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The Festival

The Isle of Man Easter Shooting Festival represents a brilliant weekend's shooting and a chance for that perfect Easter break for the whole family in the beautiful Isle of Man.

The Festival is now in its 59th year and covers the biggest range of rifle and pistol events of any British meeting. There really is something for every enthusiast and club shooters comfortably rub shoulders with some of the country's top performers. Many of the events are classified to ensure everyone taking part has the chance of going home with some awards in their bag.

The weekend is rounded off with a celebration carvery dinner at the Palace Hotel, in the centre of Douglas Promenade, on the Sunday evening where awards are distributed and friendly banter flows. Attendance is optional but there is always a good crowd and great atmosphere, and many familiar faces who come back year after year.

The rifle events have for many years been international selection events for home country squads.

The Events

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men - 3x40
2 x 60 shot 50m Rifle Prone Individual
2 x 60 shot 10m Air Rifle
ISSF 50m (Free) Pistol
ISSF 25m Centre Fire Pistol
ISSF 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Police Pistol 1
Service Pistol
Practical Pistol
Service Rifle

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women - 3x20
4 x 60 shot 50m Rifle Prone Teams
2 x 60 shot 10m Air Pistol
ISSF 25m Standard Pistol
ISSF 25m (Sport) Pistol
NRA 1500 Pistol
Police Pistol 2
9mm Pistol
Black Powder Pistol
Sporting Rifle


For further information
and address for entries:

Isle of Man Easter Shooting Festival
5 Kissack Road
Isle of Man

Email:  easter@isleofmanshooting.com
01624 823728 / 07624 499640

Entries close:
Saturday 21st March 2015
Temporary permit applications close:
Saturday 14th March 2015

Important:  Temporary Visitors' Firearms & Airgun Permits
The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom.  It is a separate jurisdiction with its own legal system. Airguns are regulated as well as cartridge rifles and pistols.  Manx firearms law still permits the holding of cartridge pistols. Visitors to the Island require temporary permits for all guns and cartridge ammunition, including air rifles and air pistols.  Click on Permits in the main menu for detaails.

Before sending your stuff off... double check that everything is included!
Before sending your entry off please just check that all the paperwork needed is in the envelope. It should comprise -

  • completed entry form(s)

  • temporary firearm/airgun permit application & copy of FAC

  • travel notification form

  • and full entry fees (cheques made payable to Isle of Man Easter Shoot)

These should all be sent to
the address above.

If you are travelling by sea...
Check that you have completed -

  • Declaration for the carriage of firearms and/or regulated weapons

  • (If carrying ammunition) IMO dangerous goods form

These should be sent to the ferry operator at least 48 hours before travel.

Details of all of these documents and how to complete them are given in the respective menu sections of the site.

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