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Lea Valley Air Gun Club

Lea Valley Air Gun Club

Lea Valley Air Gun Club is considered by many to be the UK’s premier air gun shooting club and with a membership of around 150 it is certainly one of the most popular. Some of our members travel considerable distances to attend on Saturdays and enjoy the clubs facilities.

We are fortunate in having several ranges available which means that we are able to cater for a wide range of shooting disciplines. We have monthly hunter field target (HFT) competitions, both for rifle and pistol, and visitors are always welcome to compete.

Some members enjoy shooting competitively, and the club has a team that takes part in the nationwide UKAHFT series with a reasonable level of success. In fact, we have at various times held the team, senior, recoiling and junior titles. In addition, our pistol section has a group of shooters that compete in both practical pistol and iron plate action shooting (IPAS) at national level.

First and foremost, Lea Valley is a fun place to shoot and meet like minded people.

Opening Times
The club operates throughout the year and is open from 9:30am to 4.00pm every Saturday, and often longer during the summer months.

Club House
Our heated clubhouse has seating for in excess of 60 people, and also has flushing ladies and gents toilets. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available free of charge throughout the day. A range of reasonably priced hot food is freshly prepared until 1:00pm and sometimes later.

It’s a great place to sit & chat, read the notice board, a magazine or just have a quick warm-up during the winter months.

Ranges
The club uses ranges that form part of the Lea Valley Shooting Association (LVSA) grounds, which stretch over 22 acres. The ranges are separated by 20ft high banking that provides a safe environment for a variety of air gun shooting disciplines. Shooting points are covered and have concrete floors, providing some protection from the elements. In addition, we also rent an additional area of woodland from the neighbouring farmer.

Range 1 is the venue for our regular club competitions and when no competition is scheduled, can be used for informal practice sessions.

Range 2 is designated as our plinking range, with a large selection of reactive targets set out at ranges up to 60 yards.

Range 3 is used as a zeroing range, where shooters use paper targets to ensure that their rig is set up correctly.

Range 4
is used by pistol shooters for a wide range of activities and it is not unusual to see a set of IPAS speed plates, a small practical pistol stage and a range of plinking targets in use. All types of air pistol, including Brococks (provided a valid FAC is held), spring, pre-charged pneumatics and CO2 are used.

The woods are utilised for competitions only and when used in conjunction with the open ranges, enable us to set extremely diverse courses. This is a particularly attractive area and never more so than when the blue bells are in bloom in April/May.

Car Parking
The car park has a capacity of 200 and remains well drained and firm in all weather conditions, with no fear of getting stuck in mud!

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