Target rifle shooting doesn’t require perfect eyesight or levels of extreme fitness. Older and physically impaired people can enjoy participation and be successful like any other shooter. Importantly in today’s push for gender equality, this is one of the very few sports where women and men compete without favour or discrimination for the same grades and prizes. Teenagers old enough to hold a Minor’s Firearms Licence are also most welcome. It’s can truly be a family sport.
Success in this sport is reached by a combination of flawless, consistent technique and a skill for assessing the winds affect on the flight of a projectile. Like other precision sports such as snooker, lawn bowls and golf, an understanding of the eyes’ perception of the target, the psychology of competition and of course continual practice all contribute to results.
Some of the traditions remain, but today’s target rifle is at the forefront of precision technology and today’s successful shooter maintains their physical well-being, alertness and most importantly, mental control in peak condition.
Safety behaviour is governed by the Tasmanian Police Firearms Registry range approvals and also the National Rifle Association of Australia’s Standard Shooting Rules.
All shoots are conducted under the supervision of accredited range officers. Importantly, such training carries into everyday life and helps encourage safe handling of firearms away from the range.
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