Legal Gun Dealers/Clubs

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 24th October 2005.

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Photo of Peter Robinson Peter Robinson DUP, Belfast East

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list legal (a) gun clubs and (b) ranges in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

The following information has been supplied by the PSNI.

There are 55 authorised gun clubs and 39 authorised ranges in Northern Ireland. These are listed as follows. Where ranges comprise more than one firing range, this is identified in the table.

Authorised Clubs (at 19 October 2005)

Area 17 Air Pistol Club

Ballymena Rifle & Pistol Club

Bangor & District Small Bore Rifle Club

Bangor Gram. Sch. Com. Cadet Force Air Rifle Club

Belfast Harbour Police Rifle Club

Belfast Home Guard Rifle Club

Belfast Royal Academy Rifle Club—2390 Squadron ATC

Braken Projectile Club

Bready Air Rifle Club

Campbell College, C.C.F Rifle Club

Carrowdore & District Shooting & Recreation Club

City of Derry Rifle & Pistol Club

Clandeboye, Bangor & District U.S.C. Rifle & Pistol Club

Co Londonderry 'XB' Rifle & Pistol Club

Comber Rifle Club

Creevedonnell Air Rifle Club

Culnady Air Rifle Club

Downpatrick Rifle Club

Downshire Rifle Clu

Dungannon Rifle & Pistol Club

Dunnyboe Target Club

East Antrim Rifle & Pistol Club

Ex-Services Pistol & Rifle Club

Fortwilliam Home Guard Rifle & Pistol Club

Kells Rifle & Pistol Club

Killylea Air Rifle Club

Kirlish Rifle & Pistol Club

Laghey Small Bore Rifle & Pistol Club

Langford Lodge Sports Club

Leopold Street Rifle Club

Lisnalea Rod & Gun Club

Loughbrickland Small Bore Rifle Club

Maralin Rifle Club

Michelin Athletic Pistol & Rifle Club

Mid Antrim Rifle & Pistol Club

Moneymore Air Rifle Club

Mowillian Air Rifle Club

2nd (NI) Battalion Army Cadet Force Rifle Club

N.I. Target Sports Association

North Antrim Small Bore Rifle & Pistol Club

Omagh & District U.S.C.A Rifle Club

Omagh Scout Group Rifle Club

Orritor Rifle Club

P.S.N.I. Rifle & Pistol Club

Rockport Shooting Club

Roe Valley Rifle Club

Roe Valley Target Club

Royal School Armagh Rifle Club

Royal School Dungannon Rifle Club

Seskinore Harriers Air Pistol Club

Sherrygroom Rifle & Pistol Club

Shorts Rifle & Pistol Club

Strangford Lough W'Fowling Cons. Ass. Air Rifle Club

Ulster Rifle Association

Western Area Medical Target Shooting Club

Name of club Location of range
Bangor Grammar School Combined Cadet Force Air Rifle Club Bangor Grammar School, 13 College Avenue, Bangor BT20 5HJ
Culnady Air Rifle Club Culnady Orange Hall, Culnady Road, Upperlands, Maghera
Dungannon Shooting Federation Club Dungannon Leisure Centre, Circular Road (Basement, rear car park)
Bangor & District Small Bore Rifle Club Castle Park, Valentine Road, Bangor
Dungannon Royal School Rifle Club Dungannon Royal School Grounds
Rockport School Air Rifle Club Rockport School, Craigavad, Holywood BT180DD
Killylea Air Gun Club Cooey Orange Hall, Kennedies Road, Killylea, Co Armagh
Mowillian Air Rifle Club Moneymore, Co Londonderry
Area 17 Air Pistol Club Unit 44, Dennisons Industrial Estate, Mill Road, Ballyclare
Lisnalea Rod & Gun Club Shooting Range Entrance to disused railway tunnel, Corrinare Road, Loughgilly, Markethill
Foyle & Londonderry College Northland Road, Londonderry
County Londonderry XB Rifle Club Moneyshanare, Tobermore
Comber Rifle Club 17 Railway Street, Comber BT23 5HG

(2Xindoor ranges—1Xfirst floor—1Xground floor)

Ballygraffan Road, Comber BT23 5SU


North Antrim Small Bore Rifle Club Nissen Hut at Bellisle Road, Carncullagh Upper, Dervock, Ballymoney (2Xranges)
Bready Air Rifle Club Ballydonaghy, Clougher, Strabane
69 Dunnalong Road, Bready, Strabane
Private Range Garage at 612 Saintfield Road, Carryduff, Belfast BT8 8BL
Langford Lodge Sports Club Unit 4, Langford Lodge Industrial Estate, Largy Road, Crumlin
Sherrygroom Rifle & Pistol Club Above a barn at Dunnahenry Road, Stewartstown
Roe Valley Rifle Club Farm yard at Tullyarmon, Limavady
Seskinore Harriers Air Pistol Club Riding for Disabled Association, Deverney Road, Arvalee, Omagh
Fortwilliam (Home Guard) Rifle & Pistol Club The Old Abattoir, Duncrue Pass, Belfast
Moneymore Air Rifle Club Orange Hall, Main Street, Moneymore, Co Londonderry
Carrowdore & District Shooting & Recreation Club Abbey Road, Carrowdore, Co Down


Ballymena Rifle & Pistol Club Loan Hill, Ballyconnelly Road, Cullybackey, Co Antrim


Kells Rifle & Pistol Club 78 Fernisky Road, Kells, Ballymena


Downshire Rifle Club Moira Road, Hillsborough


Omagh Boy Scouts Rifle Club Campsie Road, Omagh
Clandeboye Bangor & USC Rifle & Pistol Club The Borough Gymnasium, Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co Down
Laghey Rifle & Pistol Club 21A Killyneill Court, Dungannon BT71 6BN
Loughbrickland Rifle Club McBride's Corner, Moneyslane, Ballyward, Banbridge, Co Down
Duke of Abercorn Estate Range Baronscourt, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone
Desertmartin Air Rifle Club The Orange Hall, Desertmartin
Omagh & District USCA Rifle Club Colebrooke Estate, Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh


Gola, Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh (1 x indoor)
Mid Antrim Pony Club Barn at 125 Ahoghill Road, Randalstown
Strangford Lough Wildfowlers Glenvale, Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards
HMP Weapon Training Range NIPS, HMP Maghaberry, Lisburn, Co Antrim
East Antrim Rifle & Pistol Club 23A Sawmill Road, Ballyclare, Co Antrim


Creevedonnell Air Rifle Club Cumber Church Hall, Cregg Road, Claudy, Co Londonderry


Curryfree Road, Curryfree, Co Londonderry (1Xindoor)
Dungannon Rifle & Pistol Club Disused sandpit at 408 Annaginny Road, Newmills, Dungannon


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