Frequently Asked Questions

What is TVRC?

Tyne Valley Rifle Club is a target shooting club in North East England. The club is currently the full-bore section of Mayfair Shooting Centre in Sunderland and is in the process of becoming a separate club with our own Home Office approval and NRA affiliation.

Where are we?

The club shoots at the Ministry of Defence outdoor ranges at Ponteland and, from time to time, at Otterburn training estate. These ranges offer our members the opportunity to shoot at distances from 100 yards to almost 1,000 yards.

What firearms can you shoot?

Our members are able to shoot a wide variety of firearms; from 16th Century muzzle-loaders to todays’ ultra-modern target and tactical rifles and pretty much everything in between. If it’s legal to possess on a Firearm Certificate then you can probably shoot it with us!

If you think you may like to join us but would like to find out a bit more about what we do then we are usually able to arrange for you to visit one of our shoots at Ponteland. Unfortunately though, we can not allow you to shoot or to handle firearms unless you are a member. Please email us to make arrangements and we will be pleased to accommodate you.

Do you sell firearms and ammunition to members?

We have ammunition for use in club guns on range days. We do not make retail sales to FAC holders at the range.

The club does not sell firearms apart from when occasionally disposing of club rifles – members will be given first refusal.

For firearms and ammunition sales please follow the link to Mayfair Shooting Centre.