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:

The first item of business at the January workshops was for the participants to write down their perceptions of the NSRA, both good and bad.  This was an interesting session, and as you might expect given the nature of perceptions, once explored and challenged, many of them were found to be untrue.  Rather than allowing negative perceptions to continue, we have decided to dedicate an area of the website to addressing these aspects, and provide the truth rather than the myth.

There's still time to enter Eley's new OPC competition, as the closing date has been extended to March 31st.  The competition is supported by the NSRA and British Shooting, but all entries should be made via the Eley portal www.myeley.com.  Further information is available on the NSRA website via the link below:


Entry forms are now available to download for the following National Meetings:

  • British 50M Rifle Championships - 1st - 3rd June
  • Benchrest Competition - 9th June
  • Benchrest Championships - 10th June
  • Scottish Rifle Meeting - 30th June - 6th July
  • Bisley Rifle Meeting - 11th - 19th August

Click on the link below to access the various forms and supplementary information (where available).



NSRA shop offers special deals for ammunition pre-purchased and collected at the Scottish Meeting.

See prices and more details

Northern Shooting Show — 12th & 13th May 2018

Promotional Opportunity for Clubs

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.

Paul Whitelam, the organiser of the show is offering a new opportunity this year for clubs who wish to promote themselves at the show. Clubs may take a free table to display their materials and banners at no charge.  Interested clubs should contact Paul in advance to confirm they wish to attend on: 01472 809727, or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

We regret to inform members of the death of Tim Elson on 6th January 2018.

The funeral will take place on 7th February at noon and will be held at the South West Middlesex Crematorium, Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Feltham, Middlesex TW13 5JH. Details can be found at: http://www.swcrematorium.gov.uk/How-to-find-us.aspx.

Further details from Keith Mower: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim was a past British Champion and President of Twickenham Rifle and Pistol Club.

Tim will be sadly missed.

Alan Shipman – Honorary Secretary

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.

RCO (pack price - New/Renewal)                 £15 per candidate

YPS Tutor (Scouts) New                               £30 per candidate

YPS Tutor Renewal                                     £15  per candidate

YPS Student New                                    £12.50 per candidate

Club Instructor New/Renewal                       £35 per candidate

Club Coach Instructor New/Renewal          £35 per candidate

County Coach Instructor New/Renewal        £35 per candidate

Regional Coach Instructor New/Renewal      £35 per candidate

For further information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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.