SSAA Southport Branch

General information May 2021

The Range at 7/11 Hinde Street, Southport is the home of the only SSAA branch with range facilities on the Gold Coast. We are basically a pistol club, however, we do have a small rifle section. The rifle section is limited by the length of the range (25 mtr) to rimfire rifles, and centrefire rifles OF PISTOL CALIBRE.

All classes of handguns are catered for from air pistol to 44mag. (provided that the licensee has the appropriate endorsements).   The club conducts approved competitions for all 4 classes of handgun. This enables members to satisfy the Participation requirements of the Weapons Act.

The club is open to members and visitors on Tuesdays 10am to 2pm, 5.30-8.30pm, Wednesdays 5.30pm to 8.00pm, Fridays 5.30-7pm on Action Match nights and 5.30- 9pm on other nights, Saturdays 9am – 1.30pm, and Sundays 8.30-11.30am. The exception being  the first Sunday each month which is reserved for shotgun competition at SSAA Ripley. It is strongly recommended that intending visitors phone ahead to confirm that the range is open as each year the club also makes several weekend trips to Millmerran.

Weapons licensing safety courses are conducted regularly by qualified SSAA Instructors. Phone 0418 721 868 for details.

Visitors are welcome. Unlicensed visitors can have a supervised range session with a qualified Range Officer, subject to Weapons Act requirements being met. Weapons Act has a few administrative requirements to be attended to first, but most visitors do shoot on their initial visit. ENCLOSED FOOTWEAR AND PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SHOOTERS – NO EXCEPTIONS. PHONE 0499 824 621 for bookings. A range of shooting options are available at a reasonable cost for visitors. The Club has EFTPOS or Card facilities available.

Junior shooters MUST be over 11 years of age, and have Parents/guardians consent, prior to going onto the range. Parents or guardians must ensure that the Minors have approved photographic identification. Additionally, Parents/guardians must complete and sign the consent form available at the office. Parents/guardians will be required to remain at the range whilst their junior shooter is on the range.

Should you have any further questions please contact 0418 721 868.

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