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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)
Spring Action Weekiend 19-20 March booking now.

The team at Bisley are busy preparing for this event, the first of the Gallery Rifle Action Weekends.

Online SAW entry now live.

Range works at Melville are also looking good.

McQueen scoring value changed.

Newcomers discount.

Range Officer SAW event Friday 19th March.

CLICK HERE For full details on all of the above

Updated: 12-Feb-16 (Original posting: 12-Feb-16)
Gallery Rifle - Spring Action Weekend - 19 & 20 March
Take advantage of the multiple and other event discounts:
40% - Under 25s
30% - First time competitor at Bisley
25% - 20 or more events
20% - 12 or more events
10% - 6 or more events

PLEASE NOTE: Discount incentives apply for total number of combined events across the meeting.

Click here to download the Spring Action Weekend entry form.

Click here to enter online.

We aim to offer more Historic Arms matches spread throughout the year culminating in the Trafalgar meeting in October.

Useful information relevant to this event can be found in the NRA GR&P Handbook.

Useful information relevant to this event can also be found in the Practical Pistol Match - Match Conditions addendum Here.

Rule/Classification changes

There are one or two rule changes to the core GR&P events this year. A summary is below, however please do check the 2016 GR&P Handbook for full details.

T&P1 GRCF classification breakpoints have changed for 2016

T&P2 timings for LBRs have changed

LBP holster rules have changed for 1500, 1020 and T&P2

McQueen: the scoring value has changed - the V bull now scores 5.1 (previously the V bull scored 6). The target will continue to make 10 appearances of 3 seconds, however with irregular intervals to now vary between 10 and 20 seconds. Scorers of 50.5 must fire again, once only, as an extra tie shoot.

Reception Opening Times for competitors:

Friday 0730 hrs to 1730 hrs
Saturday 0730 hrs to 1700 hrs
Sunday 0730 hrs to 1630 hrs

Neil Francis (NRA GR&P Rep) can answer discipline queries.

Volunteer ROs are key to the success of the weekend. If you are able to offer your time, please complete the online form by Monday 7 March.

Updated: 11-Feb-16 (Original posting: 11-Feb-16)
GB Match Rifle Team to Australia 2016 brochure

Updated: 10-Feb-16 (Original posting: 10-Feb-16)

107 competitors enjoyed a blustery day on Century and Short Siberia for the 5th weekend of CSR Winter League competitions.

Final results are now online for Sun 7 Feb

Click here for the match results

Click here for the League standings

The Course of Fire (CoF) for the March
event is available here

Click here to enter online.
Click here to download an entry form.

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

Sun 3 Apr 2016

Updated: 12-Feb-16 (Original posting: 07-Feb-16)
NRA team applications invited to the Channel Islands 2017

Emma Nuttall (Captain), Tom Rylands (Vice Captain) and Simon Shouler (Adjutant) are seeking applications for the GB TR Team to tour the channel Islands in 2017.

Click here to download and view the opportunity

Updated: 05-Feb-16 (Original posting: 05-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)
NRA/MLAGB RCO Endorsement Course, Bisley, Sat 2 April 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: 22-Jan-16 (Original posting: 22-Jan-16)
C.D. Kuchel of Australia.

We are sad to report the death of Colin Kuchel of Australia on 19th January.

An important figure in Australian target rifle shooting, he had been in his time Chairman of the NRA of Australia and Captain of the Australian Palma Team in 1992, having shot in the match in 1982 and being Adjutant in 1988.

He competed in the Australia Match 3 times and was Captain in 1987 when the match was shot in Canada, 1992 in NZ and again in 1992 in Canada.

He will be much missed by his many friends all over the world.

Updated: 21-Jan-16 (Original posting: 21-Jan-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)
NRA Bisley General Meeting 2016

The 2016 Bisley General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th July at 21:00 in the Umbrella Tent.

Updated: 13-Jan-16 (Original posting: 13-Jan-16)
NRA Annual General Meeting 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 17th June at 18:00 in the NRA Pavilion.

Updated: 13-Jan-16 (Original posting: 13-Jan-16)
GB Team Captain Nominations

Nominations are invited for captains of the following teams:

Great Britain Rifle Team Under 25 Captain to South Africa 2017 which may include an Australia Match

Great Britain Rifle Team Palma Match 2019

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 22 January 2016.

Nominations to be sent to

Updated: 13-Jan-16 (Original posting: 13-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)
2016 Membership Renewals

Happy New Year to all our members.

Membership renewals are keeping the team busy so far this year, with 80% of our membership already renewed.

Those of you who are still to renew, please contact the team on 01483 797777 extensions 122, 162 or 138 to make payment by credit or debit card.

Alternatively, if you have access to the NRA database, you can log in and make payment by SagePay by clicking on the blue Member box and clicking 'Next' through to the Summary tab.

We look forward to your continued support and seeing you here at Bisley in 2016.

Updated: 09-Jan-16 (Original posting: 09-Jan-16)
NRA TR Basic Skills Development Course - 2 & 3 April 2016

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

This course is being administered by the NRA.

Click here to download the full detail and Booking Form.

Updated: 08-Jan-16 (Original posting: 08-Jan-16)
Queen's New Year's Honours

Part of the British Honours System, the New Year Honours are announced on New Year?s Day and represent recognition by the Queen of exceptional work by individuals making significant contributions in their field.

The Honours are announced in the London Gazette where the new Members of Orders of Chivalry and recipients of Official Honours are listed.

This year two members of the shooting community were named in the Honours List:

Joseph Martin NEVILLE (Clay Target Shooting Coach) received an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for Services to Competitive Shooting

NRA member Richard Stephen LE PAGE received a BEM (British Empire Medal) for services to the sport of Target Shooting in Guernsey

Congratulations to both and indeed all recipients.

Updated: 08-Jan-16 (Original posting: 08-Jan-16)
NRA Hand Loading course - Sunday 7 February 2016

The NRA Hand Loading course will be hosted by Surrey Rifle Association, Bisley on Sunday 7 February 2016.

This course is intended to help the complete beginner decide whether hand loading is the way forward. Whilst those already loading are welcome, the pace of the course is set for the tyro.

Attendees will get a thorough theoretical introduction, followed by the practical loading session for the common TR cartridge, 0.308 Winchester. All the techniques apply to users of other cartridges as well. All 0.308 Win hand loading equipment and components are provided for the practical exercise and a target rifle for testing a sequence of loads.

The prime objective of the course is that, at its conclusion, participants should be confident to produce safe precision hand loaded ammunition for their firearm.

Course cost: NRA Member: 85 Non-NRA Member: 94

This includes all equipment and lunch at the Surrey RA.

Click here to download the Booking Form and Joining Instructions.

Updated: 07-Jan-16 (Original posting: 07-Jan-16)
NRA 100 Result for 2015

You can download the NRA 100 list here.

Congratulations to Layne Chisholm on a fine shoot. He won with a score of 267, which is the best result since 2009, when Kevin Hill scored 269. Matthew Northam at the age of 16 came ninth, which is an excellent first attempt at this competition. Those who shot at the end of October had a lovely day for a 3p shoot. Some of the summer shoots suffered from strong winds.

On 15 November I advised clubs who compete that we need another club to hold the funds that belong to this competition. So far no club has volunteered, so this may well be the last year of the competition.

If the competition goes ahead this year it will be on normal NRA targets because the decimal target is no longer available.

Updated: 06-Jan-16 (Original posting: 06-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)
Electronic target trial update.

Thank you to the many shooters who used the new electronic targets over the trial period that ended on the 20th December 2015.

We have commissioned a short programme of works to improve the durability of the targets; this will be completed by the end of January.

Bookings for the six electronic targets will be available from Friday 5th February 2016; full details will be posted next month.

Andrew Mercer
Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

Updated: 22-Dec-15 (Original posting: 22-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)
Proposed EU Firearms Directive

The EU has published a draft directive in response to recent terrorist events; it risks muddling the obvious need to restrict illicit ex-military weapons entering and moving throughout the EU with the legal activities of several million decent and law abiding target and sporting shooters. There are threats to the continuation of the use of semi-automatic firearms (already heavily restricted); and worrying proposals regarding deactivated weapons.

.22 calibre semi-automatic rifles are enjoyed by thousands of UK target shooters; they are one of the most popular types in Gallery Rifle shooting. Semi-automatic shotguns are also very popular and are used by growing numbers of our members in target shooting competitions. Attempting to ban certain types of firearms by how they look, rather than what they do, is simply illogical. In the UK, testing by the British Proof Houses ensures a high standard of deactivation.

We welcome the thrust of the Home Secretary‘s recent statement, particularly " The UK has some of the toughest firearms laws in the world. The sorts of weaponry used in the attacks in Paris in January, and those that appear to have been used last Friday, are not readily available in the UK. We must therefore focus on tackling firearms entering and moving throughout the EU, and ensuring that we have the right capabilities at the UK border to detect firearms being smuggled in - I will press the need for greater information sharing, passenger name records, and action on firearms. In the UK we have seen tough legislation work and so we want to see action taken to make a difference to the availability of firearms in Europe, particularly assault rifles."

Our European shooting friends have started a petition to highlight the risks of unforeseen consequences from the proposed EU Directive. I think it is important that all European shooters register their support and concern by signing the petition.

Click here to view and sign the petition.

Andrew Mercer
Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

Updated: 23-Nov-15 (Original posting: 23-Nov-15)
Petition against a ban on lead shot and bullets

We would urge all members to register their support for this petition - there is a real risk that lead ammunition could be banned as a result of an ill-considered report now largely condemned by its own panel of experts. A ban would mean the loss of the shooting of many rifles including muzzle loaders, vintage and early breech loaders, and non-standard calibres.

Just as serious would be the impact of mono metallic bullets as their variable ricochet characteristics would result in greater restrictions (and probable closure) on many ranges.

Andrew Mercer
Group Chief Executive & Secretary General

Click here to enter your name on the petition.

Updated: 17-Nov-15 (Original posting: 17-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)
Great Britain Under 19 Tour Accounts 2015

Please see below a link to the Under 19 Tour Accounts 2015

Click here to download and view.

Updated: 02-Nov-15 (Original posting: 02-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)
Updated historical records of the main NRA matches and teams.

This website contains the historical records of the main NRA international matches and overseas teams. The work to compile these lists has been undertaken by Colin Cheshire and Karen Robertson.

If you should notice any errors or omissions (including any formatting or spelling errors) please contact Karen Robertson

We are also seeking any team or historical photographs for a future large photographic section on this website. If you have photographs that you are happy to have published on the website please either email them to Karen Robertson or by post to Karen Robertson c/o National Rifle Association, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0PB (hard copies of photos will be returned if requested so please include your name and address). Please include the year that the photograph was taken.

The updated records can be viewed here

Thank you.

Updated: 27-Oct-15 (Original posting: 26-Oct-15)
The Trafalgar 2015 - Final Results

The Trafalgar enjoyed quite mild weather (for mid October!) and 203 competitors shot almost 1,100 cards over the weekend, with events from 25 yds out to 1000 yds. This is an increase in cards shot of 7% vs 2014.

The variety of firearms is itself enough reason to be part of this historic match, and despite the age of the firearms and sighting systems, the scores were impressive.

Thanks as always to the volunteer ROs and stats team who did an excellent job.

For Final Results Click here

Updated: 26-Oct-15 (Original posting: 19-Oct-15)
Advisory Group meeting of the Metropolitan Police's Firearms Enquiry Team

Dear Member of Council,

For information. Please include it in your publications if you wish.

The inaugural meeting of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) of the Metropolitan Police's Firearms Enquiry Team (FET) took place on Tuesday, 6 October. The meeting was held at the Empress State Building in London and was attended by representatives of The British Shooting Sports Council, The British Association for Shooting and Conversation, The British Deer Society, The National Rifle Association, The National Small Bore Rifle Association and The Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association.

The purpose of the IAG is threefold. First, it provides a medium through which the concerns and issues of the shooting community can be channelled to the Met's FET. Second, it provides a significant repository of knowledge and expertise in all the key shooting disciplines upon which members can draw. Third, it provides a means through which the police can inform the key shooting groups of developments and points of issue.

The group will meet every six months.

Chief Supt Mike Gallagher of the Specialist Firearms Command said: "The development of the IAG for Firearms Licensing in London is an exciting and innovative development which will help foster mutual understanding, help manage risk and enhance the service we provide to the shooting community." The FET will shortly be moving to a new office and would like to assure shooting communities that disruption to service will be kept to a minimum and that the electronic mailbox will continue to be monitored during office hours.

With best wishes.

David J Penn

British Shooting Sports Council
PO Box 53608
SE24 9YN

The Council is a founding member of the World Forum on Shooting Activities (WFSA), a NGO in Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.


Updated: 20-Oct-15 (Original posting: 19-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)
The Ages Match 2015 - Results

After a healthy battle this weekend, the well-deserved winners of The Ages Match 2015 were the 45-54 team with an impressive score of 2858.231v. Congratulations to Ian Ashworth and his team.

Amended results due to stats final count as follows:

Team Championship

1 45-54 2858.231v

2 Under 25s 2851.181v

3 55-64 2846.245v

4 Over 65s 2837.211v

Top Individual for each age category

Under 25s Theo Dodds 292.19v

45-54 David Crispin 296.33v

55-64 Paul Charlton 294.34v

Over 65s George Cann 297.28v

Click here to download and view the full results of the Ages Match 2015

Updated: 13-Oct-15 (Original posting: 11-Oct-15)
NRA Treasurer Report

Please see below a link to the report made by the NRA Treasurer to General Council at the meeting on 5th September 2015

Click here to download the Treasurers Report.

Updated: 08-Oct-15 (Original posting: 07-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)
Northern Ireland Open Results 2015

Click here to download the Northern Ireland Fullbore Championships held on 26/27th September 2015, hosted by Comber Rifle Club at Ballykinler Ranges.

The TR Championship top 3 placings were:

1st Alwyn McLean
2nd Martin Millar
3rd Simon Carson

Updated: 01-Oct-15 (Original posting: 01-Oct-15)
NRA 100 Match 2015

Entries are invited to a unique Three Position Target Rifle Competition on Sunday 25th October 2015 on Butt 19, Bisley, scored as 30 scoring shots x300.

The top 100 entrants receive an NRA 100 badge & date flash. Previous recipients of the NRA 100 badge receive a date flash, the winner a date & First flash & the Swantson Trophy.

Click here for more details and the entry form

Paper entries should be sent to:

Mr P Northam
162 Bearton Road
Herts SG5 1UA

Updated: 24-Sep-15 (Original posting: 24-Sep-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)
NRA Team to Channel Islands 2016

The following have been selected for the NRA Team to the Channel Islands 2016:

  • Captain

    Rick Shouler - Nottinghamshire, England, Great Britain

  • Vice-Captain

    Gary Alexander - Ulster, Ireland, Great Britain

  • Adjutant

    David Rose - Leicester, Northants & Rutland, England, Great Britain

  • Coach

    Andrew Lothian - Surrey, England, Great Britain

  • Shooters

    Jason Curd - Kent
    Charlotte Davies - South Wales County, Wales
    Theo Dodds - Kent, Wales
    Paul Hatfield - Nottinghamshire
    Nick Healy - Ulster, Ireland
    Tom Laing-Baker - London
    Rebecca Laird - Ulster, Ireland
    Cameron Lamont - West of Scotland, Scotland
    James Lawrie - Lincolnshire, Scotland
    Lucinder Taylor - Surrey

  • Reserves (in no particular order)

    Jonathan Ford - Gloucestershire, Scotland, Great Britain
    Christopher Milton
    Ollie Rolfe - Oxfordshire
    Rosalind Wiltshire - Yorkshire, Scotland

    Updated: 14-Sep-15 (Original posting: 14-Sep-15)
HRA RBL Match report

The HRA RBL Match on Saturday was a great success and we raised over 11,000 and expect to get to at least 12,000 in the next few days.

94 Competitors took part in the Highpower Rifle Association Royal British Legion Match on Saturday 5th September 2015 at Bisley. The Course of Fire was over 11 Stages with a minimum round count of 114 shots. Over 11,000 was raised for the Royal British Legion by those taking part, their families and friends and there was some very generous support from the shooting sports industry who provided prizes for the post match draw.

The RBL Match Just Giving Page will remain open until the mid October to coincide with the launch of the National Poppy Appeal: Just Giving HRA RBL Match

The shooting results for the the match are in Excel format and can be downloaded from here:

AM Results

PM Results

Overall Across Class Results

The 2016 HRA RBL match will be on Saturday 3rd September again at Bisley.

Updated: 08-Sep-15 (Original posting: 08-Sep-15)
Announcement of GB Rifle Team for Canada 2016
Lindsay Peden the captain of the GB team to Canada in 2016 has announced the team members as follows:

Details of the GB Rifle Team to Canada

Updated: 07-Sep-15 (Original posting: 07-Sep-15)
Gallery Rifle Nationals 2015 - Results
Results are now online for the Gallery Rifle National Championships 2015. These results are now final.

Click here to download the full results.

Click here to download the Prizelist.

Updated: 14-Sep-15 (Original posting: 04-Sep-15)
New dates for Discipline Days - CSR, Gallery Rifle & Target Shotgun

Dates are now confirmed for the next Civilian Service Rifle, Gallery Rifle and Target Shotgun Discipline Days.

These 1 day courses provide expert 1:1 instruction by some of the best shooters in their field. They enhance knowledge, help to sharpen positional techniques, and are a great precursor to taking part in competitions.

The forthcoming dates are:

Introduction to Civilian Service Rifle - Sat 26 September, Sat 31 October

Introduction to Gallery Rifle - Sat 14 November

Introduction to Target Shotgun - Sun 13 December

Course Cost: 70 (includes range fees, targets, course material, individual coaching and lunch)

One recent participant said: 'A big thank you for putting on a fantastic course yesterday. The instructors certainly knew their stuff and I thought the mix of classroom and range work was just right - exactly the right atmosphere to learn. My knowledge has increased 100%!'.

Click here for the NRA events page. Select the calendar entry for your chosen course for more information and to download the booking form.

Updated: 14-Sep-15 (Original posting: 03-Sep-15)
Canada DCRA TR Meeting - Results

Grand Aggregate

Winner is Lindsay Peden,

Bronze to John Pugsley

Click here to visit the DCRA results site.

There were many UK trophy winners:

John Deane won
Sierra Long Range Aggregate
Norman Beckett
The Dick Hampton Aggregate
Aggregate of the 21st Century

John Pugsley won
Short Range Aggregate
The Gibson
3rd Grand Aggregate

Lindsay Pedenwon
1st Grand Aggregate
The Tunis
The Jack Gowrie Aggregate
The Gzowski Aggregate
The Polar Bear Aggregate
The MFC Walker Aggregate


Updated: 01-Sep-15 (Original posting: 27-Aug-15)
Civilian Service Rifle (Winter league)

This popular Winter League competition is running from October 2015 to April 2016. The Courses of Fire (CoF) for the first event is available here.

Entries are now open until 10:00AM Thursday 1 October.

  • Click here to enter online.
  • Click here to download an entry form
  • 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 courses will be on Saturday 26 September and Saturday 31 October. 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 whilst Mark Bradley can answer any discipline or technical queries.

    Updated: 25-Aug-15 (Original posting: 24-Aug-15)
With effect from 6 June 2015, all NRA RCO courses run at Bisley will also include an optional section on High Muzzle Energy (HME) at no additional cost.

Current RCOs who require an HME addition to their RCO qualification can join an RCO course for a fee of 20. The HME element will be conducted on the second day (typically Sunday) between approx 14.00-15.30.

Updated RCO/HME Course Application Forms are available on the NRA website for the remaining courses in 2015:

6 & 7 June

12 & 13 September

3 & 4 October

7 & 8 November

5 & 6 December

Any queries should be emailed to

Updated: 02-Dec-15 (Original posting: 07-May-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)
Prohibited Ammunition - RWS Target Elite Ammunition .308 Win. 154gr

Certain ammunition provided to the NRA by RUAG for use in the 2013 Imperial Meeting was returned to RUAG as a result of an unacceptably high rate of blown and leaking primers. This ammunition was packaged in blue boxes marked "RWS .308 Win." stamped with batch number 261919.

The NRA has found ammunition packaged in boxes marked "RWS Target Elite Ammunition .308 Win. 154gr", where the boxes are stamped with that same batch number: 261919.

Click here for photograph of RWS Target Elite ammunition box showing batch number

The NRA is investigating this matter with RUAG, but in the interim the use of RWS Target Elite Ammunition .308 Win. 154gr marked with batch number 261919 at Bisley and in all NRA-sponsored competitions is prohibited in any rifle that is not fully compliant with CIP Regulations. Members should bear in mind that the presence of valid proof marks for .308W or 7.62 x 51mm cannot be taken as confirmation that the bore and chamber dimensions of the firearm in question are CIP-compliant.

Shooters are reminded that they are solely responsible for the safety of the combination of rifle and ammunition they use.

Andrew Mercer
Secretary General

Click here for complete document.

Updated: 07-Apr-15 (Original posting: 07-Apr-15)
The Recent changes to JSP403 - March 2015

Joint Service Publication 403 (JSP403) is entitled - Handbook of Defence Land Ranges Safety.

It is a four-volume MoD publication, to view this online Click here

Click here to view and download a copy of the Brief for Clubs.

Updated: 25-Mar-15 (Original posting: 24-Mar-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)
Range, Storage and accomodation charges from 30th March 2015

From Monday 30th March 2015 the following charges will apply for NRA Ranges, Firearms Hire, storage and Accommodation.

Ranges & Marker Charges

Click here for a full list of revised Recreational Range Hire charges.

Firearms Hire Charges

Click here for a full list of revised Firearms Hire charges.

Accommodation - Accommodation is available to both members and non members.

Click here for a full list of revised accommodation charges.

Secure Storage - Secure storage is available to Members and Affiliated clubs.

Please see the revised charges in the document below.

Updated: 23-Jan-15 (Original posting: 20-Jan-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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