It was difficult to conduct regular practices there during the rainy season as the place would be flooded or too muddy for navigation. The range was equipped with only a ball-trap machine to enable shotgun shooters to practise. A 50-metre small bore rifle with 16 firing bays and a 25-metre pistol range were added later.
Originally known as the National Body for Shooters, its name was later changed to the Federation Malaya Shooting Association. In 1963, it was renamed the National Shooting Association of Malaysia (NSAM).
At that time, the affiliates of the NSAM were Selangor Shooting Association (SSA), Singapore Gun Club, Singapore Rifle Association, Negri Sembilan Shooting Association and Perak Hunters and Shooters Association.
NSAM, in turn, was at that time affiliated to Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM), International Shooting Union, Asian Shooting Confederation and Southeast Asia Shooting Association.
By 1965, NSAM’s range in Jalan Gurney was relocated to Subang. It marked the high point of the founder Tan Sri S.M. Yong’s leadership of shooting in the country.
In the same year, Tan Sri Yong, a renowned lawyer, was appointed a high court judge Due to his judicial appointment, he felt that he did not have enough time for shooting and passed the baton to the late Tun Tun Siew Sin, the former Finance Minister who became the president of both the SSA and NSAM.
In 1970, concerned members raised sufficient funds to build a clubhouse which was graciously declared open by the then Prime Minister YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj on May 30, 1970.
Today, NSAM stands as a progressive, visionary and dynamic association, offering a comprehensive range of shooting facilities and holding regular competitions for national youth and senior shooters. It has also organised numerous international shooting championships such as the Sea Games, SEASA, Asian Shooting Championships and the Commonwealth Games.