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 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.
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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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.
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.