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:
In an exciting final of the Earl Roberts British Championship, the 20 competitors remaining after the two previous stages battled with strong winds on the afternoon of Saturday 20th August for the 2016 British Prone Championship. This match is the highlight of the week-long annual Bisley meeting, which had been shot in mostly light but fickle winds.
You will be aware that the Bank of England has recently reduced the base rate to 0.25% — which is not good news for savers. However, the NSRA is offering a fantastic opportunity to invest with a gross return of 2.75% above the Bank of England base rate (i.e. 3% including Bank of England base rate at the present time), in addition to supporting the Association.
Results of the Olympic shooting events can be found on the Rio 2016 web site:
The Northern Ireland Justice Act 2016 has recently become law and introduces some changes relating to firearms licensing in Northern Ireland.
Guidance for firearm dealers (Dept of Justice) contains links to a number of documents outlining the changes.
These changes particularly affect young people, and the Dept of Justice has released a document Young People and Shooting that explains the changes.
Dear Fellow Shooter,
Over the years there have always been debates about whether our sport has benefits for health and well-being. Those of us who are active within the sport have no doubts of this.
Nonetheless, if we can prove for once and all, that target shooting has a real and substantial outcome for mental or physical health, this will have positive benefits for the future of the sport.
We are therefore asking you to help us to safeguard shooting in the future by taking part in two research projects which will take place this summer during Bisley Week.
In a letter dated 12 July 2016, the Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded to the report from the Lead Ammunition Group into "Lead Ammunition, Wildlife and Human Health". She states that, "In both instances – human health and wildlife – the report did not show that the impacts of lead ammunition were significant enough to justify changing current policy; we therefore do not accept your recommendation to ban the use of lead ammunition."
The Directors, Staff and Members of the National Small-bore Rifle Association offer their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jo Cox MP, who was tragically and unlawfully killed in Birstall near Leeds, on the 16th of June.
Some disturbing reports have recently come to light where Officers of Shooting Clubs have been contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from the Club's bank demanding information regarding the Club's Home Office Approval, FAC, and individual members' details - including FAC details and firearms possessed, personal addresses and more.
The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the new air weapons legislation that aims to improve public safety and reduce gun crime in Scotland.
Anybody who wants to use or own an air weapon will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate, or a permit in some circumstances, from 1 July 2016.
This gives users six months to get a certificate before new rules tightening access to air weapons, introduced in the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, come into effect from 31 December 2016.
The annual postal fixture between the Home Counties (Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex and Surrey) included a Veterans match this year for the first time.
The Home Counties Coordinating Committee sends its congratulations to New Zealand for a "clean sweep", winning all four matches - the main event plus Ladies, Juniors and Veterans.
The results of the 2015 matches are as follows:-