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Autumn Action Weekend Results

bullseye-targetResults and prizelists from the AAW. Challenge period will be open until Wednesday 5th November



England Gallery Rifle Captain for 2015

morne-2015The England Gallery Rifle Selection Committee take pleasure in announcing the fact that Morné van Dalen has been selected as the Great Britain Gallery Rifle Captain for 2015. The retirement of Sophie West after one very eventful season prompted two nominations for Captain for the next session.

Both Morne and Alan Podevin are existing England shooters and both have gained a  fine reputation with their squad mates. The selection process was split right down the middle and could have gone either way.

As Alan told me:

Firstly I would like to congratulate Morné on becoming our Captain, if I hadn’t been nominated I surely would have voted for him. I’m sure he will do a superb job in the post and I will be happy to assist him in any way I can. May I thank whoever nominated me and all those who voted for me, it has been an honour to be thought of in such a capable light.

So – its congratulations to Morné and as he has indicated, next year will bring more fund raising in order to keep member costs down, more practice days, more head to head competitions and ultimately promotion of GR as the shooting sport of choice.

Neng-xx_logoeil Francis

English XX GR Rep

The 2014 Concorde Haggis Match

Sunday afternoon 2nd November 2014 on Melville Range, Bisley

haggis-2014We’re nearly into the Haggis season, again. And this year we’re ready for some gallery rifle pals who might light to join us for this light-hearted match – so anybody who’s not a ‘Nots’ member yet, can shoot as a guest and be provided with one-to-one supervision if needed.

Some of the Aldershot crowd came for an ‘Advancing Haggis’ last weekend (you know who you are) after the BSRC Interclub Match.

So it it with great pleasure we confirm that the 2014 Concorde Haggis Match will be held on Sunday 2nd November 2014 in the afternoon on Melville Range commencing at 13.30 with prizegiving back at the Old Sergeants Mess Clubhouse from 16.00 hrs with Pipe Major Graham Waller + Haggis Address by Neil Macfarlane + Haggis, neaps and tatties, as previously.

Course of fire will include

Advancing Targets – style  25 yds rimfire semi-auto Charging Haggis (1 x 10 shot match)
50 yds standing unsupported / single stick / sitting Haggi (3 x 5 shot matches)

Range Fee of £25 per person includes shooting, prize, food and first drink at O.S.M.
(Loan of rifles / sticks / available – ammunition at cost)haggis-bw-2014

Please pay your inclusive range fee of £25 by bank transfer to

Metrobank, Hounslow Account : The Nots SCA
Sort-code : 23-05-80  Account Number : 12504497
Reference : Your initials + Haggis

by Friday 31st October 2014  -  See you there.

Primum Amicitia


Gallery Rifle Ranking Tables

The Penultimate table is with us. And the final classified match of the season is the AAW.  Your final chance to get higher up the board – this weekend.

[The Gallery Rifle Ranking Tables]

The Ranking tables are kindly sponsored by:

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Rude Fat Dog will be offering some prizes for the 1500. Wentworth for the T&P1 and Neil Jones for the Multi-Target. Their websites are above. If you have a few minutes please browse to them and see what they all have to offer (as if you didn’t already know). Visit again anyway!

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GB Gallery Rifle Captain for 2015

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 2015 season. The team will compete in IGRF international competitions at Bisley, Ireland and for the IGRF Gallery rifle World Championships in Germany in November 2015.

Nominations should be sent to myself (Neil Francis) who will forward to the NRA Secretary General and has to be received by 1 December 2014. Nomination forms are here:

MS Word (doc) | 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 2014. The NRA will then advise the Discipline Representative of the Council’s approved candidate(s).

The Trafalgar Meeting

Trafalgar MeetingThe biggest Classic and Historic Arms event in the Bisley calendar, The Trafalgar Meeting (18-19 October), is fast approaching.  This is an enjoyable weekend and the opportunity for all levels of shooter to come along and have some competitive fun.  Some ranges are filling up so do get your entries in soonest – click here for more details and to enter.

We would like to thank those of you who have kindly offered your time to RO at the Meeting and we are currently allocating all who have responded across the ranges.  However, we are still very much in need of more ROs as some ranges have minimal cover and others none as yet.  We would ideally like to be in a position to offer competitions across all ranges – so would welcome this extra support.

If you are able to help, would you please fill in this online form soonest please.  We will be confirming all the detail to the RO team very early next week.

There are a few spaces available for the annual Trafalgar Dinner on Saturday 18 October, from 8 pm at the ATSC, Bisley.  This is very much part of the celebration and tradition of the Meeting and, after a full day’s shooting, is a fine way to spend your evening with your comrades.  The cost is £16.50 pp for a three course meal, coffee and mints.  More details and the booking form are available here.

Very many thanks, and we look forward to seeing many of you next week.


Have we got the classification scores correct ?

Many have said that the pyramid is upside down and looking at the entries for some events it does seem that too many people seem to be in class X

Before we start moving the classification score we as a community need to ask what percentage should be in class X ?

Do we allow people to move down a class ? for example if the competitor does not score the classified score for 8 consecutive matches entered they can appeal to be moved class.

These decisions should be made soon so that changes can be made for the rule book and the stats databases can be changed for next season.

Here is some stats from the past 12 months for TP1 CF, TP1 SB, MT CF

Between 1/4 and 1/3 of competitors in these matches are in class X.

Using these tables you can see what classification scores would be needed to achieve the requires percentage. For example, if the community chose top 15% for x class then that would move TP1 CF to 300 20x, TP1 SB 298, MT CF 117

Once a percentage has been agreed this can be rolled out across any match where X class gets too big :-)

Moving X class will of course increase A class.

Thoughts ??


TP1 SB Stats 2013-14
Score Times Achieved % each score % of total achieved
300 21 4.0 4.0
299 24 4.5 8.5
298 37 7.0 15.5
297 42 7.9 23.4
296 41 7.8 31.2 X CLASS
295 24 4.5
294 21 4.0
293 23 4.3
292 23 4.3
291 26 4.9
290 13 2.5
289 12 2.3
286 20 3.8
287 16 3.0
286 13 2.5
285 10 1.9 38.0 A CLASS
B Class 162 30.6 30.6 B CLASS
Total 529



TP1 CF Stats 2013-14
Score Times Achieved % each score % of total achieved
300.29 1 0.2 0.2
300.28 2 0.4 0.5
300.27 7 1.3 1.8
300.26 8 1.4 3.2
300.25 10 1.8 5.0
300.24 8 1.4 6.5
300.23 15 2.7 9.2
300.22 11 2.0 11.1
300.21 14 2.5 13.6
300.20 17 3.1 16.7
300.19 10 1.8 18.5
300.18 8 1.4 19.9
300.17 13 2.3 22.3
300.16 5 0.9 23.2
300.15 6 1.1 24.2
300.14 6 1.1 25.3
300.13 3 0.5 25.9
300.12 0 0.0 25.9
300.11 1 0.2 26.0 X CLASS
299.00 102 18.0
298.00 71 13.0
297.00 64 12.0 43.0 A CLASS
B Class 175 31.0 31.0 B CLASS
Total 557


MT CF stats 2013-14
Score Times Achieved % each score % of total achieved
120 9 1.7 1.7
119 22 4.2 6.0
118 23 4.4 10.4
117 29 5.6 15.9
116 38 7.3 23.2
115 30 5.8 29.0 X CLASS
114 35 6.7
113 32 6.1
112 33 6.3
111 37 7.1
110 30 5.8
109 26 5.0
108 33 6.3 43.4 A CLASS
B Class 144 27.6 28 B CLASS
Total 521


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Results from

are in.

All the seasons results over on the 2014 Results page.

Databases, classifications and Rankings being worked on.

Home Countries Competitive Pistol Shooting

hcnm-flagsDuring the Gallery Rifle National Championship Meeting at the end of August an experimental pistol match was held in which teams from England, Scotland and Wales competed in a concurrent LBR and LBP match. The popular shorts match of T&P1 was chosen as the competition event to record and scores were recorded and published as below.

Feedback from competitors and others at the meeting suggested there was enough interest in the event to continue to pursue and possible formalize into a legitimate trophy match within the 2015 season.

Results are below.


The LBR Match

Scotland    1167.29
England     1164.24
Wales       868.11

The LBP Match

Wales       1178.34
Scotland    1175.40
England     1171.45


Alan   Podevin       287    3
Colin  McMichael     294    11
David  Guest         295    12
Morne  Van Dalen     295    19
John   Shine         285    1
                     1171    45
Peter   Watts        293    7
John    Shine        295    1
David   Guest        287    8
Morne   Van Dalen    289    8
Colin   McMichael    286    5
                     1164    24
Clive  Ferguson      297    5
Taff   Wilcox        296    13
Marek  Pawlik        293    9
Terry  Fry           292    7
                     1178    34
Dave   Meaby         281    4
Marek  Pawlik        298    1
Terry  Fry           289    6
???    ???            
                     868    11
J  Crouch           295    12
G  Gordon           289    8
L  Kong             295    1
R J Tonner          296    19
C  Bestwick         281    4
                    1175    40
S    Lyon           292    6
C    McLean         289    5
G    Rastall        294    12
R    Ronner         292    6
J    Cormie         274    1
                    1167    29

O Captain! Our Captain!

England Gallery Rifle TeamThe England Gallery Rifle team is looking for a new England Captain for the 2015 season. Sophie West, the current Captain is stepping down at the end of this season after a fairly eventful year in the role which has seen Home Countries shooting events making their best annual showing yet!

Sophie leaves on this message:

I have really enjoyed the post and if I wasn’t going to have a baby next year I would have loved to have stood again for 2015. However, I would not be in the position now to do the role any justice next year.

Thank you for all your support in my role this year and for the support of the English XX club and its members.

Sophie West

Please submit nominations for England Captain to myself to include why you think either yourself or the person you are nominating  is suitable for the role.

You have to be a member of the English XX club to shoot for England. Whilst the captain can be a non shooting position membership of the club will still be required. This is not onerous at all and is not expensive. A subscription of £15 will secure a years membership. If you want to join please contact me.

Neil Francis

English XX GR Rep


25 OCTOBER 2014
Gallery Rifle Action Weekend

£ 8.00

Steel Challenge Flyer Oct 2014

(Download and Distribute to your clubs)

LBR, LBP, 22rf. U/lever, L/release. Enter with as many gun types as you like.

Re-enter as often as you like, £4.00 (with same gun type), all entries to count.

Five stages, Three runs per stage, Five targets per stage, drop your slowest run on each stage. LBR’s LBP’s start holstered hands on ears, Rifles at 45 degrees

No holster / not confident ? start at 45 degrees, 10 seconds added to overall time

Target diameters 10, 12, and 18 inches and 18 x 24 inch rectangles, possibly 10 to 45 yards in distance, and from 1′to 5′ in height. . Circa 30 minutes per match.

Also available as “pay and play” (note you must register for the meet at reception) 22 only

Duelling / swingball tree, this can be shot either as an individual or as a couple shooting against each other, 8*4 inch dia steels at 15 metres distance. When hit the steel transits from one side of the tree to the other.

Shot as an individual : three runs per entry, shoot all the steels from one side to the other then back again. Shot against the clock. £4.00 per entry.

As a couple : three runs per entry, £5.00 per entry for each couple. 10 rounds per mag, as many mags as you think you will need. On the beep shoot all targets to opposite side of tree
First person with no steels his side of tree wins, max time allowed is between 15 and 25 seconds, only the RO knows

Snooker. £4.00 per entry
6 red steels and 6 colour steels at 15 metres. 12 rounds only per run, 3 runs per entry.
Pot a red. Pot a colour, your choice of colour but reducing size according to value of colour,
Value of steel as per snooker. Highest point score wins. Max time allowed 3 min per run.

We are a friendly group and all Ro’ing is one to one, so is like having your own personal trainer, Novice or experienced ALL WELCOME.

To enter go on to the NRA website then, Autumn GRAW
Any questions ? I would welcome feed back so I can get an idea of how many people we are catering for , please contact me on or 07402804007

Man v Man

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Man v Man

Steels - man v manOK guys – Me again – Slky Smooth of the Steels fame.

Firstly I need some sort of response re: Man v Man at lunch time as I need to gain permission and have time to make some additional steels. I have no official position within the NRA other than being a member so please contact to me with either a yes or no ASAFP.

Man V Man, as the name suggests is shot against another person, a “J” ladder is used to match competitors, winners of each stage compete against other winners, losers compete against other losers. A little movement and a tin can are involved.

On the beep step forward, place can on post and engage your steels, in the prescribed order, then compulsory reload and engage stop plate. Best of three runs. £ 5.00 per head. LBPs and rifles will compete in same comp against each other. 22 only. In my experience this is the biggest adrenalin rush in shooting, bar none.

With reguard to steels in october. Given that I do not have to consider persons on either flank I intend to set up 4 possibly 3 stages, to allow one really wide stage and 2 or 3 narrower stages.

One or two of the narrower stages will have to be shot twice, in different orders, to maintain the round count but, I think, given that the opportunity has arisen it is worth doing.

The Gallery Rifle Sub Committee

The CommitteeFollowing my appointment as the NRA Gallery Rifle Discipline Rep for a second period (2014 - 2017) I’m looking to put together a fresh discipline sub-committee.

The sub-committee will be informal in its makeup but I am keen to formulate a dynamic which can move things along and keep the pushing legitimate boundaries of the GR discipline to a level it deserves to be at.

If you have the interest, motivation, a bunch of ideas and a bit of time to promote the Gallery Rifle discipline, please contact me as soon as possible.


Results from the JSPC Open

JSPC OpenThe Joint Services Pistol Club hold two Open shorts meeting a year.

Last weekend was their late 2014 Open. Shooters came from Northumbria and Cumbria, Dundee, Aberdeen and the Borders and no-one had to go through border controls after the Scottish Referendum ended in a vote to stay in the Union.

Provisional results and photos over on the JSPC website.