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Aussie shooters do well in 2018 Gold Coast C'wealth Games !

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    Celebrate our 70th birthday by
    taking a mate to the range

    This month marks the 70th birthday of the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia. With more than 188,000 members and one million licensed firearm owners participating in our safe, fun and all-abilities activity.
    Aussie Shooters at the Commonwealth Games

    Three gold medals, five silvers and one bronze is the final medal count from the Australian shooters at the Commonwealth Games. All of our Aussie athletes represented Australia and the shooting community admirably, while the Gold Coast Games saw the arrival of India as a true shooting powerhouse and a new age-record was broken by a 79-year-old Canadian shooter. Read our full report and recap of each day of shooting from the event.

    Three unexpected life skills I gained learning to shoot

    When Sarah Jane Jacob decided she wanted to learn how to shoot, she had no idea how much it would change her life. The only firearm she had even seen up to that point was the shotgun mounted high on the wall of her father’s office when she was a child - he had given up shooting before she was born and had never spoken of it. “I never dreamed that shooting would soon become an all-consuming recreation for me and that it would enrich my life in some unexpected ways. In particular, there are three surprising lessons I learned while I was putting in range time. Maybe you can identify with some of them too,” said Sarah.

    Sports shooting at the Commonwealth Games

    The shooting sports has a rich history and Australia has some of the best shooters in the world. Even though the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have come and gone, we are still celebrating our great sport. You might know that this year the Games featured 19 shooting events across the Fullbore, Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun disciplines, but how much do you know about sports shooting at previous Commonwealth Games?

    There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
    Ron Owen.