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SSAA Victoria has developed a Practical Firearms Training Program: Introductory Course to help develop shooting skills for people at all levels, with or without a firearms licence.
Held at either SSAA Victoria’s Springvale or Eagle Park ranges, the Introductory Course is designed to instil best practice and essential knowledge for new or intermediate firearms users.
The Practical Firearms Training Program is designed to provide actual shooting experience to improve marksmanship, while also offering essential safety information to help newcomers prepare for getting through the compulsory safety course prior to obtaining a licence, or for shooters looking to better understand their firearm.
Because the course is held at our ranges under the supervision of training staff and range officers, participants do not require a licence.
For those who have recently obtained a licence, some of the fundamental skills covered include sighting in a rifle (which is essential before hunting), shooting techniques, firearm care and marksmanship.
Topics covered in the Introductory Course include:
- Firearm types, major parts and actions
- Basic firearms safety and risk management
- Safe storage, transportation and handling
- Ammunition anatomy and cartridge construction
- Shooting procedures and techniques
- Firearm maintenance
Juniors (aged between 12 and 18) are also welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult so it’s a great opportunity for parents to help their kids get involved with the shooting sports.
SSAA members receive a discount on the course fee as another membership benefit, and range fees, ammunition and targets are covered in the cost.
The full-day (7 hr) course is run on weekends and classes are kept small so more time is given for individual needs.
Adults: $120 SSAA member, $150 non member
Juniors (accompanied by a participating adult): $80 SSAA member, $100 non member
For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 8892 2704.