Lismore Target Rifle Club

News

  • Please note that we have been advised NOT to re-open our range until we get a clear ruling from our association for our sport.¬† THIS BEING THE CASE our range will NOT open on Wednesday 15th September and Saturday 18th September and will remain closed until this is cleared up.
  • When the range does Range re-open it will be available to both fully licensed shooters and unlicensed (P650) trainee shooters. Our Co-vid plan requires us to comply with the 1.5 Square Metre rule and whist on the range we must maintain 1.5 Metre separation where possible. Before handling any shared equipment please use the hand sanitizer provided and PLEASE do not attend the range if you have any flue like symptoms. We now need to keep two sign in registers when attending the RANGE. The Co-vid 19 register needs to be an electronic sign so please use the QR Code. If you don't have a mobile phone ask another member to sign you in. The NSW Firearms attendance record will remain a paper sign in but without the Co-vid sign in details.
  • Target shooting will be every Wednesday night and the Saturdays as nominated below..
  • The Range will also be open to all shooters¬† on the 1st and 3rd Saturday's 12pm and we will continue to do this if there is enough interest. The Rifle Range does not open on NSW Public Holidays.
  • If unsure on the weather please check with the Club Captain before traveling to the range.
  • Membership fees will be due before the 1st January and you will need to renew your membership before 2022.
  • Our Monday Night shoots have been postponed until further notice due to lack of attendance.
  • We are NOT planning for a November Annual Shoot for 2021 and at this stage aiming for our usual time slot in November 2022.
  • (Updated 14-9-2021)

How do I join

Visit the rifle range when it is in use on a Monday or Wednesday night (6:45 pm) and talk to the range officer. All visitors are welcome and the only obligation is that you sign the visitors book.

Firearms training & testing

The Club provides Firearms Training and Testing on behalf of the NSW Firearms Registry.

How old do you have to be

Children over the age of 12 years can participate but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What type of members do we have

Senior, Junior, Pensioner, Family and Social Members.

Fees

There is a yearly membership fee, which varies dependant on the membership type. There is also a fee whenever the range is used. Once set up in the sport the other on going cost is the .22 standard ammunition you use.

Club funding

The club is a non-profit club and the running cost is met from the range fees and a small portion of the membership fee. The majority of the membership goes to our affiliated body, the NSW Small Bore Rifle and Air Rifle Association; and Target Rifle Australia which coordinates the sport throughout Australia and provides the local clubs with Insurance cover.

Expectation of members

Club members are expected to operate in a safe manner and follow the range rules and instruction from the range officer. A requirement of the firearms regulations is that a member must attend the range a minimum of 4 times a year. Apart from this we attend the range for the enjoyment of the sport. The club operates by voluntary contributions of the members and will only continue to operate while members are prepared to assist. Members are elected/volunteer to positions for a 12-month term at the Annual General Meeting held the 3rd Tuesday in February. General meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday in the Month. We expect members to attend some meetings, consider filling a position within the club and participate in the operation of the club.

Club history

The Club has a long history in the Lismore district and was first established at the Lismore Showground in 1963 with only five shooting bays. The Club moved to Tuncester in 1970 and the range has been continuously improved to its present standard. It now has twelve shooting bays on a well-kept range. Target distances vary from 35 to 90 meters.

Lismore & Northern Region championships

This competition shoot is held the second weekend in November and is attended by club shooters from Queensland and NSW. Like wise members from our club attends shoots in these neighboring districts.

The sport

Gives people in the Lismore area the opportunity to participate in several different shooting disciplines that are contested at the range. These are all shot with a .22 rifle and include Silhouette, 50 Metre Target and 50 Metre Bench Rest. The best time to visit the club is around 6:30 pm Wednesdays.

Location

The rifle range and clubhouse is located about 5kms out of Lismore on the Kyogle road. Turn left into Rifle Range Road (Big Factory & Car Wreckers). The Club is 490 meters on the right hand side of Rifle Range Road. Turn right across the grid into the range and left across a second grid into the car park

Contacts

Derek Cassar
PH 02 66282082 a/h
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