The NSRA Shop is delighted to confirm that for the latter stages of the Imperial Meeting, Chris Lacey will be based in a “pop up” workshop located in the NSRA Shop from Saturday 24 July – Friday 6 August (excluding Wednesday 4 August) opening at 08.00 – 19.00 each day. The NSRA Shop will also be open for these extended hours during the same period with the exception of Monday 26 July, Tuesday 27 July, Monday 2 August and Tuesday 3 August when the Shop will be closed.

Chris is a Certified Engineer in the service and repair of Gehmann, Walther and Feinwerkbau as well as servicing many other makes and models. So if you are in need of advice, investigation and possible repair then please call Chris on 01483 485509 during the opening hours detailed above. If Chris can help he will so why not take advantage of this excellent opportunity during the next couple of weeks.

Also why not visit the Shop and treat yourself after all these months of lockdown. The Cafe is open too for you to enjoy some relaxation and refreshment. We’re looking forward to seeing you.

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The Summer 2021 issue of On Target magazine will be coming to members very soon...

  • Long Range Rifle Competition Launch
  • Paralympics An update on Team GB's road to Tokyo
  • Seonaid McIntosh Preparing for Tokyo - Exclusive Interview

and much more...

 On Target Cover

Members of the Team GB squad pictured with me, from left to right Lorraine Lambert, Ryan Cockbill, James Bevis and Matt Skelhon.
New Centre Manager of the Lord Roberts Centre Tim Woolford talks about his shooting experience and increasing activity within his new role.

I've recently joined the Lord Roberts Centre at Bisley as the Centre Manager.

Its been a very busy first few weeks for me as the centre reopened and we welcomed visitors back, but with COVID-secure restrictions still very much in place.

Towards the end of last year, the Firearms Taskforce, European Commission started to review the Regulations surrounding the import and export of firearms and ammunition. This has been put out to consultation with the following message:

“The European Commission started during the last quarter of 2020 the process to review Regulation (EU) No 258/2012 on exports, imports and transit of civilian firearms. The current EU legislation 258/2012 on exports, imports and transit of civilian firearms was designed to prevent diversion of firearms from the legal trade to the black market. The Commission is conducting an impact assessment, as stated in the 2020-2025 EU Action plan on firearms trafficking, to examine ways to improve traceability, exchange of information and to increase the security of export and import control procedures.

In order to receive as much input as possible, the Commission is launching a public consultation through the following link: Firearms – review of export rules and import & transit measures ( The public consultation will be closed on 11/10/2021.

The Commission especially calls upon firearms users (hunters and sport shooters), manufacturers and collectors to give their opinions on the problems and the future of EU rules on exports, imports and transit of firearms. Now is the time to inform the Commission of any challenges, shortcomings or best practices.”

As you are aware, the NSRA are heavily involved in the British Shooting Sports Council (BSSC) in defending target shooting and their response that was sent on 2nd July 2021 as follows:

Commonwealth Games Shooting

The following press release has been issued by the Commonwealth Games Federation:-

Following a review of the 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships scheduled to take place in India, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the event. This
comes after careful consideration of several factors, including the continued uncertainty created by the ongoing global pandemic.

The decision was taken by Commonwealth Games India (CGI) Executive Board with the support of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CCF).

CGF President Dame Louise Martin DBE said: "We are disappointed that the 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships will no longer take place however, this is the right decision to take in the current climate.

Despite this news, there are numerous key learnings that will benefit our ongoing work as we look to innovate and create new Commonwealth Sport Properties. The Chandigarh 2022 concept has identified exciting opportunities regarding future co-hosting possibilities that we must further explore. 

We very much are looking forward to welcoming Team India to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games."

About the CGF

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CCF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games, and for delivering on the vision of the Commonwealth Sports Movement: through sport, we build peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities across the Commonwealth.

For more information please contact:

CGF Media and Communications Manager
Tom Degun This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has submitted planning permission to build luxury houses on Tunbridge Wells Target Shooting Club's range - thus closing it down. The deadline is 9th July to lodge objections, and the club desperately needs your help.

We need to lodge over 100 objections by 9th July in order to have a chance of being heard.

Please could you take 5 minutes to lodge an objection to the loss of yet another shooting facility?

  • The council is supposed to offer us an alternative location, but they have not.
  • We are the second biggest shooting facility in Kent, and the loss of our club and our facilities would have a significant impact on shooting in Kent.
  • We are the venue for open shoots on a regular basis.
  • We are the training ground for national-level shooters, both senior and junior.

To lodge an objection, go to

You first need to register, and then you can log in and lodge your objection by clicking on 'make a comment'.

Thank you.
From the whole of TWTSC, Thank You.

The NSRA AGM will no longer be taking place in July as scheduled.

The event is being moved into the 4th quarter of the year and the date will be published as soon as possible.

Benchrest shooting is a fast developing discipline and many people have requested assistance interpreting the NSRA Benchrest Rules to make sure they are shooting in the correct way. 

This has prompted the NSRA to produce the attached document, “NSRA Clarification of Benchrest Rules”. It provides an explanation of the Rules and is supported by pictures to illustrate their application. It should be used in conjunction with the full version of the NSRA Rules and Regulations which can be found HERE



The Government has announced a 4-week pause at Step 3 and therefore the current Step 3 restrictions remain in place until 19 July. Although there has been some easing in restrictions nationally, they have no impact on target shooting and the rules remain the same. Individuals and clubs should continue to operate as in the current Step 3 outlined in NSRA Target Shooting in England Roadmap. The Government has said that it will review the data after 2 weeks to see if the risks have reduced and will inform if the 19th July date for Step 4 is to be changed. The NSRA will monitor the position and inform as the situation changes.

Report on a Countryside Forum webinar held online on May 13, 2021

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