NHSA:  Revised and New In-House Postal Target Shooting Exercises (2016 +)

NHSA Newsletter

VOL. 12 (11) - 01-03-2016

NHSA Policy Document


These prescripts are intended to, at all cost, protect the integrity of the NHSA Postal Target Shooting Events – something we all have a responsibility towards to uphold.

Posted or faxed targets will not be accepted at the office, nor will these be posted back to the member, as the electronic submission of target scores has been in full operation since 1 November 2014.

The office will not enter Emailed scores on members’ personal pages – please get someone to assist you if you have problems entering scores on your personal web page (you are always welcome to call the licensing help line for assistance here).  Or please read the relevant section on the How To page on the Natshoot website.

As from 15 March 2016 no other target than the those with the most recent date stamp on as are reflected at the different exercise target downloads on the respective exercise page on the website, will be accepted for electronic submission of  In-House Postal target shooting scores.

Members do not have to submit receipts or statements or pics of shooting range registers with their scores.  Just the most up to date target with all fields completely filled out is sufficient.

Note that targets, which were shot with dates older than 6 months from the date of entry of such scores, will not be approved anymore and entries of such scores will be Declined.


Download the correct and exercise relevant target(s) from the Natshoot website, for the exercise you want to participate in – see Postal Shooting Exercises and Targets.  Each Exercise has its own Target(s) and these MUST be used to shoot the specific exercise, despite other exercises making use of similar Targets.

Make sure you read the concise rules for the specific exercise contained on the page where you download the relevant target(s).  Make sure you stay within those rules !  

Scores submitted on wrong targets or which do not adhere to prescripts of the rules of the specific exercise will be declined on your personal scores page without explanation (unnecessary time is wasted explaining to members at length why scores have been declined when these do not comply with clearly stated rules on the relevant website page).

You may not colour the centre of a NHSA target of which you want to enter the score as a postal shoot - or place a sticker over the centre of the target - such practice is after all totally against the spirit of equal participation.

NHSA members may only register scores on their personal page on the Natshoot website which were shot on official NHSA and exercise relevant targets.  The execution of the exercise must strictly comply with the specific exercise for which the score(s) are entered.

By default all scores can only be entered as Exercise Type and then as Fierarm Type and then according the drop down headings which follow each of the two primary entry markers for electronic entry of In-House scores (see Newsletter Vol 12 (06) dated 01-03-2016 in this regard please)

For a more detailed description of the exercise members participate in, the Guide for the relevant exercise, to which there is a link on the top of each exercise page, can be downloaded.  We suggest members attach the relevant Guide to applications for new licences or for renewal of licences – in order to indicate the specific exercise they participate in for the specific firearm licence they are applying for.

Directly after having shot the target(s) make sure you fill out all fields on the target(s): 

Member’s Initials and Surname + ID number; 

Name of Shooting Range – please let range stamp the target if they have a stamp; 

Calibre of firearm used; 

Date on which the target was shot; 

Complete the Statement by signing in the required space on each target; 

Score the target in the relevant scoring blocks at the bottom of each target; 

Let a witness sign the target at the inscription “Witness signature, ID number, Cell Phone & Date” – it can be the person in charge of the range where you shoot, or any person on the range at the same time on which the targets are shot (it confirms the statement you sign).

Scanning of Shot Targets:  Preferably only attach clear PDF-scans of the target(s) before submission (please only attach photo's of targets if you cannot scan in PDF-format) - please be sure to place a coloured page behind the target so that the shots can be clearly identified please;

Submit the score of the target(s) on your personal page of the Natshoot website under the inscription, Scores, on the left side-menu on your personal page.  Please see the How To page on the Natshoot website if you are uncertain about the procedure to log in to your personal web page - Click Here.

Scores entered with targets of which all fields have not been completed, will be declined – obviously these targets can be re-submitted once all fields have been filled out.

Members are requested to please keep their original targets for at least 12 months if need should arise that such targets may be requested by the office for verification purposes as the office may at any time query any score entry.


This function is in operational since 13 September 2016. 

Members no longer have to enter the dates of In-House Target Shooting Events on their Activities page, as the scores entered under Scores will also reflect on the Activities page (remember one day's targets counts as one activity).

These entries obviously goes towards activities related to the maintenance of dedicated status.

You can always download your continuously updated Activities & Scores Report from your Certificates page of your personal Natshoot web page.

Enjoy every moment of your target shooting !! 

Remember you are competing against yourself.

Concentrate to better your personal score every time you visit the range.

Kind regards

Herman Els