Shooting Disciplines

  • Target Rifle

    Target Rifle (TR) is the NRA’s heritage and how the Association started

  • Gallery Rifle & Pistol

    Short and medium distances with various rifles and pistols using pistol caliber cartridges.

  • Target Shotgun

    Events that use of a shotgun for the purposes of competition, specifically excluding clay shooting.

Shooting Disciplines

The NRA Control, Recognise and Acknowledge many Disciplines – a competitive target shooting activity which have different features including calibre limits, type of firearm, course of fire, and range operating procedure. Each discipline has a Representative appointed by General Council charged with being the NRA ambassador for that type of shooting.

To get involved the NRA offers a multitude of training courses, from Probationary Training, to Disciplines specific skills training. For details of all the courses we offer, please visit our Online Booking Website

Clay Pigeon shooting, although controlled by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, is practiced at the NRA owned and run National Clay Shooting Centre – Bisley.

Latest news


Trafalgar Meeting 2021 – Final Results

Please CLICK HERE for Trafalgar Meeting 2021 Final Results Please CLICK HERE for Trafalgar Meeting 2021 Prizegiving list (competitor order)

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Trafalgar Meeting 2021 – Provisional Results

Please CLICK HERE for Trafalgar Meeting 2021 interim results If you have any queries, please email them to by midday 21st October, at which point the final results and prize list will be published.

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General News

Ammunition restriction on Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) ranges in the UK

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has notified the NRA that affiliated target shooting clubs may not use 100 % lead free ammunition on Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) ranges.   The Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG) will perform an assessment of the safety of using non-lead ammunition on No Danger Area (NDA) or Limited Danger Area

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