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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.

2018 sees the Festival alive and well, and enjoying its 63rd year.  This year sees some changes from the usual format, however, in that cartridge pistol events are being organised and run directly by the Peveril Club rather than through this website. However, the usual format still applies to 50m Rifle events.  Because the Commonwealth Games in Australia starts in the week immediately following Easter and a number of the people involved in the organisation will be at the Games, reluctantly it has been necessary to suspend from the Festival 10m Airgun events. Nevertheless, for rifle competitors there is the regular programme of Prone and 3 Position events across three days on the fabulous Sinclair Range.  There is something for every enthusiast and many of the events are classified to ensure everyone taking part has the chance of going home with some awards in their bag.  For cartridge pistol competitors the range of events on offer is bigger than ever. Just visit the Pistol 2018 page and click on the link to go straight to the details.
Also this year, for the same reasons, there will not be the usual awards dinner at the Palace Hotel on Sunday evening.  Awards will be made on the Range at the completion of events.

We hope to revert to the full shooting programme and the biggest range of rifle and pistol events of any British meeting in 2019.
50 metre rifle events will be held on Sius electronic targets and are British Shooting selection events.


The Events

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men - 3x40 - with Final
50m Rifle 3 Positions Women - 3x40 - with Final
2 x 60 shot 50m Rifle Prone Individual
Separate Men and Women Prone Finals on Day 2
2 x 60 shot Women's Individual Championship
Prone class events across X, A, B, C, Junior and Veteran
Open Weekend Prone Aggregate
4 x 60 shot 50m Rifle Prone Teams

Full ISSF Standard Equipment Control for 'Selection' Athletes


For further information
and address for entries:

Isle of Man Easter Shooting Festival
21 Fairfield Avenue
Isle of Man

Email:  easter@isleofmanshooting.com
Phone:  07624 231356 / +44 7624 231356

Entries close:
Saturday 17th March 2018
Temporary permit applications close:
Saturday 3rd March 2018

Important:  Temporary Visitors' Firearms 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 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.

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