A major upgrade of the NSRA/Ltd/BSW  computer and telephony system means that the NSRA telephone system will be unavailable, for incoming or outgoing calls, from 2pm on Friday 16th February. The service will be restored from 9am on Monday 19th February.

We apologise for this inconvenience.

The NSRA Shop and The Lord Roberts Centre will be open as usual during that weekend but without, of course, any telephone or email access.

It is with much sadness that we have to report the passing of Tim Elson, past British Champion and President of Twickenham Rifle and Pistol Club.

Funeral details are not yet known. An obituary notice will be published in ‘On Target’ in due course.

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 31 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 28 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.

Due to retirement and expansion, we currently have a number of interesting employment opportunities based at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley.

These positions are within a number of different departments in both our Charity and Limited company businesses. We would be interested to hear from potential candidates who feel their skills and experience might match our requirements in any of the following roles:-

  • Lord Roberts Centre - Duty Manager
  • Competitions Department – Competitions Assistant
  • NSRA Shop – Sales Assistant
  • Marketing Communications Department – Two positions
  • General - IT Support / Webmaster

Please enquire in the first instance by e-mail to:

Mrs Dee Fuller: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further details on these roles can be provided on request.

If you have not yet completed and sent in your NSRA Club re-affiliation forms with payment for 2018, we would urge you to do so without delay.

Please note; if you do not re-affiliate, your clubs insurance cover will expire at midnight on the 31st December 2017.

If you are experiencing difficulties in completing the forms for any reason or you have mislaid the paperwork, please contact Member Services on: T: 01483 485503/02. E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have already completed and sent in your Club re-affiliation forms for 2018, thank you and welcome to another year of NSRA affiliation.

 

Please find below the Summer 2017 Postal Competition results and national rankings.

We would like to thank you all for taking part in our Summer competitions and we wish you a successful Winter season ahead.

Best Wishes

Competitions Team
01483 485540
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The Home Office has opened a public consultation on what they consider to be "Offensive and Dangerous Weapons". This includes plans to apply further restrictions on .50 calibre and MARS (Manually Activated Release System) rifles which are currently for target shooting.

The policy intends to remove the availability of these Firearms for civilian use suggesting they may be used for terrorism. The proposed changes will raise them from Section 1 of the Firearms Act where they can be held on a normal Firearms Certificate to Section 5 and so effectively banned.

We are understandably beginning to receive enquiries from NSRA Affiliated Clubs regarding the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on the 28th May 2018.

The detail of the regulation is currently being considered by the NSRA, so that the best advice can be communicated to all members as to the implications and recommended actions required.

Should any member wish to access further information at this stage we recommend the following link:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/

 

The Browne Martin Competition is open to club teams of five competitors from any NSRA affiliated club within the area covered by the Home Counties Coordinating Committee. Clubs may enter any number of teams.

Entries close 1st November 2017

 

On the 25th August 2017, 'Shooting USA' honoured legendary shooter Lones Wigger, by renaming the interior of its headquarters building the 'Lones Wigger Legacy Hall & Range'.

Lones was due to travel to this year's Bisley National Meeting as a member of the US Roberts team. Unfortunately however, due to health reasons he was unable to make the trip.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to the sport, the NSRA had planned to present a special certificate to Lones ats the Bisley prize giving. The certificate was received on his behalf by the American team and presented to Lones during the hall and range renaming ceremony, which also happened to be his 80th birthday!

 

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.