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 Post subject: NSRA
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:43 pm 
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From info from club sec it seems the nsra may be finally collapsing.


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Care to elaborate? Completely going under?


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Is this just wishful thinking or is it really on the cards?

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PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY, AS ISSUES ARE DISCUSSED THAT MAY DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF SMALL-BORE/AIR SHOOTING SPORTS IN THE UK. Note from NSRA Shooting Council Meeting held at LRC, Bisley 23 November 2019 The key topic to be discussed at this meeting was how the NSRA would ensure its continued existence in the face of its current financial situation and its falling membership amongst small-bore/air shooters across the UK. Unfortunately, the NSRA Chief Executive, Ian Root has suffered serious injuries following a recent fall and was unable to attend. The critical discussion on NSRA’s future was led by Dave Froggett – see below. Agenda Items: Item 1 &2. Nothing to Minute Item 3. Minutes of last meeting were to have been assembled by Ian Root but due to his accident, they are not available. A volunteer was found in the NSRA Board to assemble Ian’s notes into a coherent document, which will be circulated when available. NSRA also recognised that for many meeting cycles (years) Shooting Council meeting minutes have been slow to appear. In line with a new determination to “sort out NSRA”, future minutes will be produced/circulated to attendees within one month post-meeting (!). A Matter Arising: The BoM thought it timely to review the current financial situation after the summer competitions: income from competitions was down £36000 compared to 2018 Income from affiliations was down £11000 from last year Other loses combine to a net downturn of £51000 compared to 2018 Bisley week was financially disastrous due to low entry numbers combined with the heavy range fee levied by NRA (an alternative location is being sought). Lord Roberts Centre running costs continue to be a problem as the building gets older. This has all led to a short-term cash flow problem with an inability to pay outstanding debts. However, for this year only, cash flow will be restored by the sale of a small piece of property (‘Hut 60’). In the New Year, expected subscriptions will permit normal business in the short term


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Their problem seems to be insurmountable regarding cash flow.
The costs of shooting NSRA comps are prohibitive especially if you have to travel any distance and find accommodation.
Club affiliation isn't cheap either.
At club level there seems to be less and less interest in competition shooting although memberships seem healthy.

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Their problem seems to be insurmountable regarding cash flow.
The costs of shooting NSRA comps are prohibitive especially if you have to travel any distance and find accommodation.
Club affiliation isn't cheap either.
At club level there seems to be less and less interest in competition shooting although memberships seem healthy.



I would have to agree with your last statement. There are a few members of our club who will always shoot in the league .22lr target competitions and they also travel to other clubs to shoot. The number of members who take part doesn't really increase and if anything, there has been a slow decline in it's popularity with members taking up other disciplines within the club environment. This is good, as they aren't giving up the sport but it doesn't help .22lr target shooting one bit.

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 Post subject: Re: NSRA
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Like the NRA they are a complete failure as a National organisation and just as the NRA they are totally irrelevant to the vast majority of shooters making no impression on their activity and adding nothing to their shooting experience. Hells teeth even the NRA do cheaper club insurance which is actually better suited to the activity of today's small bore club. So no surprise that no one wants to play their game.

Like the NRA they are just focussing locally to try and exploit their great fixed asset the Lord Bob's shooting centre as the main revenue generator however unlike the NRA they don't have the resources in land and buildings that the can asset strip and cynically exploit to invest to get them selves ahead of the game.

Even the NRA seems to be gouging them in their death throes, no honour amongst thieves there then.

As a "representative" "national" body they will be no loss having given up that illusion years ago, still it is always sad to see gun club go. No doubt the NRA vulture will be circling to see what pieces he can strip from the wreckage to the greater glory of Herr Mercer.

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 Post subject: Re: NSRA
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Never understood why the two bodies are separate - just because of a cartridge difference? Makes no sense.


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Ego's, all they have been for decades are vehicles for a few peoples ego's.

The reason there is no single body is that the organisations concerned do not have the will to join due to blatant vested interest, there would be only one chief exec for instance.

It isn't about the good of shooting but the good of their pockets.

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