Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

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:

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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).





The penultimate Rankings tables are now out. AAW you last chance to climb that table.


The 2016 Trafalgar Meeting

trafalgar imageStill looking for Range Officers if anyone would like to volunteer

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.

cb-traf-at-2013To download the entry form click HERE.

Range Officers and Volunteers

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.

SLG Bisley and JSPC Autumn Results

JSPCSLG BisleyResults and Photos from the SLG and JSPC Autumn meetings are now posted. Congratulations to all the shooters and especially to Norman Veitch who pushed the British record for Phoenix A Open Class to 197. 29 at Galashiels

SLG Results | SLG Photos  || JSPC Result | JSPC Photos

Now that the Nationals have gone final the latest Rankings are now available. Only a few more graded shoot to go till the end of the season. I’ll aim to get ranking tables out before the AAW, the final grader of the year.


Match Cancelled

The 2016 Mattersey Bianchi Open

Mattersey LogoMattersey usually hold two open meetings a year. Their Spring Shoot offers 1500 and Shorts. The Bianchi is usually at the twilight of the season offers a full Bianchi match for all gun types as well as the popular Shorts matches of T&P1 and Multi-Target. All fully classified matches.

Unfortunately the guys have had to cancel the match for 2016. Hope to be back on course for 2017

JSPC Autumn Open 2016

JSPC-Autumn-2016News from North of the border is the JSPC Open over the weekend of 16-18 September is going to be a sellout. Entry forms are available to download or complete electronically and emailed to

The number of competitions has been increased this year to accommodate OPEN CLASS firearms, but please note that only one Open Class medal will only be presented (for first place).

Friday 16th is reserved for range crew and staff, but if there are any competitors who have problems in making the Saturday or Sunday, we will try to accommodate them on the Friday.

The JSPC Guys

Gallery Rifle Nationals – 2016 Results

Provisional Results now posted

Results | Prizelists

Deadline for appeals Midday Thursday 8th September

A Thank you to all volunteers.

From Reception to the stats team and all the ROs across both days, thank you very much for your hard work, professionalism and cheery nature over the weekend.

We were delighted to see an increase in entries of 13% over last year (195 competitors compared with 172 in 2015) which is really encouraging. Initiatives such as the ‘Introduction to GR’ days help to encourage greater take up of GR&P, and I know many of you are involved in club initiatives too, making a real difference. It’s always good to see new faces on the ranges.

The last major NRA event of the year is the Autumn Action Weekend on 22/23 October. We are working on the entry form now and will publish it in the next 10 days.

Many thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you in October!

The Welsh Open Gallery Rifle Championships

Welsh Flag Face large[[Provisional Results]]

The 2016 championships will take  place over the 5-7 August at the Haverfordwest Shooting Ground. There is still time to enter. Closing date for Early Bird Entries is Tuesday 2nd August  Saturday 30 July.

On Saturday the 6th August Haverfordwest Shooting Ground  will host an official Wales v England Head to Head match. Teams from these nations will compete in the usual T&P1 and Multi-Target matches as a preliminary to the overall National Championships at Bisley on the 27th August

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The Latest Rankings are now available, next Rankings will be produced after the Nationals with the end of year finals rankings produced after the AAW.


The 2016 NASRPC Open

NASRPCThe NASRPC Irish open international match at Harbour House took place over the weekend of 9-11th July 2016. Competitors from Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland completed in IGRF International 1500 gallery Rifle team competitions.

Results of the international matches can be found here

Congratulations to all of the competitors, with some personal bests, and very close scores between all the teams.

The weekend also hosted over 1280 individual competitions –  results of these can be found here:

NASRPC Open Results

The 2016 Home Countries International at Derby

National Teams





Some slight technical hitches have meant there has been a slight delay in publishing the results from the Home Countries International match at Derby.

Jim has the full story over on the Derby Web Page but the results are here. Congratulations to Wales who took the victory this time


Scotish Flag[Results for stage one are now published]

The 2016 Scottish Gallery Rifle and Pistol Championship will be held over two venue dates.  Commencing on the 17 to 19th June at the JSPC Colmsliehill range where a series of short events will be held and concluding with 1500 events at Drums Links the home of Aberdeen Full Bore Gun Club on the 7th August.  The Championship for Rifle will be held concurrently with a shorter Championship for Long Barrelled Revolver and Pistol.  This will be a registered event and entrance open to all.

Scottish Gallery Rifle Champion for Small bore and Centre fire Rifle

Competing for awards, ten individual Scottish Champion titles.

Scottish Gallery Rifle Champion title awarded to the competitor with the highest overall score from all 10 events, awarded upon Championship completing, presentation of award to be held at the Nationals at Bisley in August.

Venue 1; Joint Services Pistol Club Colmsliehill range 17-19th June starting at 9.30 am.

Events; TP1, MT and 1020 for Small bore and Centre fire rifle.  


Venue 2;  Aberdeen full Bore Gun Club Drums Links range 7th  August starting at 9.30am.

Events; 1500 and 25mtr Precision for Small bore and Centre fire rifle.


Scottish Long Barrel Revolver and Long Barrel Pistol Championship.

Competing for four individual titles (two LBP and two LBR) awards and overall Scottish Pistol Champion.

Venue; Joint Services Pistol Club Colmsliehill range 17-19th June starting at 9.30 am.

Events; TP1, MT. for LBP and LBR.


Classifications. This competition is a registered event and scores submitted to the NRA. The Gallery Rifle Ranking Tables will include the TP1, MT and 1500 event.

Competitors entering both Standard and Classic matches must indicate to the match director prior to the match commencing which score (standard or classic) they require to be carried forward for their aggregate score. No differential will be made between Iron and Optic (Open class) revolver or pistol.   Centre Fire may include any pistol calibre lever action rifle. Lever release rifles are not included due to predicted low entrance, we will look at that again next year

There will be a prize giving ceremony held during the Gallery Rifle Nationals held at Bisley on the Sat 27th of August, venue to be agreed.  Two title awards will be made:

  1. Scottish Gallery Rifle Champion, awarded to the highest scoring (rifle) competitor, aggregate score of all ten centre fire and small bore rifle events. No separate classification awards will be made.
  2. Scottish Gallery Pistol Champion, highest aggregate score of all Pistol and Revolver events.

Provisional Results – Derby Open 2016

Derby Sponsors

Provisional Results from the 2016 Derby Open are now available.

If there any challenges to these scores please get them lodged by the end of Sunday 3rd July please.

[Derby 2016 Results]

The Aberdeen Wapinschaw

Aberdeen Full Bore Club

[Results for the 136th Wapinschaw are now published]

The Wapinschaw Association is committed to preserving the traditional of the Wapinschaw and ensuring the survival of the Aberdeen Wapinschaw.

Please find linked details of the forthcoming Wapinschaw competition which is following the same format as last year and contains competitions for 5 of the GR classes as well as muzzle-loading rifles, pistols and revolvers.   New this year by popular request is an Aggregate Trophy for GRCF Classic rifles incorporating scores from TP1, MT & Precision.

As before we are delighted that BBQ, cakes and refreshments are available free of charge (although donations appreciated).

The matches will take place at Drums range on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, 2016. Entry forms are available here:

See also the AFBGC website for further details and results.