Member Benefits

Member Benefits

 

 

  • Pistol Australia provides the means for members to learn to handle pistols safely and competently in a controlled and competitive environment.
  • Pistol Australia, provides a system of graded competitions that caters to the local club shooter as well as, national and international competitors.
  • Pistol Australia provides the National Referee Council programs to ensure that competitive target pistol shooting matches are held according to the required standards.  Whether for the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Metallic Silhouette (IMSSU), International 1920 Match (NRA), WA 1500 Match (WA1500) or for the Pistol Australia Service Pistol and Black Powder matches.  These standards ensure fair and equitable opportunities in competition anywhere in Australia and overseas.  They also ensure that those who do achieve entry to national or international teams do so knowing that they have been properly trained and will not face unnecessary stress of not knowing the rules and procedures properly.
  • Pistol Australia, provides the National Referee Council (NRC) that: provides the opportunity for members to pursue a path to officiate as Range Officers or Judges at local, State, National and International competition.
  • Adopts international rules as necessary and writes compatible rules for the correct running of matches in Australia.
  • Pistol Australia provides the National Coaching Council (NCC) that: delivers coaching and other programs that provide PA members the opportunity to develop their marksmanship from club up to elite level if they so choose.
  • provides PA members with the opportunity to obtain nationally accredited coaching qualifications in shooting at all levels.
  • training and development of junior athletes via the annual Junior Camp.
  • Pistol Australia, through its Pistol Australia National Performance Squad (PANPS), provides training and development of up-and-coming young athletes through all levels of shooting ability to the elite shooter.
  • Pistol Australia liaises with Federal Government bodies to ensure fair treatment of its members in firearm matters.  In particular Pistol Australia negotiated with the Federal Government for the retention of members’ pistols for competitive use.
  • Pistol Australia conducts annual National Championships in ISSF, Metallic Silhouette, Service Pistol, Black Powder, International 1920 Match and WA1500 Match.
  • Pistol Australia is the only shooting association that has always provided funds for Australian and development teams to travel overseas to compete in International 1920 Match, Metallic Silhouette and ISSF competitions.
  • Pistol Australia ensures that members continue to have a pathway to elite competition in this area and as a direct result, Australian pistol shooters continue to justify retention of the pistols needed for these events.
  • Pistol Australia provides members with a National Office and representation in Canberra, the Australian National Capital, to deal with issues as they arise.
  • Pistol Australia provides experienced persons to help members with any aspect of pistol shooting in Australia.
  • Pistol Australia provides members with the opportunity to visit and shoot at hundreds of clubs in Australia and overseas.
  • Pistol Australia provides the justification for members’ pistol ownership by fielding competitors and teams in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and other like international events.
  • Pistol Australia is managed by a team of elected representatives as well as by delegates from every State and Territory, thus ensuring that all State and Territories have an opportunity to contribute to the direction taken by Pistol Australia.
  • Pistol Australia provides up-to-date articles and information relative to PA and the sport of target pistol shooting via the Australian Pistol Shooters’ Bulletin, which is currently published 3 times per year.