We are target shooters and, as such, derive our amusement from propelling a small piece of metal at a sheet of paper with the intention of punching a hole in it. Because an injurious velocity is achieved we, as shooters, must be responsible for that piece of metal from start of flight to finish. Safety is, therefore, the cornerstone of all of our disciplines.
There has been a shooting range, at Milnain beside Strathpeffer,
for many years but it was in 1968 that Major Fred Hoare obtained the Home
Office approval for the range to be used by the Strathpeffer Pistol Club.
Time passed and, following the demise of the Dingwall Rifle Club, some
of the Dingwall members came over to Strathpeffer and the Club changed
its name to the Strathpeffer Rifle and Pistol Club. Of course, since the
“handguns ban” which followed the Dunblane atrocity, pistol
shooting has become rather limited but has not disappeared altogether:
as subsequent pages will show.
Thanks very much and we look forward to seeing you.