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Updated: 26-Apr-17 (Original posting: 26-Apr-17)
Ibis Open 2017 Results

The Ibis Open Meeting was shot on Saturday 22nd April. The Sun shone but the wind was tricky. Andrew Wilde (LMRA) won the short-range match with 150-16, the Long-range (1000 and 1100) with 90-05 and thus the overall trophy.

IBIS Open 2017 Grand Aggregate Results
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To view the results for this event.

Updated: 25-Apr-17 (Original posting: 25-Apr-17)
Small-bore Long Range Match - RESULTS
The Smallbore Long Range Match took place on Sunday 23 April in very favourable shooting conditions, providing a tough but thoroughly enjoyable challenge to all competitors and many excellent scores.

The event saw matches at 200 yds and 300 yds in three classes - Match Rifle SB, Target Rifle SB and Service Rifle SB.

For ammunition, most shooters were using R100, with Eley Tenex, Lapua Centre-X and RWS 50 the most popular.

The top two places at each distance were:


200 yds
1st Mike Townsend 73.11v
2nd Phil Morgan 73.9v

300 yds
1st Michael Haselgrove 68.6v
2nd Mike Townsend 63.1v

Overall Winner:

1st Michael Haselgrove 138.12v
2nd Mike Townsend 136.12v


200 yds
1st Phil Northam 69.5v
2nd Peter Francis 69.3v

300 yds
1st Peter Francis 62.4v
2nd Phil Northam 62.1v

Overall Winner:

1st Peter Francis 131.7v
2nd Phil Northam 131.6v


200 yds
1st Steve Isherwood 68.5v

300 yds
1st Gavin Moffatt 54.2v

Overall Winner:

Steve Isherwood 115.6v

Click here for full results

Updated: 24-Apr-17 (Original posting: 24-Apr-17)
Met Police Firearms Licensing Survey
We have been working closely with the Firearms Licensing Team at the Met. Police to improve the service to licence holders in their area. They have asked us to help publicise their online survey for Met Police certificate holders to complete following any transaction with them (i.e. grant, renewal etc.). There are only 20 questions which should take not more than 5 mins to complete, but will be of great help to them to understand the quality of service they provide and how they can improve. The link to the survey is: I will be pleased if NRA members served by the Met Police could complete the survey; we recognise the considerable efforts they have made to improve their service to the shooting community and applaud their desire for honest feedback.
Updated: 21-Apr-17 (Original posting: 21-Apr-17)
Les Pulling
Sadly, Les passed away on Monday 17th April. Les was range warden at the Melville Range from 2000 - 2010. His funeral will be at Guildford Crematorium on Thursday 4th May at 10.30 a.m. and back to home for the wake. Any donations are being sent to St Luke's Haematology Fund.

Updated: 21-Apr-17 (Original posting: 21-Apr-17)
General Council Elections 2017

Summary of procedure for the General Elections 2017

Click here to download the full sumary of the procedure for General Council Elections 2017.

Below are the following forms for the General council elections 2017

Click here to download the Acknowledgement of Confidentiality, Duties and Responsibilities form (Word format).

Click here to download the Regional Member Nomination form.

Click here to download the Ordinary Member Nomination form.

Click here to download the Discipline Member Nomination form.

Click here to download the CV Form for General Council Member.

Click here to download the CV Form (MS Word format) for General Council Member.

Updated: 24-Apr-17 (Original posting: 12-Apr-17)
ATSC Target Rifle Open Meeting Entry Forms Sat 29 - Sun 30 Apr 17

The Army Target Shooting Club Target Rifle Open Meeting will be held at Bisley Camp on Sat 29 and Sun 30 Apr 17. It is a competitively priced and fun meeting.

Entries will close on Tuesday 25 Apr 17.

We look forward to receiving your entries and seeing you at the weekend!

Handloads permitted or ammunition can be provided and entry forms can be found here

The meeting organiser can be reached

Updated: 07-Apr-17 (Original posting: 07-Apr-17)
Lt Col HV Donald - the double possible

A fantastic photo of Lt Col Haddon Donald of New Zealand on the special occasion of his 100th Birthday.

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Updated: 05-Apr-17 (Original posting: 05-Apr-17)
David Cole

Sadly, David Cole, an ex-NRA Council Member, passed away on 20th March 2017.

The funeral will be held at Bournemouth Crematorium on Tuesday 11th April at 1115hrs.

Updated: 05-Apr-17 (Original posting: 05-Apr-17)
NRA Guest Day - Saturday 20th May 2017 - 600 yards Century Range

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our next Guest Day here at Bisley on Saturday 20th May 2017.

We are offering the opportunity for our members to invite two friends or colleagues to Bisley for an introduction to the world of target shooting, with a view to hopefully joining the NRA or one of the Bisley Clubs.

We have booked 10 targets on Century Range giving us 20 firing points and arranged two sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon both with 40 guest spaces available.

Your certification card must include Iron Sight or Scoped Sight to be able to bring guests to this Guest Day. Please ensure you bring your certification card with you on the day as this will be checked.

Points to Note - These sessions are for your guests - however for those members who do wish to shoot we will charge you a nominal 5.00 but you will be expected to shoot during the session timings and therefore will be sharing the time with your guests.
- Those members bringing two guests will have their own firing point for the session.
- Those members only bringing one guest will share the firing point with another member and their guest and will take turns on the firing point.
- We request that members bring their own firearms to use on the day.
- A selection of ammunition will be available for purchase on the range on the day.
- The NRA will provide a small selection of firearms for those members who do not have their own.
- NRA RCOs and Instructors will be on hand to assist and ensure range safety at all times.
- The Membership staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions about membership and training.
- The cost per guest is 35.00.
- Tea and coffee will be provided.

There are 80 guest spaces available, so early booking advised.

Session Timings:
Morning 08.30 to 12.30 (4 hours)
Lunch 12.30 to 13.30 *
Afternoon 13.30 to 17.30 (4 hours)

* Lunch can be bought at the Clays, Jenny's Snack Bar, NSRA, and various other Club Houses on the site, or you can bring your own.

Bookings with payment in advance only - limited spaces available. Please contact the Membership team on 01483 797777 extensions 162, 138 or 122.

Updated: 04-Apr-17 (Original posting: 04-Apr-17)
RCO Instruction Manual (Edition Seven)

Range Conducting Officers' Course Instruction Manual (Edition Seven) can be purchased by current, in date NRA RCOs for 7.90 + 1.00 P&P.

To order a manual please contact Training by telephone on 01483 797777 ext 149 or by email.

Updated: 03-Apr-17 (Original posting: 03-Apr-17)
CSR Winter League - April 2017 - Final Results
The final CSR League match was greeted with beautiful Spring weather, although the morning northerly breeze tumbling over the trees in Butts 18 & 19 made for some tricky wind calls.

Shooting from 600 yds to 100 yds in 10 stages, the Imperial Match is a very challenging event and perfect to decide the final league positions.

The AM Imperial Match Long Range winners were:

HISTORIC - Hywel Davies 78 pts
PRACTICAL - John Morgan-Hosey 220 pts
SERVICE - Peter Cottrell 222 pts

The PM Imperial Match Short Range winners were:

HISTORIC - Jon Foreman 78 pts
PRACTICAL - Colin Hudson 229 pts
SERVICE - Adam Chapman 236 pts

After over 700 rounds fired across the League, the provisional final standings indicate how competitive this type of shooting is becoming.

2016/17 CSR LEAGUE:


1st - Hywel Davies - 993.48

2nd - Jon Foreman - 837.79


1st - Doug Cross - 950.99

2nd - Andy Littler - 873.71


1st - John Morgan-Hosey - 979.33

2nd - Nick St Aubyn - 975.44

3rd - Colin Hudson - 970.00


1st - Peter Cottrell - 990.17

2nd - Adam Chapman - 988.34

3rd - John Chambers - 963.63

Click here to download the final results for Sun 2 Apr.

Click here to download the final league standing as of Sun 2 Apr.

Updated: 07-Apr-17 (Original posting: 02-Apr-17)
Historic Service Rifle Match - 1 Apr 2017 - Provisional Results
A record number of competitors enjoyed the Historic Service Rifle Match in mixed conditions.

It was especially pleasing to see members of the British Young Shooters Association taking part, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Provisional results are here:

Click here to download the provisional results for the Historic Service Rifle Match, Sat 1 April 2017.

Please direct challenges or queries via email to by midday Thursday 6 April.

Updated: 02-Apr-17 (Original posting: 02-Apr-17)
148th Imperial Meeting - Online Entries Open (TR, MR & F Class)

The 148th Imperial Meeting will be contested from 16th June to 22nd July 2017. Entries for the various elements are available below.

MR/TR/F Class online entries close 17:00 - Mon 19 June

Click here to enter TR, MR and F Class Online

Click here to download the TR and MR entry form.
Click here to download the F Class entry form.

Paper copies are available from NRA Reception and the Range Office.

Early Entry Draw: This draw is open to all entries over 50 received by 1 May 2017.

The draw will be made by Andrew Mercer, NRA Secretary General, and the winners announced on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

First Prize: 100% refund of entry fee
Second Prize: 50% refund of entry fee
Third Prize: 25% refund of entry fee

Early Entry Discount: Enter before 1 June 2017 to receive a 10% discount on entries.

Schools' Meeting 2017
Click here to enter online

Entry Systems for all other Imperial competitions:
Service Rifle, CSR, Methuen, Adaptive, GR&P, Imperial Historic Arms Meeting, Teams will be online early April.

Astor County Championship:
Please click here to find the information and claim form for the Astor County Championship being held on the First Friday of the Imperial Meeting 2017

Key Dates are:

16 June: NRA Individual Service Rifle Matches

27 - 28 June: NRA Team Service Matches

22 June: NRA Military Adaptive Championship

28 June - 2 July: Civilian Service Rifle Meeting

7 - 9 July: Inter Schools Cadet Rifle Meeting

7 - 13 July: Match Rifle Meeting

8 - 9 July: Imperial Historic Arms Meeting

10 - 13 July: Schools Meeting

12 - 16 July: Gallery Rifle & Pistol Meeting

14 - 18 July: F Class Meeting

14 - 22 July: Target Rifle Meeting

  • Click here to download the TR Class list for 2017.
  • Click here to find your TRID.

    Updated: 30-Mar-17 (Original posting: 30-Mar-17)
  • Spring Action Weekend 2017 - Final Results
    Spring Action Weekend - 25 & 26 March 2017

    Click here for Final Results

    Click here for Final Prize List

    Updated: 05-Apr-17 (Original posting: 29-Mar-17)
    148th Imperial - TR/MR and F Class Online Entries
    Entry Forms and the online entry system for Imperial TR, MR and F Class will be available on the NRA website from Thursday 30 March at 10.00.

    Updated: 28-Mar-17 (Original posting: 28-Mar-17)
    GB Rifle Team to Canada 2017

    Unfortunately, I must inform you that Jon M Ford has had to withdraw from my team to Canada this year. I thank Jon for applying and supporting the team, to date.

    We have selected Phillip Chapman-Sheath as Jon's replacement. I welcome Philip to the team, who will also take on the role as team Doctor.

    Please click here for the revised team list.

    Chris Weeden

    Updated: 28-Mar-17 (Original posting: 28-Mar-17)
    Phoenix Meeting 2017 - 26 - 28 May
    We are now looking forward to one of the largest and most popular meetings of the season, the Phoenix Meeting, 26-28 May - with the International Match on Monday 29 May. This festival of shooting saw over 500 competitors take part last year and provides the opportunity to shoot Gallery Rifle, Target Shotgun, Practical Pistol and Revolver, and has Air and Fullbore competitions from 15 yards to 1000 yards. Classic shooters also have the opportunity to take part in events across the weekend and we are running the Practical Pistol Match (Round 4 of the NRA Handgun League) on Sunday 28 May.

    The online entry form is now available here.

    The paper entry form is now available here.

    We would appreciate RO support to run this event so if you are able to offer some time please click here to complete the online RO form by Monday 15 May.

    The 2017 Phoenix Meeting handbook is available here

    Updated: 23-Mar-17 (Original posting: 23-Mar-17)
    Astor Claim Form 2017

    Please find below the information and claim form for the Astor County Championship being held during the Imperial Meeting 2017.

    Click here to download the information

    Updated: 21-Mar-17 (Original posting: 21-Mar-17)
    NRA Signed Accounts for 2016

    NRA Financial Statements for year ended 31 December 2016 now available.

    To download and view the NRA Financial Statements for year ended 31 December 2016 Please click here

    Updated: 21-Mar-17 (Original posting: 21-Mar-17)
    Derbyshire Challenge 2017 - Results and Review

    Held at Thorpe Cloud Rifle Range on Saturday the 11th of March

    What a fantastic day! For those 8 F Class and 11 TR shooters who attended, this was an unbelievable opportunity to shoot on our historic rifle range.

    Click here to download the results and read the full review.

    Updated: 17-Mar-17 (Original posting: 17-Mar-17)
    2017 Birmingham Bisley - 20 & 21 May - Kingsbury Ranges, Warwickshire

    Until 2005, the 'Birmingham Bisley' was a popular regional fixture in the TR calendar. Competitors shot for a number of impressive trophies and the event was followed by local dignitaries and the media.

    12 years on from the last event and following the support of George Barnard and others in the TR community, we are delighted to stage the 'Birmingham Bisley' again, over the weekend of Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May.

    The event will be shot at Kingsbury Ranges at 300, 500 and 600 yards. Individual and 4-man team prizes will be available in both TR and F/TR Class.

    Please see the entry form and programme here.

    To enter click here.

    Updated: 15-Mar-17 (Original posting: 10-Mar-17)
    Advanced CSR Skills Course - Sun 7 May
    The Advanced CSR Skills Course is a practical coaching course designed to support existing CSR competitors to improve their positional shooting techniques ahead of the 148th Imperial Meeting.

    The emphasis of the course will be on the Application of Fire in prone, sitting, kneeling/squatting and standing positions. Training will be measured through test Practices, including the Urban Match shot under match conditions. Dry Training will be conducted as part of background activity to include match preparation, wind reading, sight setting, kit and equipment, mental approach.

    Places are limited. For details, costs and the programme click here

    Click here to book online

    Updated: 09-Mar-17 (Original posting: 09-Mar-17)
    Target Shotgun Skills Development Course - Sun 23 April
    This Course will provide the fundamental skills for taking part in Target Shotgun events, including individual coaching of positional shooting techniques from national level shooters.

    The course fee is 71.50 which includes range fees, targets, individual coaching and lunch. The course will involve both classroom and practical range work.

  • Click here to book online
  • Click here to download a booking form.

    Updated: 09-Mar-17 (Original posting: 09-Mar-17)
  • NRA Honorary Life Membership for Museum Volunteer Chris Bunch

    Today, NRA Chief Executive Andrew Mercer presented Chris Bunch, an NRA Museum volunteer, with an Honorary Life Membership.

    Right Click on letter (view image) to magnify view

    Right Click on picture (view image) to magnify view

    Chris is currently working on his soon-to-be-published manuscript, Targets and Tramways.

    Updated: 07-Mar-17 (Original posting: 07-Mar-17)
    RAF Small Arms Association Trustee Recruitment Pack

    Dear Prospective Candidate

    Thank you for your interest in joining the RAF Small Arms Association Board of Trustees.

    To apply, please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to Paul Upham by 5 pm on Friday 28th April 2017 marked Private & Confidential. Within your cover letter, please include why you are interested in this opportunity and the value you can bring to the RAF Small Arms Association, paying particular attention to the person specification on page 7 and 8.

    To download the Information Pack Please Click here

    Updated: 06-Mar-17 (Original posting: 06-Mar-17)
    CSR Final Results - Saturday 4 March
    The CSR League moved to Ash Ranges where 115 competitors took on two challenging but hugely enjoyable matches.

    The Roupell Match consists of 4 Stages, shot in various positions, with limited exposures and multiple targets at varying distances.

    After a short break the afternoon match was the Roberts - a 50 round match shot prone, kneeling and sitting.

    The Ash Ranges team were excellent and the SARTS system worked faultlessly.

    Final results are here

    League standings as of March are here

    Updated: 10-Mar-17 (Original posting: 04-Mar-17)
    CSR Winter League - April 2017
    This is the last match in the CSR 2016/17 league.

    This popular Winter League competition is running from October 2016 to April 2017.

    Click here to enter online.

    Click here to download the paper entry form.

    Click here to download the CoF.

    Updated: 02-Mar-17 (Original posting: 02-Mar-17)
    GB Rifle Team to Canada 2018

    I have been honoured by the Council of the National Rifle Association with the captaincy of the GB Rifle Team to Canada in August 2018 on the occasion of the DCRA 150th Anniversary.

    John Stevens has agreed to be the team's Vice-Captain and Martin Liversage the Adjutant.

    The team will compete in the Ontario Rifle Association meeting and the DCRA Championships in Ottawa and the duration of the tour will be approximately 2 weeks.

    All interested in applying for selection for team should write to me at before July 28th 2017.

    I aim to select a team with a range of ages & experience that is representative of all parts of the UK.

    Financial support may be available for U25 applicants who have not yet toured with a senior GB team - please contact me for more details.

    John Warburton

    Updated: 01-Mar-17 (Original posting: 01-Mar-17)
    300M Championships - 20 & 21 May

    A number of competitions run over the weekend for the 300 Metre discipline, with standard Target Rifle users very welcome to take part.

    This event is serviced by reliable electronic targets and shot from the 300 metre shed on the left hand side of Century range. Possible manual marker errors are eradicated and everyone gets a copy of their score detail, including group diagrams.

  • Click here to enter online
  • Click here to download the Match Conditions and Entry Form

    Entries are administered through NRA Shooting Division whilst Ian Shirra-Gibb (NRA 300 Metre Rep) can answer your discipline or technical queries.

    Updated: 01-Mar-17 (Original posting: 28-Feb-17)
  • Target Shotgun Festival (25 & 26 Feb) - Provisional Results
    Please Click here to download the provisional results for the Target Shotgun Festival, held at Bisley on 25 & 26 February 2017.

    Please direct any challenges or queries to by 5pm on Wednesday 1st March.

    Updated: 28-Feb-17 (Original posting: 28-Feb-17)
    NRA Rifle Team to the Channel Islands in May 2018

    I have been honoured by the Council of the National Rifle Association with the captaincy of the NRA Rifle Team to the Channel Islands in May 2018. Chris Watson and Jon Ford have agreed to be Vice-Captain and Adjutant respectively. Chris brings a wealth of top level team shooting experience, having competed in the 'Big Five' and the Commonwealth games. In addition to being a GB shooter, Jon has also toured with the NRA team recently.

    The provisional tour dates are Friday 25th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018 to compete in both the Guernsey and Jersey Spring meetings.

    There is also a traditional match vs the LMRA expected to be on the Thursday 24th May. This totals 6 working days.

    Application forms can be requested by sending an email to

    The closing date for applications is the 23rd July.

    I am looking to select a team of coaches and shooters who are currently county or national level (or equivalent) and are eager to make the step up to a senior GB team.

    Paul Wheeler
    NRA Team, CI 2018

    Updated: 27-Feb-17 (Original posting: 27-Feb-17)
    The Small-Bore Long Range Match - Sun 23 Apr - 1330-1730

    Open to members of Clubs Affiliated to, or individual members of the NRA and NSRA.

    Distances: 200 and 300 yards.

  • Click here to enter online.
  • Click here to download the Entry Form and match conditions.

    Close of Entries: Weds 19 April 2017.

    RIFLES: Any single shot rifle chambered for .22 Long Rifle, Long or Short Rimfire ammunition may be used. Magazine rifles must be loaded by single shots. A sling may be used.


    MRSB Class: Iron - magnifying or telescopic sights may be fitted. The forward hand may also be rested, but the rifle itself may not touch the rest and the butt may not be rested or touch the ground.

    TRSB Class: Iron sights only. The forward hand may not be rested.

    SRSB Class: British or foreign military training rifles such as the Enfield No 2, 8 or 9, foreign equivalents or Morris tube conversions, fitted with Iron sights of any type. The forward hand may be rested as for MRSB.

    AMMUNITION: Competitors are to supply their own ammunition.

    Updated: 23-Feb-17 (Original posting: 23-Feb-17)
  • Range improvement works on Century and Stickledown

    All members are reminded that there is range improvement work underway at Bisley.

    During the early part of 2017 the following firing points on Century will be improved.
    300yd in Butts 17, 18 & 19
    600yd in Butts 14 and 16.

    There is also some improvement and re-turfing on Stickledown
    Targets 36 to 50 at 1000yds
    Targets 1 to 20 at 1100yds
    Targets 21 to 35 at 1200yds

    Due to these firing points being out of use the lay down of the range may not be as you expect, if you have specialist requirements please be sure to mention them in the comments box when making a booking or call the Range Office before attending Bisley.

    Rick Wells
    Head of Range Services

    Updated: 21-Feb-17 (Original posting: 21-Feb-17)
    TR Basic Skills Development Course - 8 & 9 April

    The Target Rifle (TR) Basic Skills Development Course will provide the fundamental skills for taking part in TR events and competitions, and will include individual coaching, wind reading and the essentials of team shooting.

    The course is open to all NRA members including those who do not currently hold an FAC or possess the appropriate firearm, but have successfully completed the required probationary course. Non NRA members can attend providing they possess the appropriate firearm and pay the additional course fee.

    The course is held over two days and will involve both classroom and practical range work.

    This course is being run in conjunction with the Bisley clubs and the location for the course will be the London & Middlesex Rifle Association (LMRA) on Bisley Camp.

    Course Fee: 91.50 and includes range fees, ammunition, markers, individual coaching and all required shooting equipment, for those who do not possess their own.

    Click here book online now.

    Click here to download the full detail and Booking Form.

    Updated: 17-Feb-17 (Original posting: 17-Feb-17)
    CSR Winter League - 5 Feb 2017 - Final Results
    116 shooters took part in the latest Civ SR League matches on Sun 5 Feb.

    With calm but chilly weather there was an opportunity for decent scores. The link to provisional results is below. One particular score is worthy of a special mention - John Chambers' score of 248 ex 250 in the Short Range Match may have set a new record. Outstanding.

  • Click here to download the finalresults for Sunday 5 Feb 2017.
  • Click here to download the up to date league standings, as of February.

    Updated: 09-Feb-17 (Original posting: 05-Feb-17)
  • Renewal of Home Office Approval

    It has come to the NRA's attention that the Home Office and police are no longer sending reminders that Clubs' Home Office Approvals are due for renewal. Allowing Approval to lapse can have significant consequences for a club and its members, in three main ways:

    Approval is a condition of holding a licence to use MoD ranges, so access to those may be denied.

    Approval is essential to enable members to use full-bore rifles without a certificate, and may be necessary to allow members to use small-bore rifles without a certificate.

    Holding a Firearm Certificate for target shooting usually requires an Approved club to be named on the certificate, so if club Approval lapses the validity of members' FACs may be compromised.

    Secretaries are urged to check the renewal date of their club's Approval. If the Approval has lapsed and further advice is required, please contact the NRA Safety, Legal & Technical Officer.

    Updated: 14-Feb-17 (Original posting: 03-Feb-17)
    CSR Winter League - March 2017

    This popular Winter League competition is running from October 2016 to April 2017.

    The next event takes place on Sat 4 March at Ash ETR. We will be shooting two events that many CSR & PR shooters will remember with mixed emotions - the Roupell Match and the Roberts Match - both very challenging but also great fun. Details and the Courses of Fire can be found via the links below.

    Please note that due to limits on the range there will be a maximum of 120 competitors. As these matches are likely to be very popular we recommend submitting your entry soonest.

    Entries are now closed

    Click here to download the CoF.

    Updated: 27-Feb-17 (Original posting: 02-Feb-17)
    Shooting Master Vacancy - Sedbergh School

    Candidate Information Brochure

    Shooting At Sedburgh, introductory letter

    Updated: 31-Jan-17 (Original posting: 31-Jan-17)
    Home Office Approved Club - New Fees Proposals

    The Home Office has published a consultation which seeks views on the implementation of new fees for firearms licences that are issued by the Home Office including fees for Approval of shooting clubs.

    The proposals are based on setting the level of fees at rates that allow full cost recovery; the view of the NRA is that the rates quoted are wholly disproportionate to the actual work required and are either incorrectly calculated or represent a fundamentally inefficient processes.... Click here to read more and download the complete letter.

    Updated: 23-Jan-17 (Original posting: 23-Jan-17)
    NRA GR Skills Course and Coaching Day - 18 & 19 March - Shepton Mallet

    Gallery Rifle shooters - do you want to improve your marksmanship & prepare for the competition season ahead?

    With a busy competition season ahead at Bisley, the NRA wish to provide the opportunity and encouragement for current and new competitors to hone your marksmanship skills and increase in confidence ready to take part in some competitive shooting!

    The two upcoming event dates to aim for are the Spring Action Weekend 25-26 March and The Phoenix Meeting, 26-28 May.


    Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day - Sunday 19 March at Shepton Mallet - Fee: 50.00 / 30.00 U25

    As a perfect precursor to your competition, we are offering a Gallery Rifle Competition Coaching Day at Frome and District Pistol Club Ltd's new range complex in Shepton Mallet. This day allows the unique opportunity to be individually coached by members of the Great Britain Gallery Rifle squad and will give attendees the opportunity to improve marksmanship by being coached through the various aspects of the 1500 Gallery Rifle match.

    The day will cover:

  • Basic shooting techniques; trigger control, sights, aiming etc
  • Shooting positions: standing unsupported (or supported - LBR/LBP); standing unsupported weak shoulder (or supported - LBR/LBP), sitting, kneeling
  • 1500 Match specifics: position and changing position, timings, speed and accuracy, loading, reloading, practice and more practice!
  • Competition shooting, preparation, awareness, attitude and approach

    Click here to book online
    Click here for a downloadable booking form and full course details

    Skills Development Courses (one day)

    These increasingly popular courses are led by some of the best shooters in their field. This is another opportunity to gain instruction from national and international level Gallery Rifle shooters and improve your marksmanship.

    Upcoming courses are:

  • Sat 11 March - Gallery Rifle Skills Development Course, Bisley - 71.50 / 42.90 U25
  • Sat 18 March - Gallery Rifle Skills Development Course, Shepton Mallet - 50.00 / 30.00 U25

    Click here to book online and for more details

    Updated: 19-Jan-17 (Original posting: 19-Jan-17)
  • The NRA 100

    2 prizes this year - a TR one the Swanston Trophy.

    Won for the 2nd year in a row by Layne Chisholm with a significant score standing, closely followed by Gaz Corfield in 2nd place & Andy Wilde in 3rd

    A Service Rifle entry & prize - a fine pewter model of an SMLE.

    Won for the first time by Chris Green of Brunel University Target Shooting Club, 2nd Harrison Daw beating his Dad Andy Daw GB TR team member into 3rd place - beaten by his son, on his own rifle, the only junior entrant this year - he better start get used to it!

    2017 competition entries to me ( a event shoot will be held for a number of entrants to shoot together end of Oct. A most unique & fun competition.

    To download and view the full results Click here

    Updated: 17-Jan-17 (Original posting: 17-Jan-17)
    GB Veterans Team to New Zealand 2019

    The following have been selected to join the training squad from which the final team will be chosen:

    Captain: John Webster, GB & England

    Vice Captain: Martin Townsend, GB & Ireland

    Adjutant: Jon Sweet, GB & Scotland

    Squad members:

    Nigel Ball, GB & England
    Simon Belither, GB & England
    John Bellringer, GB & England
    Charles Brooks, GB & England
    David Calvert, GB & Ireland
    George Cann, GB & England
    Paul Charlton, GB & Ireland
    Gary Childs, GB & England
    Robert Eayrs, England
    Chris Fitzpatrick, GB & Ireland
    Richard Gardiner, England
    Peter Griggs, GB & England
    Jonathan Haward, GB & England
    Andrew Lothian, GB and England
    James Mehta, GB & Scotland
    Andrew Morley, England
    Neil Moxon, GB & England
    Lindsay Peden, GB & Scotland
    David Richards, GB & England
    Reg Roberts, GB & England
    Mick Silver, GB & England
    Colin Skellett, GB & England

    Updated: 12-Jan-17 (Original posting: 12-Jan-17)
    2016 NRA Shotgun, Handgun and Minirifle League Results
    Please see below for results from the 2016 NRA Shotgun, Handgun and Minirifle leagues:
  • Click here for the 2016 NRA Shotgun League results.
  • Click here for the 2016 NRA Handgun League results.
  • Click here for the 2016 NRA Minirifle League results.

    Updated: 09-Jan-17 (Original posting: 09-Jan-17)
  • CSR Winter League Final Results - 7 Jan 2017

    Click here to download the final results for the CSR Winter League match.

    Click here to download the up to date league standings, as of January.

    Updated: 12-Jan-17 (Original posting: 07-Jan-17)
    NEW product from GGG - .223 REM 69gr Ammunition
    NEW Product Availability from GGG .223 REM 69 gr

    We are very excited to be offering this new product from GGG which was delivered to us today.

    This ammunition received raving reviews in the December issue of Shooting Sports. Click here to read the article.

    We have limited availability at the introductory price of 825 pounds per 1000 rounds.

    To purchase the ammunition, please get in touch with the range office via the website
    or on 01483 797777ext 152.

    Updated: 06-Jan-17 (Original posting: 06-Jan-17)
    Daily Telegraph Article - Stolen and Missing Firearms - Correspondence

    To download and read the response letter from Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner, Special Operations Met Police to the original letter from Andrew Mercer subsequent to the Daily Telegraph Article on 31/10/2016 Click here

    Link to Telegraph Article on 31/10 2016

    Click here to download and view the original response letter from Andrew Mercer.

    Updated: 16-Dec-16 (Original posting: 16-Dec-16)
    CSR Winter League - 4 Dec 2016 - Final Results

    Please click here to download the final results for the CSR Winter League match, on Sunday 4 Dec 2016.

    Please click here to download the up to date league standings, as of December.

    Updated: 12-Dec-16 (Original posting: 04-Dec-16)
    Target Shotgun Festival - November 2016 - Results

    Please click here to download the results of the November 2016 Target Shotgun Festival, including Round 10 of the NRA Shotgun League.

    Updated: 15-Nov-16 (Original posting: 15-Nov-16)
    CSR Winter League - 5 Nov 2016 - Final Results

    Please click here to download the final results for the CSR Winter League match, on Saturday 5 Nov 2016.

    Please click here to download the up to date league standings, as of November.

    Updated: 10-Nov-16 (Original posting: 05-Nov-16)
    NRA Response to the Mark Rowley Daily Telegraph Article

    Letter from Andrew Mercer to Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner Special Operations Met Police in response to the article published in the Daily Telegraph this week.

    Link to Telegraph Article on 31/10 2016

    Click here to download and view the response letter

    Updated: 02-Nov-16 (Original posting: 02-Nov-16)
    Security Warning

    Over the last few weeks three different members of Aintree Pistol Club have been attacked and robbed of their guns (and Archery Bow) when returning home from a club visit.

    These attacks took place outside their home addresses when returning from a club meeting; it is uncertain as to whether they were followed home or if the attackers were there waiting for them.

    It has also been reported that members of the club have on returning to their car at the end of the night found one or two flat tyres; there may be a relationship between these incidents and the attacks.

    Please take extra care and precautions when returning home from your shooting range on these darker nights.

    Andrew Mercer
    Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

    Updated: 29-Oct-16 (Original posting: 29-Oct-16)
    Autumn Action Weekend 2016 - Final Results

    Lots of action and skilled shooting was seen at Bisley with 177 competitors taking part in the Autumn Action Weekend. An impressive 1042 events were entered across the disciplines, Gallery Rifle and Pistol, Fullbore, Target Shotgun and the popular McQueen.

    Click here to download the final results
    Click here to download the final prize lists

    Please click here to download the Practical Pistol Match results from the Autumn Action Weekend.

    Updated: 03-Nov-16 (Original posting: 26-Oct-16)
    NRA/HBSA Round Bull & Tin Hat Targets
    Following discussions with the HBSA, the NRA has a new set of Round Bull & Tin Hat targets for use by Classic and Historic shooters.

    The targets are based on the 1971 HBSA target dimensions and cover 200 yds, 300 yds and a 500/600 yards target face.

    These targets were used at the recent Trafalgar Meeting and will be included in future NRA events such as The Phoenix and Imperial Historic Arms Meeting as well as the Trafalgar.

    Click here to view the target dimensions

    Updated: 19-Oct-16 (Original posting: 19-Oct-16)
    Trafalgar Meeting 2016 - Final Results

    Click here to download the final results.

    Updated: 24-Oct-16 (Original posting: 18-Oct-16)
    European Long Range Championship - RESULTS
    Five countries took part in the eleventh European Long Range TR Championships over the weekend of 8 & 9 October, with a new match format adding to the occasion.

    Senior Teams consisted of 12 firers while Junior Teams fielded 8. In addition, every team member was eligible to enter the Individual Championship, shot at 1000x. ICFRA targets were used throughout.

    Full results are here:

    Click here for Senior Team results

    Click here for Junior Team results

    The Individual Championship:

    Click here for Individual results

    Updated: 10-Oct-16 (Original posting: 09-Oct-16)
    Historic Service Rifle - Sat 1 Oct Results
    The Historic Service Rifle match is shot twice per year, in April and October, at distances of 100, 200 and 300 yards.

    There are classes for Enfields and Allcomers, providing a great test of marksmanship between fellow Service rifle shooters.

    44 competitors took part in the match on Saturday 1 October in mixed weather conditions, with sun, rain and hail at various times of the day.

    The Provisional Results are here. Any challenges to be made by noon on Thu 6 October.

    Click here to download the Results.

    Updated: 02-Oct-16 (Original posting: 02-Oct-16)
    CSR Final Results - Sun 2 Oct
    Over 110 competitors enjoyed some late summer conditions on the first day of the CSR League for 2016/17.

    The League is competed over 7 months with the best 10 scores to count from a possible 15 matches.

    Three matches were shot on Century and Short Siberia - the popular Urban Match, Rural Match and the Whitehead. The final results are here.

    CSR Sun 2 Oct

    Click here for the Rural Match Final Results.

    Click here for the Urban Match Final Results.

    Click here for the Whitehead Final Results.

    Click here for the 2016 - 2017 CSR Winter League Standings.

    Any challenges to be notified to by midday Thu 6 Oct.

    Updated: 07-Oct-16 (Original posting: 02-Oct-16)
    GB Palma Team 2019 - Initial Squad announcement
    The initial training squad for the GB Palma team for 2019 in New Zealand has been announced and can be found at the link below. Palma Squad

    Updated: 26-Sep-16 (Original posting: 26-Sep-16)
    GR Nationals 2016 - Provisional Results

    The NRA team were delighted to so many competitors taking part, and enjoying the GR Nationals at the weekend and was encouraged by a 13% increase in entries over last year (195 competitors compared with 172 in 2015). Initiatives such as the 'Introduction to GR' days help to encourage greater take up of GR&P and it is always good to see some new faces at Bisley.

    To download the Provisional Results Click here

    To download the Provisional Prizelist Click here

    Deadline for challenges: Midday on Thursday 8 September after which time the confirmed Results and Prizelist will be published.

    Updated: 01-Sep-16 (Original posting: 01-Sep-16)
    GB Team Announcement for Canada 2017

    The following shooters have been selected to represent Great Britain in the matches in Canada 2017.

    Chris Weeden
    august 2016

    To download and view the full list of team members Click here

    Updated: 22-Aug-16 (Original posting: 22-Aug-16)
    Cheshire Constabulary 100m Indoor Firing Range

    The Cheshire Constabulary Training Centre located near Winsford has a new, state of the art, indoor range comprising 8 lanes with two targets per lane. I am pleased to announce that the range is now available to Home Office Approved Clubs that are affiliated to the NRA. Clubs intending to use the range must have appropriately qualified NRA RCO's and attend a range orientation. Clubs will be expected to have NRA insurance or similar.

    The range operates 7 days a week from 0700 to 2200 and can be hired for 600 per day or 400 per half day. Calibres up to .458 WinMag are approved for use. The range supports low light shooting and provides an ideal environment for zeroing, load development and a variety of target shooting activity.

    Further details are available on the Cheshire Constabulary website here

    Nic Couldrey

    Regional Ranges Manager

    Updated: 16-Aug-16 (Original posting: 16-Aug-16)
    NRA Black Powder/Muzzle Loading Certification Course - 20 Nov
    The Black Powder (BP) Course will provide training in the safe and competent use of Black Powder/Muzzle Loading Firearms (ie Percussion Pistols, Black Powder Revolvers, Musket and Muzzle Loading Rifles). The course is open to all NRA members including those who do not currently hold an FAC, possess the appropriate firearm or hold the relevant disciplines on their Shooter Certification Card (SCC).

    The course will involve both classroom and practical range work with expert coaching from national and international level shooters. Attendees will be assessed over the course of the day to add Muzzle Loading Pistol & Rifle to their NRA Shooter Certification Card, allowing them to hire Black Powder kits from the NRA Armoury using black powder substitutes.

    Course Fees:

    NRA Member: 95
    Non NRA Member: 105
    Under 25s receive a 40% discount

    The course fee includes range fees, targets, individual coaching, ammunition and firearms.
    Click here to download more information and the booking form.

    Updated: 15-Aug-16 (Original posting: 15-Aug-16)
    GB Veterans Rifle Team to New Zealand 2019

    I have been honoured by the Council of the National Rifle Association with the captaincy of the GB Veterans Rifle Team to New Zealand in January/February 2019. Martin Townsend (GB & Ireland) has agreed to be the team's Vice-Captain and Jon Sweet (GB & Scotland) the team's Adjutant. The 2019 World Individual and Team matches are to be held at Trentham, and the duration of the tour is likely to be three weeks in late January/early February 2019.

    All those eligible and interested in applying to be selected for this team should write to me at or via the NRA before October 31st 2016. To be eligible, applicants must be 60 years of age on or before the first day of the Veterans World Individual Championship, currently anticipated to be 30th January 2019. A short shooting CV should accompany your application.

    John Webster
    Captain, GB Veterans, NZ 2019

    Updated: 10-Aug-16 (Original posting: 10-Aug-16)
    2016 Imperial Individual Scores Available
    UPDATED with this year's Imperial meeting scores. All scores from 1999 to 2016....Ever needed to look up your (or other's) scores from the Imperial Meeting?
    Updated: 01-Aug-16 (Original posting: 01-Aug-16)
    TR Class List for 2017

    Unfortunately, we had quite a few people making errors in their classifications for this years Imperial so for your guidance the 2017 list is now published.
    We will also endeavour make it easy for people to look it up at the time of entry.

    TR class List for 2017 Click Here

    Updated: 25-Jul-16 (Original posting: 25-Jul-16)
    DIO range at Beckingham now available for use by NRA clubs

    I am pleased to report that the DIO range at Beckingham in Lincolnshire is now available for use by NRA affiliated clubs.
    This follows the completion of work to repair damage caused by heavy rain.

    Nicholas Couldrey
    Regional Ranges Manager

    Updated: 19-Jul-16 (Original posting: 19-Jul-16)
    Approved Clubs - New Home Office Guidance

    The Home Office has just published new guidance for Approved Rifle and Pistol Clubs; key changes include:-

    Guest Members

    We are pleased that the NRA's amendments have been accepted; the definition of "guest member" has been extended to include any member of another Approved Club; and visitors with a FAC or Visitor's permit.

    This is helpful and will allow Approved Clubs greater opportunities to broaden the use of guest membership. For example guests who are members of another Approved Club or possess a FAC or Visitor's permit will not require one-to-one supervision, and may be invited to shoot in club competitions and events.

    Clubs are required to notify the police of guest days only where the guest(s) are neither / nor members of another Approved Club or visitors with a FAC or Visitor's permit.

    The NRA Club Insurance policy covers guest membership; we will review this cover at the end of this year in the light of these new regulations.

    The long standing requirement for Clubs shooting at Bisley to notify the range office of guest days continue; this allows range staff to monitor the activities / supervision of shooters without NRA Shooter Certification Cards (NRA SCC).

    For the avoidance of doubt all Club members (including all categories of guests) who shoot at Bisley and MoD ranges who do not have an relevant NRA SCC must be supervised on a one-to-one basis by a club member with a relevant NRA SCC or NRA qualified instructor.

    Membership Application, Cessation of Membership, Attendance and Non-Attendance

    Applications for new membership to be notified to the police must now include full name with date and place of birth.

    An attendance register should be kept of all members; for those members with a FAC the register should include the calibre, type and serial number of the firearm(s) used and date used. The NRA's membership database has an online facility for members to record their shooting and includes a helpful print facility.

    Clubs are required to notify the police if a membership ceases (within 1 month notice) or if the member has not shot (as soon as practicable and ideally within 1 month notice) with the club for a period of 12 months; the police will then check that FAC holders are still regularly using their firearms. This requirement does not extend to Guest Members.

    Club Officers

    Club officers are required to ensure they are aware of firearms laws relevant to the membership of the clubs and use their best efforts to ensure that all members remain of good character. The NRA's professional staff can provide advice; contact the membership department in the first instance.

    The police have good intelligence regarding the conduct of FAC holders; this is not necessarily the case with members of Approved Clubs who do not possess their own FAC and clubs should remain alert to changes in these members' circumstances.

    Ranges and Insurance

    Approved clubs are expected to have access to a range deemed suitable to their approval (full bore, small bore and muzzle loading pistol); and have adequate financial arrangements (such as the NRA club insurance policy) in place to meet any injury or damage claim.

    For full details of the new Home Office Guidance click here

    Updated: 19-Sep-16 (Original posting: 18-Jul-16)
    Banning of Lead in Ammunition

    We are very pleased to report the recommendation from the Lead Ammunition, Wildlife and Human Health Group to ban lead in ammunition has been rejected by the Secretary of State.

    This is good news for the shooting community and a direct result of many shooting organisations working productively together.

    To see the letter from the Secretary of State Click here

    Andrew Mercer
    Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

    Updated: 14-Jul-16 (Original posting: 14-Jul-16)
    Imperial Historic Arms Meeting Results - 9 & 10 July 2016
    Click here to download the results from the 2016 Imperial Historic Arms Meeting.

    Medals and certificates will be posted out in due course.

    Please make any challenges or queries via email to

    Updated: 11-Jul-16 (Original posting: 11-Jul-16)
    Rule 150 Enquiry

    The NRA has concluded three investigations related to long standing concerns regarding Rule 150, in particular adherence to bore and chamber dimension regulations, associated matters relating to the relationship with the British Proof Authority, and the administration of rule changes.

    Three independent projects were commissioned by the Trustees at the behest of General Council, namely:

    (1) The NRA instructed Nicholas Doherty, a barrister with significant expertise on firearms matters, to advise on certain allegations of illegal activity made in respect of Rule 150. He has provided his Opinion to the NRA, in which he confirms that:

    (a) neither implementing Rule 150 of the Rules of Shooting with an additional concession that is not referred to in the 1999 Memorandum nor allowing the use in competitions of rifles with reduced chamber dimensions as described in Rule 150 resulted in the NRA committing any offence under the Proof Acts, or breaching the International Proof Convention or breaching any duty it owes to its members; and

    (b)a person does not commit an offence under the Proof Acts if he submits for proof-testing pursuant to the 1999 Memorandum, a firearm with non-standard dimensions but fails to certify the specific non-standard dimensions required to be certified to the Proof House under the 1999 Memorandum.

    (2) The British Proof Authority carried out a set of tests, on behalf of the NRA, to test the effect of freebore distance on Mean Pmax for values from zero up to the maximum as used in CIP standard test barrels. These confirm that:

    (a) The working pressure in a rifle which complies with Rule 150 does not exceed 4150 Bar, the maximum allowed by CIP, when used with NRA Specification issued ammunition

    (b) No cartridge fired during the trials exceeded or even came close to 4772 Bar, the maximum pressure permitted by CIP for a single cartridge; and

    (c) There is no ?spike? (sudden increase) in pressure when freebore becomes negative as has been claimed.

    (3) The Council appointed two recently elected legally qualified Trustees, Alice Gran and David Lacey, to conduct an enquiry to review the manner in which the NRA has dealt with Rule 150 in connection with the British Proof Authority Memorandum of June 1999. Their main conclusions were:

    (a) There was some lack of oversight in recording the nature and extent of changes to Rule 150

    (b) There was no evidence that any competitor obtained an unfair advantage in competition as a result in the way that the NRA addressed compliance with Rue 150; and

    (c) There was no suggestion that the NRA failed to comply with any requirement relating to safety

    For the full reports click below

    NRA Opinion of Mr Doherty - final version 30 June 2015 Click here
    Rule 150 Report - Alice Gran and David Lacey - 20 June 2016 Click here
    Proof House Trials 2015 Website Version Click here

    Updated: 11-Jul-16 (Original posting: 11-Jul-16)
    British Commonwealth Meeting Results 2016
    British Commonwealth RC Meeting results and now available via the link below
    Updated: 04-Jul-16 (Original posting: 04-Jul-16)
    NRA 2016 AGM Minutes and Reports

    If you would like to download and read the Minutes and speeches from the 2016 AGM and General Council Meetings please select the appropriate link below.

    To download the Chairman's AGM Speech 2016 Click here

    To download the Chief Executive's AGM Speech 2016 Click here

    To download the Treasurer's AGM Speech 2016 Click here

    To download the Minutes AGM 2016 Click here

    To download the General Council Minutes 20 02 2016 Click here

    Updated: 30-Jun-16 (Original posting: 30-Jun-16)
    NRA/ARA Adaptive Championships 2016 - Results

    The weather did not deter the good spirit and camaraderie on Melville on 23 June at the joint NRA/ARA Adaptive Championships run for serving and veteran disabled shooters.

    This match coincides with the Tri-Service Queen's Medal Finals and General Sir Nick Carter took the opportunity to meet the competitors and event team on the range.

    Congratulations to all who took part and we look forward to running this event next year.

    Overall winners of Adaptive Championship 2016

    1 Olaf Jones - 343.45v

    2 Robert Osborn - 340.35v

    3 David Abrutat - 336.30v

    To download the Prizewinners' Results Click here

    Updated: 24-Jun-16 (Original posting: 24-Jun-16)
    Fire with Movement - Civilian Gun Clubs Using MoD Ranges.

    The National Rifle Association Civilian Service Rifle and Practical Rifle disciplines are recognised target shooting sports. Matches consist of rifle shooting practices that are designed to test marksmanship skills in a variety of positions in conditions designed to put mental and physical demands on the ability of the competitor to hit the target. The sport has an excellent safety record and has been shot on many MoD Ranges since the late 1970s.

    The MoDs Defence Ranges Safety Committee Working Group have decided to formally prohibit the practice of civilian gun clubs firing practices involving "fire with movement" on MoD ranges. This restriction does not apply to Bisley or other private ranges.

    The NRA defines "fire with movement" as: "Any movement away from a firing point with a rifle made ready".

    Under this definition movement between firing points with a rifle made ready (i.e. loaded, with a round in the chamber and safety catch applied) is prohibited. Movement between firing points with a rifle not made ready is permitted. This eliminates the risk of a rifle functioning if dropped.

    If you have any queries please contact Iain Robertson (Safety, Legal and Technical Services) at the NRA.

    Updated: 06-Jun-16 (Original posting: 06-Jun-16)
    CSR Urban Contact Match - 8 May 2016 - RESULTS

    The Urban Contact Match is a highly popular though frustrating event, which requires firers to shoot at targets from 100 yds down to 25 yds from various positions, with brief target exposures and tight scoring rings. The match is shot twice during the CSR Winter League and once during the Imperial, but practicing is tough as ranges such as the one required to stage the event are not available elsewhere.

    The NRA secured use of Nelson Range in Pirbright and with 20 lanes at our disposal we made full use of the facility. Thus the opportunity to receive some coaching tips and confirm Points of Aim in the morning, before shooting the match twice for record, was warmly welcomed.

    100 competitors took part.

    Congratulations to the winners:

    Historic Enfield:

    1st Robert Illius with a score of 245

    Iron Sights:

    1st George Ellis - 322

    Practical Optic:

    1st John Morgan-Hosey - 369

    2nd Brian McManus - 359

    3rd Paul Allsop - 347

    Service Optic

    Following a tie shoot between Adam Chapman and Gwyn Roberts:

    1st Adam Chapman - 375 (tie 48)

    2nd Gwyn Roberts - 375 (tie 43)

    3rd Layne Chisholm - 363

    To download the results Click here

    Updated: 12-May-16 (Original posting: 09-May-16)
    Invitation for Applicants - GB Palma Team to New Zealand 2019

    I have been honoured with the captaincy our next Palma team, due to compete in New Zealand in early 2019. My vice-captain, team treasurer and fund-raising co-ordinator is Chris Hockley; Nick Tremlett takes on the critical role of head of coaching and training, and Dave Rose takes on the demanding task of adjutant. This brief constitutes a calling notice for applications to the initial Palma squad, selection for which is already underway. To read more Click here

    Thank you

    David Calvert
    Captain GB Palma Team 2019

    2 May 2016

    Updated: 04-May-16 (Original posting: 04-May-16)
    CSR Winter League 2015-2016 - Final Results
    All the NRA CSR Winter League results have now been compiled and the winners who will receive their Trophies and Medals at the Imperial CSR Prize giving are as follows:

    In Historic Enfield Class:

      1st H Davies 711.44 Pts
      2nd N Nunn 503.90 Pts
      3rd B Mcllwaine 456.01 Pts

    In Iron Sights Class:

      1st W Daysh 923.09 Pts
      2nd A Littler 858.72 Pts
      3rd D Cross 809.74 Pts

    In Practical Optic Class:

      1st C Hudson 962.30 Pts
      2nd N St Aubyn 952.78 Pts
      3rd M Camp 945.27 Pts

    In Service Optic Class:

      1st P Cottrell 984.38 Pts
      2nd W Ellis 969.18 Pts
      3rd A Chapman 950.66 Pts

    797 competitors took part in the League this year which was the highest since it started, and several shooters new to CSR have put in some very good performances that will encourage many regulars to improve the standard of their shooting for the Imperial and next season. Of particular note was the highest placed female shooter competing in her first CSR Season; Kathryn Snow who achieved 7th place in the most hard fought Service Optic Class.

    Click here to download the full League Standings.

    Click here to download the final results for Sun 3 Apr.

    Updated: 08-Apr-16 (Original posting: 08-Apr-16)
    Civ SR League Sun 3 April Provisional RESULTS
    Civilian Service Rifle
    Winter League


    Provisional results are now online for Sun 3 Apr.

    Click here for the match results.

    Please make any queries or challenges via email to by midday Thursday 7 April.

    Updated: 03-Apr-16 (Original posting: 03-Apr-16)
    Historic Service Rifle Match - Sat 2 April - Results

    Just under fifty competitors took part in the Historic Service Rifle match on Century range.

    The weather was kind for the majority of the afternoon, with some rain setting in during the latter part of the match.

    Well done to M Jah winner in Classic SMLE, M Kent winner in Veteran with a No.4, M Mitchard in Veteran Optic with a No.4(T) and D Moran in Allcomers with a Mauser.

    The next Historic Service Rifle Match will be held on Saturday 1 October 2016.

    Click here to download the Results.

    Updated: 03-Apr-16 (Original posting: 02-Apr-16)
    NRA Financial Statements for year ended December 2015 now available

    To download and view the NRA Financial Statements for year ended December 2015 Click here

    Updated: 31-Mar-16 (Original posting: 31-Mar-16)
    NRA Shotgun League 2016- Round 1- Bisley- Results
    Click here to download results from 13 & 14 Feb

    Updated: 22-Feb-16 (Original posting: 15-Feb-16)
    Photographs of Chelyesmore Improvements

    The following photographs are of improvements currently being completed at Cheylesmore Range.


    Refreshment area being assembled

    Refreshment Area completed

    Refreshment Area completed looking towards training room

    Job done

    Updated: 12-Feb-16 (Original posting: 12-Feb-16)
    300m electronic targets

    Extra electronic targets availability

    The NRA have use of the 300m Shed and its electronic targets on Century on the following weekends during 2016:

    - 5/6 March

    - 30 April/1 May

    - 14/15 May NRA 300m Championship

    - 28/29 May

    - 3/4 September

    - 1/2 October

    Price per session (4 sessions per day):

    50.00 (weekend)


    Low season 0830 : 1000, 1030 : 1200, 1330 : 1445, 1445 : 1600

    High Season 0830 : 1000, 1030 : 1200, 1330 : 1500, 1500 : 1630

    Updated: 05-Feb-16 (Original posting: 05-Feb-16)
    Electronic Targets at Bisley

    Electronic targets update.
    Having completed a very successful trial in December, we are pleased to offer 6 electronic targets on Bisley Century range (Butt 19) at the following distances:

    200yds Tuesday/Wednesday
    100yds Thursday/Friday
    300yds Saturday and Sunday
    Price per session (4 sessions per day): 35.00 (weekday) / 50.00 (weekend) Sessions:

    Low season 0830 : 1000, 1030 : 1200, 1330 : 1445, 1445 : 1600
    High Season 0830 : 1000, 1030 : 1200, 1330 : 1500, 1500 : 1630

    Updated: 05-Feb-16 (Original posting: 05-Feb-16)
    New charges for civilian use of MoD ranges

    Details of new charges for civilian use of military ranges are now available Click here to download and view

    A Letter from Defence Infrastructure Organisation regarding the use of their ranges is also available Click here to download and view

    For further information please contact the NRA Regional Ranges Manger Nic Couldrey

    Telephone 01483 797777 or by email Nic Couldrey

    Updated: 19-Jan-16 (Original posting: 19-Jan-16)
    Electronic targets trial update

    The six e-Targets were used for a total of 18 shooting days for the trial period to assess what we needed to learn to best manage their operation in terms of target attrition, maintenance cycle, de-leading the backstop and management of shooters on the firing line.

    During that time 68,739 rounds were fired at them with an average of over 10,000 at each target.

    One target had over 10 transmission errors and/or incomplete noise registrations on the target the others were either none or 1 or 2.

    One target had its electronics shot out. We suspected an incorrectly zeroed rifle was the cause as 5 shots were grouped in that area.

    The major issue for general use was the wiring when moving the targets and monitors proved not as reliable as we would like. A plan is in motion to resolve this.

    A Selection of written comments from users are below.

    Member VL. Would like a user manual. This was produced in advance but not in sufficient numbers apparently or handed out to shooters.

    Member SE. Thanks very much for your help with the targets, we had a really good mornings shooting.

    Member MK. I have a serious complaint to make regarding the amount of ammunition I was forced to fire while shooting on the new electronic targets at 200 yards this morning. Only joking of course, they were bloody marvellous!!!! I did shoot a fair amount of ammo though but absolutely no complaints at all, that's what we come to Bisley for.
    Congratulations all round to the NRA, best things since sliced bread.

    Updated: 12-Jan-16 (Original posting: 11-Jan-16)
    Civ SR Winter League - 9 Jan - Results
    107 competitors enjoyed the first Civ SR Winter League event of 2016, with conditions pretty much matching the forecast. Blustery winds increased during the afternoon but even the heavy showers did little to dampen spirits. Despite the weather and very soggy ground conditions there was plenty of excellent shooting - scores continue to impress and standards are improving as the League gains popularity.

    Final results are now online for Sat 9 Jan

    Click here for the match results

    Click here for the League standings

    Updated: 19-Jan-16 (Original posting: 09-Jan-16)
    EU Directive on Firearms Control - Have Your Say

    I would urge all NRA members to register your concerns and provide feedback to the European Commission on their proposals for further firearms control - follow

    The key points you may wish to register include:-

    Restrictions on semi-automatic rifles

    In the UK .22 rim-fire rifles and semi-automatic shotguns are used by tens of thousands of shooters for target shooting and essential pest control. Large calibre semi-automatic rifles are already prohibited in the UK; there is no rational benefit to public safety from prohibiting small calibre rifles and semi-automatic shotguns. The proposals to ban "semi-automatic firearms for civilian use which resemble weapons with automatic mechanisms" is illogical - a great deal of confusion will result by attempting to legislate against form rather than function.

    Distracting Scarce Law Enforcement Resources

    There is virtually no link between legally held firearms and those used with illegal / evil intent. The EU proposals threaten diverting scarce law enforcement resources away from the real risk areas to harassing hundreds of thousands of law abiding shooters, collectors and traders across the EU from their safe and responsible activities.

    The proposals include greater restrictions on Firearms Collectors - collecting firearms is a passion enjoyed by many and there is no published evidence that demonstrates the need for greater restrictions - it is iniquitous to legislate merely on the possibility that collecting might cause a problem; and a ban on possession of deactivated fully automatic firearms by other than authorised museums - it is estimated that 230,000 firearms have been deactivated in the UK since 1988; they are non-functional and non-lethal and thus unlicensed - to confiscate them would demand substantial police resources and lead to substantial compensation claims payable by the British Government.

    There are additional unnecessary proposals for Firearms Certificates to be limited to a maximum five years duration (rather than a more sensible ten); sound moderators to be controlled as an "essential component" (moderators are widely used in stalking and vermin control and restrictions on them should be relaxed, not increased); registration of deactivated firearms (harmless items, the numbers and locations of which are unknown); and ban / restriction of disguised firearms (mainly Victorian walking stick shotguns, for which there is no record of criminal misuse).

    Andrew Mercer
    Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

    Updated: 16-Dec-15 (Original posting: 15-Dec-15)
    Letter to Members of the European Parliament


    EU Commission Proposals on Weapons Control

    We understand the recent EU Draft Directive will be introduced to MEPs in December and voted on by the European Parliament in January. If enacted, some of the proposed measures would have severe consequences for the law abiding shooting sports, trade and collecting communities. Terrorists do not obtain firearms through normal licensed channels and the proposed EU restrictions will do almost nothing to reduce the quantity of firearms available to those with criminal intent.

    The NRA urges you to scrutinise these proposals with great care; please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further details.

    Andrew Mercer

    Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

    Click here to view and download the full letter to the Eu Parliament.

    Updated: 04-Dec-15 (Original posting: 04-Dec-15)
    Law Commission Study into Firearms Law. The NRA Response

    In July, the Law Commission published a Scoping Paper inviting consultation on Firearms Law. The Commission suggested that codification of the existing law was essential but that prior to undertaking that huge task, there were five areas that required immediate attention. The Commission invited input on the five issues, on the need for fundamental reform, and on aspects that might be included in that fundamental reform.

    Click here to see the NRA submission to the Law Commission.

    Updated: 23-Sep-15 (Original posting: 23-Sep-15)
    Last Minute Range Availability

    This Weeks Last Minute Range Availability at Bisley

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    Updated: 04-Jun-15 (Original posting: 08-Apr-15)
    NRA Strategic Review 2015-17
    We have recently concluded our annual review and agreed a development plan for the NRA for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

    The Association is beginning to make some positive progress but there is much to do.

    The attached report sets out our priorities and details some of the initiatives planned for this year.

    Click here to download the report.

    Updated: 13-Jan-15 (Original posting: 13-Jan-15)
    Range Attire

    Reviewing the many excellent images of shooting at Bisley has prompted some thoughts about how we are presenting our sport to the wider world. Winter months and unkind weather demand warm and weather proof clothing and occasionally the appearance of some of our shooters could mislead the uninformed public that we are engaged in quasi-military activity rather than our sport of target shooting.

    I would ask members and their guests to take a moment to think how their style of dress would be perceived by a member of the public ignorant of our sport; in today's world of social media and cameras in every pocket we need to remain responsible and vigilant. If your attire, on honest reflection, could be mistaken as military uniform then it would be wise to change.

    We have no desire to be prescriptive and the thought of drafting dress codes is a hideous prospect; I am sure that common sense will prevail and shooters will enjoy their sport in warm, dry and appropriate clothing.

    Happy Christmas and New Year.

    Andrew Mercer
    Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

    Updated: 11-Dec-14 (Original posting: 11-Dec-14)
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