Policy In-House Postal Target Shooting


Postal shoots are the official shooting exercises of NHSA. 

The integrity of the NHSA Postal Target Shooting Exercises must, and will be, protected at all times. 

Each exercise has a specific format which must be adhered to and a specific target on which the exercise must be completed for the scores entry to be valid and accepted.

Postal shoots may be shot on any publicly recognised shooting range or on a NHSA recognised private shooting range.



1.1     Please do not enter Activity Practice Targets under Scores on your Natshoot Member Page - the entry will be declined

1.2    Please do not enter National Competition Targets as In-House scores under Scores on your Natshoot Member Page - the entry will be declined

1.3    Please do not enter NHSA postal shooting targets under Sport Shooting Related Activities - the entry will be declined

1.4    Scores entered later than 6 months after the date on which the target was shot, will not be accepted. 


2.    BASICS

2.1    You are always welcome to call the office 087 945 3355 choose options 5 & 6 for assistance if you have initial difficulty with entering of scores.

2.2    Please only use Postal Targets dated in the year we are in (i.e. 2019, 2020 or 2021, etc)Dates on Postal Targets will annually change to reflect the year we are in (use them accordingly please).

2.3    Scores on targets dated for a specific year will only be accepted until end January of the following year (i.e. scores submitted on targets dated for 2019 will only be accepted till 30 January 2020).

2.4    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.

2.5    You may not change dates printed on targets (i.e. change the date of a 2018 target to a 2019 target by crossing out 2018 and writing 2019 over the 2018).  Such targets will be declined.

2.6    Please make sure you write the correct date on which a postal target was shot, on your target when you submit the score.  Also make sure the date the witness signs on the target is the same as the date on which you indicate you shot the target.



3.1    You may not use a target which is not correct for the exercise you want to shoot and for which you want to enter scores, despite other exercises making use of similar looking targets.  Shooting ranges may not give you a Natshoot target - download your own please.

3.2    Download only the correct and exercise relevant Postal Target from the specific firearm you want to use for the Firearm page on your Personal Natshoot Portal.

3.3    Enter only Postal Target scores under Scores on your Personal Natshoot Portal - no other Target will be accepted.

3.4   NHSA Postal Targets may not be used as Activity Practice Targets.

3.5    You MUST shoot the correct number of shots as per the exercise rules on a specific Postal Target (number of shots required are printed on all Postal Targets).  If the correct number of shots are not on a postal shooting target the exercise is not valid and the score cannot be accepted.

3.6    Make sure you read the concise rules for the specific exercise contained on the web page where you download the relevant target(s) under Firearm on your Personal Natshoot Portal Please make sure you stay within those rules !  

3.7    Scores submitted on wrong targets or which do not adhere to prescripts of the rules of the specific exercise will be declined.

3.8    You may print all coloured NHSA postal targets in black and white.

3.9    You may not colour the centre of a NHSA postal target or paste a colour sticker on the centre of the Postal Target (Coloured or Black & White).  Such targets will be declined.

3.10    You may not place a sticker over the centre of a NHSA postal target.  Such targets will be declined.

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

3.11.1   Member’s Initials and Surname + ID number; 

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

3.11.3   Calibre of firearm used; 

3.11.4   Date on which the target was shot; 

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

3.11.6   Score the target in the relevant scoring blocks at the bottom of each target and make sure you write in the number of shots which were fired - see How To Score Targets HERE

3.11.7   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). 

3.11.8    The date on which the witness signs must be the same date on which the target was shot.

3.12    Members must please keep originals of electronically submitted targets for at least six months after submission.  Please ascertain that you keep documentation which can serve as confirmation that a specific target was shot on a specific range on a specific day for verification purposes should that be required (i.e. receipt, range stamp with the date on target, photo of range register of the day, day shooter sticker issued at clubs, etc.).  The office will send a courier to pick up the original target for verification purposes (will be in contact with you in this regard if necessary).



4.1    Attach only the one relevant Postal Target to a score entry.  Do not attach more than one target to a single score entry. 

4.2    PDF-scans of postal targets are preferable (please only attach photos of targets if you cannot scan in PDF-format - use either .jpg or .png format photos please).

4.3    Please be kind and place a coloured page behind the target when you scan them so that the shots can be clearly identified - it makes evaluation much easier.

4.4    Submit the scores of the postal target(s) on your Natshoot Member Portal under Scores (Postal Shoots)  - see How to enter Scores on your Natshoot Member Portal.  

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



5.1    Approved NHSA Postal Handgun and Semi-Auto Shooting scores, as well as all Postal Rifle Targets chosen as sport shooting target by members at entry of the scores, will automatically transfer as approved activity against maintaining dedicated sports-person status and will automatically transfer to a member's Activities page. 

5.1    Approved NHSA Postal Rifle Targets and Hunting Handgun Targets chosen as hunting target by members at entry of the scores, will automatically transfer as approved activity against maintaining dedicated hunter status and will automatically transfer to a member's Activities page. 

5.2    All postal targets, which have been shot on one day and of which the scores have been approved, will automatically reflect as single score entries on a member's Activities & Scores Report.

5.3    Members can download their Activities & Scores Report from the Documents page on the member's Personal Natshoot Portal. 




Enjoy every moment on the shooting range. 

Remember you are competing against yourself.

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