Update on Lever Action Shotuns

SSAA NSW has been advised that at a recent meeting of representatives from state & territory Firearms Registries, there was in principle agreement that lever action shotguns will be categorised as follows:

  • shotguns with magazines that hold 5 shots and under will be category B, and
  • shotguns with magazines that hold more than 5 shots will be classified as category D.

There was no indication that there would be changes to any other firearm classifications.
Individual states & territories will determine how this will be implemented within their jurisdiction.

SSAA NSW has been regularly liaising with the NSW Firearms Registry on this issue and along with SSAA National and other SSAA state & territory bodies has been representing our member’s concerns.

We will continue to keep you updated on this issue.

Paul McNabb
SSAA NSW President

SSAA NSW President confirms lever action rifles NOT under review

SSAA NSW President Paul McNabb confirms with the NSW Firearm’s Registry that Lever Action Rifles not under review.

The SSAA NSW office has been inundated with phone calls, faxes and emails concerning rumours affecting Category A&B lever-action rifles.

To put these rumours to rest, I contacted Mr “Bluey” Lyons, Director of the NSW Firearms Registry. Bluey advised that due to the Martin Place siege, various Australian jurisdictions are reviewing the National Firearms Agreement (NFA). It is believed that the NFA needs modernizing to accommodate the latest emerging technologies in all categories of firearms.

Recently, there have been concerns regarding a new proposed lever-action shotgun. However, Bluey made it quite clear that the NSW Firearms Registry has no concerns regarding the existing Category A & B lever-action rifles.

Once again, I very much appreciate the co-operation from Bluey Lyons regarding one of our most popular firearms and disciplines. As I pointed out at the recent SSAA NSW AGM, the team at the NSW Firearms Registry is there to work with Shooters to ensure the on-going safety and viability of the sport.

To read the SSAA National President's announcement on lever-action firearms click here.

2015 SSAA NSW 5-Stand State Titles

2015 SSAA NSW 5-Stand State Titles

Hosted by SSAA ACT at Majura Park Gun Club

Turn off the Federal Hwy, Nth of Canberra onto Majura Rd, then left onto Hector McIntosh Grove Rd (the road marked GUN CLUBS) and travel about 1km along this road past the other clubs. Please check the website for club information and location details www.majuraparkgunclub.com.


16th May at 10:30am – 100 targets

17th May at 9-00am - 100 targets

200 targets over two days on two layouts

SSAA (NSW) 5-Stand State Champion
SSAA (NSW) Medallions & prizes O/A, 1st,2nd, 3rd each grade/category
Sash & medallion O/A State Champion (SSAA members only)
Selection of the 2015 SSAA NSW Shotgun Team
SSAA 5-Stand Rules

Nominations: Open: $130, Ladies/Veterans - $110 and Juniors - $65

Grades: Open AA, A, B, C
Other: Junior (U15yrs) & (U18yrs), Ladies, Veterans (60+yrs)
Proof of age may be required.

Competitors without a SSAA 5-Stand grade will be graded at the end of the first day.

State Shotgun Discipline Meeting after Saturday's competition
Canteen available all weekend
Camping available at the club with toilets & shower available.

ACTA & F & G members welcome

Further information:

Joe Thaller: 0418 625147, Greg All: 0409 444955 or David Whiteman: 0401 695187

SSAA Shotgun Info: www.ssaa.org.au/shotgun

The Organising Committee reserves the right to alter the program.

Collectors Meeting - Monday 3 August 2015

Collectors Meetings 2015 Calendar

Held at St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre on the first floor.

Monday 3 August 7pm – Show and Tell

It’s time for you, the Collector, to bring a piece of your collection to show off, whether it be your favourite firearm, accessory or collectable. (All pieces will be displayed and those members who would like to talk about their piece will be more than welcome)

Please note: the meetings are open to any current SSAA member; you don’t have to be a collector to attend. All juniors are welcome but must have adult supervision.

You must show your current SSAA membership card on entry.

Any further queries please contact Richard on 4777 4524.

SSAA NSW HuntFest 2015

SSAA NSW and the organisers of HuntFest are excited to announce a naming rights partnership for this year’s HuntFest which will be held over the June long weekend.

SAAA NSW HuntFest 2015 is shaping up to be Australia’s biggest hunting event with more than 3500 people expected to attend over the two days. Visitors will see hundreds of exhibitors and stalls showcasing artwork, photography, demonstrations, firearms and hunting accessories.

South Coast Hunters Club President and HuntFest organiser, Dan Field, has welcomed the support and involvement of SSAA NSW. “It’s a huge announcement for us to have a major sponsor like SSAA NSW because they’re already such a big supporter and it just goes to show how much bigger and better HuntFest itself has grown.” Mr Field said.

“Last year we were thrown back a bit when we had more than 3000 people through the gates, a thousand more than we expected. This year we’re hoping to get 4000 plus through the front gates which will be massive for only its third year.”

SSAA NSW Executive Director Diana Melham said she hopes the partnership helps make this year’s SAAA NSW HuntFest the most successful yet. “SSAA NSW has been a strong supporter of HuntFest and I’m delighted for the organisers to see it grow into such a huge event for hunters. We cannot wait to be a part of SAAA NSW HuntFest 2015.

“I would also like to encourage all SSAA members, not just from NSW but also from interstate such as ACT and Victoria, to visit Narooma and attend the event which promises to be a memorable experience.”

A major boost for SAAA NSW HuntFest is the decision from Eurobodalla Shire Council last year to approve the sale of firearms and ammunition and to grant the permission for SSAA NSW Mobile Air Rifle Range (MARR) to attend.

The application, passed by a majority of five to two, is a significant announcement for SAAA NSW, HuntFest organisers, hunting enthusiasts and sporting shooters in general and was the end result of months of hard work and lobbying by organisers of the event.

“The Council overwhelmingly voted to allow us to seek permission through NSW Firearms Registry to sell firearms and the majority of the community has been supportive,” Mr Field said. “A lot of the local businesses have also come out to help, including hotels and motels who have asked to be listed on our website, so it’s great to get that local support.

“I would suggest potential exhibitors contact HuntFest straight away. The sites, especially outside are nearly sold out and inside booths are selling quickly; so you don’t want to miss out.”

SAAA NSW HuntFest will be held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2015 at the Narooma Sport and Leisure Centre which is located on the corner of the Princes Highway and Bluewater Drive at Narooma. Entry fee will be $10 per person per day and children under 16 years free. For more information visit the HuntFest website at www.huntfest.com.au.



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