Guernsey Pistol Club was founded in 1966 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016.
The Club shoots at two ranges. The first is a four-lane 25m indoor range at Mont Arrivee adjacent to the small-bore rifle club and is limited to 22lr and air pistol shooting. The second, at Chouet headland, is a ten-lane 25m outdoor range and can be used for both centre-fire and small-bore pistols, and rifles. Both ranges are fitted with turning targets. 10m air pistol shooting at Mont Arrivee takes place weekly, using demountable target changers on Monday evening.
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Dr Derek Horn, Ivan Brouard, Mike Brouard & Brian Bisson. Along with Barry Falla and Roy Long, they were the main force behind getting the pistol section up and running.
In the first instance, a visitor resident in Guernsey wishing to shoot should attend the Chouet range on a Sunday morning. You will be introduced to Club officials and be able to watch the shooting. Under Guernsey Firearms legislation with effect from 1st April 2019 (unless you already hold either a Guernsey, Jersey or UK Firearms (FAC) or Shotgun Certificate (SGC)) you will have to apply for and be granted a Guernsey Basic Police Disclosure before you can shoot at either range – there is a fee payable. The Disclosure must be dated within 60 days of the date you attend the range on the first occasion.
Overseas visitors should contact the Club Secretary in the first instance. If you are either an existing UK FAC or SGC holder, then please forward a copy of page one of your licence. If you are neither an FAC nor SGC holder, then please provide a copy of the details page of your passport along with a DBS Basic Disclosure to the Club Secretary. The Disclosure must be dated within 60 days of the date you attend the range on the first occasion.
If you are either an FAC or SGC holder, you must show the original certificate to Club Officials before being allowed to shoot. A Basic Disclosure holder will be required to pass the original copy Disclosure to Club officials before shooting. All visitors will be supervised on a one to one basis, initially shooting a 22 calibre pistol. Subject to safety considerations, aptitude, behaviour and competence, as determined by Club officials, you may then be able to shoot centre-fire pistols at Chouet.
Visitors will pay a range fee per attendance and for ammunition. You are covered on the Club’s insurance policy whilst shooting having signed the range register and agreed to abide by the Range Standing Orders. The Club holds a number of club pistols in both 22 and center-fire calibres.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Guernsey Pistol Club, please review our Membership page.
Range Opening Times
Open on Sundays 9:30 am until 12:00 pm
Mont Arrive Range
Open on Wednesdays 6.30 pm until 8:00 pm