Club hits target with a come-and-try event
IT IS one week down and two to go for the Warwick Pistol Club which is firing up for a boost in membership following a successful come-and-try day on Sunday.
The come-and-try day attracted 20 prospective members from as far as Inglewood and Clifton and was attended by Pistol Shooters Queensland representatives, including president Michelle Sandstrom.
Some of the prospective members are planning to return to the range in Rosehill Rd this weekend for the February Open Shoot which has attracted 60 competitors so far.
One Queensland representative shooter will travel from Mackay to go head-to-head with national champion Tom Fulton, of Brisbane, in the black powder matches this weekend.
Competition starts at 11.30am Friday and then all day Saturday and Sunday.
Warwick Pistol Club hosts round 1 of the south-east Queensland Action Cup on February 17 which is likely to attract more than 20 shooters.
Sandstrom said attracting more than 10 prospective members to a come-and-try day was considered a bonus.
"Warwick attracted 20 which is one of the best attendances I can remember," Sandstrom said.
"Come-and-try days are an opportunity for locals to try the sport and be educated about the sport."
Warwick club president Greg Morris said his sport was bound by the Weapons Act for security and licensing checks.
Clifton resident Jacob Allport said he would definitely come again after trying the sport on Sunday.
"I will travel to Warwick maybe once a week, I went half decent for my first time," Allport said.
Mitchell Rhodes, of Warwick, said he was looking for a new sport and enjoyed a day at pistol shooting.
Prospective members are welcome to call 0409 894 206.