Warwick pistol club attracts shooters as far as Emerald
PISTOL SHOOTING: Ross Dossetto has been coming to Warwick to shoot at the Warwick Pistol Club range for three decades and is in a field of 70 for the February Open Shoot which starts Friday.
Dossetto first joined the club when he lived in Toowoomba and is now at Kedron in Brisbane, but heads to Warwick every month or two to shoot and is a regular at the two open shoots each year.
"I come up before the open shoots to give a hand with the preparations at the range," he said.
Warwick Pistol Club captain Bob Campbell said shooters were travelling from as far as Emerald, Maryborough and Byron Bay for the shoot.
"Two national representatives, Tom Fulton and Marie Kent, will be at the open shoot, both are likely to be part of the Queensland black powder team for the nationals at Cessnock in New South Wales at Easter," Campbell said.
One of the Warwick Pistol Club members lining up on Saturday will be Nigel Gordon, a national champion in action match pistol shooting.
Competition starts at 11.30am on Friday and will continue all day Saturday and Sunday.
Action and service matches will be held on Friday and Saturday.
There are black powder matches on Saturday and Sunday.
Each day, the club will hold competitions known as Olympic matches (Sport and air) as they are exactly the same as what is shot at each Olympics.
The only difference between Warwick and the Olympics is electronic targets were used in Rio last year and the Warwick club uses cardboard targets.
This week's shoot is one of two major shoots each year at the Warwick Pistol Club range in Rosehill Rd.
The other open shoot is the Warwick Rose and Rodeo Open Shoot in October.
The Warwick Pistol Club adds two action matches to its program each year. The first for this year will be March 12.
Each week, the Warwick club shoots each Thursday from 7pm and each Sunday from 9am.
Grant for club
THE club has received a $7000 grant from Sport and Recreation for wind back carriers for the 10m air pistol range, the indoor range used on a Thursday night.
A working bee will be held on March 12 to install the new carriers on the same day as an action match on the outdoor range.
Prospective new members are welcome to talk to club members at the range during the three-day competition from Friday.
More information? Phone captain Bob Campbell on 0409894206.
Updates on the weekend on www:warwickdaily news.com.au.