Firearms Safety Training is the first step in obtaining your firearms licence and is required as part of your application by NSW Police Firearms Registry.
Your course includes the following:
Explanation of firearms categories
Explanation of various genuine reasons
An overview of the online application process
A video tutorial in firearms use and handling
An introduction to our firing range, its use and procedures
A practical demonstration of how to operate a bolt action rifle
Whats the difference between Rimfire and centerfire?
Practical advice on where to start and what to buy first.
A live firing session where you get to shoot and learn the basics
If the course you are looking at doesn’t offer all of this why pay more? Also twenty five dollars of every adult course goes back into the range further supporting a great facility and local sport shooting in general.
If you are keen to know more or just want to DO IT before our next Covid lockdown, via the contact us page. HERE.
The range is back in use, we are still limited to every second bench, members only and one hour timeslot. But otherwise we are open per the calendar. Wednesday 9am till midday, Sunday 9am till midday and Saturdays are club comp days. Check the calendar for variations.
Members can purchase an Annual Range Pass for $150 so if you find yourself out at the range more often than not it may be worth looking into. See the Range Officer on duty if you wish to purchase a pass.
While we are thankfully open some restrictions remain in place, these are due to the 1.5m social distance and the 4 square meter regulations. For now we can’t offer try shooting or accomodate any P650 (unlicenced) shooters and we can only have 10 shooters on the firing line at a time for a limited one hour session.
We would like to thank all of our members for their understanding and hope to see you on the range soon.
Nothing is normal at the moment as we have all become aware. Some good news as you may have heard we can now open our range, this while awesome news, also comes with very heavy restrictions which need to be adhered to during stage one Covid19 restrictions.
So whats going on? While the range may be “open” we can only have 10 members on the property at a time. Hence the soft opening, we need to have two Range Officers to run the range so that leaves 8 shooters at any one time and anyone else who arrives has to wait outside the gates for a shot. We have restricted range time to one hour per person this includes changing targets and setting up, each new detail will commence on the hour, so between 9am and midday we can only cater to 24 shooters and there will be a wait for everyone. Those waiting cannot come come through the gate’s and must practice social distancing while waiting outside preferably remaining in your cars.
A range officer will be at the gate to sign in each hourly detail, ensure you have your membership card and firearms licence ready to show the RO the order of entry will be the same as the order of signing in. The range is open to Coffs Harbour Branch members only at this time and we request that you bring correct money for the $10 adult sign in fee or $5 Junior fee, we will not be holding change. Shooters will be responsible for the placing and removing of their own targets only.
SSAA Coffs Harbour is your club and we are doing our best to allow our members some time shooting, please be patient and treat our volunteers with the utmost respect during this time.
In June we expect to be allowed more members on site but due to the 1.5m social distancing measure the range may still only be able to open 10 benches, we will advise here in due course.
Kindly refer to the calendar for shoot times and dates.
Dear Coffs SSAA members, as of now our range is closed for all regular shooting activities, we will not be operating until further notice.
This will be a good opportunity for the club to make repairs after the recent storm damage.
Those with concerns about attendances can contact the NSW Firearms Registry by email who will assess each on a case by case basis. Given that so far in 2020 we have had closures due to Fire, closures due to storm damage and now closure due to a Pandemic I would think that most members will have a reasonable argument. Do keep in mind though that the range was also available much of the time from March 2019.
Thanks for supporting your club and watch this space for any updates as we move through this testing time.
Coffs Harbour SSAA range is still operational, please check in here on this site if you have any questions. Any and all changes to the range operations/OPEN and CLOSURES will be posted here as soon as is possible.