Our Sport

Target shooting is:

  • A sport where everybody has the same chance of success and nobody starts with a handicap. You succeed in direct proportion to the amount of practice you are prepared to do.
  • A sport where you can succeed and have fun even if you do not start at a young age. You do not have to give up shooting as you get older like many other sports. You can keep going for as long as you enjoy it.
  • All members of a family over the age of 12 can become actively involved in the sport.
  • Men, ladies, and juniors (under 21 years of age) are winning medals at various World Championships, Regional, National, Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
  • It is a sport that teaches self-discipline where as a competitor you learn to make sound decisions quickly under pressure.
  • A sport in which both able-bodied and disabled athletes can compete.
  • One of the safest sports with one of the lowest accident rates of all sports
  • It is a sport conducted throughout the year and is largely independent of the weather conditions. 

 

The club calendar of events lists different matches on various days/nights of the week in which you may participate. Each match has its own particular rules and regulations that govern the conditions, ranges, time limits, distances, targets and the type of pistols / rifles and ammunition that are to be used. Competitions are conducted at Club, State and National levels. Air rifle shooting

Disabled Athletes 

Shooting is a sport in which athletes with a disability often participate alongside their able bodied counterparts. The Melbourne International Shooting Club has facilities which cater for athletes with a disability. Wheelchair access is available to the club room and to all shooting ranges.

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