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
Air weapons
Miniature rifle ranges
Components of ammunition

For more information and to participate

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.

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"If you want to practice consistency, this is the sport for you"

Crossbow Update - No 1

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

The competition is postal, it will be shot in classes and will be open to all. There will be options for Iron Sights, Any Sights and Benchrest. There will be separate 50m, 100yds and Dewar comps for all of the disciplines mentioned earlier. The competition is being run to encourage outdoor competitive activity as current COVID-19 restrictions mean that indoor shooting is more challenging than normal. Entries close 19thFebruary 2021. Cards can be shot upon the receipt of stickers, so early entry is recommended. All cards must be shot by 31stMarch 2021; however, all cards do not have to be shot on the same day. Local scoring will be permitted. Scanned copies of completed entry forms can be sent toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download entry form and competition details below. This is an editable form, please save paper if possible.


NSRA Rifle Committee.    

Pulling together whilst staying apart.


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.


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The Home Counties Coordinating Committee are running the Browne-Martin Competition for clubs in the Home Counties again. Due to the Covid 19 problems there will not be a shoulder to shoulder final at Lord Roberts Centre this coming year.

Team numbers have been reduced to three.

Below are the revised conditions and entry form. We look forward to your club competing in this competition.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Doe

Download details and entry form. This document can be downloaded and filled in without printing. Please save paper if possible.  Emailed entry forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The NSRA Rifle Committee are delighted to announce that, as a result of their outstanding scores achieved in the Postal Trials held earlier this year, the following athletes have earned a spot on the Team. We would like to thank everyone who entered the Postal Trials for their efforts. A full list of results can be found here:

It was fantastic to see such a large entry. Thanks also goes to RWS who have very kindly sponsored the 2020 International Matches, their support has been vital in helping to ensure these important Matches have been able to take place in what is a very challenging year. Finally, the Captain and Adjutants of the Wakefield and Drew Teams would like to thank the scorers for volunteering to mark all of the Trial cards.  


We are pleased to confirm competitors who are NSRA Members can shoot on any range as their insurance is “portable”. Don’t forget entries close this Wednesday, 7 October at 23.59 so if you need an entry form Click Here


Information from British Shooting:


  • Round 1 will be extended to 1st Dec. (Entries accepted until midnight). Regional Awards for Individuals and Teams will be awarded at this point. Individuals and Teams will qualify for the National Final at this point.
  • Removal of Round 2
  • National Final - This will take place on 3 separate evenings (one evening per age group) Juniors: Tues 9th, Inters: Wed 10th, Seniors: Thurs 11thFeb. (Pre event training on Wed 3rd Feb for all finalists). 
  •  The National Final will take place via a readily available platform to enable “live” participation. Athletes will be able to join remotely, to participate at the same time.  

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