Please note that at present, all of our membership categories are fully subscribed, and as such we are unable to induct new members to the club. If you wish to register your interest in joining East Antrim Rifle & Pistol Club please complete the form found HERE. Should a vacancy arise in an appropriate membership category, the club committee may contact you at that time.
Flash In The Pan 2013
Just a quick reminder to all members of the club about of one the most prestigious sporting rifle competitions in the country offering the most valuable of trophies – The Flash in the Pan.
This competition will take place on Tuesday 21st May starting at 7pm. It consists of a 60 shot match – 30 shots precision and 30 shots turning targets. This is a great competition and a chance to have a practice before the Open Shoot in June.
The cost is £3 per head with all monies being “donated” going into the Al’s Charity Box – local charity to be decided later in the year.
This is a club competition so come along and support it. If you are coming, send me a wee email by clicking HERE and let me know so I have a rough idea of numbers and how many buns to buy!!
Thanks and see you then.
2013 NSRA/Eley Round 2 Results & Final Qualification
The round 2 results & final qualifiers of the 2013 NSRA/Eley competition have been released. Click HERE to download a copy of the results.
Congratulations to all of you who have qualified for the finals, and commiserations to those of you who didn’t make the finals especially those who missed out by only one point.
NSRA Rules and Regulations – 2013 Edition
NSRA Rules and Regulations – 2013
The new edition of NSRA Rules and Regulations came into effect on 1 April 2013 and the only changes compared with the 2012 edition are in section 4 (Shooters with Physical Disabilities). The principal change covers the introduction of standard conditions on Dispensation Certificates and the ability at add special conditions and time limits in individual cases. Other changes remove the need for applications to be submitted in duplicate and update cross references to international rules. The new edition is available HERE.
Unacceptable NI Firearms Licensing Delays
BASC challenges unacceptable NI firearms licensing delays.
Lengthy delays in firearms licensing in Northern Ireland are unacceptable and must be dealt with according to the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
BASC NI is aware of cases which have taken more than a year before a decision is made and others which have taken several months. Delays are affecting both first-time applicants and those who have held a firearm certificate for a number of years. One gamekeeper with forty years’ experience waited for more than seven months to hear if he would be granted a different calibre rifle for fox control.
Click HERE to read the full article on the BASC website
The Annual General Meeting of the Ulster Counties East Smallbore Shooting Association (UCESSA) will be held on Tuesday 16th April 2013 in Comber Rifle Club’s indoor range, Railway Street, Comber at 8 p.m. sharp.
All Members of Affiliated Clubs within the Association area are entitled (and are more than welcome) to attend and participate in the business of the Meeting, but only two representatives from each Club will be permitted to vote for the election of Office-Bearers.
(S. Ward, Hon. Sec)
(1) Minutes of the 2012 A.G.M.
(2) Matters arising from these Minutes
(3) Chairman’s Report
(4) Secretary’s Report
(5) Treasurer’s Report
(6) Adoption of revised Constitution and Bye Laws
(7) Election of Officers and Committee
(8) Presentation of Ulster Counties Trophies and Medals for 2012 season.
Ulster Counties Summer League Cards
Just to let you all know that your targets for the Ulster Counties Summer Leagues are made ready and left out on the large table in the air gun range.
The first round would need to be shot on or before 26/04/2013.
Ballymena 10m Air Pistol & 50m Benchrest – 16th March
Ballymena Rifle & Pistol Club
Open 10m Air Pistol & 50m Benchrest Rifle Competitions
Will be held at The BR&PC club ranges, 85 Ballyconnelly Road Cullybackey BT42 1EW
On Saturday the 16th March 2013
Both competitions will commence at 9.30am, 11am, 1pm, and 2.30pm.
Please confirm your intention to attend by contacting Davy Kyle on 07901946276
The fee for entering each competition is £7.00. Tea, Coffee, Soup and a Roll will be provided at no extra charge.
Directions to the BR&PC ranges can be found on the BR&PC website, or directly from Davy Kyle.
Please make an effort to attend and shoot shoulder to shoulder.
EARPC 1st Winter Benchrest Meeting RESULTS
On behalf of East Antrim Rifle & Pistol club, I would like to thank everyone who took part in our 1st Winter Benchrest Meeting. Everyone I spoke to seemed to enjoy the competition and there were some great scores across the classes.
Special mention for Mark Moore for shooting 300 ex. 300 which is becoming something of a habit
East Antrim RPC would also like to thank the following people for their donations :-
Full scores are attached, but summary results as follows :-
1. Mark Moore
2. Maurice Hassard
3. Mark Sullivan
1. David Gilbody
2. Roy Morrow
3. Paul McKeever
1. Frank Tumelty
2. Pete McCusker
3. Richard Saulters
1. Gaib O’Neill
2. Gerry O’Neill
3. Mike Keenan
Full results can be downloaded from the results page by clicking HERE
Downshire Winter I.S.S.F Shoot
The results of Downshire Rifle Club’s Winter I.S.S.F Shoot are attached below.
26 shooters took part in the competition with East Antrim being represented by Alan Lewis who won 1st place in class A, and Mark Sullivan who won 3rd place in Class C/D.
The conditions were good, with little wind and the occasional blink of sunshine, which made for a very enjoyable days shooting. Catering was provided by John & Wendy Spooner which was gratefully received by all.
East Antrim – 1st Winter Benchrest Competition
What : EARPC – 1st Winter Benchrest Competition
Where : EAST ANTIRM RPC RANGES, SAWMILL ROAD, BALLYCLARE
When : Saturday 23rd February 2013, commencing @ 1000 hours
Course OF Fire : 30 SHOTS AT 25 YARDS
Entry Fee : £8.00
Soup, rolls, tea, coffee & soft drinks will be available
Subject to sufficient entries, prizes will be awarded at a later date for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each class.
NISSU Averages will be used to classify competitors into average related classes subject to numbers. An additional class will be available for competitors wishing to take part using the Macrae handicap scoring system.
Competitors must be bona-fide members of a rifle club and must be affiliated members of the National Small-bore Rifle Association.
The meeting will be run under NSRA rules except when stated to the contrary. Competition disputes will be settled by the Range Committee, whose decision will be final.
- Any rifle complying with NSRA rule 8.16.1 may be used
- All front rests must comply with NSRA rule 8.16.5.
Range discipline will be strictly enforced. Competitors will be asked to leave the Firing Point when not shooting a detail.
East Antrim RPC accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage, howsoever caused, to personal property, brought to or used on its premises.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Firearms and ammunition must be secured when not in use. All competitors are advised to be in possession of their firearm certificates and membership cards at all times.
We have a limit of 6 indoor firing points, so you may wish to book in advance if you wish to shoot at a particular time. Entries may be made in advance by contacting me – click HERE for details