National Shooting Week

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National Shooting Week


National Shooting Week 2014

will take place from 24th-31st May

National Shooting Week (NSW) is run by the Countryside Alliance. Its main aims are to enable anyone to try shooting for the first time and to promote respect for and understanding of legal firearms and airguns. The event will concentrate on target shooting and not feature live quarry. This year will be the seventh National Shooting Week and we are aiming to make it the best yet.


If you are part of a club, ground or range click here for a copy of the Organisers Handbook and all the information and literature you will need. We also have an interactive poster to fill in and distribute around your local villages and towns.


Aims of National Shooting Week.


• To enable anyone to try shooting for the first time

• To promote respect for and understanding of legal firearms and airguns

• To provide opportunities to try Olympic and Paralympic disciplines on a nationwide scale


The need for National Shooting Week.

The need for NSW is two-fold; firstly, having a larger number of the population target shooting and therefore being members of organisations benefits the sport both financially and in popularity. Secondly, with shooting being more popular it will attract more media spotlight, helping educate those that may not understand the sport as well, and once again strengthening it in this country. 


What do people say about National Shooting Week?

Olympic Gold Medalist, Peter Wilson:

Shooting is an amazing sport. It instils strong values of respect, honesty, safety and a competitive spirit in those taking part, so is a great sport for children to get involved in..”





Minister for Sport Helen Grant MP:

“National Shooting Week provides an excellent opportunity for people to try the sport out for the first time, guided by expert coaches at clubs across the country. London 2012 gold medal winner Peter Wilson is supporting the week and who knows it may help discover an Olympic shooting champion of the future.”



National Shooting Week is organised by the Countryside Alliance. Read more about the Countryside Alliance shooting campaign here