NEWS & UPDATES

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Member Update: Australia Day OPM supporting QRA Juniors

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.

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Shooting Programs Terms & Conditions

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.

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QRA State Championships 2020 – Peter Doig

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.

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The William Fraser Shield

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.

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Member Update 2 July 2020

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.

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Empty Chamber Indicator

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.

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Successful $2000 Grant Funding

Last Saturday Steve Minnikin MP, Member for Chatsworth, was at the Belmont Range to present representatives from Brisbane, Natives and Brisbane Mariners rifle clubs with certificates acknowledging they were successful in receiving $2,000 in Grant funding through the Queensland Government’s Active Clubs program.

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Gel Blasters

The Queensland Police Service has responded to an increasing number of incidents within the community following reports of persons in possession of items described as firearms. On investigation the items were identified as gel blasters and on occasions the behaviour of the persons in possession of these items has constituted a variety of offences.

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QRA LIFE MEMBERS

The Queensland Rifle Association generally bestows life-membership on recipients about every decade however in the early years it was a different story.

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Board Performance Review – Errington Report

Board Performance Review – Errington Report – This report is on the performance of the QRA Board and how it is meeting its strategic, operational, and fiduciary responsibility to the Association. It is focused on strengthening governance and compliance, particularly in relation to policies, procedures and the culture of the board.

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About Us

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).

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Our Location

Belmont Shooting Complex

Queensland Rifle Association acknowledges the support of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.  Through this financial support QRA is able to deliver a number of programs designed to meet the goals of Queensland Government’s Activate! Queensland Strategy.

QRA-WHITE BACK (1)

Albert Rifle Club

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.

  • Location

    Duncan Range, Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont

  • Distances shot at range

    300 yards to 1000 yards

  • When do we shoot

    Saturday afternoon

  • How often do we shoot

    Weekly

  • Disciplines

    TR, FSTD, FO, FTR

  • Shooting Programs

    Come and Try Program