The Mattersey 10
1 May 2016
Results now available for the Mattersey Ten.
Provisional results are posted. Any challenges or errors to be notified by Friday 29th April after which they will be committed to the permanence of the historical record.
We are now looking forward to one of the largest and most popular meetings of the season, the Phoenix Meeting, 27-29 May – with the International Match on Monday 30 May. This festival of shooting saw almost 500 competitors take part last year and provides the opportunity to shoot Gallery Rifle, Target Shotgun, Practical Pistol and Revolver, and has Air and Fullbore competitions from 15 yards to 1000 yards. Classic shooters also have the opportunity to take part in events across the weekend.
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 click here and check the 2016 GR&P Handbook for full details.
Please continue to encourage new and young shooters to come to Bisley to take part.
The first Rankings Tables of 2016 are now out, any problems let me know. Next Tables will be produced in time for Phoenix.
Entry forms are available for the next few competitions on the Gallery Rifle circuit throughout April – a busy month…
Support some of these events if you can. They are all well run and well organised registered shoots.
Don’t forget folks the launch of the NRA 2016 Handgun League is just two weeks away. Consisting of eight individual rounds spread over the season and taking place over four venues it kicks off in a fortnight at the Spring Action Weekend (SAW). The matches are fun and challenging practical pistol matches you can shoot with a .22 Long Barrelled Pistol (LBP) or a Long Barrelled Revolver (LBR). They will involve exciting and interesting courses of fire around barricades and visible obstacles designed to test your skill, ability and agility.
Promote the league around your clubs – print the full size flyer and pin up on your noticeboards.
The 2016 outing for this half day meeting on Warminster Range 1A.
Now a high Summer slot for 2016 but worth a look if you fancy a trip to the South West to shoot on the fringes of Salisbury Plain. Its an open shoot and has events for Gallery Rifle Centrefire (GRCF), Gallery Rifle Smallbore (GRSB) and Lightweight Sporting Rifle (LSR).
This year it will be running in two divisions (and NOT as a Wiltshire and Open competition) comprising X&A Class people in Division 1 and B, C, D and U in Division 2. In addition there will be prizes of 500 rds of 22 ammo for the winners in each division, 300 for 2nd place and 200 rds for third place.
Note the change of date for this – SATURDAY 16th JULY
There are changes to the way overseas travelling shooters obtain firearms passes from the Garda.
Anyone travelling to Ireland needs to complete the application form for visitors permit and provide a full copy of their FAC and the original copy of their EFP.
There is no need to send any money. Competitors will be presented with a bill when they pick up your squadding cards on the first day they arrive. It is still 40 euros per gun.
The deadline for the applications has been brought forward. Gerry is willing to to co-ordinate but he would need paperwork by the 22 April at the latest. Realistically that means any UK based shooters really need to get paperwork all sorted by the Spring Action Weekend if they can. Anyone doing this may well be able to take advantage of the administration offered by the GB team adjutant – the efficacious Jim Smith.
When Gerry has got the passes authorised he will return them to Jim who will send back onto you.
Anyone wanting to compete in Ireland who does not have an EFP (European Firearms Pass) can obtain them free from their own local police force.
Please let anyone know who is not in the GB squad if you know they are planning a trip to Ireland.
Any further information required let me know. Anyone wanting to send direct to Gerry get in touch and details can be passed on.
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.
Stage 1 , Scottish Gallery Rifle and Pistol Championship Stage 1, Short Events, to be held at JSPC Colmsliehill range on the 17-19 June.
Stage 2, Scottish Gallery Rifle Championship Stage 2 , 1500 Events , to be held at Aberdeen full bore Gun club on the 7th August.
If a competitor is only able to attend the one event , they could still complete for ten Scottish Champion titles inc Pistol and revolver , awarded per discipline eg Scottish Champion SB Rifle TP1 . The overall Scottish Champion Gallery Rifle title being awarded to the highest overall aggregate score ( CF and SB rifle) events) would require the competitor to shoot all events over the two event stages.
A few of us will be be down to The 2016 GB Shooting show at Stoneleigh again this year.
The show is at Stoneleigh Park again for 2016 – the same venue as the last couple of years. Mark the dates – 12, 13, 14 February 2016
We are in Hall 3 – around about Zone 31 if you look at one of the show plans. If you don’t and you are there on the day wandering around aimlessly home in on the Spitfire which will be parked in Hall 3 – we are just around the corner. Yes – we kid you not – a Spitfire. It will no doubt generate quite a lot of interest amongst visitors, so I think it will be quite a busy area.
Please support the show and come and see us – after you’ve visited the Spitfire of course – the important things first – the stuff that matters.
The Introduction to Gallery Rifle (GR) Course will provide the fundamental skills for taking part in GR events and competitions, and will include individual coaching, positional shooting techniques, range procedures, match preparation, mental and physical attitudes, aiming, breathing, trigger control and much more.
The day is open for all shooters who have perhaps completed a NRA approved probationary course or have become a full member of a club and have been shooting for a while and wish to embark on the next stage of competitive GR&P shooting.
Your own Gallery rifles, pistols and equipment is ideally required although some equipment will be available for hire or loan if required. LBRs and LBPs are not available to loan or hire so those wanting to train in these disciplines must have their own equipment.
08.00 Meet at the NRA for tea/coffee etc and a look at program for the day. GR Classes; types of firearms, the competitive circuit, clubs, kit and equipment. Review of the basic techniques of marksmanship and shooting, aiming, stance, breathing, trigger release.
09.00 Move to range for practical work.
12.30 Lunch at ATSC
13.30 Further range practice
16.00 Return to NRA training rooms for a look at and a review of the day, where to go from here, next steps, feedback and, generally, anything else.