National Pistol squad logoThe time has come to reactivate the pistol squad and welcome back existing members and new aspiring athletes. Whether you’re a senior member, a junior or brand new, we want to hear from you!

The coaching team consists of Head Senior Coach, George Darling and Technical Coach Michael Gault OBE have a proven track record of helping athletes to succeed. They’ll be working with the team to help the whole squad to improve their technical skills and performance levels so that the athletes can become the best they can be.

The next RUAG batch testing will take place this Summer.


Key dates:

  • 3rd – 5th June (50m Championships)
  • 15th – 20th August (Bisley 100, Centenary National Rifle Championships)

The 45 Minute Batch Testing Sessions on all dates will run between 09.15 – 16.15 (excluding 12.30 – 13.15)

*Please note there will be one rifle per session.

To book contact Gemma Elliott, Head of Sales email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01483 485508.

Three hundred young athletes had UK pistol and air rifle supremacy in their sights at the National Schools Shooting Championships at Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock.

The event on 8th and 9th February was a closely fought contest between regional winners from across the country who were supported by special guests including Gold Coast Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner Dean Bale and Paralympians Issy Bailey and Ryan Cockbill - all British Shooting School Championships Ambassadors.

The NSRA Competitions Team are pleased to announce that entries to our Summer 2022 Season of Postal Competitions are NOW OPEN for Team and Individual Leagues, as well as Individual Competitions.

Entries close on Wednesday 30th March for shooting between late April and the end of September 2022.

Electronic Target Systems: guidance on accuracy checking

This is the first version of guidance for clubs, associations and individuals that wish to use electronic target systems in NSRA Competitions. It looks at the relevant NSRA Rules and how they should be interpreted and what action should be taken to comply with them.

The NSRA would like to send many happy returns of the day to Life President of the Ayrshire Target Shooting Association, Ronnie Ramsay who turns 100 years old today.

Ronnie Ramsay

Book your appointment now for the next Lapua batch testing days, which will take place between the 7th – 11th August 2022 (inclusive).

Hourly slots are available 08.00 – 17.00 each day *17.00 is the last hourly slot available * and no bookings will be taken 12.00 – 13.00.

* if you have two rifles to test two-hourly slots must be booked.

The NSRA Shop will be open 08.00 – 18.30 each day

To book your appointment please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01483 485590. You will receive an email confirmation of your booking time.

Some of the 50m 2-diagram benchrest targets (MM12CBR15 – 18) have been checked and are not within specification.

These are from Batch Number 34090 (written on the end of the original packaging).

They are easy to identify in that they only have the target number MM12CBR15 – 18 written between the two targets and have no second target number in the bottom right-hand corner of the card.

Please DO NOT USE THESE FOR NSRA COMPETITIONS. If they are used, the cards will not be accepted and will be required to be re-shot on the correct cards./p>

If you have stocks of these targets please return them to the NSRA Shop who will swap them for the correct version. Before you bring them in to exchange, please call to make sure we have the replacements in stock.

Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock is preparing to host the National Schools Shooting Championships, welcoming 300 young athletes and a host of British shooting sports stars, including Paralympians and a former Commonwealth Games medal winner.

The event features the UK’s very best pistol and air rifle competitors aged 11-18 who will be representing 140 schools at the two-day event at the centre, on Stafford Road, from 9am to 5pm on 8th and 9th February.

It’s the first time the event has been held since 2020 due to the pandemic.

The Board of Management has decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Association, to be held at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 30th April 2022 at Lord Roberts Centre.

An EGM is a meeting to consider business requiring the approval of the whole membership, but which does not fall within the categories of competent business of an Annual General Meeting.

The purpose of the meeting will be to approve by a Special Resolution a small number of amendments to the Articles of Association. These amendments are recommended by the Board of Management and are designed to achieve two objectives made possible by current internet technology.

International Team Captains and Adjutants for 2022/2023:

Pershing Team
Phil Strong has, for personal reasons, been forced to step down as Captain of the 2022 Pershing Team.
The Rifle Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Ridgway as Pershing Team Captain, with Mike Arnstein as Team Adjutant.

Randle Team
With the retirement of Mog Thompson, Sandra Haskett has been appointed Captain of the Randle Team, with Jacky Perkins asTeam Adjutant.

Dewar Team
Mike Arnstein is appointed Dewar Team Captain with Paul Duxbury as Team Adjutant.

Wakefield Team
Robert Dowling is appointed Captain of the Wakefield Team, Team Adjutant to be advised.

Drew Team
The Team Captain and Adjutant to be advised.

We're are delighted and proud to announce that in 2022 and beyond Bisley Sports Wholesale will be working closely with Feinwerkbau GmbH to supply air rifles to the UK market.

More information to follow very soon. Please head to the NSRA shop for details of what we have in stock and what we can order for retail customers!

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