The National rifle association, range conducting officer course
The NRA commercial RCO course is a three-day, classroom and practical based course designed to aid in the running and continued safe working of AN MoD range
Last month, 4 members of the D J Goode team completed their Range Conducting Officer course with the NRA. This is to ensure that all safety procedures are carried out at all times. It enables us to develop common standards for range conduct and discipline, maintain good shooting practices and continue to develop good relations with the military authorities.
The national shooting centre, is the UK’s largest shooting sports complex, comprising of several shooting ranges. Recognised as leaders in various forms of target shooting, setting the rules and conduct of shooting throughout the United Kingdom and beyond.
In 2016, The National Rifle Association celebrated its 150th anniversary of the first NRA Meeting.
The NRA has been based at Bisley for over 100 years. Before that being located on Wimbledon common, but due to the safety concerns of building works around that area they acquired the land at Bisley.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is the National Governing Body for full-bore target rifle shooting, centre-fire target pistol shooting, and target shooting with shotguns in the United Kingdom and provides support and advice to many other shooting associations within the Commonwealth.
The Association was founded in 1859, incorporated by Royal Charter in 1890, and became a registered charity in 1963.
The NRA moved to the Bisley Complex in 1890.
These days the Association is primarily concerned with promoting the efficiency of the Armed Forces, and developing and encouraging civilian full-bore target rifle shooting in furtherance of Defence of the Realm. They greatly value their military heritage and close links with the UK Armed Forces.
By Iain M
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