2017 sees the Festival alive and well, and enjoying its 62nd year. Over those years the "Easter Shoot" has grown and these days presents the biggest range of rifle and pistol events of any British meeting. There really is something for every enthusiast, with club shooters comfortably rubbing shoulders with some of the country's top athletes. 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, with many familiar faces who come back year after year.
50 metre rifle events and 10 metre rifle & pistol will be held on electronic targets and are British Shooting selection events.
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men -
2 x 60 shot 50m Rifle Prone Individual
10m Air Rifle
ISSF 50m (Free) Pistol
ISSF 25m Centre Fire Pistol
ISSF 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Plus: Eley batch testing for 50m rifle
(see Rifle page for details)
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women -
4 x 60 shot 50m Rifle Prone Teams
10m Air Pistol
ISSF 25m Standard Pistol
ISSF 25m (Sport) Pistol
NRA 1500 Pistol
Police Pistol 2
Black Powder Pistol
For further information
and address for entries:
Isle of Man Easter Shooting Festival
5 Kissack Road
Isle of Man
Phone: 01624 823728 / 07624 499640
Saturday 1st April 2017
Temporary permit applications close:
Saturday 4th March 2017
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 details.
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 organisers at the address above.
If you are travelling by sea...
Check that you have also 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.
As always, if in doubt about anything, drop us an email or give us a call. Contact details are above.