SSAA Griffith operates a Shotgun range and a 100m Rimfire Range within the Dave Wallace Range complex at Simms Rd., Beelbangera, 10 kms from Griffith.
The Sporting Clays Range is situated in bushland at the top of a hill and is surrounded by steep cliffs on one side. This makes it rather unique for a sporting clays range as not only does it provide a setting for many different simulated field targets, but targets can be set to be thrown down, up or along the cliffs presenting special challenges to shooters. To provide even more variety for target presentation the range has two large ex-railway overhead foot bridges from which competitors can shoot or on which traps can be positioned to provide a wide range of overhead targets. The range also has a covered 5-Stand shelter, equipped with overhead floodlights that are used for night time shooting.
Regular Sporting Clays or 5-Stand shoots are held on 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. SSAA Griffith hosts regularly 5-Stand and Sporting Clays State Titles and is often the venue for National Championships. The range has a large clubhouse and septic toilets with hot showers for visitors who wish to camp on the range. SSAA Griffith is an approved club for Category C shotguns for clay target shooting.
The 100m Rimfire Range features a large shooting shelter with 10 benchrest tables. The range is approved for all rimfire rifles and air rifles to .22 calibre only and is fully baffled to limit the range danger area. Popular matches held at the range are Benchrest, BR30, Metallic Silhouette and Cowboy Metallic Silhouette as well as General Shooting for members to sight in rifles, try different types of ammunition or for hunting practice. Shoots are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. All Juniors shoot for free at the Rimfire Range.
Shoot programs for the shotgun and rimfire ranges are published on the SSAA Griffith Facebook page. These contain current information about shoots and activities.
Firearms Safety Awareness Training workshops are conducted to enable persons wishing to apply for a Firearms Licence while workshops to obtain an R Licence for hunting are offered. Contact the Branch person listed on the Shoot Program if interested.
APPROVAL NUMBERS – PLEASE NOTE: CLUB APPROVAL NUMBERS ARE NOT PHONE NUMBERS
TARGET – 409 056 982
HUNTING – 409 057 002
COLLECTING – 409 057 013