Thirlestane Castle,   Lauder

The results from the 2016 NSRA Scottish Meeting, held in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle Lauder, are now available for download.

16th June 2016

The Directors, Staff and Members of the National Small-bore Rifle Association offer their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jo Cox MP, who was tragically and unlawfully killed in Birstall near Leeds, on the 16th of June.

Some disturbing reports have recently come to light where Officers of Shooting Clubs have been contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from the Club's bank demanding information regarding the Club's Home Office Approval, FAC, and individual members' details - including FAC details and firearms possessed, personal addresses and more.

Campaign raises awareness of air weapons licensing scheme

The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the new air weapons legislation that aims to improve public safety and reduce gun crime in Scotland.  

Anybody who wants to use or own an air weapon will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate, or a permit in some circumstances, from
1st July 2016.  

This gives users six months to get a certificate before new rules tightening access to air weapons, introduced in the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, come into effect from 31st December 2016.  

The annual postal fixture between the Home Counties (Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex and Surrey) included a Veterans match this year for the first time.

The Home Counties Coordinating Committee sends its congratulations to New Zealand for a "clean sweep", winning all four matches - the main event plus Ladies, Juniors and Veterans.

The results of the 2015 matches are as follows:-

  New Zealand    HCCC   
Main Team 7903 7892
Ladies 2952 2931
Juniors 2919 2878
Veterans 2943 2920

The new IOC Agenda 2020 calls for a number criteria to be met by all sports on the Olympic programme with the most immediate being; gender equality, event based sports and sustainability. This means that all events within each summer and winter sport are to be assessed on their own merits against a set criteria established by the IOC. Therefore the ISSF is conducting a review of all its events with this criteria in mind ready for 2020, which means having any new events or changes in place in 2017. Ready for the new 2020 Olympic cycle, post Rio and any further evaluation of current events by the IOC. 

Therefore all of the present 15 shooting medal events are under scrutiny. 50m Men's Rifle Prone is being looked at, along with all the others. There is a suggestion that it may be replaced by a rifle mixed team event shot at 10m, but nothing is decided as yet and the ISSF remains open to all suggestions to improve the shooting discipline and programme for the Olympics. 

The 2016 British Universities & Colleges Rifle Championships were held on 23rd April 2016 at Appleton Rifle Club, Warrington. Results can be downloaded from the link below.

The BSSC and the NSRA are asking their members to write to their MEPs as a matter of urgency to make them aware of the far-reaching impact of the draft Weapons Directive currently being pushed through by the European Commission. This directive is being hurried through in the aftermath of the Brussels bombings, but seeks sweeping restrictions on the legal ownership and use of firearms throughout Europe that will not affect the illegal use of firearms in crime or terrorism. 

Browne Martin CupBisley, 13th March 2016

Following a preliminary postal round over the winter, eight teams from Clubs in the Home Counties met on the 25yard range at the Lord Roberts Centre on Sunday, 13th March to compete for the Browne Martin Cup.

Results from the British Airgun Championships are now avilable for download.

The British Universities & Colledges Sports Indoor Rifle Championships were held at Staveley Rifle & Pistol Club on the weekend of 20th – 21st February 2016.
Click on the link below for the results.

If any of your shooters attain a highest possible score in an NSRA competition and would like a certificate to commemorate the event, please complete and send back the form along with a cheque for £3.00 and we will sort this out for you. If it is not an NSRA competition, you will need to send the target along with the claim form and payment so that we can verify the high score. They can be used for any competition and any discipline.

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.