Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

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:

For downloads relating to this meeting, go to the bottom of this page.

Meeting Outline (for fuller details see the meeting programme booklet) 

The first meeting was held in 1948. Following the ban on the use of small-bore pistols in England, Scotland and Wales, 1998 saw its conversion to an air pistol event, with most of the NSRA and ISSF courses of fire for .22 pistols being shot with air pistols, the principal exceptions being 50 yard and 50 metre competitions. Subsequently the introduction of the Longarm60 on the mainland has meant that 50 metre (Free Pistol) competitions, including the British 50 metre Pistol Championship, have been reintroduced in the programme, and from 2013 the Gallie Trophy (the British Pistol Championship) was also restored to the meeting programme.

The meeting is held in September at Lord Roberts Centre, where appropriate on Sius electronic targets. The entry for the meeting is currently about 80 to 100 competitors.

The programme includes:-

  • A Slowfire Aggregate shot in two classes over 20 yards and 25 metres, with additional competitions available at 20 yd.
  • ISSF Air Pistol in three classes (2 x 60 shots).
  • British Pistol Championship for the Galie Trophy (shot at 50 metres).
  • British Short Range (20 yard) Championship.
  • ISSF 50 metre Pistol in two classes – Aggregate (2 x 60 shots), Championship (60 shots + 10 shot final).
  • ISSF courses in two classes for Standard Pistol, Sport Pistol and Rapid Fire Pistol, fired at 25m, but with .177 air pistols.

The 50 metre International Pistol Match (organised by the NRA of America) is shot by the Great Britain team of 10 during the meeting.

Most Recent Meeting - 16 to 18 September 2016

Next Meeting - 24 to 26 February 2017


Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

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.