Derby Rifle and Pistol Club 1999

 

RIP PETER BREHENY

 

                               

It is with great sadness that I have to inform all club members of the sudden death of Peter Breheny on Monday 14 July 2014 following a short illness.

Peter has been a member of Derby Rifle and Pistol Club 1999 for many years and also served as a committee member.  It is well known that Peter championed the cause for disabled shooters and as a result of his involvement; the Club was recognised in 2013 by the Disabled Shooting Project, sponsored by British Shooting and Sport England. The certificate awarded now hangs in the lounge of the clubhouse. 

In his PR role on the Committee Peter was responsible for organising many open days involving groups from schools, Round Table and many other organisations.  He was also responsible for organising Club functions, but recently due to his ill health this was taken over by his daughter. 

There is no doubt that Peter will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Peter’s funeral is to be held next Wednesday July 23rd at All Saints Catholic Church, Belle Vue Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1AT at 12.00 noon.

Family flowers only please. It will be announced to which charity donations may be sent in lieu of floral tributes.

K C Robinson

Secretary, DRPC 1999 

 

 

Welcome to www.drpc1999.com

We have our own complex near Twyford, south of Derby In the East Midlands. An excellent facility with 25m, 50m and 185yd ranges, Clubroom with lounge, kitchen and toilets. Members mainly shoot Ruger 10/22, Gallery rifles, sporting and F class rifles, travelling to Open events to compete. Recently there has been renewed interest in shooting with muzzle loading black powder pistols, revolvers and rifles.

Please have a look around our website and if you like what you see feel free to contact us.

 

Latest News

The DERBY OPEN held on 28th & 29th June.

(More photos added to the website gallery 6/7/14) 

The Derby Open 2014 was a record breaker with more than 100 competitors and over 690 events being shot. It was fantastic to see 23 new faces and even some completely new to the competition circuit.

Five Scottish shooters travelled down for the first time and we hosted a Home Countries shoulder to shoulder on Friday afternoon, congratulations to the Welsh team for their victory. Another first was our first ever German competitor flying in to shoot on Sunday.

Stats did brilliantly on the day and results were ready 20 minutes after the last shot. They can be seen via the link below

Please Note: You have seven days to challenge any scores - and I have a bundle of score cards without names or with adding errors.

I think you will agree that the prize table was excellent with numerous high value prizes to be chosen. This was mainly due to extraordinary support from the sponsors who supported the meeting. It is worth mentioning them by name as they deserve our thanks and having confidence in the future of our sport. Please support them in return.

 

MidwayUK  

RUAG, importers of RWS ammunition

Wentworth Sporting Supplies

The National Shooting Centre

ELEY Ammunition

The Countryman of Derby

Neil Jones Shooting

 

THANKS

The Derby Open is a team effort and would not be possible without the 30 or so Range Crew who worked unbelievably hard over the weekend. Special thanks go to Team Smoothy and several other visitors for their help and not to forget the guys in Stats, and most importantly Martin and Scot on the BBQ.

We hope you all enjoyed yourselves 

A full list of scores can be seen here Any challenges must be made by 9th July

 

 

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REMINDERS

When visiting the Club out of normal Club Session hours do not lock the main gate, this is in case emergency services need access. Of course lock the gate if you are last to leave.

Remember to sign in, as must any visitors - even if they are not shooting.

Please be aware of the permitted shooting times and restrictions.

It is important to record your visit and what firearms you have used in the register (by the phone in the lounge)
The Secretary is being asked for detailed information by the police when a Member’s FAC is being renewed.
So remember to state the calibre and type of firearm you have used.

 

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C Range Targets 

The static target frame system on C Range has now replaced. 

The new system comprises of a holding frame bolted to the wooden sand retaining wall. These holders have a bolt, wing nut and clamp board to secure the target board to the frame in a similar manner to the system on A Range. These will be more stable in windy conditions. 

The new target boards are plywood with a slot cut in them the same as is used on A and B range. They are stored in the wooden boxes by the sand bank. 

IMPORTANT To ensure that the holding frames are not damaged by low impacting bullets please ensure that your rifles are correctly set up for the range you are shooting at. If you are unsure of your sight setting, start at a closer range before moving back to 100 and 200. 

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AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF SUPPORTING DISABLED TARGET SHOOTERS.

 

Derby Rifle & Pistol Club 1999 has become one of the first shooting clubs in the country to be recognised as a Target Shooting Organisation that caters for People with Disabilities or Impairments.

A certificate of recognition was recently awarded to club at the Annual Disabled Shooting Awards, held at Bisley the National Shooting Centre in Surrey. The awarding body is the Disabled Shooting Project, sponsored by British Shooting and Sport England. The event was attended by ninety disabled shooters from all over England.

The club has seven members registered disabled and has over the last three years undertaken major improvements to make the clubhouse and range areas disability friendly by building new disabled toilet facilities, shooting supports and platforms for wheelchair users.    

In keeping with the Disabled Shooting Project, the club is keen to promote Target shooting as the most accessible, inclusive and integrated of all mainstream sports.

The club secretary said: "We are proud that our efforts as a club willing to assist disabled members - have been recognised by three of the sport’s governing bodies."  

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A new Photo Gallery has been installed and images going back to 2004 can be seen. It would be great to get some older photos from pistol days- have you got any?