Probationary Membership

The NRA’s probationary training course is the benchmark for marksmanship and target shooting in Europe.

This membership is for people new to shooting who require full training in the skills of marksmanship and target shooting. You must pass a probationary membership training course (or a competency test after a period of tuition based on previous experience) to become a full member of the NRA.

If your membership has lapsed in the last 2 years, please contact us.

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As a Probationary Member, on completion of a satisfactory reference and the required police check you will be booked onto a probationary course which consists of 5 modules to begin your training.

Membership Features

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    The NRA runs training courses for its probationary members at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley throughout the year. Under Home Office guidelines, probationary membership is for a minimum period of three months during which time you must undergo instruction in the safe handling of firearms and also shoot regularly under supervision.

    All live firing is conducted under the one to one supervision of NRA qualified instructors. You will be trained to use target (open sights) rifles, F class (‘scoped) rifles, gallery rifles (both semi-automatic rimfire and pistol calibre carbine). You will also receive a copy of the NRA Probationary Training Manual.

    Probationary modules usually take place at the weekends and is a complete introduction to fullbore and gallery rifle. Topics included are firearms and the law, range safety procedures, shooting techniques, elevation and sight-setting procedures, certification and range booking procedures. Upon successful completion of the five modules, you will be upgraded to a full NRA Member and receive your membership and certification cards.

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