Club history

The range was originally built as a pistol range for the RAF during World War Two. Since then it has been used by civilian clubs that have undergone various reincarnations over the years. The present club dates from the 1980s, with a minor reorganisation after the 1997 pistol ban. Our members are largely from Leicestershire and Northants..

Range safety

Range safety is of paramount importance and all members are expected to be fully conversant with the KTSC Rules and Members Safety Responsibility information, which is here.

Shooting facilities

We have firing points at 25, 50 and 100m, although the design of the range means that only one of these can be shot at any one time. There are ten firing points at 25m, eight at 50m and six at 100m. Although it is an open air range, all of the firing points are covered. Ammunition limitations are: maximum muzzle velocity 2145 ft/sec (655 m/sec) and maximum muzzle energy 1495 ft/lbs (2030 Joules).

Becoming a member

The initial stages in becoming a member have been mentioned earlier. One you have joined as a probationary member, the induction period differs for those new members who have an FAC already, and those who don’t have one but wish to undertake the necessary procedure. More information can be found here.

Getting an FAC

It is possible to join the club and become a full member without obtaining an FAC. You can use the club guns and ammunition every time. However, getting an FAC allows you to buy the types of guns you want (within the restrictions of the law) and to keep them at home. You can also buy, store and even manufacture ammunition yourself. Application forms and further information, including current costs, can be obtained from the Home Office or your local police website.

Guest days

We run regular guest days which are normally held on the first Saturday of each month. Any change from this pattern will be notified in advance by the secretary. Please note the following:

  1. Only full members can bring guests.
  2. The limit is one guest per member, unless by prior arrangement with the secretary.
  3. The member is responsible for the supervision of their guest(s) and ensuring their safe handling of firearms.
  4. The cost is £10 per guest, payable to the RO of the day.
  5. Guests must complete a declaration form (copies in the shed) before they shoot, the form should be shown to the RO. 
  6. If club ammo is required, it will be purchased at the normal rate

Club visits

We occasionally arrange visits to the National Shooting Centre at Bisley to allow us to shoot fullbore military and hunting calibres at greater distances, usually between 200 – 500 yards. To shoot at Bisley it is helpful, but not essential, to have obtained an NRA Shooter Certification Card (SCC). These can be obtained by following the set programme at the NRA, or by undertaking the necessary training at the club. Details can be found in this download.

Club competitions

We run adhoc informal competitions throughout the year, which the members enjoy – but in general the Club is non-competitive by nature.

Develop your skills

We have a series of proficiency challenges that you can try – they are great for improving your skills. More details here.


Here is the membership form for 24/25 and go here for some targets we use at the club that you can download and print off.


Yes, you can come along and have a go. Have a look at our Home Page for more information.

No, see ‘Getting an FAC’ above.

Once you begin your probationary period, you will gain experience with a range of different guns. Different types suit different people, but generally everyone will train initially on .22 rifles.

Difficult to answer, because it depends what you mean by ‘expensive’! A good quality second hand .22 rifle can be bought for £150, with ammunition at about £5.00 for a box of 50 rounds. At the other end of the scale, a precision target rifle can cost several thousand pounds with ammunition at over £1 per round. For shooting at Kibworth, plenty of good shooting can be done with the cheaper guns and cheaper ammo. If you get more specialist, like the precision 100m+ shooters, you’re moving towards the other end of the scale, costwise.