Target Shooting

The Brunel University Target Shooting Club (BUTSC) exists to provide students with the ability to learn, practice and compete in the sport of target shooting.

Brunel University Target Shooting Club exists to enable anyone at the uni to practice the sport of target shooting in a competitive yet friendly environment. No experience necessary, you'll learn everything you need to know with us!


Target shooting is a historic British sport, with successes at Rio 2016 including bronzes in Men's Trap from Edward Ling and Double Trap from Steven Scott. The sport is growing in size, with good prospects for young shooters such as Amber Hill in future competitions.

The main disciplines that we cater for are 10m air pistol and .22 smallbore rifle at 25 yards; we also offer clay pigeon (shotgun) shooting, and fullbore target rifle from 300yds to 1000yds. For airgun shoots, we meet at the Exercise Studio in the Sports Centre, between 9pm to 11pm every Friday.

On Wednesday afternoons we go to Ruislip Rifle Club ( for .22 smallbore rifle shoots on a 25 yard indoor range. Fullbore target rifle and clay pigeon take place once a month at the historic Bisley Ranges ( and EJ Churchills ( respectively.

The Club competes in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) and opportunities are open for members to join the teams in many disciplines!

If you're interested, but not sure you want to join yet, come along to the Friday airgun shoot and give it a go! All we ask is that you bring £1 to cover the cost of the ammunition, and that you have Sports Federation membership.

Come along to our weekly air pistol shoot at 9-11pm on every Friday in the Exercise Studio


When do we meet?

Training 2017-18
Wednesday - Ruislip Rifle Club, departing from university
Friday - Exercise Studio, Sports Centre
(Each month - National Shooting Centre, Bisley)


Safe Shooter Certification Training (Fullbore)              10th March 2018            
British Young Shooters' Association Training               23rd-25th March 2018    
(Fullbore, Smallbore, Civilian Service Rifle)
Brunel University vs. LMRA     (Fullbore)                     7th April 2018                  


Club Aims

  1. To provide students, staff and alumni with the opportunity to learn to shoot in a fun and friendly environment.
  2. To get members competent in the safe handling and usage of firearms.
  3. To continue to enter the BUCS Championship and compete against rival universities.





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