S. McIntosh

Seonaid has achieved a top 10 place in the ISSF world ranking of shooters for 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women.

https://www.issf-sports.org/competitions/worldranking/top_ten_women.ashx

The 52nd ISSF World Championships in all events took place in Changwon, Republic of Korea from the 31st August through to the 15th September 2018. British shooters achieved some remarkable performances. See below a report from Donald McIntosh.

British Team in Changwon

Unfortunately we have had to temporarily suspend the sales of many of our popular targets while we investigate a variety of quality assurance issues related to the printing of the targets.

We are working to quickly have these targets back on sale and minimise the disruption caused. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Postal competition deadline extensions will be made if necessary.

The 2018 Target Sprint GB Festival includes the first running of the ISSF Target Sprint World Tour 2018: British Open Along with the Confined and Open Great Britain Championships and National Series Final 2018.

Target Sprint

The first two sections effectively cut off the feeders to our sport by seeking to prohibit anyone under 18 taking part in shooting except as a member of a club.

  1. Abolition of the exception under Section 23(3) which permits possession of air weapons by persons of 14 or over on private land with the consent of the occupier.

This provides a major threat not just to the association but to all shooting sport. Many thousands of young people shoot on private ground either taking part in vermin control or informal target shooting. It is done quite safely and with no danger to themselves or the public. They have often learnt safety and marksmanship from their parents.

 British Army

The Army Target Pistol Championships were held at Bisley recently with participants experience ranging from novice to experienced.

All entrants received two days of coaching and range time prior to the event so that everyone had the best chance to win in their category. For regular updates or follow us on Twitter @Troops_2_Target

 

Amendment to the Firearms Rules 1998

This is to inform you about the following amendment to the Firearms Rules 1998 in relation to lost and stolen firearms. From the 16th October 2018, the Firearm and Shotgun Certificate conditions will change. The current wording of the firearm condition is as follows:

The holder of this certificate must inform the Chief Officer of Police by whom the certificate was granted within 7 days of the theft, loss or destruction in Great Britain of the certificate and/or the theft, loss, deactivation or destruction of any firearms and/or the theft or loss of ammunition to which this certificate relates.

LSRA

Lincolnshire Small-bore Rifle Association are running a Club Coach Course on Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th October 2018 at Brocklesby Village Hall, Lincolnshire.

See attached for further details:

Three members of the Carmarthen Rifle and Pistol Club Juniors recently flew out to Ireland to compete in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) which is the Commonwealth Games for shooting.

Lucy Steffan Siwan CSF Ireland Sept 2018

Congratulations to our British shooters who competed in Changwon, South Korea and who represented GB under the most testing of competitive conditions.

The medalling successes are shown in the attached results table, with Seonaid McIntosh achieving a Gold in the 50 metre prone rifle. This success was further enhanced with a team bronze in the prone 50 metre women’s event, with Seonaid and Jennifer McIntosh, together with Zoe Bruce taking the podium.

For a limited period the NSRA is offering a chance to invest with a gross return of 2.75% above the Bank of England base rate (i.e. 3.50% including Bank of England base rate).

This opportunity to invest is in order to replace the withdrawal of a larger loan due to personal and private reasons with a number of smaller loans. It should be noted that the overall debt level of the NSRA will not be changed by this. These bonds are available to individual members, clubs and associations with a minimum investment of £1,000.

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.