British Shooting would like to welcome your help around the National Schools 10m Air Pistol Championships 2016/17.
British shooting feels that identifying and developing talented athletes within pistol is important. They believe that Championships like this can unearth athletes with real potential to progress far in the sport, within the right environment and with the right support.
In an exciting final of the Earl Roberts British Championship, the 20 competitors remaining after the two previous stages battled with strong winds on the afternoon of Saturday 20th August for the 2016 British Prone Championship. This match is the highlight of the week-long annual Bisley meeting, which had been shot in mostly light but fickle winds.
Results of the Olympic shooting events can be found on the Rio 2016 web site:
The Northern Ireland Justice Act 2016 has recently become law and introduces some changes relating to firearms licensing in Northern Ireland.
Guidance for firearm dealers (Dept of Justice) contains links to a number of documents outlining the changes.
These changes particularly affect young people, and the Dept of Justice has released a document Young People and Shooting that explains the changes.
Dear Fellow Shooter,
Over the years there have always been debates about whether our sport has benefits for health and well-being. Those of us who are active within the sport have no doubts of this.
Nonetheless, if we can prove for once and all, that target shooting has a real and substantial outcome for mental or physical health, this will have positive benefits for the future of the sport.
We are therefore asking you to help us to safeguard shooting in the future by taking part in two research projects which will take place this summer during Bisley Week.
In a letter dated 12th July 2016, the Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded to the report from the Lead Ammunition Group into "Lead Ammunition, Wildlife and Human Health". She states that, "In both instances – human health and wildlife – the report did not show that the impacts of lead ammunition were significant enough to justify changing current policy; we therefore do not accept your recommendation to ban the use of lead ammunition."