About Us

Who We Are & What We Do

CLSTSA is the established association for small-bore target shooting within the County Palatine of Lancaster, incorporating the present day Metropolitan Counties of Greater Manchester, Merseyside, etc.

We organise competitions and leagues throughout the year for:

  • Short & Long Range Prone Rifle (.22 cal.)
  • 3-Position Rifle
  • Lightweight Sport Rifle
  • 10 m Match Air Rifle
  • 10 m Match Air Pistol
  • 20 yd Air Pistol
  • Standard Pistol (Air)
  • .22 cal. Free Pistol (ISSF)

CLSTSA is affiliated to the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA) and provides the link between local clubs and the National Association. We also manage County Teams participating in National Competitions.

A Historical Association


This picture shows Mr Eric Marsden being presented with a rather magnificent trophy as winner of a County prone rifle competition for the 1950/51 season. The trophy is an original bronze miniature sculpture of “Caractacus” by John Henry Foley. The full-size sculpture presently resides at the Mansion House in London.

This is just one of the many prestigious trophies that celebrate the long tradition of shooting sports in the County of Lancaster.