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The 2018 Target Sprint GB Festival includes the first running of the ISSF Target Sprint World Tour 2018: British Open Along with the Confined and Open Great Britain Championships and National Series Final 2018.

Target Sprint

The first two sections effectively cut off the feeders to our sport by seeking to prohibit anyone under 18 taking part in shooting except as a member of a club.

  1. Abolition of the exception under Section 23(3) which permits possession of air weapons by persons of 14 or over on private land with the consent of the occupier.

This provides a major threat not just to the association but to all shooting sport. Many thousands of young people shoot on private ground either taking part in vermin control or informal target shooting. It is done quite safely and with no danger to themselves or the public. They have often learnt safety and marksmanship from their parents.

James Bevis has won gold at the Châteauroux 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup. The phenomenal result from the R9 shooter also means he has secured a GB Quota Place for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. There was also a Team Gold for Bevis, Ryan Cockbill and Tim Jeffery.

 British Army

The Army Target Pistol Championships were held at Bisley recently with participants experience ranging from novice to experienced.

Amendment to the Firearms Rules 1998

This is to inform you about the following amendment to the Firearms Rules 1998 in relation to lost and stolen firearms. From the 16th October 2018, the Firearm and Shotgun Certificate conditions will change. The current wording of the firearm condition is as follows:

The holder of this certificate must inform the Chief Officer of Police by whom the certificate was granted within 7 days of the theft, loss or destruction in Great Britain of the certificate and/or the theft, loss, deactivation or destruction of any firearms and/or the theft or loss of ammunition to which this certificate relates.

Three members of the Carmarthen Rifle and Pistol Club Juniors recently flew out to Ireland to compete in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) which is the Commonwealth Games for shooting.

Lucy Steffan Siwan CSF Ireland Sept 2018

Congratulations to our British shooters who competed in Changwon, South Korea and who represented GB under the most testing of competitive conditions.

The medalling successes are shown in the attached results table, with Seonaid McIntosh achieving a gold in the 50 metre prone rifle. This success was further enhanced with a team bronze in the prone 50 metre women’s event, with Seonaid and Jennifer McIntosh, together with Zoe Bruce taking the podium.

Have a look at the photos from Bisley Week 2018.

Results for the 2018 Bisley National Rifle Meeting are now available to view at the following link:

Winter 2018/19 Postal Competitions

Entry forms have been distributed to all individual members of the NSRA and club copies have gone to the Club Secretaries with their latest edition of the ‘On Target’ magazine. As well as the normal array of competitions encompassing Prone, 3P, LWSR, Airgun and Benchrest, there are a number of new competitions that I wish to draw your particular attention to:

Following the successful pilot project for online shooting clubs, all applications for approval (new or renewal) should be submitted directly to the Home Office via the web portal, at the link below. This applies to all clubs in England and Wales. Applications will only be accepted by the Home Office, and should no longer be sent directly to the police.

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