Permit to Acquire

Buying a Firearm

Ever wondered how you can actually buy a firearm to perform in the shooting sport? You might have your safety course done and applied for your licence, though is this enough to go to the Q-store to buy a rifle?

Buying a firearm requires more to it than having a firearms licence. Via a permit to acquire and a broker..... The QRA can support you with this process.

How to buy a firearm

In QLD… Steps of buying a firearm. Who are involved? What do you need? How long can it take? What is the process? Why is it organised this way? Focus on rifles, though mentioning if different for other type of firearms.

  • You will need your firearm licence….
  • and
  • Blablabla 

 

Not every firearm is suitable for every range or shooting sport. Have a chat with your club mates and try some different ones, to foresee ending up with one you can’t use. 

What you need to know before you buy a firearm

There are so many different firearms out there. Different calibers to shoot different distances. Some very schmick looking ones, some grand dad specials which have stood the test of time. Whatever you prefer, don’t let yourself be tricked by prices and looks. Instead of ending up with a firearm best advised in the store, but never seeing daylight as it can’t be used on the range, get yourself informed via your club mates first. Try theirs, find out what sport you’d like to get into, and find the best fit for you.

Started with Firearms Safety Course, did a Learn2Shoot, got into a LongShot and ended up with a club, now shooting competitions.

Started with a Shoot4Fun, not interested in big guns, loved it so much, tried the LongShot and ended up addicted. Joined my hubbies club.

Luckily, the club prevented me from buying the wrong equipment! I had a rifle in mind and found out I would not have been able to shoot it for the sport I wanted to join. My new club mates have been super helpful in sharing their rifles for me to try the differences while waiting for my Firearm Licence to arrive.

Choose your course category and obtain Statement of Attainment.

Choose category - explain

Receive this Statement of Attainment on successful completion.

Valid for 12 months

A Firearm Licence is needed to own a firearm. Pretty handy if you want to get into the sport. For starters, check with the club if you can borrow a club rifle while going through the process of applying for your licence.

Without a licence there are still options to go out for a shoot.

One of the mandatory steps of getting your licence is successfully completing a Firearm Safety Course.

Find out more about the Firearm Safety Courses and book your spot.

Ready to take on the sport? The QRA can bring you in contact with a club that is ready to take you on board. Being part of a club means you can shoot with your club mates. The club can support you with learning the skills related to participating. Think of creating your own ammunition, how to use the rifle and read the wind, and how to clean the rifle. Not to forget, what equipment to buy and what not.

Find out where the Queensland based clubs are located.

Choose your course category and obtain Statement of Attainment.

Choose category - explain

Receive this certificate on successful completion.

Valid for 12 months

A Firearm Licence is needed to own a firearm. Pretty handy if you want to get into the sport. For starters, check with the club if you can borrow a club rifle while going through the process of applying for your licence.

Without a licence there are still options to go out for a shoot.

One of the mandatory steps of getting your licence is successfully completing a Firearm Safety Course.

Find out more about the Firearm Safety Courses and book your spot.

shooting explained

It starts with you...

A new sport can be a bit scary to start with. Especially when dealing with sporting equipment you might not be as familiar with. This guide will help you in the right direction. Learn handy tips and tricks, get to know some shooting language used, and feel prepared for your first visit to the range.

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HOW TO

Choose your course category and obtain Statement of Attainment.

Choose category - explain

Receive this certificate on successful completion.

Valid for 12 months

A Firearm Licence is needed to own a firearm. Pretty handy if you want to get into the sport. For starters, check with the club if you can borrow a club rifle while going through the process of applying for your licence.

Without a licence there are still options to go out for a shoot.

One of the mandatory steps of getting your licence is successfully completing a Firearm Safety Course.

Find out more about the Firearm Safety Courses and book your spot.

Ready to take on the sport? The QRA can bring you in contact with a club that is ready to take you on board. Being part of a club means you can shoot with your club mates. The club can support you with learning the skills related to participating. Think of creating your own ammunition, how to use the rifle and read the wind, and how to clean the rifle. Not to forget, what equipment to buy and what not.

Find out where the Queensland based clubs are located.

Started with Firearms Safety Course, did a Learn2Shoot, got into a LongShot and ended up with a club, now shooting competitions.

Started with a Shoot4Fun, not interested in big guns, loved it so much, tried the LongShot and ended up addicted. Joined my hubbies club.

Luckily, the club prevented me from buying the wrong equipment! I had a rifle in mind and found out I would not have been able to shoot it for the sport I wanted to join. My new club mates have been super helpful in sharing their rifles for me to try the differences while waiting for my Firearm Licence to arrive.

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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

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