Classic & Historic

Imperial Historic Arms Meeting 2024
Start Date:

Saturday 13 July


Entries Open:
Tuesday 05 March 2024 at 10:00
Deadline for Entries:
Monday 08 July 2024 at 12:00
National Shooting Centre, Bisley

Contact Information:

For more information please contact 01483 797777 ext. 139

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Imperial Historic Arms Meeting

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July

The Imperial Historic Arms Meeting (IHAM) is shot entirely in the Spirit of the Original with historic firearms and equipment appropriate to the period. IHAM offers a great opportunity to experience Classic & Historic arms in action, and works towards maintaining their legacy

Entry Fees:

  • 15 & 20 minute matches – including Snaps, Rapids & McQueen: £12.00
  • 30 minute matches – including 100x: £14.00
  • 45 minute matches: £15.25
  • 200m Prone: £16.50

Discounts: Off entry fees only. Multi-competition discounts are only applicable to entries made before the deadline

  • 10% Off Entry Fees: when you enter 6 or more competitions
  • 15% Off Entry Fees: when you enter 12 or more competitions
  • 40% Off Entry Fees: for those that are under 25 years old on the last day of the Event


  • 10 Yards
  • 25m Advancing
  • 25m Bobber
  • 25m Dueling
  • 25m Precision
  • 25m Slowfire
  • 25m Surrenden
  • 50m Advancing
  • 50m Precision
  • 50m Rook & Rabbit
  • Running Boar
  • Running Deer
  • 100 Yards Prone
  • 100 Yards Standing
  • 100 Yards Three Position
  • 200 Yards 'Agony' Snaps
  • 200 Yards Double Snaps
  • 200 Yards McQueen
  • 200 Yards Prone
  • 200 Yards Rapid
  • 200 Yards Standing


Entry Requirements:

  • Shooter Certification Card (SCC): Each civilian shooting on a MoD or NRA range has to carry a SCC issued by the chairman of a club of which they are a member and which is affiliated to the NRA. Competitors MUST be in possession of their SCC when shooting on NRA ranges. If you do not have an SCC for the type of firearm you wish to participate with please contact the Competition Co-ordinator before entering
  • This competition is open to members of Home Office Approved Clubs (HOAC) who are not prohibited under section 21 of the Firearms Act (The NRA is the largest HOAC in the UK). Non-NRA members are welcome, but are required to pay an additional Meeting Member Fee
  • On the first day of the Competition you must be aged 14 or over (please contact the Competition Co-ordinator before entering if this is not the case)

Rulebook: The Classic & Historic Handbook details all of the firearm classess and competitions within this diverse discipline. FREE paperback copies are available from the NRA Offices

Classes: Events are classified by the period they are from, outlined in the table below:

PeriodDatelineMatch No.
Muzzle LoadingPre-1874 Flintlock & Percussion100-120
VintagePre-1891 Black Powder only200-254
Open1st January of the year 50 years prior to the date of the meeting600-669
Gallery Rifle & PistolMultiple eras (see specific match conditions)801-898

🦺 Range Crew: Without dedicated volunteers this and may other competitions would not be able to field the amount of competitors wanting to take part. You can help out for as little as half a day, or if you fancy it – the whole weekend!

  • Saturday-Sunday: Most ranges require 1x CRO and 2x Range Team

CLICK HERE to find out more about the volunteer package and to sign up