As of today (8th February), Rathdrum Rifle and Pistol Club are now authorised by the Gardai for the use of .22cal Rifle and Pistol as well as Air Rifle and Pistol on our range in Rathdrum. The authorisation covers the use of these firearms in the prone, kneeling and standing positions as well as Benchrest. The authorisation states that the range 'comprehensively meets the requirements'.
Coupled with the introduction of electronic targets (the first range in Ireland to use these), this authorisation now allows us to run all the ISSF short range disciplines as well as NSRA 25 yard and Benchrest 25 yard.
We are now waiting for the go-ahead from Wicklow to re-open on foot of this authorisation.