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:
Shooting related news
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.
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:
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.
Following a preliminary postal round over the winter, eight qualifying teams from Clubs in the Home Counties met on the 25yard range at the Lord Roberts Centre on Sunday 12th March to compete for the Browne Martin Cup.
Please click below to see the results from the quarter final, semi final and final
The Competitions Team would like to congratulate Hampshire on their recent equal British Record score of 1980 ex 2000, this record was set when shooting the Inter-County Rifle League 2016/17.
They have equalled their own previous British Record from the 2008/09 season
Please see below for an update from Competitions in regards to Summer 2017 Local Scoring, Christmas Office Closure and other news
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.
Results of the Olympic shooting events can be found on the Rio 2016 web site:
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.