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.
In an exciting final of the Earl Roberts British Championship, the 20 competitors remaining after the two previous stages battled with strong winds on the afternoon of Saturday 20th August for the 2016 British Prone Championship. This match is the highlight of the week-long annual Bisley meeting, which had been shot in mostly light but fickle winds.
We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mr R R (Bob) Green on Monday 15th August 2016.
Bob will be sadly missed by his many friends, colleagues and fellow NSRA Committee and Shooting Council Members, with whom he served for many years. Bob was also the County Association Representative for Ulster Counties (East).
A full obituary notice will follow in due course.
Results of the Olympic shooting events can be found on the Rio 2016 web site:
We are saddened to inform you of the passing at the age of 92, of John (Jim) Chandler.
John shot prone rifle in the 1948 Olympic Games, coming 15th out of 71 competitors. John was the leading British shooter in the 1948 Games.
A full obituary notice will follow in the next issue of 'On Target' magazine.
In a letter dated 12 July 2016, the Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded to the report from the Lead Ammunition Group into "Lead Ammunition, Wildlife and Human Health". She states that, "In both instances – human health and wildlife – the report did not show that the impacts of lead ammunition were significant enough to justify changing current policy; we therefore do not accept your recommendation to ban the use of lead ammunition."
Some disturbing reports have recently come to light where Officers of Shooting Clubs have been contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from the Club's bank demanding information regarding the Club's Home Office Approval, FAC, and individual members' details - including FAC details and firearms possessed, personal addresses and more.
The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the new air weapons legislation that aims to improve public safety and reduce gun crime in Scotland.
Anybody who wants to use or own an air weapon will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate, or a permit in some circumstances, from 1 July 2016.
This gives users six months to get a certificate before new rules tightening access to air weapons, introduced in the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, come into effect from 31 December 2016.
The new IOC Agenda 2020 calls for a number criteria to be met by all sports on the Olympic programme with the most immediate being; gender equality, event based sports and sustainability. This means that all events within each summer and winter sport are to be assessed on their own merits against a set criteria established by the IOC. Therefore the ISSF is conducting a review of all its events with this criteria in mind ready for 2020, which means having any new events or changes in place in 2017. Ready for the new 2020 Olympic cycle, post Rio and any further evaluation of current events by the IOC.
Therefore all of the present 15 shooting medal events are under scrutiny. 50m Men's Rifle Prone is being looked at, along with all the others. There is a suggestion that it may be replaced by a rifle mixed team event shot at 10m, but nothing is decided as yet and the ISSF remains open to all suggestions to improve the shooting discipline and programme for the Olympics.
The International Paralympic Committee are currently advertising for the position of IPC Shooting Sport Manager and the job details can be found at the following link; www.paralympic.org/jobs
The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.