We would like to thank our partners at Bluefin Sport for developing a new insurance micro-site which is now live.

NSRA Bluefin Sport Microsite - Insurance Zone

Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive and easy to use one-stop-shop for all your insurance questions and queries. If you can’t find the information you are looking for then please use the Contact page to find out the information you require. We hope you find the new micro-site helpful and informative and a welcome new addition to our Membership Services.

We promised to publish the details of the finals by Close of Business today, however there is a totally unexpected delay.  

A competitor’s original cards were lost in the post (proof of posting was obtained) and subsequently a fresh set of stickers was sent to the competitor.  

The cards have been re-shot and were posted first class to the scorer.  These have yet to be received by the scorer as at 17:00 today, 24th September.  

As soon as we have these scores we will be in a position to publish and announce the finalists.

We are sorry for the delay, however this is due entirely to something out of our control and hope that you will be patient for a little longer.

Steve Downes Shooting Manager

Following on from the problems experienced with the 50m EST's at the recent ESSU Championships the NSRA has formed a working group with representation from both 50mrifle and pistolshooting 'users' and the ESSU. The purpose of the 'working group' is to assist the NSRA with improving the reliability of the existing Sius Ascor EST's. A number of changes have already been made to the targets on one bay of the LRC 50m range and reliability appears to have improved, however it is 'early days' and more testing is being carried out. 

In response to the proposed banning of lead in ammunition, the NSRA has produced the document ("Lead in Small-bore Target Shooting" together with 4 annexes) linked below. This is being shared with other organisations to help them produce their own versions in the context of their disciplines. Although this will be submitted from the NSRA, it will also add to the combined response from the target shooting sector though our links to BSSC and other shooting organisations.

Whilst a collective response from the sport is critical, it is very important for all clubs and individuals to make their thoughts and comments known separately. Please use the information contained in this document to help form your ideas and construct your own individual responses.

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an online consultation which can be viewed at https://consultations.hse.gov.uk/crd-reach/restriction-proposals-001/consultation/ 

The NSRA has also responded to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) who are conducting a similar survey and consultation.

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Target Sprint Leader

British Shooting, in partnership with the NSRA invite all Target Sprint Leaders who attained their qualification prior to August 2021, to take part in a 1-hour refresher online session, in order to maintain their Leader Qualification.

Attending a 1-hour Refresher session will be compulsory for those who wish to keep their Target Sprint Leader Qualification. The sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams by Paul Langford, (Target Sprint Educator).

The session is based around introducing the Athlete & Coach Framework. This was compiled by British Shooting, who have brought together the content from coaches and practitioners across all Olympic and Paralympic disciplines and Target Sprint. Along with good practice and modern research from UK Sport, UK Coaching and CIMSPA.

The British Shooting Schools Championships is back for another season and the entries are open now!

Schools Champs

Entries are now open for both the Schools Pistol and Rifle Championships 2021-22.


The format for this season sees the regional round shot remotely. Athletes can enter the Schools Rifle and/or Schools Pistol events via the respective pages on the British Shooting website.

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We the coaching team, myself George Darling (Head Senior Coach) assisted by Michael Gault OBE (Technical Coach), are working as a team to help the squad as a whole to improve your technical skills and performance levels so you the athletes can become the


We the coaches have a proven track record of helping athletes succeed, if you want to achieve your full potential come and join us.

The Squad is self funding, athletes will need to contribute to support the squad training. We will have 6 - 8 training weekends per year.

If you are over 21 and you wish to be part of this successful squad This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

George Darling
Head Senior Pistol Coach


The NSRA (National Small-bore Rifle Association) is the national governing body for the sport of Target Shooting www.nsra.co.uk and is based at the home of Shooting in Bisley, Surrey. We have an opportunity for a self-motivated salesperson to join our retail business, NSRA Shop, which is currently open Wednesday – Sunday 09.00 – 16.00.

Following a recent restructuring the full-time role has become available ie 35 hours per week. You will be working in a busy environment serving customers, fulfilling and preparing orders for shipment. Further information about the business can be found on www.nsrashop.co.uk.

If you are a skilled salesperson with a passion for customer service and an ability to build ongoing relationships with our customers we would like to hear from you. Shooting knowledge is preferable but not essential as full training will be provided.

  • From 22 September, owners of certain firearms previously regarded as antique will require a licence
  • Changes will protect the public by making it harder for criminals to get their hands on firearms
  • It follows the introduction of the first legal definition of antique firearms

Owners of certain firearms previously regarded as antique will be required to obtain a licence following a change in the law, which comes fully into effect on the 22nd of September.

The changes are aimed at protecting the public by making it harder for criminals to get their hands on these types of weapons.

Earlier this year, the Government changed the law to introduce for the first time a legal definition of antique firearms.

From Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, owners will require a licence to own any firearm not meeting the criteria. Due to their use in crime, seven cartridges that previously appeared in the Home Office’s guidance were not included in the new legal definition. This means all firearms chambered for use with these cartridges will require a licence from the 22nd of September.

The UK has some of the strictest gun control legislation in the world and comparatively low levels of gun crime. These changes will help to further restrict access of criminals to firearms and better protect the public.

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Staying safe online

These days, it is almost impossible to live life “off grid”, unconnected to the Internet. Many essential services require you to interact with online systems, from “Making Tax Digital” to renewing your NSRA membership. Even when there is an alternative paper- or phone-based system, your details will probably end up in an online database sooner or later anyway. Internet-connected databases are constantly being probed by automated programs looking for vulnerabilities that can be exploited. A whole new business of Information Security (InfoSec) has arisen to address and minimise the risks posed by these attacks, and it is thankfully very rare for the security around a database to be breached. However, when it does happen, the consequences can be severe.

First and Ground floor ranges - 4th/5th September 2021
Due to the British Pistol Club Championships taking place, the following ranges will not be available over the weekend of 4th and 5th of September:
  • First floor Indoor 10m electronic ranges
  • Ground floor indoor 25 yard range
  • Ground floor outdoor 50m range
  • Outdoor 25m range 
In order to setup the 50m outdoor range, it will close early at 3pm on Friday 3rd September.
First and Ground floor ranges - 11th/12th September 2021
Due to the English Small-bore Shooting Union Championships taking place, the following ranges will not be available over the weekend of 11th and 12th of September:
  • First floor Indoor 10m electronic ranges
  • Ground floor indoor 25 yard range
  • Ground floor outdoor 50m range
  • Outdoor 25m range 
In order to setup the 50m outdoor range, it will close early at 3pm on Friday 10th September.

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