Dear Member,

NLRC news email number 58 – 24.2.20

If you have any points you would like to make about this (or the club more generally), please send me an email to or a text or call on 07475 080896. I would love to hear from you.

English VIII Match Rifle Seminar 14/15 March

This Seminar, organised by Nick Tremlett, is being run at the NLRC clubhouse from Friday supper through to Sunday lunchtime. Other members considering using the clubhouse that weekend should note that it, including the Reload Room, will be heavily used by Seminar participants. The Seminar is fully booked with 60 participants expected.

MR practice day Sunday 22 March

There is an MR practice day on 22nd March. Electronic targets at 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards will be available over the day. Please contact Mike to arrange to take part

F Class shooters would be welcome too.

Bisley Clubs Easter Meeting 11/12 April

The NLRC is hosting the Easter Meeting this year. Fortunately, Easter is quite late and so there is a good chance of favourable weather. A full programme of both TR and F Class events has been organised. Entry details will follow shortly.

NLRC Spring Guest Day 3 May

The Spring Guest Day will take place on Sunday 3rd May this year. Please put it in your diary and invite your family and friends!

In the morning, at 300x we will have McQueen castle (bench available for those who find prone difficult) and “any rifle” on a standard NRA target. In the afternoon, it’s Gallery Rifle / muzzle loading pistol on Winans A and “any rifle” at 600x (NRA face and F class face targets available).

The club’s scoped and iron sighted .223 and .308 rifles will be available to borrow as well as, for Winans, the club’s scoped .22 Gallery Rifle and members’ suitable firearms. Club ammunition will be available.

The clubhouse will be fully open from breakfast onwards and there will be a family-friendly evening event.

More details, booking arrangements and entry forms will follow shortly. Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

AGM notice

This year’s AGM will be on Saturday 25th April at 12.45pm in the clubhouse. Hope to see you there.


Thank you to the many members who have paid their 2020 subscriptions. It greatly helps the club’s cash flow for these payments to be received while the clubhouse is quiet.

Those who have not yet got round to it are respectfully reminded that the “name and shame” list goes up on 1st March. Anyone who still has not paid by 1st April ceases to be a member (and will be asked to pay a fine if their re-joining request is agreed).

Probationary training

The next Probationer’s training course “theory” part will be run on Sunday 29th March at the clubhouse. Anyone who wants to take part should contact Alan Wey on

Clubhouse opening

The clubhouse will re-open with normal service available from 28th March.

Until then, clubhouse services will remain reduced. Bar service and food are available only if booked in advance. Members can get access into the clubhouse by using their key fob to open the Ladies Lounge external door. The coffee machine in the Bar remains available. Clubhouse accommodation is available as usual by prior arrangement. You are very welcome to book the clubhouse for your events, again by prior arrangement.

The Reloading Room is open at any time to those with their key fob access enabled in the system. The lavatory in the same building is not in use while there remains a danger of frost. The building door code is 45123. I understand a few people have had difficulties with this. The way to work the key pad is: turn the knob anticlockwise, release it, press the door code, turn the knob clockwise and push the door to open it.

Gunroom access

The Gunroom is available to members with Gunroom fob access from 0700 to 1900 every day, including Mondays and Tuesdays. However, on request, it may be possible to reset the fob system to allow someone access after 1900 if there is a particular reason on a particular day. Please contact the Stewards in the first instance, giving at least 3 days clear notice.

Stewards’ availability

The Stewards will normally be available between Wednesday and Friday from 0900 to 1700 and Saturday and Sunday 0800 to 2000. Their contact details are: The club ‘phone number remains 01483 473117.

The club ‘phone is in the Committee Room but the Stewards have a wireless handset. In any case, there is an answerphone capability. If you leave a message, please be sure you say enough to identify yourself clearly “It’s Paul, ring me” probably won’t work! The Stewards aim to respond to emails and to messages left on the answer machine within one normal working day.

Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman



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