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Benfleet &  District Rifle  & Pistol Club

All Enquiries-Call Mrs K. Shimmen on 01268 901874

Range/Club House

Benfleet & District Rifle & Pistol Club was founded over 80 years ago and is one of the longest established target shooting clubs in the South of England.

The Range is at Lubbards Farm, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh where we meet every Thursday from 1930hrs to 2200hrs - Range Fee £1 per week.

Photographs of the entrance to the Range to assist any new members to find the location is shown below and click HERE to see a map.

New Members

Come and join us

We love New Members -

If you would  like to talk to us about becoming a Member, please give us a call, see the Contact Us page.

You can then come and see us in action on a Thursday evening and see if you like it.


There are a number of photographs of the Range and its facilities, if any member has any additional photographs that you think may be suitable, please email them to us at

If you have any news or items of interest, please can you email them to

Upcoming Events/Competitions

We are primarily a .22 target shooting Club but and get involved in competitions with: Southend & District Small Bore Rifle League, Eastern Region League, Civil Service League and Victoria Rifle Club Carbine League.

Details of any future Events and/or Competitions will be shown here.

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Benfleet & District Rifle Club 1946

Young Guns Cup Winners

Dennis Layzell was a junior member of the Benfleet Rifle Club from about the age of 14 years.  The rifle range was at the rear of the Anchor Public House.  As a member he was taught to be a good shot and won competitions over several years with other members of the club between 1946 - 1948

To buy a shotgun in Britain you need to hold a Shotgun Certificate, and to buy a rifle you need to hold a Fire Arm Certificate. You can ask for forms for these from your local Police Station. As most things currently are accessible via the Internet, below is the link to Essex Police where you can find information about obtaining a gun licence or renewing an existing one in addition to other relevant information.

Ask also to speak to your local Police firearms Liaison Officer, who will tell you what you need to fill those forms out to his or her satisfaction. They may also want to see a 'good reason' for you wanting a gun, such as membership of Benfleet Pistol & Rifle Club or for pest control. They usually want to see that you will keep your gun or guns in a secure place, such as a steel gun cabinet bolted to a wall. You have to store ammunition separately.                

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Rules On Gun Buying and Licencing in the UK Essex Police Firearms