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Firing up, in safety at Warwick Pistol Club

Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg, Warwick Pistol Club captain Bob Campbell and zone winner James Parer after a Rose and Rodeo Shoot at the Warwick club's Rosehill Range.
Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg, Warwick Pistol Club captain Bob Campbell and zone winner James Parer after a Rose and Rodeo Shoot at the Warwick club's Rosehill Range. Gerard Walsh

COACH'S CORNER:

BOB Campbell has been involved in the Warwick Pistol Club for the past 43 years.

While the club doesn't have an official coach, the experienced members are always happy to help out.

He explains the important things mentioned to new members:

Safety is paramount and no pistols are allowed to be taken out of their case before the range officer declares preparation time.

After a series is shot, the range officer checks each pistol before anyone can go forward of the firing line.

Away from safety, the important thing you stress is stance and balance. Shooters need to have their feet and body stable to shoot accurately.

It is important each shooter has one foot approximately 30cm behind the other.

Shooters must feel comfortable with their stance.

Grip is important. The sights on the front of the pistol have to be aligned with the back sights, then the shoulder and the eye.

Trigger control is also important, we keep saying watch the sights and squeeze the trigger, you don't pull the trigger as that means you pull the gun sideways.

The club's biggest shoot is the Rose and Rodeo Shoot on October 6-8 at the club range in Rosehill Rd. Prospective new members welcome to call Campbell on 0409894206.

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