Join Ilkley Rifle and Pistol Club

The club is fully open to prospective new members.

As a Home Office Approved Gun Club the membership process is subject of formal oversight. This is not an onerous process and ensures that safety and security can be maintained, in summary the club process is as follows:

  • All prospective members must initially attend a non-shooting visit to the clubhouse.
  • New members must satisfactorily complete a probationary period – a minimum of three months and twelve visits for those not holding a firearms certificate.
  • All non-firearms certificate holders can only use air rifles or air pistols during their probationary period. Full members wishing to shoot .22” rim-fire cartridge firing rifles are provided with additional instruction.
  • Junior members under the age of 18 must be supervised by a family member or Guardian over the age of 21 when visiting the range. A Parent, Carer or Guardian’s written permission must accompany the completed membership application form if the applicant is under the age of 18.

The club has air rifles, air pistols and .22” rim-fire cartridge rifles to support members during their probation and beyond; in theory an individual does not need to purchase a gun during their membership of the club.

Because it is a Home Office Gun Club it is appropriate to state that the club does not run a day or temporary membership scheme, nor does it run experience days, events or host parties.

Membership Pricing

Fees Membership fees for the 2022 – 2023 club year are:

  • Adult full members: £120 per year.
  • Persons in full-time education or apprenticeship: £40 per year.
  • Junior Members up to 18 years: £30 per year.

Range Fee Each visit to the range is subject to a £4 range fee.

Probationary member fees Probationary members pay a £1 fee (in addition to their range fee) per visit. The total of the probationary fees paid is eventually deducted from the annual full membership fee.

Ready To Join?

Prospective members should initially send an e-mail to providing personal contact information.

A club committee member will then respond and manage the inquiry.

Congratulations to two of our members, Jo and Tony, on their wins in the Leeds Summer Bench Rest Competition. This was Jo’s first competition, and she won in division 13. Tony won in devision 9 for Leeds bench rest, and devision 2 in the springer comps.