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Please check out our calendar of events, range rules and types of shooting we offer at Bowral Pistol Club.
SSAA At Bowral Pistol Club

SSAA Southern Highlands Branch 2023/2024 Program 

Bowral Pistol Club would like all shooters from the SSAA to have in introduction prior to shooting, to make them aware of our range & safety rules.
Introductions should happen on the days of the shoot and also practice days.
Matches start at 9.30amContact Robert & Kathy Tobler 02 4885 1881 or 0412 447 056

November 2023

  • 11th           CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge
  • 25th           Practice

December 2023

  • 9th              CLAS Smallbore / Christmas Party

  • 23rd            No Shoot

January 2024

  • 13th           CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge
  • 27th           No Shoot 

February 2024

  • 10th              CLAS Smallbore / Christmas Party

  • 24th – 25th   CLAS True Grit

March 2024

  • 9th           CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge
  • 10th         AGM – MIttagong RSL 11am & Collectors Meeting (TBC)
  • 23rd         No Shoot

April 2024

  • 13th        CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge 

  • 27th        Practice Day

May 2024

  • 11th           CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge
  • 25th           No Shoot

June 2024

  • 8th            No Shoot (ACT Snowball)

  • 22nd         Practice Day / Working Bee

July 2024

  • 13th           CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge / Working Bee
  • 27th-28th  Highlands Regional 2-Day Shoot

August 2024

  • 9th          CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge

  • 24th        RMS Rimfire / Practice Day

September 2024

  • 14th           CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge
  • 28th           Practice Day

October 2024

  • 12th            CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge

  • 26th            Practice Day

November 2024

  •  9th           CLAS Smallbore / Pistol Cartridge
  • 23rd          Practice Day 

December 2024

  • 14th            CLAS Smallbore / Christmas Party

  • 28th            Practice Day
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.



In all ISSF target pistol shooting events, competitors aim at a 10 ring target in the standing position, using only one hand to fire the pistol.

ISSF target pistol shooting events include 10m Air Pistol, 50m Pistol, 25m Pistol, Rapid Fire Stage, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol, 25m Centre Fire Pistol and 25m Standard Pistol.

ISSF Matches are shot every Wednesday from 10am and every Sunday from 10am. 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 Tom 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 0438 851 009 or Grace Tobler 0456 122 511



In IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) 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.


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 velocity of only 1500ft Lead Pistol Cartage 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 

For more information about this discipline, please contact Grace Tobler on 0456 122 511