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Please check out our calendar of events, range rules and types of shooting we offer at Bowral Pistol Club.
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Calendar of Events for 2021

Check the Notice Board for any updates or important notifications on planned event rescheduling.
All calendar shoots & events have priority over other shooting activities & events!


First Sunday of Each Month

  • Single Action (Range 1)
  • ISSF (Ranges 3 & 4)
  • Service Matches (Range 2)
  • Air Pistol (Range 7)
  • Wild Bunch 1911 (On Saturday prior to Single Action on Range 1)

Hank Dykstra 0418 248 693 (Single Action / Wild Bunch)

Peter Harris 0438 851 009 (ISSF)
Tomo Mazar 0418 455 185 (Service Match)

Second Sunday of Each Month

    • Metallic Silhouette (Range 2)
    • ISSF (Ranges 3 & 4)
    • IPSC (Ranges 6)
    • Air Pistol (Range 7)

    Garry White  0416 421 044 (IPSC)

    Peter Haris   0438 851 009 (ISSF)
  • Kathy Tobler 0412 447 056 (Metallic Silhouette)

Third Sunday of Each Month

  • ISSF (Range 3 & 4)
  • Air Pistol (Range 7)

Peter Harris 0438 851 009 (ISSF)

Tomo Mazar 0418 455 185 (Service Match)

Fourth Sunday of Each Month

  • General Practice 
  • Air Pistol
Peter Harris   0438 851 009

Every Wednesday

  • ISSF (Range 3 & 4)

Allen Reed 0428 400 757


SSAA Events

Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Rifle will be held on Range 2 on the second Saturday of every month. 
True Grit 240 Cowboy – contact Kathy Tobler for information on these events 0412 447 056 
Common Sense Is Given

Range Rules

Read The Signage

All shooting at Bowral Pistol Club ranges is to be shot in accord with the specific range rules and club by-laws prominently displayed at each range.

Safety Is Paramount

It is the responsibility of each shooter to be conversant with the rules and ensure that all shooting is carried out in a safe and enjoyable way.


In the case of a clash of range use, national and state titles take precedence over club shoots and scheduled matches take precedence over unscheduled matches. In addition, range schedule has priority, this can be seen on display at the range.

What's Available At Bowral Pistol Club

Different Styles Of Shooting We Offer

As our range approval is rated at NATO pistol, shooters can not exceed a muzzle velocity of 1500 ft/sec. We can use on our range up to 12mm/45 calibre.



The main International Shooting Sport Federation matches are the Rimfire (.22) Standard Pistol Match and the Rimfire and Centrefire Sports Pistol Match. Matches are shot at 25m and have two parts.

The first is a precision component and the second a turning target component where the targets are turned towards the shooter for a short fixed time and then turned away.

ISSF Matches are shot every Wednesday from 10am and on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Contact Peter Harris on 0438 851 009.


Service Pistol Match

The main Service Pistol Match shot at Belanglo is the 25m Service Match. Pistols used for the Match are short barrelled centrfire revolvers, typically .38 or 357M calibre.

The Match requires shooters to fire a sequence of shots in various positions (lying, sitting, kneeling and standing) at different ranges (from 8 to 25m), shooting against the clock.

Service Pistol Matches are shot on the 1st Sundays of each month. Contact Tomo Mazar on 0418 455 185.


Single Action

Single Action Shooting requires shooters to use the guns of the Old West - single action Colt Style Revolvers, Lever Action Rifles and Shotguns. Shooters are expected to dress in the style of the Old West and to take on shooting names reminiscent of the period.

Matches are scored on speed and accuracy. Shooting at steel plates, typically some 10 - 20 m away, the shooter is required to use each of their four guns as fast as possible, in prescribed sequence, with severe penalties for misses.

Single Action shooting takes place on the 1st Sunday of each month. Contact Hank Dykstra on 0418 248 693.


Metallic Silhouette

Metallic Silhouette is a series of matches which involves shooting metal cutouts of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams cut to various scales and set at varying distances from the competitor, depending on the specific match.

All the matches at Bowral Pistol Club are 40 shot matches. The matches can be shot from the standing, prone or creedmore positions.

Metallic Silhouette shooting takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Contact Peter Harris 0438851009



In IPSC (Practical Shooting) a variety of target types are used (paper, steel, stationary and moving, scoring targets and penalty targets) There is no set way these targets are arranged or how many targets are used in a match.

The competition organiser creates a number of 'stages' to create a shooting challenge that competitors have to solve as accurately and as quickly as possible.

IPSC shooting takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Contact Garry White on 0416 421 044.


Air Pistol

Air pistol shooting provides a convenient entry point to the sport of shooting for many and is a wonderful training for live fire shooting.

Matches are shot in accord with the rules of the Amateur Pistol Association and consist of 60 shots for men and 40 shots for women, at targets set at 10m.

Air Pistol shooting takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Contact Peter Harris on 0438 851 009.


Black Powder Pistols

Black powder pistols are shot at Belanglo on the first Wednesday of each month. Either the International Match or a full 40 shot match is completed.

The matches are shot in accordance the rules of the Amateur Pistol Association and have a number of categories to suit different pistol types.

The most popular pistol for these matches is however, the Ruger Old Army Revolver, a .45 calibre pistol.

For more information about this discipline, please contact the office on 02 4862 1313.


Rifle Shooting

As the name suggests we are primarily a pistol club, but we are approved by the NSW Firearms Registry for rifle shooting but restricted to a verlocity of only 1500ft per second and must show proof of membership of APA or SSAA.

Lever action rifles are an integral part of the Single Action shooting sport where they are used in conjunction with single action pistols and shotguns.

We have bench rest facilities on two of the bays on our 100m Metallic Silhouette Range.

For more information about this discipline, please contact the office on 02 4862 1313.