Handgun target shooting is a great sport and an exciting hobby!
We can show you how to safely participate in handgun target shooting and you can learn how to take part in a number of different target shooting disciplines to develop your skill and enhance your enjoyment of this great sport.
The Sporting Shooters Pistol Club is part of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA). We operate as a sub-club of the SSAA Range Springvale located at:
As with most other pistol ranges no factory magnum loads or full metal jacket ammunition is permitted, however we do permit the use of semi jacketed ammunition on certain ranges.
Book into our Introduction to Handguns course and you can experience the fun of handgun target shooting for yourself!
Our facilities include five approved pistol ranges for air, rimfire and centrefire pistols. This allows for numerous types of pistol shooting events at distances from 7 metres to 50 metres.
Competitions are run on a weekly basis and include ISSF 25 metre, 25m Service Match, 50m Service Match, 25m Center Fire Pistol, 25m Center Fire Pistol Rapid Fire and IPSC.
Club members have free access to over sixty club owned pistols in various calibers, which can be used for practice or competition. Both rim-fire and center-fire pistols up to .45 caliber may be used on the ranges, so long as the power factor does not exceed 180,000 (Projectile Weight in Grains x Velocity in feet/second).
The SSPC is one of the biggest handgun target shooting clubs in Victoria. Our club is run by a large group of volunteers and we maintain a friendly club atmosphere where family participation is encouraged.
The Club is also affiliated with IPSC for members who wish to shoot that discipline. SSPC Springvale boasts great facilities with a well equipped Bar and Bistro dining facilities where members can relax and socialise after a day’s shoot.
Our Code of Conduct
The SSPC Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standard of behaviour expected of all members whilst engaged in activities while at the club, on the range and away at external events.
Please click HERE to see our Code of Conduct.
Your first step in getting involved is to book in for the SSPC Introduction to Handguns Course.
The Introduction to Handguns course is designed for people who are interested in pistol shooting and looking to join our shooting club.
This course consists of 60 minutes of theory followed by a 90 minutes of live fire exercises and is designed to familiarise you with our club and shooting as a sport.
You will need to book and pay for your course before attending and courses are limited to Max 10 participants.
Book Online (Make sure to choose the Introduction to Handguns course).
Please also have a look at the How to Join the SSPC section of our website for more information.
Notice Of Receiving Instruction (NORI) Shooters
Just a quick tip for NORI (new) shooters!
If you are getting your attendance numbers up for your membership application or completing your Training for your Handgun Licence program,
We strongly recommend Mondays and Fridays are the best days for New and NORI shooters as they are less busy on the range!
See our Calendar for more details.