Members and guests welcome to attend.
- 9.00am fourth Sunday from May to September winter attire, check Club Calendar for summer months program, December is cancelled due to heat and Christmas
Edwardian Section - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What guns to bring?
A. Any safe, side-by-side cartridge gun, hammer or hammerless, black powder or nitro from the period spanning 1870-1940. From a Hollis to a Holland, a Birmingham to a London “best”, all are welcome. Post 1940 side-by-side guns are fine, but an older and more interesting gun is preferred. Under-and-over or semi-automatic guns are not used.
Q. What to wear?
A. Everyone is encouraged to make a reasonable attempt at wearing period dress as typical of the Edwardian Period. The basic look of outdoor sporting attire can be as simple as a flat cap, long sleeve shirt, tie, leather shoes and light weight long pants (no jeans).
For Gentlemen, plus twos or plus fours with knee length shooting socks will add to the look. For Ladies, a full-length skirt offering mobility, coupled with a linen blouse and waistcoat will be elegant and practical.
The full Tweed shooting suit is usually too hot except for the coldest winter days in Brisbane.
Sporting and leisure clothing of the day had more freedom and mobility, as both Ladies and Gentlemen participated in Croquet, Tennis, Cycling, Golf and Shooting. Most of what you need can be purchased from charity second-hand shops, or on-line retailers.
Q. What is the shooting style?
A. The spirit of the event is based on an Edwardian era game shoot in the English style or Village Fare Style. It aims to be fun, relaxing and different from any other shooting competitions.
Edwardian Section – Competition Details
Location: SSAA Brisbane Branch, 292 Mount Petrie Rd, Belmon QLD 4153.
Date: 4th Sunday of each month during the cooler months (May to September).
Targets: A variety of simulated English Game birds.
Contact Details: Check the current SSAA Brisbane Range Directory, for the current Section Captain contact details.
Competition Culture: The Edwardian section is a social competition. Of course safety is serious, but it's more about an appreciation of English style guns and attire from the Edwardian era.