VALE: Peter Schultz


The Pistol community is saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Shultz (15/10/1949 – 24/10/2018)

Peter Shultz:

  • Commenced shooting in 1982
  • Became a qualified coach in 1992
  • Qualified to become Safety Awareness Course Instructor in the mid 1990’s
  • Re-accredited when the course became the Firearms and Safety Awareness Training course (FASAT) in 2009
  • Was a valued State Team member between approximately 1997 to 2005
  • Represented Australia at the Oceania Games in 1997 and again in 2005
  • Represented Australia at the Atlanta World Cup and also the Fort Benning Grand Prix in 1998
  • Became National Champion for Men’s Air Pistol in 2001
  • Appointed Assessor for AISL (now Shooting Australia)
  • In 2013 was awarded Pistol Shooting Coach of the Year
  • Awarded Life membership at Blanchetown Pistol Club
  • Awarded Honorary membership at Penfield Pistol, Rifle and Archery Club

More recently, over the last ten years, Peter has been passionate towards guiding, mentoring and coaching SARPA members, not just juniors, however they were his main focus. Alex Taransky was his mentor and coach, and together they were a great team, traveling in and out of the state, to share their knowledge and try to help pistol shooters enjoy their sport at a higher level.

Peter was not one to take the “lime light”,  he was there in the background , watching and slipping in an astute comment to get the recipient back on track,

His eye for detail and passion for us all to “follow the process” will be something to remember him by for the years ahead.

Peter’s passing will have a profound affect on the many, many juniors (and seniors too, for that matter) who will no longer have the benefit of Peter’s vast experience in the sport that we all love – Pistol Shooting.

Peter may be gone, but will never be forgotten.