As we enter a new year Sandra and the Competitions Team are looking forward to our Competitions Calendar returning to something approaching normality in 2021. However, as 2020 closed with Covid-19 dominating every aspect of our daily lives, so 2021 also begins with the threat of continuing restrictions and further lockdowns. Assessing how such restrictions affect shooters around the UK has proven to be complex amid the ever-changing environment.... the NSRA have tried to be pragmatic in modifications made to both postal competitions and our national meetings and we will continue to publish updates via our website and social media.
Following requests from NSRA Qualified Coaches, we have organised an upgrade to the NSRA Insurance to cover paid activities.
Our brokers, Bluefin Sport, have spoken to the insurers, AXA XL, and they have agreed to extend cover for individual coaches to operate on a commercial basis providing they do not earn over £25,000 per annum. There will be no additional premium for this but the individuals must at all times follow NSRA guidelines, making sure their activities are in alignment with NSRA Policies and Procedures.
This would not cover those with employees that are in essence part of a full commercial operation, similar to that of a clay pigeon shooting school.
After V-DAY yesterday we have our own exciting news to announce which is from this Friday 11th December the following LRC Ranges will reopen.
This consultation seeks views on a range of firearms safety issues which were raised with the government during the passage of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019. It contains proposals for how the law might be changed to mitigate the risks raised by these issues. It includes proposals for further, targeted controls on the security of air weapons and access to them by under-18s in England and Wales.Firearms law is kept under review to ensure it addresses emerging risks to public safety. This consultation seeks views on the following firearms safety issues which were raised with the Government during the passage of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 through Parliament:
High muzzle energy rifles
Miniature rifle ranges
Components of ammunition
For more information and to participate https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firearms-safety
British Shooting have published the results of some interesting research into the benefits the Talent/Performance Pathway delivers for disabled shooters. It makes for interesting reading and will provide great encouragement to everybody involved in the sport with some positive news in this troubled year.
Welcome to what is hoped will be a regular update from the world of NSRA Target Crossbow.
In the recent survey of shooting habits etc, 82 of you indicated that they took part in crossbow in some way or other. We would like to support this participation and increase our number by providing opportunities for you to take part in competitions and hopefully in the future take part in European and World events.
If you have questions concerning these critical safety areas please refer to the Firearms Security Handbook 2019 which can be downloaded by using the following link
Following the latest Lockdown in England, effective from 5 November, we are extending the last day for shooting the NSRA/Eley 2020 Postal Final to Thursday 31 December 2020. This applies to all Finalists across all disciplines and classes throughout the UK. All cards will need to be returned to Scorers no later than Wednesday 7 January 2021.
When the NSRA offices reopen we will as a matter of course reassess these dates should any further countrywide restrictions be mandated by Government.
NSRA Competitions Team
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NSRA Rifle Committee.
Pulling together whilst staying apart.
BENCHREST BRIEFING No4.
British Benchrest Championships - As reported in the Briefing No 3, this event has been shot at the Lord Roberts Centre, the course of fire being 60 shots each at 25 yds and 50 metres. The 50 metres Championship has been shot on electronic targets, while the 25yds has been shot on paper targets. In 2019 we had only 9 competitors.
I asked for ideas for how we can we involve more shooters and I received this one interesting reply suggesting that we run Benchrest Championships on a de-centralised County basis.
Having left the European Union and as we approach the end of the Transition Period please Click Here to read the latest information concerning EFR effective 1 January 2021. We will of course keep you updated with any additional information when it becomes available.