The Natives Rifle Club Prize Meeting was held on the beautifully prepared Belmont range on Saturday and Sunday, June 12th and 13th in lovely Brisbane winter weather, perfect for shooting, resulting in some excellent scores from the 117 competitors whose numbers were bolstered by members of interstate teams who were present to compete in the National Teams Championships which followed the NRAA Queens.
In accordance with the Health and Safety rules, all visitors and contractors must obey reasonable instructions whilst on the premises by ensuring that no hazards are created to people or property on premises. All visitors are required to comply with the instruction.
From the 1st of July 2021, new legislation will be in force which will provide the public with an opportunity to register or surrender previously unregistered firearms without fear of prosecution whilst delivering the firearm to an approved licensed dealer or police station.
Basic Shooting Equipment and Terminology Explained
Short A to Z about the language you will hear on the range
Member Update: Australia Day OPM supporting QRA Juniors. We will not be accepting entries on the day as we are preparing to conduct this competition on the basis we will have restrictions relating to COVID-19. This means it is vital to have people pre-entered.
QUEENSLAND RIFLE ASSOCIATION – Shooting Programs Terms & Conditions – Purchase and participation. The Queensland Rifle Association Inc (ABN 13 367 165 237) (“QRA”) provides services within ‘Shooting Programs QLD’. This includes and is not limited to events such as Shoot4Fun, Learn2Shoot and LongShot under the banner #GIVEITASHOT.
QRA were pleased to be able to conduct this year’s State Championships. We shared the disappointment of not having competitors from the length and breadth of Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The range and surrounding grounds had been prepared beautifully and the targets and equipment went through the vigorous pre-event testing.
The impressive ‘William Fraser Shield’ was presented by William Fraser while a member of the Cairns Rifle Club. The trophy is awarded for the Inter-Association Teams Shoot – North Queensland versus South Queensland with the first year of competition being 1959. This shield has been contested almost every year for the past 60 years.
Most, if not all, QRA ranges located in Queensland are back shooting on some regular schedule. Certainly, in some cases it’s not what we were totally used to with changes having been made to accommodate the necessary health directives currently in place. It is important that clubs and individuals continue to monitor the advice provided by the State Government in relation to COVID-19 requirements. As we have seen in Victoria recently, large scale outbreaks will only create additional restrictions. In this, we all have a role to play.
Why has the NRAA introduced the Empty Chamber Indicator?
Most of you – the members – would be aware of the NRAA Board’s recent decision to introduce Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) into the SSRs. The change to the rules will be introduced on 1 July 2020, for implementation by 1st November 2020.
Belmont Shooting Complex
The Queensland Rifle Association fosters target rifle shooting and firearms training through our clubs. Different classes of rifle shooting are conducted by our Clubs under the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).
Belmont Shooting Complex
Small club whose members have many years experience in the sport of fullbore shooting bot target rifle & F Class and will always provide the assistance required to potential new members in order to grow to our sport and open it up to others.