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.
Handgun Shooting Matches and Calibres
It is similar to 10 metre air rifle in that it is shot with 4.5 mm (or .177) caliber air guns at a distance of 10 metres (11 yards). The programme consists of 60 shots within 75 minutes for men, and 40 shots within 50 minutes for women. If Electronic Scoring System (EST) is not available, additionally 15 minutes for men and 10 minutes for women are added to the time limit.
Law Enforcement Activities is a handgun shooting discipline that aims to encourage organised competitive shooting of law enforcement-orientated Australian and international handgun matches. The matches involve the use of centrefire revolvers and self-loading pistols, which are shot at various targets from various distances and positions.
Practical shooting is a truly international discipline that is practiced in over 52 countries worldwide with local, state, national, regional and international championships happening on a regular basis.
The traditional matches involve the use of rimfire .22LR and Centre Fire pistols that are shot at a standard ISSF target from 25M distance.
The history of Metallic Silhouette competition is descended from an old Mexican pistolero past-time dating back to the early 1900’s where live game animals were tethered at varying distances and used as targets.
Single Action or “Cowboy Action” Shooting is a multi-faceted shooting sport in which contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the taming of the Old West.
Schedule 4 of the Firearms Act 1996 sets out the minimum legal storage requirements for general category handguns…
In order to be given the required “endorsement” by the club for members to purchase their first General Category Handgun;
Before a club member can purchase their first handgun, they must have a suitable safe to store it in. These tips will help you meet SSPC’s minimum requirements in order to get your Form 3 signed off.
We operate as a sub-club of the SSAA Range Springvale located at:
Just a quick tip for NORI (new) shooters! If you are getting your attendance numbers up for your membership application,
We strongly recommend Mondays and Wednesday are the best days for New and NORI shooters as they are less busy on the range! See our Calendar for more details.