Competitions

UKPSA Minirifle Match

  • By John Thorne
  • 01/06/2021

Whilst the NRA mini rifle league and the Hawke Optics Championship are championship series with multiple rounds making up an overall championship the UKPSA mini rifle rounds are one off matches all run to strict IPSC Mini Rifle rules, as you’d expect as the UKPSA is the IPSC representative for the UK. Their level 2 […]

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NRA Practical Minirifle League 2021 Round 1

  • By John Thorne
  • 01/06/2021

As well as the Hawke Optics British Mini Rifle Championship the other main series is the NRA Practical Mini Rifle League. This series held at NRA ranges across the country runs in similar style to the Hawke but adds the variety of stages that others ranges can offer. Sometimes this means we are shooting shorter, […]

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Hawke British Minirifle Championship 2021 Round 1

  • By John Thorne
  • 22/05/2021

The Hawke Optics British Minirifle Championship got underway with 32 shooters on 7 stages. The full series is shown on Sky TV later in the year but here are the results and the stages, shot by John as he cant run the event and present the TV show and compete!   Congratulations to the class […]

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2021 British Minirifle Championship, Prize Table

  • By John Thorne
  • 10/05/2021

With the 2021 season British Mini Rifle Championship soon to begin we thought we would start the prize table announcements off.   We are delighted to confirm that again Kriss Arms have donated a Kriss DMK rifle for a class winner to collect. The Kriss DMK is a firm favourite here and on the competition […]

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Aimpoint Winter League 2021 Final Standings

  • By John Thorne
  • 09/05/2021

In a final round where the weather conditions perfectly suited the title ‘Winter League’ – driving rain and wind it was Jim Starley to come out as winner for the series and new shooter Lee Hopgood to triumph over close place second place David Hill. Jim and Lee win an Aimpoint red dot sight donated […]

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Aimpoint Practical Minirifle Winter League

  • By John Thorne
  • 29/04/2021

Well, we call it the Winter League but with Covid delaying things its sort of changed a bit to the ‘Winter/Spring’ league but you get the point. We’ve not shared reports of the season here as we were originally planning on releasing each round onto our Youtube channel, indeed the first round (way back in […]

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2021 IPSC Practical Minirifle Calendar

  • By John Thorne
  • 22/02/2021

Competition Calendar for Practical Mini Rifle in the UK Here are all the competitions in date order as well as links to enter. Please check with the ranges directly as regards any specifics on entries. NRA and Silverstone competitions need either a pass of the Silverstone Practical Shooting Safety Course or an NRA SSC or […]

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Hawke Optics British Minirifle Championship to be shown on Satellite TV

  • By John Thorne
  • 01/02/2021

  Throughout 2020 we hosted the first Hawke Optics British Minirifle Championship; a 6 round practical mini rifle competition. Shot around and under relevant covid regulations we asked the competitors to not share the results as we filmed the whole series to be shown on satellite TV – the first time the UK has had […]

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British Practical Mini Rifle Championships 2021 Dates

  • By John Thorne
  • 27/01/2021

Known as the Hawke British Minirifle Championship for 2020 and due to be shown on Sky TV from Feb here are the confirmed dates for the 2021 season. We are still to announce a title partner. Sat May 22nd Sat June 19th Sat July 3rd Sat August 7th Sat September 11th Sat October 9th Further […]

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Tier 4 Opening and Travel to us

  • By John Thorne
  • 31/12/2020

Tier 4 opening and travel. There has been a lot of confusion over what is or isn’t allowed in terms of Tier 4 regulations and travel so we’d like to clarify what is allowed. Under the HM Govt rules all outdoor shooting ranges are allowed to remain open, subject of course to enhanced social distancing […]

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Aimpoint Mini Rifle Winter League Round 1 Results

  • By John Thorne
  • 22/12/2020

Well, the Aimpoint Winter League earnt its title for round 1 – driving rain and pretty miserable conditions for the most part, although it did brighten up as the day continued, none of which put off the record list of 24 shooters competing. The Aimpoint Winter league is a Practical Minirifle championship aimed at new […]

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Aimpoint Minirifle Winter League

  • By John Thorne
  • 11/12/2020

We are delighted to announce our Winter league mini rifle series has a new key partner – Aimpoint AB. Aimpoint are one of the Worlds largest manufacturer of red dot sights and accessories and we have been using their red dots on all of our club and Experience Day rifles since we opened…….and since we […]

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Hawke Optics British Mini Rifle Championship Round 1 May 30th 2020 (Changed from May 4th) – Courses of Fire

  • By rupertpearse
  • 29/05/2020

Hawke Optics British Mini Rifle Championship Round 1 May 30th 2020 (Changed from May 4th) Round 1 Competition will be televised on Sky and Freesat TV. Minimum 6 courses of fire with targets from 1m to 100m distance Minimum of 120 rounds required 9.30am briefing, 10am start Please state Class entered; Mini Rifle Open Senior […]

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Range Closure

  • By John Thorne
  • 23/03/2020

In the light of recent HMRC advice and following further advice from both our insurers and our legal advisers I’m afraid we are having to close the range with immediate effect until April 24th, perhaps longer. We are sorry to have to take this step but we have no choice in the matter. Round 1 of the Hawke British […]

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Practical Mini Rifle Winter League Final Results

  • By John Thorne
  • 23/03/2020

After the cancellation of the 5th round due to weather it was touch and go if we wold be able to complete the final round due to the coronavirus position but we are delighted to say that all the competitors practiced the 2m rule on social distancing well and a safe, secure competition took place. […]

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Hawke British Practical Minirifle Championship Prize Table

  • By John Thorne
  • 17/02/2020

Whilst we all compete for the accolade and title its always good to reflect competitors skill with a prize table so we are delighted to announce the first prizes that will be up for grabs in the Hawke Practical Minirifle Championship. All of these prizes are donated by our partners and suppliers free of any […]

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IPSC Practical Mini Rifle Winter League Round 4

  • By John Thorne
  • 06/02/2020

Our Practical Winter league championship earned its name this round with -1 temperatures but at least it wasnt wet for a change so we all the competitors enjoyed an interesting 4 stage match. Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Overall With results added for these first 4 rounds the current leader board; 1st […]

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IPSC Mini Rifle Winter League Round 3

  • By John Thorne
  • 24/12/2019

With 3″ of rain the previous day round 3 of the Winter league was challenge to create but attracting the highest number of competitors yet it was a great success especially as we added a further 4 new shooters to the discipline, all of whom shot well, this is how we grow our sport. Stage […]

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Hawke Optics British Practical Mini Rifle Championship 2020 – Corona virus Update

  • By John Thorne
  • 09/12/2019

Following UK Govt advice and the subsequent lock down we have decided to re-schedule the first two rounds of the Hawke British Mini Rifle Championship. Round 1 has now been moved to Saturday May 30th and the Final is now on Saturday October 3rd. The remaining dates (below) are unchanged. These changes have now meant […]

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IPSC Mini Rifle Winter League Round 2

  • By John Thorne
  • 25/11/2019

Round 2 of the IPSC Mini Rifle Winter league was a wet affair but we again welcomed a further 8 new shooters to their first Practical Mini Rifle competition, all of whom shot safely and thoroughly enjoyed the event. First stage stage was a bit of a baptism of fire, 12 IPSC plates, prone shooting […]

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Winter League Round 1

  • By John Thorne
  • 20/10/2019

A great start to our Winter League Practical Mini Rifle series with round 1 having 14 shooters of which 4 were having their first competition, the rest being mainly the practical shooting team from NTSC so made for a great mix of shooters. 4 stages, ranging in distance from 1m to 90m with the morning […]

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NRA Practical Mini Rifle Match 17-08-19 – Competitor List

  • By John Thorne
  • 02/08/2019

We are delighted to be hosting another NRA Practical Mini Rifle Match in August! The event is fast approaching and with that in mind we are currently getting things in order. Entry list as follows: 1 Thomas Ellaway 2 Josh Hicks 3 James Rowlands 4 Christian Bartlett 5 Maria Bartlett 6 Richard Poole 7 Dave […]

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UKPSA IPSC Lvl 3 Practical Mini Rifle Match Results

  • By John Thorne
  • 14/07/2019

A huge thanks to all those who competed and supported our first Level 3 IPSC Practical Mini Rifle Match. The match days were not without issues but with kind support from UKPSA Range staff we put on a great match with some challenging stages stretching some of the UK’s best mini rifle shooters. The most […]

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IPSC Level 3 Pre Match 11-07-19 + Main Match 13-07-19 – Mini Rifle – Updated

  • By John Thorne
  • 09/07/2019

We are currently working hard to get everything in order for the upcoming event. At this stage we cannot complete squadding because we have a few outstanding payments that we need to clear. Please ensure you have completed payment via the below links, and we can get underway. If you have not yet paid for […]

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NRA Mini Rifle Match June 22nd

  • By John Thorne
  • 28/06/2019

Our first major competition at Silverstone Shooting Centre and whilst its fair to say things werent 100% perfect overall it was a good day and the competitors all enjoyed it.   What was especially important for us were the 10 brand new competitors to Practical Mini Rifle, most had taken our Introduction to Practical Mini […]

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NRA Practical Mini Rifle Match June 22nd – Competitor List, Courses of Fire

  • By John Thorne
  • 19/06/2019

This is the current entry list: John Thorne (Open, Senior) Squad 1 Kelvin Leaton (Open) Squad 2 Josh Hicks (Open) Squad 2 Dave Barbara (Open) Squad 3 Thomas Ellaway (Open) Squad 3 Dave Salmons (Open) Squad 2 Dan Cook (Open) Squad 1 Dan Roberts (Open) Squad 1 Howard Roberts Squad 3 David Hill (Open) Squad […]

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Round 2 of the UKPSA Championship – Worcester Norton

  • By John Thorne
  • 20/05/2019

Round 2 of the UKPSA Practical Mini Rifle Championship went pretty well I feel, came away with a Senior Class Win and 7th overall which considering the abject failure from round 1 at Crocketford (which was so bad I couldnt face doing a report!)  it was more than I was expecting. Round 1 really was […]

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NRA Practical Mini Rifle Match Shield Shooting Centre

  • By John Thorne
  • 15/04/2019

First match of the year (for us anyway) and three of us went down to Shield Shooting Centre in Dorset for a round of the NRA Mini Rifle League. Was in interesting match, 10 stages,  couple of memory testers and some interesting target arrays made for a fun days shoot. For Tom S and Tom […]

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Competition Day

  • By John Thorne
  • 04/04/2019

Every month from April until October we will be hosting our .22 competition day where we will be having the following competitions: 10m Turning Target For details and entry click here: Details and Entry 25m Turning Target Details and Entry 50m Turning Target Details and Entry Speed Steel ( 4 courses of fire) Details and […]

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2018 End of Season Review

  • By John Thorne
  • 26/11/2018

Well, first season back competing after 4 years off to build the range and I cant be that unhappy. In the four UKPSA competitions I entered I scored a 1st, 3rd, 3rd and 7th. The highlights were seeing some of the old friends I made when I was shooting more regularly as well as the […]

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Birmingham UKPSA Match

  • By John Thorne
  • 26/11/2018

A few stages from the last match of 2018. A couple of minor issues including trying to reload an empty mag (not the best idea for a good score). 3rd overall.           The reason for the broom handle timer at the end was that the shot timer wasnt picking up the […]

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Frome Indoor Range Practical Match

  • By John Thorne
  • 04/09/2018

A few videos of the some stages.  

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Scottish Championships Practical Mini Rifle

  • By John Thorne
  • 04/09/2018

A few videos from recent Practical Mini Rifle Match from sunny Scotland. 5th overall.

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Worcester Norton Practical Mini Rifle Match

  • By John Thorne
  • 04/09/2018

A few images and videos from the recent Practical Mini Rifle match from Worcester Norton. 3rd overall this time.  

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NRA Mini rifle Competition

  • By John Thorne
  • 04/09/2018

Well, I didn’t think I was doing too badly in the beginning, running in the top 5 after most of the more typical IPSC stages but 4 stages of falling plates (which I’d not shot for years) was my downfall together with a penalty no shoot target on the last stage dropped me down to […]

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