Thanks to the sterling efforts of our volunteers from Goodyear Rifle Club and the multi-skilled digger operators from Ridgewood Contractors the outdoor range at NSRA Aldersley will reopen on Monday 29 March for .22 rimfire and air.

The reopening will be in accordance with the latest NSRA Guidelines and Government Roadmap for England

Here are the steps to follow:

New Antique Firearms Legislation has now been published and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/circular-0012021-antique-firearms

This includes the new definition of ‘antique firearm’ that will come into effect on 22 March 2021 and a transitional period for licensing etc. of former antique firearms will run for six months until 21 September 2021.

Anyone who has either applied for or renewed a Firearms or Shotgun Certificate recently will have encountered the need to get a medical check carried out by their GP before the certificate will be granted. This has caused major issues for some in that the GP may refuse to carry out the service. Others have experienced delays or found the cost incurred in doing it is inordinately high.

We are pleased to advise the Shooting Council Minutes – 25 July 2020 have been amended and are now in the correct page order including the previously missing page 13.

Click here to review the Minutes

Currently, the law relating to air guns allows people between 14 and 17 to shoot unsupervised on private land. The Firearms Safety Consultation seeks to change that and say that all shooting must be supervised. This will clearly have a negative impact on shooting in the field but also on clubs and associations by requiring unnecessary supervision.

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The pandemic has undoubtedly impacted workforces in the sports sector, resulting in increased stress and anxiety as demands and pressures continue to grow. Bluefin Sport and Marsh will be hosting an “Under the Spotlight” webinar on Tuesday 9 March at 10:15am focusing on how you can support your employees and your organisation through the long term risks of the COVID pandemic.

The National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for airguns, smallbore rifle and pistol shooting in the United Kingdom.

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Starting in the next issue of On Target, due out by the end of March, we will be running a new feature called Club Corner. This will be a dedicated shop window for Clubs to promote themselves to achieve their key objectives in 2021 and beyond. These could include any of the following:

  • Recruiting new members
  • Promoting future competitions and events
  • Updating and circulating club news
  • Sharing best practice
  • Inviting help and ideas

Steve Gurner Assistant Sec. of Torfaen Smallbore Rifle Club has asked us to pass on the message that "It has been decided to postpone the above event, until such time that we can hold it safely COVID-19 allowing.  We look forward to welcoming competitors old and new when the competition can be re-arranged.  Details will be posted on our Facebook page and the N.S.R.A. website when available."

Click HERE to watch her video

Paralympian Lorraine Lambert encourages more people to try shooting as she urges 'anything is possible'

DON’T give up on yourself, be that person and encourage yourself to do things.

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.

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