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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 shooting events at the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to take place between the 24th July and the 2nd August, with the Paralympic events between the 30th August and the 5th September. The official schedule and results can be found at the links below:

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/shooting/olympic-schedule-and-results.htm 

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/paralympics/schedule/para-shooting-schedule

Note that Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of British Summer Time, so for example the 10m Women's Air Rifle Qualification (Seonaid McIntosh's first event) which is at 08:30 on 24th July local time will be at 00:30 BST in the UK. 

The BBC is the official Olympic and Paralympic broadcaster in the UK and it’s promising over 350 hours of coverage of all 33 sports. BBC One and BBC Two will show live events while an additional livestream will be available on BBC iPlayer. The network will have daily highlights and recap shows in both the morning and evening with anything that airs on BBC One or Two available on-demand via iPlayer. Coverage is also available through BBC Radio 5 Live and The Olympics Daily podcast.

'Hands Face Space' Guidance for Clubs using the NSRA Lord Roberts Centre



Indoor and Outdoor Ranges

1. Introduction

The NSRA has reviewed the government's recent announcement regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions on 19 July 2021 and the latest government policies that have followed.

In order to ensure the safety of both our staff and visitors to the Lord Roberts Centre and the fact that Covid cases are continuing to increase, we have taken the decision to keep a number of measures in place for the time being. These measures will be reviewed again in early August.

The basic principle we have adopted is to continue with 'hands, face, space'. In practical terms this means:

Hands
use sanitiser after touching shared surfaces
Face
wear a face mask when in public areas
Space
where possible maintain social distancing, for example firing points will continue to be spaced out

Devon County

English Match Prone & Benchrest

South Range – Sat 14 & Sun 15 August 2021

(In Addition to the NSRA Long Range Competition)

 

Event 1 - Prone English Match - medals awarded to 3rd place per class.
Event 2 - Benchrest English Match - Shot in classes with medals awarded to 3rd place subject entries.
Event 3 - Junior Prone - Shot in classes with medals awarded to 3rd place subject to number of entries.
Event 4 - Junior Benchrest - Shot in classes with medals awarded to 3rd place subject to number of entries
Prize Draw - There will be a draw for a great selection of additional prizes. If you would like to donate a draw prize or know of a company that would like to sponsor a draw prize then these would be most welcome.

Download the entry form:

Steve Downes

Shooting Manager

From 19th July 2021 England moves to Step 4 of the Government Roadmap. This sees a lifting of most of the legal restrictions to control COVID-19. These include: 

  • You will not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with. 
  • There will also be no limits on the number of people you can meet. 
  • All capacity limits at sporting, entertainment, or business events will be lifted. 
  • The requirement to wear face coverings in law will be lifted 
  • There will no longer be restrictions on group sizes 

However, the pandemic is not over and the risks from COVID-19 remain high, even for those who have been fully vaccinated. This means that no situation is completely risk free and the Government are encouraging us all to use personal judgement to manage the risks. To this end, clubs will need to revisit their risk assessments and, although not legally required, may choose to keep in place some of the measures we have become used to over the previous months as part of their duty of care. 

Seonaid headingAs Seonaid McIntosh prepares to represent Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo, she tells us her experience of lockdown and how she’s prepared for a postponed Games.

Seonaid McIntosh’s three-year build-up to the Olympic Games is nearly complete. She first won a quota place at the World Championships in Changwon in 2018 and now we speak to her just five weeks before she boards the plane for Tokyo – a year later than scheduled!

We all faced our difficulties during Coronavirus lockdowns, sacrificing freedoms and cancelling plans. But postponing an appearance at the Olympics – potentially the crowning event in any athlete’s career – must have been on a different level.

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.

Following the heavy rain on Saturday night, it was noticed that part of the structure over the firing points on the 25m range had started to collapse. Upon further investigation on Monday the NSRA  took the decision that the structure is unsafe with a high risk of further collapse, therefore the 25m range will be closed until further notice The Lord Roberts Centre team have been in touch with clubs/individual's to either cancel their bookings or transfer them to other ranges. We appreciate the inconvenience this will case, however the safety of our visitors is of paramount importance. We are evaluating options to either repair or replace the existing structure and will keep members and visitors updated.

The 25m range has been 'coned off' to prevent entry and we are looking at options to either have the existing structure taken down or repaired.

25m Range

Firing point cover unsafe

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 (europa.eu). 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:

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