Northern Ireland Target Sports Association


Northern Ireland Target Sports Association

How to Become a Member

DOWNLOAD a membership form and return it to us.


For information on visiting a range, please see our Visitors page.

Age Restrictions

It is an offence for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, acquire or have in their possession a firearm or ammunition, except if they show that they are by virtue of this Order entitled to have possession of the firearm or ammunition without holding a firearm certificate (e.g. a member of an approved rifle/pistol club, Theatrical performances, etc.); or show that they are entitled to have possession of the firearm or ammunition by virtue of Article 15 (a shotgun/firearm certificate granted in Great Britain).

The Firearms (NI) Order 1981 states that, unless exempted, a firearm certificate is required for the purchase and possession of firearms and ammunition in Northern Ireland.

This makes it an offence for any person to have in their possession, purchase or acquire a firearm or ammunition without holding a firearm certificate in force at the time. One firearm certificate will cover all firearms legally in your possession.

Firearms control in Northern Ireland is exercised by the Chief Constable. Before a person can be authorised to hold a firearm certificate the Chief Constable must be satisfied that the applicant

(i) is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm, is not of intemperate habits or unsound mind and is not for any reason unfitted to be entrusted with a firearm; and

(ii) has good reason for purchasing, acquiring or having in their possession the firearm or ammunition in respect of which the application is made; and

(iii) can be permitted to have that firearm or ammunition in their possession without danger to the public safety or to the peace.

You can get more information by contacting us at MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Past Members

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  • What they’re saying

    Looking good! We look forward to shooting at your club again this year. The people are the best. We have decided to skip matches closer to us to be able to shoot at your club because you make us feel very welcome and we have such a great time there.

    Mark Patterson

About Us

We have three 25metre and two 50metre outdoor ranges at our site on the Buskhill Road, Donaghmore, Newry, Co. Down, BT34 1SD. The Buskhill Road is located seven miles north of Newry and seven miles south of Banbridge just off the main A1 dual carriageway.

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