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Welcome to the BARPC website which we hope will be of interest to both new visitors and existing members. You will find us a very welcoming club, with our members partaking of Field Target, Hunter Style shoots, CO2 pistols, or just plain plinking at the outdoor range and inside at our venue for 10m pistol and rifle.

In addition to these ranges, we now have access to Popham Woods every 2 weeks for a Sunday morning informal comp or practice session. Prospective new members are welcome to come along to our usual meetings (see below for days and times) once a welcome and range induction course has been undertaken. Meanwhile if you want to learn more about our club, please feel free to take a look around this website.

If you do decide to come along please note that any legal limit, (however NOT firearms certificate - FAC) airgun is acceptable for use, in addition we do not allow steel or copper BB shot, darts, Prometheus type pellets, or any other ammunition which can rebound. In practice, this means lead only.

Club Competitions

Most of the competitions we stage at the grounds are very informal club events, but we occasionally invite guests from other clubs, and once or twice a year we put on a major competition for a really authentic shoot, generally run at our facilities in Popham woods. These events draw shooters from all over the South, from near complete novices to some of the country's best shots. Other clubs reciprocate by having open days and you'll find a hard core of members attending these events throughout the year.

Meeting Times

We meet throughout the year at the Walled Garden, Down Grange recreation grounds / sports fields, off Pack Lane, Kempshott, Basingstoke. The times of operation are on Sunday mornings from around 9 am to 12 and from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday afternoons and during June, July, and August on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. In addition East Oakley Village Hall (our 10m indoor pistol / rifle target range) on Tuesday evenings from Sept to end May between 07.00pm and 09.00pm

You are welcome to come on any of the range days for an initial viewing and a chat and to book a place on one of our new welcome and induction courses. Once the induction has been completed, you can then come along for a free “taster” session and try a shoot at any of the 3 main venues, after this you must join the club if you wish to attend further. Membership is currently £60.00 per year for an adult member with other rates for juniors and family members. There are no range fees at the walled garden or Popham Woods, however there is a small charge for those using the 10M indoor range and at Popham Woods during regional or special event shoots

(Please note, entry cannot be gained by the Toby/Downgrange Health Club entrance on the Winchester road)

More Info

Further information about the club history, how to find us, upcoming and past events can be found by following the links on the navigation bar on the left. The navigation bar is present on all pages to make finding your way around the site easier. There is also information about each of the individual ranges along with directions.

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