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:

NSRA Rules

The activities of the NSRA are governed by a number of sets of rules, each to meet specific purposes.

NSRA Rules and Regulations contain the basic rules for the conduct of shooting events. The most recent substantial review was in 1998 and the approved rules were published in 1999. Amendments, additions and clarifications are implemented from time to time, subject to the approval of the Shooting Council. However such changes only take effect on 1 April next following the date of approval.

NSRA Rules and Regulations are also available in printed form (A5 loose leaf) from the Showroom, price £3.00. (Code 15.100.2100)

Available separately are the rules for NSRA Sporter Air Rifle, the Junior Development Programme introduced in 2005. It is based on the use of lightweight air rifles for shooting in three positions and is modelled on the long-established programme in the United States.

Also available is a Clarification of the Rules for Benchrest Shooting (Rules & regs §8.16) that can be downloaded separately.

As a registered company, the NSRA’s constitution is contained in its Memorandum and Articles of Association. These are rarely altered and the last changes were a complete revision of the Articles of Association approved in July 1985.

Standing Orders of the Shooting Council, most recently adopted in 1998, are the administrative rules covering the activities of the Council.

Other Rules

The British Field Target Association Competition and Shoot Rules will be relevant to those clubs involved in field target shooting.

The rules of some International Governing Bodies also have a direct relevance to some shooting activities in the United Kingdom. These include:

The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) for shooting with rifles, pistols and shotguns.

The Internationale Armbrustschützen Union (IAU) for shooting with Match and Field Crossbows.

The World Rimfire and Air Rifle Benchrest Federation (WRABF), together with the European Rimfire & Air Rifle Benchrest Shooting Federation (ERABSF), for benchrest shooting.

The International Paralympic Committee Shooting Rules (IPC) for shooting by people with physical disabilities, including the blind and visually impaired.

The Commonwealth Games Federation constitution will contain information of importance to those seeking to represent a Home Country in the Commonwealth Games or Commonwealth Shooting Championships.

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.