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

High Muzzle Energy Rifles,


Levels of Security

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.

After V-DAY yesterday we have our own exciting news to announce which is from this Friday 11th December the following LRC Ranges will reopen.

  • 50m Outdoor
  • 25m Outdoor
  • 25yds Indoor
  • 10m Whizzers
These ranges will be open on the following dates:
  • Friday 11th December 2020
  • Saturday 12th December
  • Sunday 13th December
  • Thursday 17th December
  • Friday 18th December
  • Saturday 19th December
  • Sunday 20th  December
  • Monday 21st December
  • Tuesday 22nd December
  • Wednesday 23rd December

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.

Click here for more information

"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

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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