SPORTING SHOOTERS' ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

BRISBANE BRANCH

Farmgun

Members and guests welcome to attend.

  • 9.00am on the third Saturday of the month

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is farmgun?

A. The word farmgun is a slang term used to describe any non-elite or cheap shotgun that you would find hanging over the farmhouse mantlepiece.

Q. What is the Farmgun Section?

A. The farmgun section is a fun clay-target competition at the Brisbane Branch of the SSAA, where the competitors use basic and inexpensive shotguns.

Q. Which shotguns are used?

A. Some of the common shotguns used are:

Single barrel (break action, bolt action or lever action)
Double barrel, side by side (single trigger or double trigger)
.410 bore
Black powder

Q Can I use an under and over or semi-automatic shotgun?

A. No. You are welcome to use your under and over or semi-automatic shotgun in the afternoon practice session after lunch, but not in the morning competition session.

Q What if I don’t have a farmgun?

A. Come along anyway. As long as you are respectful to other people’s gear, there is a good chance that someone will be happy to lend you one.

Q Why should I compete in the farmgun section, compared to the other clay-target sections?

A. Some of the attractions are:

Inexpensive start-up (retail second-hand farmgun from $90 to $150)
Variety of layouts and targets
Supportive fun atmosphere, with encouragement and coaching

Timetable

  • 7.00am - Setup crew start
    • 8.00am - Sign on counter open
    • 9.00am - Early squad kicks-off
    • 10.00am - Sign on counter closed (but you can sign on at main range and bring your receipt as proof)
    • 11.00am - Ladies and Coaching squad kicks-off
    • 12.30pm - Competition squads complete
    • 1.00pm - Social practice using fixed traps if anyone interested (BYO targets and range officers)
    • 5.00pm - All shooting complete

Targets

A variety of skeet and trap stations, based on 25 targets.

Special Competitions

The November competition is the Clem Sorohan Memorial shoot. A Sporting Clays like layout is used, based on 30 targets

Contact Details

Check the current SSAA Brisbane Range Directory, for the current Section Captains contact details.

Competition Culture

The farmgun section is a fun competition. Of course safety is serious, but outside of safety, the competition has a light and friendly atmosphere.

Things to Note

  • The 11.00am time slot is reserved for a Ladies' competition, or anyone who would like coaching in a non rushed environment.
  • We celebrate Winter Solstice in the June Competition, and stay back for a meal and night around the camp fire.
  • We share a meal, followed by a night shoot in the December competition.

General Information

New competitors (particularly ladies and juniors) are welcome. Both new and experienced competitors walk and compete in the same squad. For new shooters of clay-targets, it’s common to start slow, before being competitive. It’s important to focus on the fun side, and let the scores slowly improve as you gain experience and your confidence grows. Farmgun provides that kind of environment.

Range Safety Video

Please watch this safety video before visiting our range.

training video

Pistol Participation

Pistol participation returns for the period 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017, ARE NOW DUE. The form is to be submitted to the club by 28th July 2017. Click here to download the form.

Range Hours

Monday to Thursday: 1pm-5pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 8am-5pm

Range closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & half Anzac Day

Public Holidays Excluding Mondays: 8am-5pm

Office Open: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

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  • Proposed Range Closure from 6th November to 8th December 2017, Monday to Friday. Weekends, scheduled night, shotgun and indoor air pistol competitions not affected. Office will be open Monday to Friday.
  • Firearms Amnesty information
  • Pistol participation returns for the period 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017, ARE NOW DUE. The form is to be submitted to the club by 28th July 2017. Click here to download the form.
  • SSAA National Handgun Metallic Silhouette Championships nomination form, accomodation guide
  • SSAA QLD State 500m Fly Championship nomination form