Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.
Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.
To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.
If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:
The NSRA is the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Match Crossbow Shooting.
NSRA/ELEY 2018 Competition (Postal and Shoulder-Shoulder Stages) - Reminder the closing date is: 4th December
Please note that no entries will be accepted after these dates.
NSRA/ELEY 2017 Results
Please find below the results from the 2017 Eley Competition - Thank you to all those who entered!
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The dates for the 2018 Championships are shown below:
|British Open Airgun Championship||April 13th-15th|
|50 Metre Championship||June 1st-3rd|
|Benchrest Short Range Comp||June 9th|
|Benchrest Championship||June 10th|
|Scottish Championship||Jun 30th-Jul 6th|
|Bisley Championship||Aug 11th-19th|
|Eley Finals||Oct 12th-14th|
The Home Office has opened a public consultation on what they consider to be "Offensive and Dangerous Weapons". This includes plans to apply further restrictions on .50 calibre and MARS (Manually Activated Release System) rifles which are currently for target shooting.
The policy intends to remove the availability of these Firearms for civilian use suggesting they may be used for terrorism. The proposed changes will raise them from Section 1 of the Firearms Act where they can be held on a normal Firearms Certificate to Section 5 and so effectively banned.
The NSRA are opposed to this and other changes to legislation which is not based on evidence but merely applies further restrictions to law abiding target shooters with no apparent benefit to public safety. The NSRA will fight these changes on behalf of its members and affiliated clubs via British Shooting Sports Council and other appropriate national forums.
The consultation document can be viewed at:
The document also includes further restrictions proposed on the sale of knives which will only be able to be purchased by face-to-face transactions - severely damaging many internet based businesses.
We are understandably beginning to receive enquiries from NSRA Affiliated Clubs regarding the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on the 28th May 2018.
The detail of the regulation is currently being considered by the NSRA, so that the best advice can be communicated to all members as to the implications and recommended actions required.
Should any member wish to access further information at this stage we recommend the following link:
The 131st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima - on proposal of the IOC Executive Board - has confirmed the place of Shooting in the sports programme of the Olympic Games 2024.
The ISSF Press Office confirmed that the IOC and the ISSF will undergo detailed discussion regarding the events programme, athlete quotas and venue planning.
To read the full statement on the ISSF website please click here.
We are aware that following an adjournment debate in Parliament on the use and control of airguns, the Minister for Policing and Fire Service, Nick Hurd has undertaken to review the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales.
The Minister recognises that existing controls on airguns are very robust by International standards. The Minister has confirmed that any new proposals would be put out for consultation with interested parties.
The NSRA through the British Shooting Sports Council would be party to these consultations.
To keep updated with the latest British Shooting News you can visit: http://britishshooting.org.uk/news/sub=Latest_News
Alternatively you can read the latest newsletter at the following link: https://goo.gl/w883Rn
On the 25th August 2017, 'Shooting USA' honoured legendary shooter Lones Wigger, by renaming the interior of its headquarters building the 'Lones Wigger Legacy Hall & Range'.
Lones was due to travel to this year's Bisley National Meeting as a member of the US Roberts team. Unfortunately however, due to health reasons he was unable to make the trip.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to the sport, the NSRA had planned to present a special certificate to Lones ats the Bisley prize giving. The certificate was received on his behalf by the American team and presented to Lones during the hall and range renaming ceremony, which also happened to be his 80th birthday!
Those of you who entered the above meeting, scheduled for 22nd -24th September, will already have received notification that the Championships have been cancelled. We hope that entrants, and NSRA members alike, will appreciate that this is not a decision that has been made lightly and is one which has been taken with much regret. In spite of extending the entry deadline, and sending reminders to previous participants, at the revised closing date only 72 entries had been made.
Here is a sneak peak of Bisley 2017 ...
Sevenoaks School located in Kent are looking to appoint a Head of Shooting.
All at the NSRA would like to congratulate Jen McIntosh, Seonaid McIntosh and Katie Gleeson on becoming European Team Champions in the 3 Position Rifle Women's Event in Baku this morning!
Click read more below for links to the BBC Sport Coverage of Seonaid's Gold medal today and also Jen's Gold medal at the start of the week.
We are also sharing info on our Twitter page @NSRAHQ