Flagship pistol match hosted in Cullinan

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The South African Defensive Pistol Association (SADPA) is once again hosting its flagship match at the Premier Shooting Club, Cullinan. The match is on 9 and 10 August.

This time it is the IDPA 2015 Africa Championships, which is the premier pistol match on the SADPA calendar “and is a real honour to host,” explains organiser Andreas Dühring.

The club is expecting approximately 180 participants, shooting 16 stages over two days. This is an international match and there already are a few visiting entries. Stages will test all competitors, marksman to master alike.


Fun for the experienced shooter

It is a relatively new shooting sport in South Africa

“If you have any interest in the shooting sports, this is the match to come and see. Watching these guys shoot will give you a good idea of what IDPA is all about and how you can learn to enjoy shooting as much as they do,” Andreas said.

SADPA offers a relatively new shooting sport in South Africa and functions under the auspice of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defence scenarios and real life encounters.

The sport started in South Africa in May 2001 and has grown to an active 1 000 odd shooters in 26 active clubs, shooting over 300 matches a year. It is geared for easy entry to a novice shooter with New Shooter Orientations (NSO) provided to facilitate easy and safe participation for all levels of shooters.


Real life situations are depicted
Photos: Tracey Howell

Geared for easy entry to a novice shooter
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The sport caters for multi-gun shoots (handgun, shotgun, semi-auto rifles) and is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter.
The Premier Shooting Club started in the late 1970’s with a skeet range, a 200 m rifle range and four International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) handgun ranges.

The club was a subdivision of the mine’s social club, which was dissolved in the mid 1990’s. Club members continued to operate and expand the club, and in November 2006 the range complex received accreditation from the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS). Since then the complex had been enlarged with the addition of the IPSC 3 gun ranges and later the Bianchi ranges.

For more information, phone Andreas Dühring at 082-900-5504.