Open day at Childers shooting clays
Open day held at the Childers Sporting Clays Club
IT WAS safety first for all that stepped out onto the range at the Childers Pistol and Rifle club last weekend.
The free open day at the Sporting Clays Club was to encourage families to visit the range and to have a go at shooting clay pigeons.
The small group of shooting enthusiasts took advantage of the open day to inspect the facilities and to try their hand at clay shooting.
The intimidating crack as the shotgun echoed across the range didn’t stop the first timers from hitting the target.
Member of the Childers Sporting Clays Roy Hamann said the club was keen for new members, especially juniors.
“The size of the targets, speed and angles of flight are variable, sporting clays are challenging and a great sport to participate in,” Mr Hamann said.
“Sporting Clays is safe and a great social atmosphere,” he said.
Interested shooters do not need to be licensed and club members can assist beginners with initial instruction in gun safety and help with coaching shooters as they shoot a round of sporting clays.
In recent months the Childers Pistol and Rifle Club has seen improvements in the club facilities including a purpose-built indoor air pistol range.
The club is home to paralympian Chris Pitt and junior world champion Hansi Hummer, an Isis High student.
Mr Hamann said it was safety first and encouraged juniors to give it a go.
“The club has produced many great shooters and we are encouraging others to be a part,” he said.
The Horton shooting range on Bootharh Rd, welcomes newcomers whether you are a licenced shooter or wishing to participate in the sport for the first time.
You do not need to hold a Queensland gun licence to shoot at the club range.
To try your hand at the Childers Sporting Clay target shooting visit their website for more information childerssportingclays.org.au
SAFETY FIRST: Mitchell Hamann.