Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.
Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.
To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.
If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:
The NSRA is the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Match Crossbow Shooting.
Entry forms are now available to download for the following National Meetings:
Click on the link below to access the various forms and supplementary information (where available).
A short video dedicated to the life and memory of a shooting legend.
The NSRA are pleased to support the Northern Shooting Show which will be held at the now well established venue of the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, on the weekend of the 12th and 13th May.
The NSRA will be exhibiting in Hall 2 again this year, so do make a point of coming to see us when you visit.
Note that club representatives should be available to man their stand during the two day event.
We have been forwarded a petition by British Shooting Sports Council, with a
recommendation that this should be put to our members in order to bolster the case against
this proposed legislation.
The petition can be accessed at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/211656
The British Open Airgun (BOAG) Championships are being held from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April 2018. The Pistol Airgun & Crossbow Committee (PACC) have agreed that there will not be a separate Pistol meeting in 2018, while they undergo a review of all the events which have previously been offered at the Pistol Championships. Therefore BOAG has been moved from the traditional month of February, to take advantage of the warmer weather and increased daylight in April, to additionally hold four air pistol Championship events on the outdoor 25 metre range.
We are aware of rumours that BOAG may be cancelled at short notice, and both PACC and the NSRA would like to reassure both entrants and potential entrants that this is not the case. Entry forms have been available to download from the “Competitions - Entry Form” section of our website for the past two week, and now the programme has been completed and is also available. We are grateful to all of you who have shown support for this event by entering early, and look forward to further entries over the coming weeks. The closing date for entries to this event is Wednesday 15th March.
A successful workshop concentrating on the future of the NSRA was held at Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley on 27 and 28 January 2018.
Some 40 delegates attended from all regions of the UK and contributed to the sessions which looked at increasing membership as well as reviewing the competition structure.
All disciplines were represented and there was wide geographical representation.
One of the key aspects of the workshops was that “no idea was a bad idea” and that led to some innovative thinking.
The key outputs of the meeting will be distributed to delegates and will be shared on the NSRA website shortly after that.
There will be a continuing consultation with members over the coming months and it is recognised that delivery of certain aspects is key to success.
The Home Office is to review airgun legislation following two tragic cases in which airguns were misused with serious consequences. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-to-review-air-weapons-regulation-in-england-and-wales for background information. The NSRA is taking an active role in discussing the issues regarding proposed legislation with Government and representatives of shooting organisations are to agree a pro-active response at a meeting of BSSC in early 2018.
It has been brought to our attention that the Statutory Amendment for the new Firearms Application Form has been signed with a go live date of 31st December 2017. There is a transition period for applications made on the old form.
The cut off date for submissions using the old form is 28th February 2018.
We would advise members to contact their local licensing authority for further information and a copy of the new application form when required.
If you have not yet completed and sent in your NSRA Club re-affiliation forms with payment for 2018, we would urge you to do so without delay.
Please note; if you do not re-affiliate, your clubs insurance cover will expire at midnight on the 31st December 2017.
If you have already completed and sent in your Club re-affiliation forms for 2018, thank you and welcome to another year of NSRA affiliation.
The dates for the 2018 Championships are shown below:
|British Open Airgun Championship||April 13th-15th|
|50 Metre Championship||June 1st-3rd|
|Benchrest Short Range Comp||June 9th|
|Benchrest Championship||June 10th|
|Scottish Championship||Jun 30th-Jul 6th|
|Bisley Championship||Aug 11th-19th|
|Eley Finals||Oct 12th-14th|