Pistol shooting is fun and exciting and not really beyond the capabilities of anyone. For those considering joining the club we have something to offer everyone. With a wide range of shooting styles available and the constant improvements to our grounds, ranges and facilities, our friendly members are more than happy to welcome you and give time and advice to new members.
To join the Ballarat Pistol Club, you will need to be of good character with no serious criminal convictions and be happy to undergo a police check and to have your fingerprints taken at a Police Station. You will need to attend the club on a regular basis to give the members a chance to meet you and give you guidance. The club has several air pistols and .22 pistols available to new members to shoot while they are going through their 6 months probationary period. This is a good opportunity to try the different shooting styles and will help you in deciding what you want to do, and ultimately, what type of handgun you will want to get.
After you have undergone and passed a handgun safety course (taken at the club) you will be able to apply for a handgun licence. Once this arrives you will be able to apply for a 'Permit to Acquire' for your first handgun if you wish. You are now well on your way to enjoying this exciting and highly addictive sport.
Licensing Services Division: http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=111