Storm Arwen 2021 Thirlestane Estate

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Storm Arwen destroyed the NSRA firing point and range at Thirlestane Castle, Lauder.

Storm Arwen 2021 Thirlestane Estate

In response to the Omicron variant, from 30th November the Government has introduced new rules in England to reduce the spread of Covid 19. It is mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and in the communal areas of universities, colleges and schools by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above.

Although sport is not mentioned in the new legislation, no situation is completely risk free and we are encouraged to use personal judgement to manage the risks. It must be remembered that it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

To ensure the safety of members and help stop the spread of the virus, Clubs will again need to revisit their risk assessments. Although not legally required, Clubs may choose to reintroduce, or keep in place, some of the measures we have become used to over the previous months as part of their duty of care.

The Association's Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 is now available for download.

The ELEY 2020/21 Last Shooting Date has now passed and competitors should have received the results which are downloadable here:

The challenge period will expire at 23:59 on 26th November 2021.  Challenges submitted after this time will not be accepted. Final Results will be published following review of any challenges.



Thanks for coming!

A big thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the Target Shooting Show. It was great to see so many visitors keen to get back out there after Covid.

Shooting Show Team

Show Organiser Mike Darby, NSRA Team Member Paul Edwards, Olympic Shooter Seonaid McIntosh and Head of Sales Gemma Elliott reflect on a busy weekend at the Target Shooting Show.


New Member at Target Shooting Show

Olympian Seonaid McIntosh congratulates Dave Pitchforth on being the first new member to join the NSRA at the Target Shooting Show.

The British Open Airgun Championships returns to Bisley on Saturday & Sunday 26th and 27th February.

If you are looking forward to our first “Shoulder to Shoulder” Championships of 2022 then you need to know ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN for Members and non-Members.

The closing date is 12th January and we’re expecting a big response so first come first served.

Any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The NSRA (National Small-bore Rifle Association) is the National Governing Body for the multi-disciplined sport of Target Shooting. We are a charitable organisation (Charity Number 215468) providing a comprehensive range of membership services. In addition we operate a trading arm consisting of retail and wholesale businesses and shooting centres at Bisley and Aldersley. Further information can be found by visiting 

The position is honorary and therefore unpaid. Main responsibilities include using the job holder’s experience and skills to contribute to the financial wellbeing of the Association and consider ways in which the accounts and accounting systems can be made more robust and responsive to the needs of the Charities Commission and Companies House.

The Articles of Association allow for up to two Treasurers to be elected and to serve on the Board of Trustees, but for the last 10 years there has only been one.  The Trustees are planning for the future and would like to see the vacant position filled.

If you have an accountancy background and perhaps previous experience in working for charitable organisation we would like to hear from you. Please contact Richard Watchorn, Treasurer by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At the 1922 Bisley Meeting there were a total of 14 challenge trophies on offer of which five were for team events, including the Bovril Shield for the Home Countries International and the Queen Alexandra Cup. Both started their lives at the 1907 SMRC Meeting at Southfields and both will be fulfilling the same purpose at the Bisley Meeting of 2022. Each has now been contested over 100 times.

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Advertise your event

Good news, we will be publishing an Events Calendar for 2022 on the website before Christmas and in ongoing issues of On Target starting with the Winter edition in early January. So if you have an event you would like to promote please fill in the web form with details of what, where and when plus contact information eg email address, website, phone number and contact name. After a difficult couple of years now is the time to bounce back and we look forward to hearing from you.

NSRADuring the last few months we have been planning our Shooting Calendar for 2022 and in particular the Scottish Rifle Meeting at Lauder and the National Championships at Bisley. Both events were last held in 2019 and of course since then we have had to deal with the consequences of COVID. The most challenging of these has been the financial fallout which inevitably impacts on our resources to run major events to a high standard.

After careful deliberation and much soul searching we have reached the decision to cancel Scotland 2022 and confirm the Centenary of our National Championships (Bisley 100) will take place from 13th to 20th August 2022. Anyone who previously transferred an earlier entry to Scotland can either transfer again to Bisley 2022 or if preferred request a refund. To confirm your preference please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stage 3 of the Pershing Team selection has taken place at Sywell Range; the results can be downloaded from the link below : -

Congratulations to the competitors that have qualified to journey to the U.S.A. next year for Stage 4, Team Selection and the Pershing Match.

Steve Downes

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