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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)
  • Mike Coutts

    It is with great sadness that we write to inform members of the death of D.M.J. ('Mike') Coutts from cancer on Monday 16th January.

    A NRA member for more than 40 years, Mike was a distinguished TR shot, particularly at a young age. He shot in his first HM Queen's Final in 1974, aged just 16 years 3 months, whilst still a pupil at Gresham's, and went on to gain 10 more HM Queen's final badges, as well as 5 Grand Aggregate crosses. An Atheling in 1975, he toured with the GB senior team three times, twice to Canada (1977 and 1983) and once to the West Indies (1986). He also shot twice for England in the National Match (1980 and 1991) and was a reserve for the 1983 England Mackinnon team.

    A regular visitor to Bisley, he was a stalwart member of Norfolk County teams for many years, as well as both the North London Rifle Club and the Wandsworth Full-bore Rifle Club.

    In recent years he bore his illness with great fortitude and little fuss, typical of the calm and thoughtful individual that he was.

    Details of Mike's funeral are below and can also be found on the Funeral Service website link below:

    Wednesday 1st February 2017 @ 11.30am
    West Berkshire Crematorium, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LD
    Between Reading and Newbury, just south of junction 12 of the M4

    Reception afterwards in Goring Village Hall, Oxfordshire, RG8 9AG

    Please send an email to if you are planning to attend, so that numbers for the Reception afterwards can be estimated.

    No flowers please. Donations instead to Prostate Cancer UK via Howard Chadwick Funeral Service:

    On-line via their website:

    By post: 33 Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8ED
    Or there will be a collection on the day of the funeral

    Updated: 20-Jan-17 (Original posting: 18-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)
    National Training Manager - David Camp
    We are pleased to report David Camp has been appointed into this new position and will take up the post shortly.

    David has a military background and served in the Parachute Regiment for much of his career including several training roles. He was a senior instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was subsequently selected to train new instructors posted to Sandhurst, helping to design the course content.

    Following military service David has been involved in training design and delivery in the UAE and more recently in various roles in the UK.

    David is an NRA RCO and shoots occasionally at Bisley.

    We look forward to working with David to develop the NRA's training strategy.

    Updated: 05-Jan-17 (Original posting: 05-Jan-17)
    Target Shotgun Festival - 25 & 26 Feb 2017

    This increasingly popular practical competition format is below:

    Saturday 25 February - morning - TP1 and Multi-Target(all classes) and the NRA Embassy Cup (SGM and SGSA).

    Sunday 26 February - all day - Practical match and Round 1 of the NRA Shotgun League.

    Ammunition required for the Practical Match:

    Birdshot - at least 100 rounds, max size UK nr 4s, FIBRE wad only.

    Buckshot - at least 8 rounds of max size SG/00, Fibre wad only.

    Slug - at least 16 rounds- fixed wads or fibre wads only.

    No plastic shot cups.

  • Click here to enter online
  • Click here to download an entry form
  • Click here to download the Target Shotgun Handbook

    All entries must be received and paid for by 10am Wednesday 22 February

    Updated: 05-Jan-17 (Original posting: 05-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)
    NRA Guest Day - Gallery Rifle - Saturday 21st January 2017

    We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our first Guest Day of 2017 here at Bisley on Saturday 21st January 2017.

    We are offering a the opportunity for our members to invite up to 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 20 firing points on Cheylesmore Range and arranged two sessions - one in the morning with 40 guests and one in the afternoon with 20 guest spaces.

    Your certification card must include Gallery Rifle/Carbine 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.
    . Each guest will have up to 2 hours shooting time.
    . Members bringing two guests will be given their own firing point for the session.
    . We politely ask that members bringing only one guest book on the afternoon session due to the shorter session time.
    . Members bringing only one guest in the morning session will be asked to share the firing point with another member and their guest, swapping use of the firing point at an agreed time.
    . We request that guests bring a form of identification with them - passport or driving licence.
    . We request that members bring their own firearms to use on the day.
    . .22 & .357/.38 ammunition will be available for purchase on the range on the day.
    . The NRA will provide a selection of firearms for those members who do not have their own - limited availability.
    . 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.
    . Tea and coffee will be provided.
    . The cost per guest is 35.00

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

    Session Timings:
    Morning 08.30 to 12.30
    Lunch 12.30pm to 13.30pm (various places available on camp) For those members who are not certified for this discipline, please do not be disappointed as we will be opening up future guest days to include other full-bore disciplines when you will be able to bring your guests to take part.

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

    Updated: 04-Jan-17 (Original posting: 12-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)
    National Training Manager
    We are pleased to report David Camp has been appointed into this new position and will take up the post shortly.

    David has a military background and served in the Parachute Regiment for much of his career including several training roles. He was a senior instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was subsequently selected to train new instructors posted to Sandhurst, helping to design the course content.

    Following military service David has been involved in training design and delivery in the UAE and more recently in various roles in the UK.

    David is an NRA RCO and shoots occasionally at Bisley.

    We look forward to working with David to develop the NRA's training strategy.

    Updated: 05-Jan-17 (Original posting: 28-Nov-16)
    GB Gallery Rifle Captain for 2017

    GB FlagThe GB Gallery Rifle team compete on the world circuit and take part in at least three International shoots a year. Team captains are appointed on an annual basis.

    Nominations are now being sought for the Great Britain Gallery Rifle Captain for the 2017 season. The team will compete in IGRF international competitions at Bisley (May), Ireland (July) and Germany (November) in 2017.

    Nominations should be sent to myself (Neil Francis) who will forward to the NRA Secretary General and has to be received by 5 December 2016. Nomination forms are here:

    MS Word (doc) or Adobe PDF

    Nominees must be full Members of the NRA for a minimum continuous period of 3 years (12 months in the case of under 25 members) before they become eligible for nomination and must remain so during the entire period of appointment.

    Nominations must be supported by signatures of three (3) NRA Members.

    Nominations will be reviewed by NRA Council and a list of approved candidates determined from the nominations at their next meeting in December 2016 or January 2017. The NRA will then advise the Discipline Representative of the Council's approved candidate(s).

    -- Neil Francis

    Updated: 16-Nov-16 (Original posting: 16-Nov-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)
    National Clay Shooting Centre Christmas Closing Times 2016

    The National Clay Shooting Centre Christmas Closing times are as follows:

    24th, 25th, 26th, 27th December CLOSED

    28th, 29th, 30th December OPEN

    31st December, 1st January CLOSED

    2nd January OPEN

    To book call 01483 797 666

    Updated: 11-Nov-16 (Original posting: 11-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)
    2017 accommodation bookings are now open
    With the exception of July Imperial bookings, 2017 accommodation bookings are now open. Once internal requirements for the Imperial have been finalized, we will be opening those too.
    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)
    Maj. R. J. 'Bob' Aitken
    It is with very great sadness that we must inform you that Maj. R. J. 'Bob' Aitken passed away over the weekend. Bob was a great servant and stalwart of Scottish shooting, representing Scotland 26 times in the National and 21 times in the Mackinnon (including 6 times as Captain of each). He also toured twice with Great Britain, captaining the team to New Zealand in 2003. His service to our sport was widely recognized, so much so that he was elected a Vice-President of the NRA. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    The Funeral service will be at Warriston Crematorium, Lorimer Chapel,Edinburgh on Saturday 29th October at 11.00am to which all are welcome.

    Family flowers only please.

    Collection for Poppy Scotland.

    He will be greatly missed.

    Best regards, Tim Kidner

    Click Here To view Bob Aitken's Obituary

    Updated: 25-Oct-16 (Original posting: 17-Oct-16)
    Northern Ireland Championships Results October 2016

    To download and view the results of the 50th NI Target Rifle Championships held at Ballykinler Ranges on the 15th and 16th October. Click here

    Updated: 17-Oct-16 (Original posting: 17-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)
    Pentre Barracks, Rhondda, South Wales

    The NRA's intention to acquire the former Barracks site at Pentre, South Wales was thwarted when we were outbid at auction yesterday. Trustees had approved the purchase but on the day commercial interest in the site took the bid to unrealistic levels.

    The 4 acre site included a 25 metre gallery range and extensive buildings; our plans included the creation of other indoor ranges.

    Preparations for the bid were extensive and relied heavily on Martin Watkins and Bill Phelps of the Welsh Target Shooting Federation; our grateful thanks to them for their support, encouragement and guidance.

    Whilst disappointed that we were unsuccessful at auction we have learnt a great deal and will be much better prepared for our next attempt to acquire a range away from Bisley.

    The NRA remains committed to increasing access to ranges across the UK and is keen to support initiatives that protect established ranges and develop new facilities.

    Andrew Mercer
    Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

    Updated: 23-Sep-16 (Original posting: 23-Sep-16)
    GB TR Team Captains - Nominations invited

    Nominations are invited for Captains of the following teams:

    GB Kolapore Team 2017
    GB Rifle Team to Canada 2018
    NRA Team to Channel Islands 2018

    Nominations in writing, signed by three proposers all of whom must be full annual or life members of the NRA, must be received by the Secretary General not later than 5pm on Friday 18th November 2016

    Nominations to be sent to

    Updated: 22-Sep-16 (Original posting: 22-Sep-16)
    John Light 1927 - 2016

    John Light passed away peacefully at his home in Lightwater on Thursday 16th June, with his family around him. John was the much loved husband of Molly, father of Janice and Richard, grandad of Steven, Abi, Fizzy and Libby.

    John is sadly missed by his family and friends. His laughter, sense of fun, charm, kindness and eccentricity leave a big gap in all their lives.

    John Light in his Workshop

    For more about the life of John Light Please click here

    Updated: 21-Nov-16 (Original posting: 12-Sep-16)
    Volunteer ROs needed for Trafalgar and Autumn Action Weekend

    Dear All

    The team is busy preparing for the biggest Classic and Historic event in the NRA calendar, The Trafalgar Meeting (15-16 Oct) and the last of the GR Action Weekends, the Autumn Action Weekend (22-23 Oct).

    The NRA is fortunate to have committed ROs who consistently give up their time to support events through the year. Within these two upcoming Meetings we have a range of competitions we wish to run, however we need more ROs to provide adequate cover on the ranges.

    Our ROs ensure the competitions run professionally and safely, whilst also advising and encouraging competitors including those new to Bisley and lacking confidence. It goes without saying that this RO support is a key element to the success of our events.

    If you have relevant experience and are able to offer some time at these Meetings, please complete the Volunteer RO Forms for the Trafalgar Meeting and the Autumn Action Weekend. We offer mileage, meals and NRA accommodation (if required). If working the Autumn Action Weekend, you will have the opportunity to shoot some of your events on the Friday RO day before the main Meeting.

    For those wishing to stay on at Bisley for the weekdays between the Trafalgar Meeting and Autumn Action Weekend we will offer a discounted RO rate of 15 per night per person. Once confirmed as an RO, you may then contact Diane Sawyer at the NRA on 01483 797777 x 135 to book this direct.

    Please spread the word at your local clubs as there may be less experienced ROs wishing to gain further experience and perhaps take up the opportunity to enter a competition or two!

    We look forward to seeing you all during the Meetings.

    Best wishes,

    Sally Wilson
    Deputy Head of Shooting and Training

    Updated: 09-Sep-16 (Original posting: 09-Sep-16)
    The 2016 Trafalgar Meeting - 15 & 16 October
    The upcoming Trafalgar Meeting is a must in the Classic and Historic calendar, held at Bisley on the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2016.

    This Meeting is full of character, with competitors seen entering into the spirit of the event and some wearing appropriate clothing for the firearms used at the time.

    The guns being used attract attention especially when, what is basically a museum piece, can be seen in full operational glory. This offers the pleasurable opportunity to use, view and handle historical, classic and vintage arms. Museums and private collectors do preserve our heritage firearms, however practical use by shooters with knowledge of these guns adds another dimension. These firearms being shot across the ranges is a reminder of the history of their development, from flint muzzle-loader or matchlock, to breech-loading nitro cartridge firearms.

    There is also something for the collector at the Arms Fair over the weekend - a good opportunity to search for those hard-to-find pieces of kit as well as to discover new items for a collection.

    This year the annual Trafalgar Dinner will once again be held in the historic surroundings of The Canadian Pavilion, with a sumptuous offering of a three course meal with wine followed by coffee or tea, a glass of port and after dinner mints, all for only 16.50. Click HERE for more details and to book your places.

    To download the entry form click HERE.

    To download the full Classic & Historics Match Lists please click here to go to the downloads section

    To ensure we can run all the events we do need additional RO support to back up our valued regular team of Range Officers. If you are able to offer some time, please complete the ONLINE FORM. We provide mileage payment and meals for all those working the event - thank you.

    We look forward to welcoming you all to Bisley in October.

    For all technical enquiries please use the link below to email Peter Ryder, Discipline Rep for Classic and Historic Arms.

    Updated: 06-Sep-16 (Original posting: 06-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)
    Civilian Service Rifle (Winter League) - Sun 2 Oct
    This popular CSR Winter League competition is running from October 2016 to April 2017. The Courses of Fire (CoF) for each individual match will be available nearer the event.

    The first Winter League Match for 2016/2017 is on Sunday 2 October 2016.

    Entries are now closed

    Click here to download the CoF and paper entry form.

    Confirmed dates for the full Winter League are:

    5 November 2016

    4 December 2016

    7 January 2017

    5 February 2017

    4 March 2017

    2 April 2017

    For those new to Civ SR, we run 'Introduction to Civ SR' courses - the next available courses are on Sunday 25 September and Saturday 26 November 2016. These are run by highly experienced shooters and involve classroom work and lots of practical coaching on the range.

    Shooting Division handles administration and organisational matters, the Discipline Rep can answer any discipline or technical queries whilst Mark Bradley can answer any squadding queries.

    Updated: 27-Sep-16 (Original posting: 24-Aug-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)
    Historic Service Rifle Match - 1 October

    The NRA are staging another Historic Service Rifle Match on the afternoon of Saturday 1 October. The following day, Sunday 2 October, sees the first match of the Civilian SR Winter League - so shooters may wish to combine both for an enjoyable weekend of challenging shooting!

    The Historic SR Match is open to British SR in SR(a), in addition there is an All-Comers class for foreign SR. Prizes will be awarded for each class, according to the number of entries received.

    The Course of Fire (CoF) is based on military practices shooting from standing, kneeling, sitting and prone. There are no Run Downs!

    Targets will be a Fig 12 at 100 yds, then an NRA DP2 at 200 and 300 yds. The DP2 is a black & white target similar to a Fig 11, but will offer better target acquisition and sight picture than a standard brown/black Fig 11.The HBSA and LERA have been involved in the development of the event.

    Prizegiving will follow shooting on range at approx 1730 hrs.

    Click here to enter online Click here to download the Match Conditions.

    Updated: 16-Aug-16 (Original posting: 16-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)
    NRA/MLAGB RCO Endorsement Course, Bisley, Sat 19 Nov 2016

    This course is not designed to teach about muzzle loading, however the training will cover range management and all areas required to enable current NRA RCOs to add muzzle loading and black powder to their qualification.

    Attendees are expected to have a good knowledge of all muzzle loading disciplines. The course will involve both classroom and practical range work.

    Course Fees:

    NRA/MLAGB Members - 95

    Non-NRA/MLAGB Members - 105

    Under 25s receive 40% discount

    Click here to download further information and the booking form.

    For all queries email

    Updated: 09-Aug-16 (Original posting: 09-Aug-16)
    Cottesloe Heath Challenge - NRA Shotgun League 8th Round - Results
    131 competitors enjoyed the inaugural Cottesloe Heath Challenge on 30 & 31 July. The feedback indicated it was a highly successful event with the unique setting and challenging stages highlighted by all.

    Please click here to download the results of the Cottesloe Heath Challenge (NRA Shotgun League 8th Round)

    Updated: 04-Aug-16 (Original posting: 04-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)
    Phoenix Meeting 2016 - Medals now available for collection

    Medals are now available for collection from NRA Reception.

    These will remain at the NRA until the GR Nationals weekend (27-28 August) after which time those uncollected will be posted out.

    Congratulations to all the prizewinners.

    Updated: 27-Jul-16 (Original posting: 27-Jul-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)
    NRA Methuen Cup Match
    A record 17 teams took part in the NRA Methuen Cup - 13 in Practical Class and 4 in Historic Class.

    LERA A retained the title with a convincing win in the Historic Class, while the Highpower Rifle Association won Practical Class with a narrow victory over last year's winner, the LPSC.


    1st LERA A 766
    2nd North Herts RC 559


    1st HRA 1319
    2nd LPSC A 1306
    3rd Saluza Scouts 1246

    Updated: 04-Jul-16 (Original posting: 04-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)
    Inter Counties 2016 - RESULTS

    RESULTS: Please note - the stats have now been finalised and there is a revision to the NRA Long Range Match prizelist:

    The NRA Long Range Match

    1 Surrey 1153.102v

    2 Hampshire 1147.122v

    3 London 1144.120v

    4 Norfolk 1143.97v

    In a repeat of 2015, Surrey produced a consistent performance across the weekend to retain the Inter-Counties Championship, taking the 2016 title by a margin of 12 points from London.

    Surrey's total score of 2343.280v was 35 points lower than their record score in 2015, but still sufficient to hold the strong London team who finished with 2331.270v.

    To download the Results for The Lt Col H Jones Click here

    To download The NRA Long Range Match Results Click here

    To download the NRA Inter-Counties Challenge Trophy Results, awarded to the team whose scores in Matches 2 and 3 make up the highest Aggregate Click here

    To download The R Jarvis Match Results Click here

    Updated: 24-Jun-16 (Original posting: 19-Jun-16)
    R Jarvis 2016 - TOP RESULTS
    The R Jarvis was shot by 149 competitors in generally good if somewhat cool conditions.

    The wind was light to moderate and fairly constant, resulting in some excellent scores.

    There were 13 scores of 105, 29 scores of 104, 29 scores of 103 and 24 scores of 102.

    Congratulations to all who took part.

    The top results are:

    The Challenge Trophy and Gold Medal

    Mr S Belither Essex 105.19v (tie 25.4v)

    Silver Medal

    Mr P Patel Surrey 105.19v (tie 24.4v)

    Bronze Medal

    Mr RSF Shouler Nottinghamshire 105.18v

    Winner Under 25 Trophy:

    Mr P Lanigan 104.12v

    Winner Under 23 Trophy:

    Mr M Purdy 105.12v

    Full results to follow.

    Updated: 19-Jun-16 (Original posting: 18-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)
    Phoenix Meeting 2016 - Final Results

    A very successful and exciting Phoenix Meeting was enjoyed by 523 competitors at Bisley over the weekend of 27-29 May 2016. A total of 3339 cards were shot, the second highest number of event entries to date.

    Congratulations to all those placed and who beat their PBs.

    To download the Final Results Click here

    To download the Prizelist Click here

    Deadline for challenges has now passed.

    Updated: 10-Jun-16 (Original posting: 02-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)
    Electronic Targets Update

    The electronic targets on Century Range (Butt 19) will be removed from 13 June 2016 through to 25 July 2016 to accommodate the summer competitions.

    They will be reinstated after the Imperial so please watch this space for offers.

    Richard Wells
    Head of Range Services.

    Updated: 13-Apr-16 (Original posting: 13-Apr-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)
    Highpower Rifle Association Sharpshooter Match Results

    To download and view the results from last Sundays (6/3/16) HRA sharpshooter match click here.

    Updated: 09-Mar-16 (Original posting: 09-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)
    Melville Range Improvements February 2016

    Upgrading work on Melville range is progressing well. To reduce the risk of ricochets the 25yd target line has been removed, and sand mini mantlets replaced with ballistic tiles . These initial works will be complete by 5 Feb 2016, to be followed with the provision a covered firing point at 25yds; in the interim gazebos can be used to provide temporary cover.

    The range floor in Bay A has been removed and replaced, new target rails fitted and target trolleys refurbished. The sand stop butt will be fitted with a granulated rubber Shoot-in box.

    Overall the works will improve reliability and improve flexibility for concurrent use of Melville and Butt Zero ranges.

    Additional 25yd range capacity is now available on the newly refurbished Cheylesmore range.

    Updated: 05-Feb-16 (Original posting: 04-Feb-16)
    Invitation to apply for the GB TR Team to Canada 2017

    Chris Weeden (Captain), Charles Brooks (Vice Captain) and Rick Shouler (Adjutant) are seeking applications for the GB TR Team to Canada 2017.

    They are looking to take a balanced team of all ages, from all the Home Countries, with a solid core of experienced shooters together with a number of new caps, and invite applications from aspiring team members.

    If you would like to apply see the the attached Invitation below.

    Click here to download and view

    Updated: 01-Feb-16 (Original posting: 01-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)
    NRA Handgun League - Results 2015
    The results are now available to download for the NRA Handgun League:

    Click here to download the results

    Updated: 04-Jan-16 (Original posting: 04-Jan-16)
    NRA Target Shotgun League - Results 2015
    The results are now available to download for the NRA Target Shotgun League:

    Click here to download the results

    Updated: 04-Jan-16 (Original posting: 04-Jan-16)
    Members and Clubs requested range bookings for 2016 status

    Update from the NRA Range Office

    We thought it appropriate to update those of you wishing to know the status of your requested bookings for 2016 that we have so far managed to get to the end of September 2016.

    The remainder of next years bookings will be completed throughout January 2016.

    Thank you for your patience in this matter.

    Updated: 23-Dec-15 (Original posting: 23-Dec-15)
    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)
    Target Availability at 1100 and 1200 yards Stickledown Range 2016

    Click here to download and view availability

    Please note that these distances maybe subject to change at short notice depending on demand.
    This is correct as at 15th December 2015

    Updated: 15-Dec-15 (Original posting: 15-Dec-15)
    CSR Match 6 December 2015 - Results
    Results are now online for Sun 6 Dec

    Click here for the match results
    Click here for the league standings to date

    The confirmed dates for the 2015/16 season so far are:

    Sun 7 Feb 2016
    Sat 5 Mar 2016
    Sun 3 Apr 2016

    Updated: 10-Dec-15 (Original posting: 06-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)
    Target Shotgun Festival 2015 - Results

    The Target Shotgun Festival still saw a healthy number of competitors who were not deterred by the poor weather at the weekend and went on to produce excellent scores.

    Our sincere thanks to all who gave their time and worked hard with the complex match set up.

    Click here to download the GR&P Shotgun results.

    Click here to download the Practical Shotgun/NRA Shotgun League results.

    Updated: 09-Dec-15 (Original posting: 24-Nov-15)
    AAW October 2015 Results and Prize Lists

    Click here to download the results

    Click here to download the prize lists

    Updated: 09-Nov-15 (Original posting: 09-Nov-15)
    Civilian Service Rifle results - 7 Nov

    120 hardy Civ SR competitors had a thorough soaking on Saturday 7 November, when Round 2 of the Civ SR Winter League took place on a very wet and windy Century. The conditions were very challenging indeed for shooters and the butts parties alike, and with little respite from the appalling weather until late in the day, achieving high scores was certainly tough. Despite this, there were still plenty of smiles and banter.

    Two matches were staged: The International Service Rifle Match AM, and the Excellence in Competition (EIC) PM.

    In the Historic SR class, Rob Illius won the AM match with Vince Inman close behind. The PM match saw Nick Nunn pip Vince to second again.

    The Iron Sight class saw James Geering win both matches; Doug Cross came second and Andrew Littler in third in the Int?l SR Match, while Bob Wightman and George Ellis took the podium places for the EIC.

    In the Practical class Martin Camp produced a tremendous score to win the morning match, with John Morgan-Hosey second and Colin Hudson in third. The EIC Match was won by Colin Hudson, with Mark Dougan second and Sam Brown third.

    The Service Optic class saw Bill Ellis win the International Match with Layne Chisholm and Peter Cottrell taking the other podium positions. In the afternoon EIC Match, Peter Cottrell was first, closely followed by Adam Chapman and Kathryn Snow.

    The Provisional results are here
    The league results to date are here

    Any queries or challenges should be made to Mark Haigh by Sunday 15 November.

    Updated: 09-Nov-15 (Original posting: 09-Nov-15)
    Autumn Action Weekend 2015 - Final Results

    Lots of action and skilled shooting was seen at Bisley with 151 competitors taking part in the Autumn Action Weekend. An impressive 992 events were entered across the disciplines, Gallery Rifle and Pistol, Fullbore, Target Shotgun and the popular McQueen.

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

    Updated: 06-Nov-15 (Original posting: 27-Oct-15)
    Great Britain Rifle Team to South Africa 2017

    I am pleased to announce that the following have been selected to represent Great Britain in the team to South Africa 2017, to compete in the South African Championships and Australia Match.

    In addition to those listed below a small "Development Squad" has been chosen, which comprises shooters and coaches aspiring to become established GB team members in the future. My officers and I are committed to giving this Squad the opportunity to train with a GB team for the benefit of both those included, and future GB teams.

    Nick Tremlett 14th October 2015

    Click here to download and view the full team.

    Updated: 14-Oct-15 (Original posting: 14-Oct-15)
    CSR Winter League - 4th Oct - Results

    Civilian Service Rifle results - Sunday 4 October (4/10/15) - Short Range Rural Contact, Urban Contact, Individual Infantry Match

    This popular Winter League competition is running from October 2015 to April 2016.

    Results are now online for Sun 4 Oct, click here to download.
    The confirmed dates for the 2015/16 season so far are:

    Sat 7 Nov 2015
    Sun 6 Dec 2015
    Sat 9 Jan 2016
    Sun 7 Feb 2016
    Sat 5 Mar 2016
    Sun 3 Apr 2016

    For those new to Civ SR, we run 'Introduction to Civ SR' courses - the next available course will be on Saturday 31 October. These are run by highly experienced shooters and involve classroom work and lots of practical coaching on the range.

    Updated: 13-Oct-15 (Original posting: 05-Oct-15)
    Historic Service Rifle Match - 3 October - Results

    Saturday brought some fabulous weather for the Historic Service Rifle Match on Century Range. Impressive shooting was seen during the afternoon, with just under 60 competitors taking part.

    Click here to download the Results.

    Updated: 05-Oct-15 (Original posting: 05-Oct-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)
    R Jarvis 2016 - TOP RESULTS

    The R Jarvis was shot by 147 competitors in generally good if somewhat cool conditions.

    The wind was generally light to moderate and fairly constant, resulting in a high scoring match with excellent scores. Congratulations to all who took part.

    The top results are:

    The Challenge Trophy and Gold Medal

    Mr S Belither Essex 105.19v (tie 25.4v)

    Silver Medal

    Mr P Patel Surrey 105.19v (tie 24.4v)

    Bronze Medal

    Mr N Mace Hampshire 105.17v

    Winner Under 25 Trophy:

    Mr P Lanigan Kent 104.12v

    Winner Under 23 Trophy:

    Mr M Purdy Norfolk 105.12v

    Full results will follow

    Updated: 18-Jun-16 (Original posting: 14-Jun-15)
    Markers Required - Become an NRA Marker.

    Invitation to join National Rifle Association (NRA) bank of Imperial marker and supervisory staff.

    Click here to download and view the Markers Starter Pack

    Click here to download the Markers application form

    Updated: 29-Apr-15 (Original posting: 29-Apr-15)
    Last Minute Range Availability

    This Weeks Last Minute Range Availability at Bisley

    Click here to download this weeks availability

    Click here to login and book a range slot

    Updated: 04-Jun-15 (Original posting: 08-Apr-15)
    Stickledown - Long Range Availability 2015

    In order to provide members with regular access to longer ranges in a coordinated manner that uses range space efficiently we have published the Bisley Long Range Target Availability at 1,100 & 1,200 yards on Stickledown Range ? 2015

    Download Stickledown Availability 2015

    Updated: 03-Feb-15 (Original posting: 03-Feb-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)
    Range Office Targets / TR Practice Targets

    Range Office Targets
    ROT's are available on the following dates and at the following distances.

    21st June 1000yds AM, 600yds PM.
    22nd June 500yds AM only.
    28th June 900yds AM, 1000yds PM.
    29th June 1000yds AM
    3rd July 100yds AM & 300yds PM
    4th July 900yds AM
    6th July 300, 500 & 600yds PM (can only be booked as single distance)
    8th July 1000yds AM & 600yds PM 1730hrs - 1930hrs
    9th July 300yds & 500yds PM 1730hrs - 2000hrs
    10th July 300yds AM 0830hrs - 1000hrs & 600yds 1100hrs - 1200hrs

    These are bookable through the Range Office, please be aware that we can book two shooters on each target.

    TR Practice Targets

    10th July 900yrds AM 0830hrs - 1000hrs & 1000yds 1015hrs - 1145hrs
    and 900yds falling back to 1000yds PM 1330hrs - 1630hrs

    11th July 900yds AM 0830hrs - 1100hrs

    Range Office

    Updated: 19-Jun-14 (Original posting: 19-Jun-14)
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