Location: 6, Monarto Shooting Complex, Mountain View Road Monarto.
Club Contacts: Club President on 0400 282 394 Club Secretary on 0402 455 886
About the Club
Adelaide Target Shooters began back in 1970, when a small group of keen shooters sought to establish a range on the southern side of Adelaide. The original members included such Adelaide notables as Jack Conquest, Jack Mansfield, Syd Miller, Bob Sharrard and Ray Stone. Ray was a keen shooter with a pilot’s licence, so he hired a Cessna and flew up and down the South Coast looking for a suitable area.
One was soon located in a stone quarry at Reynella, and the rent was set at one bottle of Scotch whisky for the landowner. ATSC was formed and grew to a membership capped at 20 shooters.
Time marched on and a freeway was built through the area close to the range. It was time to move, and in May of 2004 the ATS became a SSAA branch at the Monarto Range complex, south-east of Adelaide. As most of the shooters at ATSC were already SSAA members, it was an easy decision for the club to make.
Monthly shoots are conducted on Saturday mornings, and a variety of firearms are usually being put through their paces. There are no serious competitions here as the club was always aimed at the social and family side of shooting and firearms use. Novelty events are held for both rimfire and centrefire rifles, shooting for both group and score. The range we use (Range 6) has a maximum length of 200 meters.
We cater for the shooter who is sighting in, load developing or just practicing. We have friendly club competitions from time to time with anything from hunting rifles to all out competition grade benchrest rifles. We also have a Christmas shoot which we try to make a little different, i.e. a novelty shoot.
Our members form a broad cross section of shooters, from those who like to put couple of rounds through their favourite firearm and enjoy some camaraderie to those who are tuning their benchrest rifle to peak performance.
New members are always welcome. Currently our annual membership subscription is $45.00, and we have waived the usual joining fee. Membership of SSAA is mandatory before joining. For your first visit we do not charge a range fee, but subsequent non member visits will cost $10.00 per attendance. We shoot twelve times a year, but if the demand increases we may extend this.
If you do not own a firearm, or are yet to obtain your firearms licence, we can supply you with a club rifle and ammunition at cost, for use on the day. We will assist you with information on how to obtain your licence.
SAPOL require that members of any firearms club must have POU (Purpose of Use) 1 on their licence. If you do not have this, we can assist you to obtain it, as some training is required. We have several qualified Firearms Safety Trainers in the Club who will guide you through the process. This is a free service we offer.
Why not come and check us out? ATSC is a Club for all the family.
What do we shoot
- Rimfire Rifle
- Centrefire Rifle
- Air Rifle
Note: Shotgun is static targets only/pattern testing
When do we shoot
- The club has one programmed shoot on a Saturday each month. 10.30 am start.