Probationary

To become a full member of the NRA you are required to complete our Probationary Membership Course if you are either new to shooting and are not a member of a Home Office Approved Club, or have been out of the Armed forces for more than 5 years. This course is comprises of five separate Modules focusing on knowledge and safety, featuring both theoretical and practical elements 

Course Modules

  • Safety and Intro to Target Shooting
  • Safe Handling and Range Safety Regulations
  • .22 and .357 Gallery Rifle shoot at 25 yds
Upcoming Courses

Module 1

Start Date:

Feb 01, 2020

Module 1

Start Date:

Feb 21, 2020

Module 1

Start Date:

Mar 01, 2020

  • Marksmanship Principles
  • Minutes Of Angle
  • Intro to sighting systems
  • Basic firearm cleaning and maintenance
  • Full-bore shoot at 100 yds
  • Zeroing at 25 yards
  • Target marking/butts duties
Upcoming Courses

Module 2

Start Date:

Jan 24, 2020

Module 2

Start Date:

Feb 09, 2020

Module 2

Start Date:

Feb 14, 2020

  • Full-bore shooting at 100 and 600 yds
  • .223 Scope sighted AR-15 (Straight pull)
  • .303 Iron sighted Lee Enfield (Bolt action)
  • .308 Vernier sighted Target Rifle (Bolt action)
  • Basic positional techniques
  • Target marking/ butt duties, Range Office procedure
Upcoming Courses

Module 3

Start Date:

Feb 02, 2020

Module 3

Start Date:

Feb 16, 2020

Module 3

Start Date:

Mar 15, 2020

  • Full-bore shooting at 600 & 1000 yds
  • .308 Scope sighted F-TR Rifle (Bolt Action)
  • Elevation and windage
  • Scope adjustment
Upcoming Courses

Module 4

Start Date:

Jan 25, 2020

Module 4

Start Date:

Feb 07, 2020

Module 4

Start Date:

Feb 22, 2020

Assessments for Shooter Certification Cards (SCCs)

  • .22 and .357 Gallery Rifle Practical Assessment
  • .308 TR and Scoped Rifle Assessment
  • Written assessment

Where to next

  • Competitive shooting events
  • Skills Development courses
  • Club/Association leads
Upcoming Courses

Module 5

Start Date:

Jan 26, 2020

Module 5

Start Date:

Feb 08, 2020

Module 5

Start Date:

Feb 15, 2020

Applying for Probationary Membership

  • Step 1: Apply to join as a Probationary Member – Click Here to download a form
  • Step 2: Book Probationary Training sessions – Once your Probationary Membership application has been approved we will invite you to book onto the Modules

We recommend completing training within 3 months of attending Module 1, however with sufficient revision between sessions the 5 Modules can be reasonably spread across up to 6 months

The modules must be taken in order, and once completed will give you access to a Full NRA Membership

Membership Benefits

NRA Support, Advice & Discounts

  • Liaison with police on Firearms queries and FAC applications, renewals and visitor permits
  • Support for range application and safety certificates
  • Reduced entry fees for NRA meetings
  • Comprehensive insurance cover

Training, Development & Events

  • Training courses including RSO/RCO and Club Coach
  • Exclusive NRA member training fees
  • Regional support to deliver club training
  • Accreditation of club training courses
  • Full calendar of competitions open to NRA members

Regional Support

  • Access to and help from regional representatives throughout the UK
  • Regional training officers to deliver courses throughout the UK

NRA Journal & Communications

  • NRA Journal 4 times per year which includes shooting news, results and articles
  • Monthly e-zine communication keeping you up to date with the latest news from the NRA

Bisley Benefits

  • Hire targets at the world famous Bisley camp
  • Hire of firearms by the day from the NRA, within provisions of the Firearms Act
  • Shoot at ranges up to 1200 yards
  • Eligible to register for the NRA Shooting Club