Club of the month – Lincoln Target Shooting Club

Club secretary Mike Waldron has been involved with LTSC for more than 30 years. He’s seen it produce both county and national-level top shots

Lincoln Target Shooting Club can trace part of its roots to 1908, when a smallbore club was formed in affiliation with the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs.

The airgun section started elsewhere in the 1970s, and the two clubs later merged. The club now occupies a purpose-made building near a sports and social club, consisting of a wooden structure that houses both a club room and an indoor 10m range.

Here, they shoot only .177 rifles and pistols. There are six lanes, each with electronic target changers. One lane is easily convertible for benchrest rifle. Otherwise, shots are made from a standing position.

The range is accessible for wheelchairs, and there is also an outside 25m range. Membership currently stands at 30, aged from 10 to 77. Among the membership are a number of qualified individuals, including Range Conducting Officers, scorers, a club instructor and a county-level coach. Any new member is initially coached in club and range discipline.

The coach also runs a number of training days throughout the year for pistol shooters. Club members shoot in Lincolnshire rifle and pistol leagues and the annual Eley competition with various levels of success.

In the recent past, some of the rifle shooters have been selected for national youth team training, with one member going on to be successful in Team GB.

For more details contact Mike Waldron on 07714 212238

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