Membership is open to those aged 11 and above. We also have special arrangements for Scouts wishing to gain their “Master At Arms” badge and for “Duke of Edinburgh” scheme participants.

New members are required to undergo a six month probationary membership. During this time instruction will be given in the safe handling and use of the various types of firearm we use, and the ranges that we use them on. Safety is the main requirement, not a high degree of marksmanship.

NOTE: Certain groups are prohibited from handling firearms and ammunition by virtue of Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968. It is your responsibility to determine whether you are covered by this part of the act as the police vet all applications. The exclusion applies to persons who have been imprisoned for certain periods of time and some other groups.


Please read our Privacy Policy, then download, print, complete and return the completed application form. Our Membership Secretary will inform the police of your application, then he/she will be in touch via email with your referees. Once these checks are completed satisfactorily, he/she will add your name to the waiting list. When we are about to start a New Members Course, he/she will be in touch to arrange your start date. We have new intakes of probationary members approximately every three months. Currently there is no waiting list, an application made now could be on the next New Members Course, subject to checks and references.

You will be asked to provide proof of identity e. g. driving licence, passport, FAC or shotgun certificate or Armed Forces Identity Card. If a child is joining a parent or guardian must provide identification.

Download your Application Form here…

Download – Privacy Policy
Download – membership application form

and send it to
Membership Secretary
Paignton (Torbay) Rifle & Pistol Club
Penwill Way

01803 445 872

Opening Times

Monday  * Closed
Tuesday 19:30 – 22:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 19:30 – 22:00
Friday 19:30 – 22:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday (1st/3rd) 13:00 – 16:00

* Monday nights are reserved for new members courses and special group events only.