Holland and Holland, Antique Firearms Update, Shortages, Workshops and Seminar

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ICSI News – 30th August 2021

This week in News Shots: Holland and Holland, Antique Firearms Update, Shortages, Workshops and Seminars

Welcome to the ICSI Newsletter:

Each week the publications, websites and YouTube channels of the shooting community are trawled to find articles and information which may be of interest to members. Many interesting articles and snippets of information are bound to be missed that members may find to be of interest.

If you find something which you think may be of interest, please send it to me so that it may be shared with members. Please send to:

membershipsecretary@icsi.org.uk

News from Around the Sport

Holland and Holland

Image result for holland & holland gunmakers It has been reported that Holland and Holland have started to lay off staff at their gun making factory. This famous London gun making firm were recently taken over by Beretta Holdings along. with their Mayfair shop and West London Shooting Ground. The move is thought to be part of the redevelopment and reorganisation of the overall Holland and Holland operation. A spokesperson for the firm stated that the layoffs would not impact on the ability of Holland and Holland to manufacture their guns but to allow a streamlining of operations so that apprentices may be employed, and trained, new models developed and to place the firm in a strong position for the future.

Antique Firearms Update

Action required before 22 September 2021

Card image cap Did you know that the law on antique firearms has changed? Some firearms that could previously be possessed without a firearm certificate as an antique are now subject to licensing. Owners of such firearms have until 22 September 2021 to apply to the police for a firearms certificate if they wish to keep them. Alternatively, they can surrender, sell, or otherwise dispose of their firearm before 22 September 2021.

Further information about the antique firearms affected by the Antique Firearms Regulations 2021, and the options for owners, can be found on gov.uk or contact your local Firearm Licensing Department to seek their advice.

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Shortages Continue to Affect Shooting

The shortage of many raw materials, coupled with the many problems created by Covid and Brexit continue to hit shooting grounds. Shooting grounds and cartridge manufacturers continue to report difficulties in manufacturing cartridges and supplying cartridges to shooting grounds and gun shops. A shortage of steel and lead hampers production and some manufacturers are experiencing difficulties with other raw materials such as shell cases, primers, and powder. Increased transport costs and the increased costs for paperwork to import materials has led manufacturers to increase cartridge prices twice this year.

The gun trade is also experiencing shortages as the high price of steel impacts on the shotgun and rifle manufacturers. The problems of transport and higher import costs have also resulted in higher gun prices, when they can be supplied.

The present situation mirrors that seen in the USA several months ago but with the addition of the fall out surrounding Brexit and trading with Europe.

Something to Watch…….

The art and skill of gun fitting is something I am sure all Instructors and Coaches are interested in. This link will take you to a Fieldsports Internet channel video of Gun fitting at Holland and Holland’s West London Shooting School.

Gun Fitting at West London Shooting Ground

https://youtu.be/Y7ZMeiKkp-Y

Just Highlight the link and copy and then paste into your web browser. Or press Ctrl and Left mouse click to launch.

WORKSHOPS AND CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Coach and Instructor Development Day

New Date

Monday 22nd November 2021

Oakedge Shooting Ground

Staffordshire

This popular workshop is available again for those who have missed out previously. Many of those who have already attended this workshop on previous occasions may also wish to return and further develop their skills and approach to coaching.

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Description automatically generated with low confidence Each workshop is tailored to the specific requirements of those attending and takes each Instructor or Coach from their present position to one of greater understanding and appreciation of the shooting and coaching process.

Hosted by full time professional coaches: –

Jason Rowntree – CPSA Senior Coach, Course Tutor and Assessor.

John Robinson – England Head Coach Commonwealth Games and ISSF International Coach.

To book a place on this workshop please email Jason Rowntree

Email jasonrowntree@btinternet.com

Game Shooters and Loaders Course

LIMITED SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Doveridge Shooting Ground

Derbyshire

Hosted by experienced professional coaches and game shooters, Andrew Kirkland and

Jason Rowntree. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Game shooting and the role and work of the Loader.

This includes lunch and a course manual.

The minimum qualification for entry to the course is a CPSA, BASC or similar Safety Officers qualification.

To book a place on the Course email: icsi.membership@gmail.com or for further information, email Andrew Kirkland on andrew.kirkland2@btinternet.com

FORTHCOMING ZOOM EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

THERE WILL NOT BE A ZOOM SEMINAR IN SEPTEMBER.

If you have a topic which you would find interesting, please let us know but if you know who can deliver that topic then we have a fighting chance of making it happen.

Please let John Cullinan know of your suggestions on icsimembership@gmail.com.

EXTERNAL VISITS

Paul Dancer has been negotiating several external, face to face and has negotiated a visit to the Birmingham Proof House.

Please note correct date!!

Birmingham Proof House Visit

Date: 20th September 2021

Time: 10:00am

Cost £20 per person (limited to 10 persons)

Venue: Birmingham Proof House

Banbury Street

Birmingham, B5 5RH

If you wish to book a place on this visit please email:

icsi.zoomreply@gmail.com

For the Future:

We are looking at visits to:

Laporte Traps

Promatic Traps

Leeds Armouries

Cartridge manufacturers

ICSI Online Shop

The online shop is presently under construction with the hope of it going live on the ICSI website soon, here members will be able to browse, order and pay for branded items as well as other related merchandise. In the meantime, if any member needs anything, please contact Jason – shopsales@icsi.org.uk

Below is the current stock list with prices. Other items are currently being sourced and will be added along with our popular polo shirt shortly.

Please contact Jason Rowntree for any shop items.

Email jasonrowntree@btinternet.com

Merchandise Description Price including P&P (UK only)
Book Game Cons £13.00
Badges Pin £10.00
Square £5.00
Sheild £5.00
Bullion £12.50
Round £5.00
Loaders £10.00
Tie Blue £12.50

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If you have any information which you feel you need to pass on to the Coaching community, please let me know, email, icsimembership@gmail.com

Suggestions for topics and guest presenters for our monthly Zoom seminars will be most welcome.

If you know an instructor or coach that you feel would benefit from membership of the Institute, please encourage them to join.

NEW ICSI WEBSITE

Please remember to log onto and register for the new website. In the future emails and all communications with members will be generated via the web site and therefore it is important that you register and provide your email details. This will also allow us to comply with the GDPR regulations and keep members details secure.

If you have not yet logged on go to:

icsi.org.uk

Select the tab, “Become a Member”

Follow the instructions using your personal email as your username and provide your own password.

Once completed this will send a notification to me and I will check your credentials on the master members list and authorise your membership. You may then complete your own profile which will then be seen by those wishing to find a coach etc.

If you are experiencing difficulties, please use the Support Button on the website and Richard will look at your problem.

A picture containing text, clipart

Description automatically generatedNews Shots

ICSI News – 30th August 2021

This week in News Shots: Holland and Holland, Antique Firearms Update, Shortages, Workshops and Seminars

Welcome to the ICSI Newsletter:

Each week the publications, websites and YouTube channels of the shooting community are trawled to find articles and information which may be of interest to members. Many interesting articles and snippets of information are bound to be missed that members may find to be of interest.

If you find something which you think may be of interest, please send it to me so that it may be shared with members. Please send to:

membershipsecretary@icsi.org.uk

News from Around the Sport

Holland and Holland

Image result for holland & holland gunmakers It has been reported that Holland and Holland have started to lay off staff at their gun making factory. This famous London gun making firm were recently taken over by Beretta Holdings along. with their Mayfair shop and West London Shooting Ground. The move is thought to be part of the redevelopment and reorganisation of the overall Holland and Holland operation. A spokesperson for the firm stated that the layoffs would not impact on the ability of Holland and Holland to manufacture their guns but to allow a streamlining of operations so that apprentices may be employed, and trained, new models developed and to place the firm in a strong position for the future.

Antique Firearms Update

Action required before 22 September 2021

Card image cap Did you know that the law on antique firearms has changed? Some firearms that could previously be possessed without a firearm certificate as an antique are now subject to licensing. Owners of such firearms have until 22 September 2021 to apply to the police for a firearms certificate if they wish to keep them. Alternatively, they can surrender, sell, or otherwise dispose of their firearm before 22 September 2021.

Further information about the antique firearms affected by the Antique Firearms Regulations 2021, and the options for owners, can be found on gov.uk or contact your local Firearm Licensing Department to seek their advice.

lead-ammunition

Shortages Continue to Affect Shooting

The shortage of many raw materials, coupled with the many problems created by Covid and Brexit continue to hit shooting grounds. Shooting grounds and cartridge manufacturers continue to report difficulties in manufacturing cartridges and supplying cartridges to shooting grounds and gun shops. A shortage of steel and lead hampers production and some manufacturers are experiencing difficulties with other raw materials such as shell cases, primers, and powder. Increased transport costs and the increased costs for paperwork to import materials has led manufacturers to increase cartridge prices twice this year.

The gun trade is also experiencing shortages as the high price of steel impacts on the shotgun and rifle manufacturers. The problems of transport and higher import costs have also resulted in higher gun prices, when they can be supplied.

The present situation mirrors that seen in the USA several months ago but with the addition of the fall out surrounding Brexit and trading with Europe.

Something to Watch…….

The art and skill of gun fitting is something I am sure all Instructors and Coaches are interested in. This link will take you to a Fieldsports Internet channel video of Gun fitting at Holland and Holland’s West London Shooting School.

Gun Fitting at West London Shooting Ground

https://youtu.be/Y7ZMeiKkp-Y

Just Highlight the link and copy and then paste into your web browser. Or press Ctrl and Left mouse click to launch.

WORKSHOPS AND CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Coach and Instructor Development Day

New Date

Monday 22nd November 2021

Oakedge Shooting Ground

Staffordshire

This popular workshop is available again for those who have missed out previously. Many of those who have already attended this workshop on previous occasions may also wish to return and further develop their skills and approach to coaching.

A group of people outside

Description automatically generated with low confidence Each workshop is tailored to the specific requirements of those attending and takes each Instructor or Coach from their present position to one of greater understanding and appreciation of the shooting and coaching process.

Hosted by full time professional coaches: –

Jason Rowntree – CPSA Senior Coach, Course Tutor and Assessor.

John Robinson – England Head Coach Commonwealth Games and ISSF International Coach.

To book a place on this workshop please email Jason Rowntree

Email jasonrowntree@btinternet.com

Game Shooters and Loaders Course

LIMITED SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Doveridge Shooting Ground

Derbyshire

Hosted by experienced professional coaches and game shooters, Andrew Kirkland and

Jason Rowntree. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Game shooting and the role and work of the Loader.

This includes lunch and a course manual.

The minimum qualification for entry to the course is a CPSA, BASC or similar Safety Officers qualification.

To book a place on the Course email: icsi.membership@gmail.com or for further information, email Andrew Kirkland on andrew.kirkland2@btinternet.com

FORTHCOMING ZOOM EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

THERE WILL NOT BE A ZOOM SEMINAR IN SEPTEMBER.

If you have a topic which you would find interesting, please let us know but if you know who can deliver that topic then we have a fighting chance of making it happen.

Please let John Cullinan know of your suggestions on icsimembership@gmail.com.

EXTERNAL VISITS

Paul Dancer has been negotiating several external, face to face and has negotiated a visit to the Birmingham Proof House.

Please note correct date!!

Birmingham Proof House Visit

Date: 20th September 2021

Time: 10:00am

Cost £20 per person (limited to 10 persons)

Venue: Birmingham Proof House

Banbury Street

Birmingham, B5 5RH

If you wish to book a place on this visit please email:

icsi.zoomreply@gmail.com

For the Future:

We are looking at visits to:

Laporte Traps

Promatic Traps

Leeds Armouries

Cartridge manufacturers

ICSI Online Shop

The online shop is presently under construction with the hope of it going live on the ICSI website soon, here members will be able to browse, order and pay for branded items as well as other related merchandise. In the meantime, if any member needs anything, please contact Jason – shopsales@icsi.org.uk

Below is the current stock list with prices. Other items are currently being sourced and will be added along with our popular polo shirt shortly.

Please contact Jason Rowntree for any shop items.

Email jasonrowntree@btinternet.com

Merchandise Description Price including P&P (UK only)
Book Game Cons £13.00
Badges Pin £10.00
Square £5.00
Sheild £5.00
Bullion £12.50
Round £5.00
Loaders £10.00
Tie Blue £12.50

A picture containing text, different, various, room

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A picture containing text, case, accessory, lighter

Description automatically generated A picture containing text, tree, outdoor, knife

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FINALLY……..

If you have any information which you feel you need to pass on to the Coaching community, please let me know, email, icsimembership@gmail.com

Suggestions for topics and guest presenters for our monthly Zoom seminars will be most welcome.

If you know an instructor or coach that you feel would benefit from membership of the Institute, please encourage them to join.

NEW ICSI WEBSITE

Please remember to log onto and register for the new website. In the future emails and all communications with members will be generated via the web site and therefore it is important that you register and provide your email details. This will also allow us to comply with the GDPR regulations and keep members details secure.

If you have not yet logged on go to:

icsi.org.uk

Select the tab, “Become a Member”

Follow the instructions using your personal email as your username and provide your own password.

Once completed this will send a notification to me and I will check your credentials on the master members list and authorise your membership. You may then complete your own profile which will then be seen by those wishing to find a coach etc.

If you are experiencing difficulties, please use the Support Button on the website and Richard will look at your problem.