Northern Ireland Target
Sports Assocation




The Northern Ireland Target Sports Association is a progressive and dynamic target sports club. We welcome applications for membership from all law abiding citizens.

Our Ethos is non profit taking and all club property is held in a Trust Deed for the membership. The Trust Deed is held by Diamond Heron Solicitors, Royal Avenue, Belfast.

The range premises were purchased on behalf of the membership in 2009 and during 2010 we completed the construction of 5 full-bore outdoor pistol ranges. In December 2016 we demolished our existing three 25metre outdoor ranges and replaced them with four 25metre all-weather ranges which were completed in April 2017. Throughout the construction process the club remained open as members continued to shoot on our two 50metre outdoor ranges.

We are fully committed to our goal of constructing a 50metre, two 100metre and three 25metre indoor ranges on our six acre site on the Buskhill Road. When completed the NITSA Ranges will without doubt be one of the best range facilities in Europe.

Ranges 1, 2, 3 and 4 are 25metre all-weather and have LED lighting, ranges 5 and 6 are 50metre outdoor ranges, the eleven firing points at 50metres are covered. There are a total of 35 firing points at 25metres and 11 at 50metres.

Our club house boasts a state of the art air conditioned training room complete with overhead projector and whiteboard and can accommodate twelve candidates per course. The membership benefit from the expert training of in-house NRA (USA) qualified instructors and assessors. We provide Safety Courses, Range Officer, First Aid, Black Badge and Fire Warden Courses. Our courses are also available to members of any other club.

Many of our members are Precision Pistol Competition shooters and also regularly take part in Practical Pistol competitions as members of the local IPSC region. Each month we provide the following competitions; Police Pistol, Service Pistol, Bench Rifle, ISSF Standard Pistol, PPC Standard Semi-Auto, PPC 4inch Revolver, PPC 1500 Revolver & Pistol, PPC Distinguished Match, Gallery Rifle

The Reload Shop

is located on the ground floor and specialises in handgun sales, reloading machines and components and is the local distributor for Frontier Bullets and CR Speed belts holsters etc.

Nevins Diner

Nevins diner is located on the 1st floor (with lift access) and each Saturday is busy serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea’s, midweek members can make use of the tea and coffee making facilities.

No matter what your sporting discipline, be it competitive or casual shooting, our six ranges will accommodate your requirements. Bring along your own licensed firearms, or ask about trying out some of the Associations. We supply most common types of ammunition.

Feel free to contact us for further information on our plans and how to become a member.

Our Facilities

We offer a wide range of services

Pistol Ranges

We have four all-weather semi indoor 25metre pistol ranges approved for full-bore pistols and small-bore rifles, there are a total of 24 firing points, our ranges offer great flexibility to the members, range 3 is used each week for competitions, range 1 for Practical Pistol and ranges 2 and 4 for target practice.

Rifle Ranges

We have two 50metre rifle & pistol ranges approved for Gallery rifles (pistol calibres), small-bore rifles and full-bore pistols suitable for the 50metre Precision Pistol disciplines of the wa1500, there are a total of eleven 50metre firing points,

Nevins Diner

A busy place on Saturdays serving delicious hot meals to the members, guests and the public and with Five Scores on the Doors awarded by Newry, Mourne & Down Council you will certainly be impressed when you call in.

Reload Shop

A Glock Experience Partner, were you can try before you buy, Glock have provided the following models which are available and licensed for range use 17, 19, 26, 34, 35 and 43, terms and conditions do apply.


A few snaps of our wonderful facility and members enjoying themselves

Enter Gallery


We have fun competitions every week designed to help inprove your shooting.


Without doubt we are the fastest growing club by membership numbers and range facilities, among our membership we have citizens from, China, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, USA and Venezuela.

Based at a great location the Buskhill Road is six miles south of Banbridge and six miles north of Newry and directly off the main A1 dual carriageway which is the main road from Belfast to Dublin. Overseas visitors travelling via Belfast International, Belfast City or Dublin International airports will be pleased to arrive at the ranges after what should be no more than a fifty minute drive.

In addition to the NITSA Ranges our membership also have access free of charge to the following indoor ranges; The Ards & Bangor Club on the Hamilton Road in Bangor Co. Down, this council operated 25metre range (4 firing points) is available on Sundays between 3pm and 6pm (except for the 2nd Sunday of each month), the International Target Shooters 25metre range (7 firing points) on the Largy Road Crumlin Co. Antrim is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm -9pm.

The association is affiliated to the UK National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Northern Ireland regions of the WA1500 and IPSC.