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Range Officers at the Nationals

A final call for volunteers.

We are still short of Range Officers for the Gallery Rifle National Championships  next weekend – 25th to 26th August. If anybody can give some time to helping out it will be greatly appreciated.

It is not essential that you are qualified RCO as there are many tasks that need to be carried out on range. Any volunteers are entitled to food and accommodation if required.

Its been said before, but it will always be the case. These meetings simply cannot run without the help and dedication of the volunteer community.  Even volunteering for half a day on one of the ranges helps out enormously.

See you all there.

Range Officers – Volunteer form


Competitions – Updates

Competition updates

The Welsh Open at Haverfordwest Shooting ground this weekend. We’ll be kicking off the 1500 and shorts leagues at this meeting and running them through the year.

Welsh Open Results – Now Available

The Mattersey Shors and Bianchi meeting on the 30 September. Entry forms are now available.

Help for Heroes Multi-gun Match

F4i and Shield Shooting Centre are proud to announce that the Help for Heroes Multi-gun match will be held on 8th and 9th of September at Shield SC in Dorset.

There will be challenging and fun stages requiring a .22 and a shotgun to complete, all profits to the Help for Heroes charity. Entries are limited and a few places remain on either day.  Every shooter will get a goodie bag .Online entry can be made via the web site

Raffle tickets will be available from the Target Shotgun rep James Harris on the weekend of the GRNC 25th 26th August. 

Prizes include:

  • Mossberg P/A shotgun
  • MPA Escort Shotgun
  • Winchester SX Shotgun
  • Nagant rifle
  • Ruger 10-22
  • .36 Uberti B/P revolver

All of the above donated by Steve Pike of Shield Shooting Centre

  • .177 Air pistol donated by Edgar Brothers
  • 20” LCD TV donated by Avonside Guest house
  • Lyman case tumblers
  • Telescopic sights
  • Red dot sights
  • Gun lights
  • Shooting glasses
  • Butler creek magazines
  • Electronic Ear defenders

And many many more shooting related items!


Shield, John Rothery, Viking Arms Ltd, York Guns, Edgar Brothers, Hannam’s Reloading, Henry Krank, Stuart Saunders, Paul Haynes, Browning UK, Napier of London, Lyalvale Express, Superfast Labels

For more information go to


Target Shotgun Rules

Target Shotgun

The Target Shotgun Discipline Representative, James Harris, has asked for the following clarifications of the rules to be published in the absence of a TSG rule book.

  • Scoring and procedures for the TS events will be in line with the GR&P rule book.
  • When not under the direction of an RO on the firing line shotguns are to be cased or racked. When transporting the gun from the rack to the line it is to be held muzzle DOWN with the action open flag inserted.
  • Muzzle angle restrictions will be as per GR&P rulebook or as directed in briefings.
  • The safety regulations and sanctions will be as per GR&P handbook.
  • Any shotguns that do not comply with the current Bisley Bible para 159 (i.e. .410’s) may be used provided they do not contravene the range regulations however the scores will not be published or recorded this year. N.b Muzzle loading shotguns will not be permitted!
  • Distances for disciplines will be in accordance with previous years, however subject to discussion they may be aligned with the other GR&P events to allow practice on home clubs at future events.

Gallery Rifle and Pistol National Championship Meeting

National Shooting Centre, Bisley 25th and 26th August 2012

The entry form for the Gallery Rifle and Pistol National Championships is now available for download via the link on the front page of the NRA website. The online is also available.

As well as the British Championship titles to be shot for, there is also the premier team match, the Gallery Rifle Home Countries National Match, which will be shot shoulder to shoulder on Melville late on Saturday afternoon.

Don’t forget to bring your Firearm Certificate and your competency certification card as you will be required to produce one or both before you can shoot.

Range Officers

Please let me know as soon as you can if you are able to help out at the Nationals.

As well as NRA qualified RCOs we also are very happy to have any other helpers, regardless of experience, to lend a hand. If you have not worked on a range crew before you will learn a lot and contribute to the success of the meeting

There will be a day or two prior to the meeting for ROs to shoot their events. Food and accommodation will be provided as well in line with the number of days you can give us.

Here is the link to the on line RO registration form. Please use it as it makes the process of collecting all the data much easier.

Eye protection

Eye protection is mandatory. Shatterproof glasses must be worn which provide adequate protection at the sides as well as the front. If they do not, you must use additional side protection in the form of slip on shields or similar.

New for this year

First of all, a new event which has been asked for by competitors – 200m Gallery Rifle. The course of fire is the same as the 200m centre fire rifle events – numbers 6380-6384 – that are in the meetings booklet right at the back. See the GR&P Booklet for the competition information.

The following events have already appeared this year in other meetings but are new to the Nationals.

  • Multi-Target 3 – a more challenging version of Multi-Target with a practice at 50m.
  • The Surrenden – an event for Gallery Rifle Centre Fire which rewards accuracy but penalises you for trying too hard – the longer you take, the more points are deducted.
  • Issued Rifle McQueen on Short Siberia – an issued rifle version using a Desert Tactical Arms Stealth Recon Scout kindle provided by Ewen Campbell of Bench Grade Brands. A level playing field but no real excuses for scores under 50! The ammunition to be used for this event will be available for purchase on the firing point.

Jane’s Wicked Wheel

You’ll see this on the entry form for the first time. It’s a pool shoot on Stickledown with profits going to a charity for visually impaired shooters – B.U.G.S.  It’s quite a small organisation so your input can make a large difference. Your entry entitles you to two runs at the WW and you can buy as many more as you like at reception or on the range. (You must sign the declaration on the entry form and produce you FAC and competency certificate as usual.)

Hope to see you there.

The Derby Open – 2012

Derby - 2012

Derby – 2012

Results and photos from the 2012 Derby Open are now available on the web site

Results from the results page

Photos and more photos available

Classifications and Highest Achieved scores have also been updated.

2012 Gallery Rifle National Championships

Entry forms for the Gallery Rifle National Championships held at Bisley over the weekend of the 25-26 August are now available on the NRA Web Site. No on-line entry available as yet.

National Championships – Entry Form

Phoenix Record Scores

Phoenix Record Scores

Searchable database of Phoenix record scores added to the web site.

Record Scores Graphic

Any errors or omissions, or feedback, please let us know

NASRPC International Open 2012

The results for the NASRPC International Open 2012 care now published and can be found on the National Association of Sporting Rifle and Pistol Club’s website

 NASRPC Open – 2012 Results

Imperial Pistol and Gallery Rifle Meeting.

Results of the HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Imperial Pistol and Gallery Rifle (P&GR) meeting held between the 11th and 15th July are now available on the NRA Website.

Pistol and Gallery Rifle Results

IHAM Results 2012

Imperial Historic Arms Meeting Results for 2012

The results of the HM Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 Imperial Historic Arms Meeting (IHAM), held at Bisley over the weekend of the 7th/8th July,  are now available on the Results page.

Phoenix Results 2012

Phoenix Results 2012

All the challenges to the 2012 Phoenix results have now been dealt with. A new version of the results and prize lists are available on the Results pages.

Alan Whittle

Alan Whittle

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to tell  you of the death of  Alan Whittle who passed away on Sunday the 1st July 2012.  Alan was attending the Derby Open meeting when he was taken ill and collapsed.

For many years Alan was a regular at Gallery Rifle shoots throughout the country and was well known and admired by all.

He will be sorely missed by all his friends and shooting colleagues in the community – his death has come has a great shock to us all.  Our thoughts are with Alan’s family at this difficult time. RIP Alan.

Alan Whittle,  Great Britain Gallery Rifle shooter  1955 – 2012

Highest Scores and Classifications

A searchable highest scores and classifications database has been added to easily locate GRID numbers, classifications and highest achieved scores. At the moment X counts are not recorded in this format. Maybe the next version.

Access the database here

The County of Wiltshire Gallery Rifle Open

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Ash and Chris – Wilts & Open winners 2012

Taking a calendar slot in the season shortly after the Phoenix the Wiltshire open is usually an all day affair with up to 6 competitions being available in previous years. Due to range commitments from the military we had to settle for a Sunday morning outing this time out but still managed to squeeze in 4 events – T&P1, T&P2, Multi Target and a Multi-Target 3.

In the nine years this meeting has run we’ve never been rained on and this year was no exception. Believe it or not as the day progressed the weather got better. We have the photos to prove it.

Congratulations to Ash and Chris , Wilts and Open winners for 2012 (again!) . Full set of results available on the results pages.

See you all next year for the 10th anniversary shoot. Weather always guaranteed!