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:

 

We have been informed that 3 new Air Rifle Target Shooting Clubs have opened in Lincolnshire.

Click below to get the details for Yarborough Target Shooting Club, Skegness Target Shooting Club and Grantham Target Shooting Club.

We have recently been advised of an error on Page 46 of the Summer Edition of 'On Target' magazine.

Under the Disciplinary Action notice, we stated that Mr Stuart Prouse was a member of Swarland 592 Club in Durham County. However, this should have read, Swarland 592 Club in Northumberland.

We would like to offer our apologies for this error and any confusion this information may have caused.

A new club catering for the NSRA discipline of Sport Crossbow has been inaugurated.

Known as South Pembrokeshire Sport Crossbow Club (SPSCC) it will specialise in promoting 10 metre indoor Sport Crossbow target shooting.

The NSRA, via the Pistol, Airgun & Crossbow Committee (PACC), have recently launched a National Sport Crossbow competition which is open to both NSRA members and others who may wish to enter this sport.

SPSCC is located in Kilgetty, South Pembrokeshire and those interested should contact Phil Jackson the Club Chairman on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steyr LP50 and Variants:

Section 5 Firearms:

Following discussions with our local Head of Firearms Licensing, it is confirmed that the Steyr LP50 air pistol does not have a self-loading mechanism and therefore in their opinion does not constitute a prohibitive weapon under Section 5 (1) of the Firearms Act 1968.

These findings have been agreed with NABIS.

This announcment follows a previous statement posted on the NSRA website on the 8th December 2016, notifying all members that while clarification was being sought, Home Office advice was that these pistols should not be imported or sold.

While the NABIS conclusion remains an 'opinion', albeit one which the courts are unlikely to ignore, this news enables all retailers to start stocking and selling the Steyr LP50 once again.

Spaces for Batch Testing with RUAG, Lapua and Eley are filling up fast.

Please click the link below for more information - Dont miss out!

 

 

General Notice

Disciplinary Action: Mr Stuart Prouse

Mr Stuart Prouse of the Swarland 592 Club in Northumberland has admitted the fabrication of scores in a Local Scoring League and the Association has taken disciplinary action against him for the offence. The following penalties have been applied:

  • Participating in NSRA Competitions
  • Witnessing of NSRA Competitions
  • Participating in any Competitions (Postal or Open) run under NSRA Rules
  • Witnessing of any Competitions (Postal or Open) run under NSRA Rules

Mr Prouse was banned for two and a half years and the ban will commence on 1st April 2017 and run until 1st October 2019.

The ban appertains to Mr Prouse specifically and not his club.


 

South East Talent Network have launched a new website and are calling on Air & .22 Rifle and Pistol Shooters...

 

The Metropolitan Police have asked us to post a short 20 question online survey, asking certificate holders for their feedback following any transaction they may have had (i.e. grant, licence renewal etc.) with the Licensing Authorities.

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

Please note that the survey applies to Met certificate holders only.

Please complete the survey at the following link: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FETLONDON

The 2017 British Open Airgun Championships

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to the competitors and the families of those concerned for the omission of two key results tables in the current (Spring) edition 801 of 'On Target' magazine. We would also like to offer our sincere apologies for an error in the results table for the Men's Air Rifle competition.

These errors are highly regrettable and we would like to emphasise that this was a genuine mistake made during the magazine compilation process. We have taken steps to ensure such omissions do not re-occur when preparing and editing articles for publication in future. Competitors were notified of all results by email on the 23rd March.

In addition to this notice, we will publish the missing results and correct results for Men's Air Rifle Competition in the next (Summer) edition 802 of the magazine.

Competition 17: British Sporter Rifle (Championship)
Competition 18: Sporter Rifle Standing (Competition)

Please click below for the results of the Competitions

Maintenance works have been completed, thank you for your patience whilst this work was carried out, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

There has been some slight amends to some departmental numbers as listed below

Department Telephone Number
Lord Roberts Centre  01483 485 522
LRC Range Booking 01483 485 522
NSRA Shop  01483 485 511
Membership  01483 485 502/503
Coaching & Development (YPS)  01483 485 504
Competitions  01483 485 540
Marketing  01483 485 531

Following a preliminary postal round over the winter, eight qualifying teams from Clubs in the Home Counties met on the 25yard range at the Lord Roberts Centre on Sunday 12th March to compete for the Browne Martin Cup.

Please click below to see the results from the quarter final, semi final and final

Exemption Certificates

Recently there has been concern raised over the legislation surrounding the sale and purchase of firearms and the impact of rules such as section 11/4 exemption certificates.

The kind of questions asked and comments made have included:
- What's the deal with acquiring .22 rifles on exemption certificates?
- If acquiring off an individual, presumably they'll need to tell their local police they've disposed of a firearm.
- What happens at our end?
- Do we send a letter to the police with serial numbers etc?
- Keep a record of what we have got in a safe place?
- I've acquired ammo on one before, which is simple enough - RFD keep s a log of who he's sold it to, we keep a log of what we've bought, and which members we sell it to.
- What about firearms though?

Please click below to read more information

NSRA Sales Team Vacancy

Do you want to join the NSRA Sales Team .... Click below for more information

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.