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:

Shooting related news

The Summer 2018 Competition Entry Forms have been mailed out with the latest issue of 'On Target' magazine to members and clubs. Associate Members will have received their copy of the entry form with their Winter Newsletter.

The entry forms, and information sheets describing each competition, can also be found below.

The closing date for entries is 14th February 2018.

Please note no entries will be accepted after this date.

Competitions Team
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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

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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.

The NSRA are opposed to this and other changes to legislation which is not based on evidence but merely applies further restrictions to law abiding target shooters with no apparent benefit to public safety. The NSRA will fight these changes on behalf of its members and affiliated clubs via British Shooting Sports Council and other appropriate national forums.

The consultation document can be viewed at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/offensive-and-dangerous-weapons-new-legislation

The document also includes further restrictions proposed on the sale of knives which will only be able to be purchased by face-to-face transactions - severely damaging many internet based businesses.

 

The 131st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima - on proposal of the IOC Executive Board - has confirmed the place of Shooting in the sports programme of the Olympic Games 2024.

The ISSF Press Office confirmed that the IOC and the ISSF will undergo detailed discussion regarding the events programme, athlete quotas and venue planning.

To read the full statement on the ISSF website please click here.

Those of you who entered the above meeting, scheduled for 22nd -24th September, will already have received notification that the Championships have been cancelled.  We hope that entrants, and NSRA members alike, will appreciate that this is not a decision that has been made lightly and is one which has been taken with much regret.  In spite of extending the entry deadline, and sending reminders to previous participants, at the revised closing date only 72 entries had been made.

All at the NSRA would like to congratulate Jen McIntosh, Seonaid McIntosh and Katie Gleeson on becoming European Team Champions in the 3 Position Rifle Women's Event in Baku this morning!

Click read more below for links to the BBC Sport Coverage of Seonaid's Gold medal today and also Jen's Gold medal at the start of the week.

We are also sharing info on our Twitter page @NSRAHQ

 

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.

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.

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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.


 

Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting Vacancy

The Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting are advertising for a Shooting Manager

The job advert can be found by clicking below

Closing Date: 5pm 21st December 2017

Contact Details:
R D Bruce OBE
Telephone: 01483 473 095
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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.