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About Aberdeen Full Bore Gun Club

one of the most active multi-discipline shooting clubs in Scotland.



Founded in 1976, by a group of keen rifle and pistols shooters, Aberdeen Full Bore Gun Club originally shot rifle over the old war-time RAF range at Brimmond Hill, near Dyce, until it was closed as a result of communication equipment being erected for the Oil Industry.
Fullbore pistol was then shot on the 30 metre range at Gordon Barracks at the Bridge of Don and .22 pistoleers used the 25 metre indoor range at the Barracks, and club membership rose to around 120 in the early 1980's.
When the Military closed the 30 metre range at the Barracks, the club moved its activities to the Black Dog Military Ranges, just north of Aberdeen, where the 25m 'C' range was used for pistol shooting three or four times a week, with monthly rifle shoots on 'A' and 'B' ranges.
In 1995 the Club was able to construct it own complex north of Aberdeen with an outdoor 50m and covered firing point 100m ranges, clubhouse and target sheds, and this was the club's home until 2019 but when the landowner wished to redevelop the site those facilities were unfortunately lost
We had, however, been using the excellent Denwood Shooting Centre, Countesswells, in Aberdeen City and taken on a former range near Peterhead (effectively to stop the range falling into total disuse) a few years before and since 2019 have concentrated our efforts on those sites.

Current Facilities
We support all current section 1 firearms, with our members participating in all forms of small- and full-bore rifle and muzzle-loading pistol and rifle shooting and are affiliated to NRA UK, Scottish Target Shooting, Aberdeen Sports Council and Aberdeenshire Sports Council.

As a member club of the Denwood Association in Countesswells, with its world-class smallbore facilities, we have the primary lead of the 50m outdoor range and firing position building with frequent use of the 25m indoor range.  We have developed the site at Peterhead to provide an outdoor 100m fullbore rifle, target shotgun, pistol calibre and smallbore range in addition to a separate 25m pistol calibre, black powder pistol and smallbore range with a covered firing point. In addition, we have regular fullbore rifle shoots at the MoD ranges at Blackdog and Barry Budden near Dundee, allowing members to shoot out to 900m.

The competitive Club Championships, Club Challenges and Open Competitions support a wide range of disciplines ranging from precision, gallery rifle & sporting rifle, target shotgun, small and full-bore action rifle through to 'F'-class, benchrest etc. - basically we try our hand at anything and everything! In addition, many of our members compete in local, regional and national competitions, including representation in Scottish National Teams and individual medal winning performances at international events at Bisley .

AFBGC have also been proud to host the civilian shooting competitions for the Aberdeen Wapinschaw for many years, preserving the history of an event dating back to the annual inspection of the medieval militia’s arms. It is one of the UK's oldest existing sporting events, and has run since 1862 unbroken except for World Wars and, of course, Covid.

Current Fees (2023/24) - no additional range fees are payable.

Joining Fee £50 + annual fee charged on a prorata basis

Full Fee Member £170

Senior Member (60 years or older on 1st March; Full Fee -£10) £160

Partner/Spouse (of a Full or Senior fee member; 25% of Full Fee) £42.50

Young member (21 years or younger on 1st March or in fulltime eduction, 25% of Full Fee) £42.50



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