National Smallbore Rifle Association

British sport shooting governing body

The National Smallbore Rifle Association (NSRA) is a British charity and governing body for some shooting sports.[1]

National Smallbore Rifle Association
MottoLook Forward
  • Society of Working Mens Rifle Clubs (1901-1903)
  • Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs (1903-1947)
FounderMajor General Charles Edward Luard
Merger ofThe British Rifle League (1903)
TypeNational Governing Body
Registration no.76008
Legal statusCompany Limited by Guarantee
HeadquartersLord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp
Coordinates51°18′29″N 0°39′24″W / 51.308168°N 0.656776°W / 51.308168; -0.656776
United Kingdom
John Lloyd
Main organ
On Target
  • NSRA Ltd
  • BSW Ltd

The NSRA governs target shooting with smallbore rifles and pistols, as well as airguns and match crossbow.

The NSRA is based at The Lord Roberts Centre at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley Camp in Surrey. They organise competitions all year round.

Bisley Rifle MeetingEdit

The NSRA holds a big competition at Bisley each year in August. The first meeting was held in 1922 and has been held every year since, except during World War 1 and World War 2.

Most competitions are shot at distances of fifty metres and one hundred yards.

Related pagesEdit


  1. "THE NATIONAL SMALL-BORE RIFLE ASSOCIATION - Charity 215468". Charity Commission - Register of Charities. Charity Commission. Retrieved 11 May 2022.

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