Today Saturday 20th November Mrs McGill attended Duchy Range to open the newly finished 25 Metre shooting range. There were three generations on the McGill family in attendance to see the opening of the new range that was dedicated to the Late Harry McGill one of the original Trustees for the club. It was a great day and we would like to thank all those who helped in getting the McGill range completed and open. Click here for more photos of the event
Since the removal of lock down the Committee were finally able to meet and resolve a number of matters one of which was the issue around the booking system. We know there is some divided opinion amongst members on the system with the response being largely positive but others not liking it. So we worked to balance all views and have decided the booking system will remain in place for lanes 1,3,5,7,10 & 12, but the time allocated to each lane will be increased to two hours and of course if there is no one booked on after you (check with your friendly RO) you can remain on that lane should you so wish. This enables people who would like to be guaranteed a slot to have that comfort. We are aware there is some misinformation out there saying the booking system is not to be used and is being retired, we are gradually trying to reduce the amount of mis-info out there
"TURN UP LANES" The remaining lanes 2,4,6,8,9, 11, 13-16 on the range will be lanes which you can simply turn up without having to book and use as and when they become available. We are therefore happy this solution will suit everyone.
We have also updated the Booking system so that members only can use it. All members have been added to the system using the email which was provided to us on joining/ renewing, you will no longer be able to register for an account on the booking system. All you need do is use the "reset my password" option to get a password unique to you and to use the booking system. We did have some people trying to use the system with false information so felt going down this route would protect us all!
We have worked hard on these solutions so we hope you are as pleased with the balanced outcome as we are :) Happy Shooting
Like a lot of life production of our lovely DSA branded clothing was halted due to the COVID pandemic. We are delighted to report that our lovely local Cornish supplier is now back in business and once again able to offer their services so we can have lots of lovely clubware! Costs for the ware come out at
we have put all the relevant documentation to assist you completing your RO duty on a page called the the RO corner. You will need to be registered on the members area and a valid club RO but everything should be on there for you! if you would like anything else added let us know using the contact form
Our chairman has asked if the following can be circulated to our membership:
“As a member of the HBSA we just had notification of a petition being circulated online on Change UK, by some shooters who are trying to get planning permission for a range at Eskdalemuir in Scotland. Apparently a small group of locals have organised a global petition against, and 13,000 anti-shooters have signed up.
The petition wording is self-explanatory, but I ask if our members would consider signing the supporting petition”.
Please support this petition if you can, and encourage other shooting friends to do so, and spread the word. Who knows when we might want similar support from the wider rifle shooting fraternity?
Time for renewal is here please see how to get your membership renewed. Renewals will be accepted until June 2021 and then you will be asked to restart your membership click here for renewal info
Following the Prime Minister's statement on 22 February 2021, The DSA Range Management Committee, are delighted to announce that the ranges will re-open for shooting at 0930 on Thursday 1 April 2021
The Duchy will be holding two SWEFTA shoots this year - if you would like to know more talk to Phil Foulds at the club or take a look at their website http://www.swefta.org.uk/
9th February 2020 - SWEFTA Winter League at Duchy.
26th April 2020 - SWEFTA Summer League at Duchy.
Please note the range orders have been revised please make sure you make yourself familiar with them, they are available in the download area of this website