
  • Gloucestershire County Leagues for prone, air pistol and LSR
  • The opportunity for individuals to represent Gloucestershire in prone, Air Rifle, Air Pistol and LSR with NSRA or similar leagues
  • Trophies and prizes issued by the county for competitions
  • A centre of knowledge and experience available for the support and representation of affiliated members and their shooting interests
  • Representation of affiliated members’ interests in Home Office and National Governing Body consultations.