The UKPSA have agreed a deal with NITSA Ranges in Northern Ireland and have acquired five handguns for the exclusive use of any and all UKPSA members!

These guns will be kept on the NITSA Club licence and so can be legally used for training, competitions and for you to undertake your Hand Gun Competency Test at NITSA (once you have completed a short gun safety course on Action Air or LBP)! These guns are free to use if you are a member of the UKPSA (you will have to pay a daily green fee of £25 for use of the range), all you have to do is make sure they are clean when you have finished!

Furthermore, NITSA are offering a fantastic membership deal for UK residents of £15 per month and no joining fee – this gives you free access to the range, use of any club guns and reduced competition entry fees! Ammunition is available at the club shop at a great price too!

We’ve received some fantastic support from three UK companies to make all this happen! Thanks to the extreme generosity of Shield Sights three of the guns will have optics and thanks to the amazing support of Blue Fieldsports, you will now be able to shoot the big brother of the Walther PPQ LBP! Obviously we cannot supply each gun with belts, holsters and magazine pouches, but our friends at Firing Solutions have agreed to supply Double Alpha Academy magnetic inserts for each pistol – that means that provided you have a ‘Race Master’ or ‘Alpha X’ holster body you can just fit the appropriate magnetic insert and away you go! (If you don’t already own one of these then get over to Firing Solutions for a fantastic deal on one)

So if you fancy taking your pistol shooting to the next level, come over and have a go with any of the following:-

CZ Shadow 2 fitted with a Shield Mini Sight

Grand Power Xcalibre Match fitted with a Shield Mini sight

Glock 17 fitted with a Shield mini sight

Grand Power Xcalibre

Walther PPQ5 Match Champion (Kindly sponsored by Blue Fieldsports)

All the pistols come with 4 magazines so they can be used in the NITSA L2 and hopefully one day, L3 competitions!

NITSA have four covered 25m ranges and two 50m ranges and are open:-

Wednesday: Noon – 9pm

Thursday: Noon – 7pm

Friday: Noon – 5.30pm

Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm



NITSA is in Newry, Northern Ireland, 45mins drive from either Belfast International or Dublin Airports, you can fly to Ireland from as little as £9.99 each way form the following airports and carriers:-

Belfast International

Airport              Easyjet             Flybe                Ryanair

Birmingham          X

Bristol                   X

Gatwick                X

Glasgow                X

Liverpool               X

Manchester          X                                                X

Newcastle             X

Stansted               X                                                X


Dublin Airport

Airport              Easyjet             Flybe                Ryanair

Birmingham                                                            X

Bournemouth                                                           X

Bristol                                                                     X

Cardiff                                          X                        X

Doncaster                                     X

East Midlands                                                         X

Edinburgh                                     X

Exeter                                          X

Gatwick                                                                  X

Glasgow                                                                  X

Liverpool                                                                 X

Manchester                                                            X

Newcastle                                                               X

Stansted                                                                 X

Southend                                                                X

Southampton                                X


Belfast City Airport

Airport              Easyjet             Flybe                Ryanair

Aberdeen                                     X

Birmingham                                  X

Cardiff                                          X

East Midlands                               X

Edinburgh                                     X

London City                                  X

Heathrow                                     X

Liverpool                                      X

Manchester                                  X

Norwich                                       X

Southampton                                X

Car hire is available at these airports for as little as £20 per day, so provided you only take hand luggage (you only need Ear & eye protection plus your shooting rig) then you could do a day at NITSA shooting full bore handgun for less than £75 plus ammunition!


Don’t forget to read the NISTA Rules and bring your UKPSA membership card to show Jim, have fun and get shooting!

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