Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

Phoenix Officiating and Volunteering

phoenix-logoPlease find the current Range Officer and volunteers roster for the Phoenix Meeting this year.

RO Range Allocation

Its the busiest Gallery Rifle & Pistol meeting of the year held at Bisley and of course – its not just GR&P. Shotgun events, rifle events held out to 1000 yards, the trade fair and much more make the usual bank holiday weekend in May one to bookmark if its the only one you can make.

The meeting could not happen without the time and effort kindly offered by all volunteers. The Range Crew are the backbone of the meeting and if anyone fancies volunteering please sign up via the links on the left.

The NRA Handgun League

NRA Handgun LeagueSunday 12th April saw the launch of the NRA Handgun League at Shield Shooting Centre in Dorset.

The League got off to a super start on Sunday with yet another great practical match from Steve Pike at Shield Shooting Centre, total match entries were over 60 with the pistol shooters making up a healthy proportion of them.

As with the NRA Shotgun League Edgar Brothers have very generously agreed to sponsor it to encourage participation and support grass roots shooting, by donating a number of the GSG 1911 .22 pistols which they have recently started to import .

These great little handguns make superb entry level equipment and can be modified and upgraded using the host of aftermarket parts available for the 1911. Red dots are the main upgrade and Neil Brooklyn utilised his to great effect to win the Open class pistol division where the speed and target acquisition benefits of these sights were brought to the fore by a host of moving or distant targets. Shot over 9 great stages and requiring approximately 180 rounds there were stages to challenge every aspect of shooting ability from outright speed to precision. The next match will be at the Phoenix Meeting on 24th May and there will be classes to suit all manner of LBP and LBR.

Entry forms are available from shooting division or the NRA website.

Remember all entrants will be eligible for the free prize draw so come along and have fun as well as the opportunity to win!

For more details contact league director James Harris

Congratulations to all participants for making it a well-attended event and to the winners in each class.

The JSPC Spring Open Meeting

April 18-19 2015

JSPCIt is that time of year once again and following on from the previous year’s successes, it is important to get your JSPC Open entries in now for 2015.

Entries on the day will only be permitted if there are available spaces and unfortunately there will be a late entry surcharge.

There will be an RO shoot on the Friday (17th April) for helpers and anyone else unable to make the weekend. Note however: this is also a range preparation day.

The Spring JSPC Open – Download Entry Forms Here

The 2015 ATSC Open Meeting

Gallery Rifle, ISSF Pistol and Black powder pistol Open Matches

ATSC LogoThe next event in the Competitive Gallery Rifle calendar is the  most Excellent Army Target Shooting Club (ATSC) Gallery Rifle Open match now has dates finalized and entry forms ready to download.

The weekend event, this year held over the weekend of the 11-12 April (and clashing with Trim’s wedding!), contains a mixture of ISSF style pistol events in black powder and air pistol as well as a full complement of the most popular Gallery Rifle events including 1500, T&P1 and Multi-Target for all gun types.

For 2015 Advancing Target is on offer again –  just for rifles in GRSB and GRCF – its enough! The whole of Melville is booked for the entire weekend and pistol marksmanship is easilly sought elsewhere.  All we need is a Classic section here and this meeting will be competing with the best on the circuit for variety and challenge.

The 10m Air events will be held at Lord Roberts Centre (LRC), but those of you who would like to shoot Freepistol you will have to be very brave and rough it on the advancing targets of Bay A, on Melville. There will be Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate etc. available on the range throughout the weekend.

As usual, the ATSC clubhouse dining room will be open for breakfast and lunch, and there will be tea and coffee facilities available at all times in the TV room. Reception will be in the Verandah Room, but with the changes in Equipment Control (EC) Rules for the ISSF competitors, EC will be on the range. Our very popular Prize Giving Tea will be held in the ATSC Dining Room after the last match has been shot on Sunday afternoon.

Entry Forms  – ATSC Entry Form 2015




The first Ranking Tables of the season are now out following the SAW. As usual it is based on your best 4 scores in a rolling year. Any problems I’m sure I’ll hear about it :-)

2015 SAW Results

bullseye-targetResults now final: –  Full Results and Prizelists

Classifications and Historic Scores Database updated

Updated Ranking Tables to follow

The 2015 Western Winner

FDPCThe South West’s premier Open 1500 and shorts competition is available for one day only in 2015. The date is Saturday 9th May (not the 16th which may been have originally mentioned).

Its definitely worth a visit. Excellent shooting and an excellent prize-table. A classified shot to boot (always has been) so its one to earmark.

This is also the last shoot before the Phoenix – the last chance to get the zero checked and those loads sorted.

Western Winner – Saturday 9th May 

Entry Forms – MS Word | PDF

The 2015 SAW

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The 2015 Spring Action Weekend

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Phoenix 2015

phoenix-15Entry forms and calls for volunteers for the 2015 Phoenix meeting are now available.

This multi-discipline meeting is a must for your shooting diary and has its roots in pistol calibre shooting but there are also plenty of competitions for Black Powder & Muzzle Loading, Air and Fullbore Rifle  – from 15 yards right up to 1000 yards.

This Meeting has over 75 well attended competitions to enter, giving you enough chances to earn yourself one of the much sought after Grandmaster Medals.

An additional all-day event for 2015 is a practical pistol match which will be held on Sunday on Butt Zero. Full details of the event are available via this downloadable PDF.

To volunteer as a Range Officer

To enter the Phoenix Meeting

Also throughout the weekend there are international matches being run and competitors from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, South Africa and Germany have supplied teams who will be taking part in numerous events.

IGRF World CupOn Monday morning Melville ranges will host the annual IGRF International match which in this World Cup year will again witness teams from Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa and Germany compete in head to head 1500 matches for first class honours in this prestigious and very competitive morning’s shooting.

See you all there.

The Basildon Event

Basildon 2015 Its back, its bigger and better – and John is still running the BBQ and camp fire.

God help us…. :-) But its a slickly run shoot (slickly mind!) run by skilled and no nonsense ROs who know what they are doing and know how to operate their kit. One individual even reported shooting 12 shorts in less that three quarters of  day in 2014. John was still running the BBQ!

Plenty of space to camp over and lunch thrown in for both days make this shoot  one worth a visit.

As to the infamous Basildon shower – well – the less said the better.

 Entry Forms Here


The Isle of Man Easter Shooting Festival

3-5 April 2015

IoM graphicThere is still time to book yourselves an Easter break on the beautiful Isle of Man.

If you do it will coincide with a cracking set of open comps to include 3P, PP1/2, Service and Practical matches, Air Pistol, BP pistol and service and sporting rifle.

The Festival is now in its 59th year and covers the biggest range of rifle and pistol events of any British meeting. There really is something for every enthusiast and club shooters comfortably rub shoulders with some of the country’s top performers. Many of the events are classified to ensure everyone taking part has the chance of going home with some awards in their bag.

For entry forms and more details:


01624 823728 / 07624 499640

Entries close:
Saturday 21st March 2015
Temporary permit applications close:
Saturday 14th March 2015


The Spring Action Weekend

Range Officer Allocation

SAWThe 2015 Spring Action Weekend will run over the weekend of the 21-22 March.  This year the meeting will have additional twist in that opportunities to compete in the the Historic & Classic events are now on offer.

Details are being finalised and the entry form will be available before the end of the January. As usual RO support will be most welcome and people can now volunteer to help via the usual on-line methods.

Volunteer to help at SAW

100/200/300 Sporting Rifle Statics

Shortly after we went to press with the Phoenix Handbook it was noticed an event we had inaugurated last season has been mistakenly absorbed into some other event numbers courses of fire.

The 100/200/300 yards Sporting Rifle Statics competition –  5685 – is incorrectly listed in the printed edition of the 2015 Phoenix Booklet alongside competition numbers 5702, 5703 and 5704 which are the Gallery Rifle long range events.

Its obviously too late to change the hard copy but the on-line versions have been updated to rectify this error.

Appropriate inserts will be arranged for the printed booklets. The correct course of fire for competition number 5685 can be found below:

100/200/300 yds – 5685 – Sporting Rifle Statics

Training & Coaching Day

Saturday 4th April, the 49th R&P Club

49th Training FlyerA Gallery Rifle training and coaching day to get to up to speed with competitive shooting, build confidence in on-range processes and procedures and generally hone your shooting skills will be held a the 49th Rifle & Pistol club in Birmingham on Saturday 4th April.

A full day event will cover:

  • Basic Shooting Techniques
  • Trigger control & release, sights, aiming
  • Shooting positions for Gallery Rifle & Pistol
  • Ammunition – is it fit for purpose?
  • Shooting T&P1, Multi-Target, 1500, Precision
  • Mental training & awareness
  • Attitude and approach to competitive shooting

Cost held low to simply cover range hire, targetry and light refreshments on the day.

Cost – £30.00 for the day

Contact Neil ( or Ted ( to book a place or for more information.

The Shooting Show

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The 2015 GB Shooting Show

shoot-show-flyer -We’ll be down to The Shooting show again this year – Hall 3 Zone 29

It is  only possible with kind support from Target Shooter Magazine and the Show organizers.

Please support the show and come and see us.