Galleryrifle Shooting in the UK

The NRA Shooting Leagues

nra-shooting-leaguesThe NRA in conjunction with numerous local clubs (see below) are organising and co-ordinating three shooting leagues in 2017 encompassing the practical side of the shooting disciplines in pistol, rifle and shotgun. The competitions are open to all.

These events are possible due to the  time and effort put in by the clubs hosting the events and by the generous sponsorship from  Edgar Brothers, GMK Ltd and AW Armoury Ltd














The 2016 Gallery Rifle Rankings

RankingsThe 2016 Gallery Rifle rankings – the best Gallery Rifle shooters in the UK throughout the 2016 season in T&P1, Multi Target and 1500.


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The 2017 GB Gallery Rifle Captain

ash-capt-headAsh Dagger has been appointed the Great Britain Gallery Rifle captain for the 2017 season. I’m sure the GR community and squad will wish Ash well and he will continue to build on the success of outgoing captain Jon Avetoomyan, who had a very successful 2016 season, and Pete Cooper who took the team to victory in the IGRF World Cup Finals in November 2015.

Ash started his shooting career concentrating on pistol disciplines in 1985. After transitioning to Gallery Rifle in the late 1990s he has continued to shoot on the competitive circuit both nationally and internationally accumulating many club, county, national and international awards. Ash has been a member of the England, UK and GB Gallery Rifle squads since 2008.

This is not the first time Ash has captained the GB team.  He served as captain for the team’s inaugural season in 2010 and again in 2011 before stepping down to concentrate more on his personal shooting. With the 2017 season being an IGRF world cup year –  the championships being held at Harbour House in Ireland – he will have the opportunity of retaining GB’s status as IGRF world champions.

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 South African 2016 Gallery Rifle International Match

SA HuntersA message from Nic Roets from the South African Gallery Rifle Federation and of the SA Hunters Game and Conservation Association.

On behalf of the South African Gallery Rifle Federation and SA Hunt Sport Shooting we would like to thank the IGRF for sanctioning this event.

We would also like to express our gratitude for the assistance with the training and certification of our first qualified international range officers. They have gained valuable experience that would be beneficial to them when we present the 2019 IGRF World Shoot in South Africa.

Please convey our appreciation to Mr Andrew Mercer the CEO of the NRA for his support with our marketing initiative at the 2016 Phoenix Meeting at Bisley.

The meeting was a huge success and we achieved what we set out to do. Both team Australia and Great Britain left South Africa not as competitors, but as sport shooting friends. This friendly invitational match gave them the opportunity to experience the range the climate and the shooting conditions in our country.

We believe this would be of great benefit to them in their preparation for the 2019 World Shoot envisaged to be held at the same venue.

Sincerest appreciation.

Results and Photos here


2017 Rule Book

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GR&P 2017 Rule Book

2017 rulebook

Work has started on the 2017 Gallery Rifle and Pistol handbook

If there are any updates, modifications or amendments to the rulebook, the Bisley Bible Volume 4, please let me know.

Any comments or feedback please get in touch.

The Provisional final rankings are now out. These are subject to any challenges at AAW and any mistakes I’ve made 🙂






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

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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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