Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

Proposed GR&P Classifications for 2020

The Classification methodology for GR&P is defined on the  Classifications page. They have always been based on highest achieved score for a particular gun type for a specific event.

One problem we have is there is no process for demotion. Once you hit a bullet score that class is where you stay. Apart from class break point reviews which do happen from time to time cementing people into a particular class has one or two flaws which have been recognised over the years.

It has been proposed that the classification system be changed from an all time historic record into a five year seasonal rolling window. So whichever class you are in for a particular gun type and event will be directly related to your recent (5 year) performance in that event and gun type.

There is no real reason not to introduce this method. However comments and opinions from the community are sought. If this rolling 5 year window had have been implemented for the 2019 season there is a spreadsheet linked here to illustrate how it would have impacted all shooters with a classification on the GRID.

GR&P Class Comparisons

Phoenix 2019 Bianchi

Bianchi at the Phoenix meeting will consist of the ‘standard’ four elements – Barricades, Mover, Plates and Practical however the Practical match will be modified to cater for the Butt Zero range and space availability we have available to us. The past two or three seasons had seen the USM run instead of a practical match. The USM is now to be retired and the modified practical match run in its place

The modified practical match will replace the USM and the course of fire will be as follows:

Stage 1 10 metres

  • 3 seconds 1 shot on each target
  • 4 seconds 2 shots on each target
  • 8 seconds 3 shots on each target
    • for the 8 second stage: – LBP, LBR: weak hand freestyle. GRCF, GRSB: weak shoulder

Stage 2 15 metres

  • 4 seconds 1 shot on each target
  • 5 seconds 2 shots on each target
  • 6 seconds 3 shots on each target

Stage 3 20 meters (formerly 25 metres)

  • 4 seconds 1 shot on each target
  • 5 seconds 2 shots on each target
  • 6 seconds 3 shots on each target

Stage 4 25 meters (formerly 50 metres)

  • 5 seconds 1 shot on each target (formerly 7 sec)
  • 6 seconds 2 shots on each target (formerly 10 sec)
  • 7 seconds 3 shots on each target (formerly 15 sec)


The 2019 Basildon Open

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Southern Counties Gallery Rifle Open Championships

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Southern Counties

The 2019 GR&P Competition Calendar

2019 Competition Calendar

The 150th Imperial Meeting

150 Imperial


4200 cards later the final ranking table is now available. Apologies for the delay but a mix up with some grid number threw the first set of rankings. Some of the closest end of year results on record. Norman Veitch and Keith cox become the first to shoot 4 possible scores at T&P1 SB at graded matches with Norman taking top place by 4 x’s !  T&P1 was as close with only 6 x’s separating the top 5, again Norman taking it by a single x. Norman has decided to take up LBP  and surprise surprise took top place in both T&P and MT, again a first for T&P1 LBP of 1200 ex 1200.

Hopefully there are no errors in the tables, if there are PM me.

All starts again in March.



AAW 2018

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The Autumn Action Weekend 2018


Provisional Results now posted

Challenge deadline next Wednesday evening – 7 November 2018


The last of the Gallery Rifle Action events is nearly upon us, the Autumn Action Weekend – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018. This will be the last opportunity of the year to shoot the range of matches on offer in GR&P, full-bore rifle, target shotgun and practical pistol at Bisley.

On Butt Zero on Saturday we will have Target Shotgun and Speed Steels matches all day. Sunday includes the 11th Round of the NRA Handgun League.

Elsewhere multi-positional full-bore shooting runs side by side with the 200 yd McQueen matches on Short Siberia on Saturday, with the increasingly popular Mini McQueen throughout the weekend on Time Limit.

This Meeting offers the opportunity for fun and competitive shooting for competitors of all levels, with the usual range of discounts to encourage new shooters to Bisley, the Under 25s and those looking to shoot more matches.

RankingsNew rankings now available. Only one more match to count, one or two look pretty tight. Any problems pm me.



FDPC Rimfire Festival

FDPC -Rimfire FestFDPC will be hosting a RimFire Festival at their Shepton Mallet range complex on Saturday 24th November. The day will comprise of five matches – T&P1, Multi-Target, The Granet Match, The America Match and a 1020.

This competition for .22 rimfire rifles only and will run from 08:30 to 16:00.


Entry forms PDF | MS Word

Results for September 2018 Competitions

Results now posted

SLG Bisley

JSPC Autumn Open

National Championships

The 2018 GR&P National Open Championships

24th to 26th August

Draft Results and Prizelists

Deadline for challenges – Wednesday evening – 5th September

Dave Meaby

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Dave Meaby

Dave MeabyIt is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the death of Dave Meaby. Dave, former club secretary for Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Marksmen and the Welsh Gallery Rifle Club, as well as organiser for the Army (ATSC) Gallery Rifle Open competitions, sadly passed away on Saturday August 18th 2018.

Dave was a regular at many of our Gallery Rifle Open meetings at Bisley and often helped out as a range officer. In the last few years he was the face of Welsh Gallery Rifle shooting organising the Welsh GR Open in Haverfordwest – acting as Match Director, squadding administrator and stats processor.

Date - stats

Dave – keeping stuff running.

Dave will be missed by all this friends and colleagues on the GR circuit. Our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this difficult time.

Dave’s funeral will on Tuesday 28th August at 11.00 at Flintshire Memorial Park and Crematorium,

Oakenholt Lane,

Then afterwards at the Springfield hotel
A55 Expressway,
Pentre Halkyn,

In accordance with Dave’s wishes, there are to be strictly NO flowers, but if anyone wishes to make a donation then please do so to either St Kentigerns Hospice or Macmillan Nurses.


The new rankings tables are now out, any problems PM me, thanks Neil



2019 Imperial Competition for Gallery Rifle and Pistol.

Next July is the 150 years of the Imperial, the GR side has been asked if we as a group would like to do anything for this. I know this will only get to a few people who shoot GR, but the journal, web site and Facebook and word of mouth is all we have at present.

Some will have seen the posts, some fairly vociferous about changes we made to this years prize-giving for GR, it did not work as planned. Communication between e-mails and word of mouth produced different opinions and a different result to that envisaged . We learn for next year to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. To get some ideas for next year of what we could do that hopefully will involve a lot more GR shooters than the few that normally attend the Imperial we are holding a meeting at the army clubhouse on the Saturday evening of the Nationals at 6.00pm to get ideas. We want ideas for the competitions we could add and days to shoot over, not for just from those that already attend, but to bring more shooters into the event.

I also do not want it to be a discussion of prize giving and this years events, we need to work for the future for all GR shooters. If you cannot be there but have any suggestions, send them in to me at, and  they can be looked at by those there.