Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

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:

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.

Ken Nash
Vice Chairman
NSRA

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: http://britishshooting.org.uk/news/d=1384&eref=2631ed9aa9bbbd5b53381a109840fc056af82bde

The Browne Martin Competition is open to club teams of five competitors from any NSRA affiliated club within the area covered by the Home Counties Coordinating Committee. Clubs may enter any number of teams.

Entries close 1st November 2017

 

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.

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

 

We have been informed that 3 new Air Rifle Target Shooting Clubs have opened in Lincolnshire.

Click below to get the details for Yarborough Target Shooting Club, Skegness Target Shooting Club and Grantham Target Shooting Club.

A new club catering for the NSRA discipline of Sport Crossbow has been inaugurated.

Known as South Pembrokeshire Sport Crossbow Club (SPSCC) it will specialise in promoting 10 metre indoor Sport Crossbow target shooting.

The NSRA, via the Pistol, Airgun & Crossbow Committee (PACC), have recently launched a National Sport Crossbow competition which is open to both NSRA members and others who may wish to enter this sport.

SPSCC is located in Kilgetty, South Pembrokeshire and those interested should contact Phil Jackson the Club Chairman on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steyr LP50 and Variants:

Section 5 Firearms:

Following discussions with our local Head of Firearms Licensing, it is confirmed that the Steyr LP50 air pistol does not have a self-loading mechanism and therefore in their opinion does not constitute a prohibitive weapon under Section 5 (1) of the Firearms Act 1968.

These findings have been agreed with NABIS.

This announcment follows a previous statement posted on the NSRA website on the 8th December 2016, notifying all members that while clarification was being sought, Home Office advice was that these pistols should not be imported or sold.

While the NABIS conclusion remains an 'opinion', albeit one which the courts are unlikely to ignore, this news enables all retailers to start stocking and selling the Steyr LP50 once again.

Spaces for Batch Testing with RUAG, Lapua and Eley are filling up fast.

Please click the link below for more information - Dont miss out!

 

 

General Notice

Disciplinary Action: Mr Stuart Prouse

Mr Stuart Prouse of the Swarland 592 Club in Northumberland has admitted the fabrication of scores in a Local Scoring League and the Association has taken disciplinary action against him for the offence. The following penalties have been applied:

  • Participating in NSRA Competitions
  • Witnessing of NSRA Competitions
  • Participating in any Competitions (Postal or Open) run under NSRA Rules
  • Witnessing of any Competitions (Postal or Open) run under NSRA Rules

Mr Prouse was banned for two and a half years and the ban will commence on 1st April 2017 and run until 1st October 2019.

The ban appertains to Mr Prouse specifically and not his club.


 

Membership Department Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for a Membership Assistant in the Membership Department.

Please see the below document for further information

Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.