Come And Try Target Shooting 

The club is proud to provide new shooters with an introduction to the sport through our Come And Try Target Shooting (CATTS) program. 

CATTS is open to anyone over the age of 12, and is suitable for individuals regardless of their previous experience with firearms. 

Our CATTS are usually a mix of people interested in rifle shooting who have never handled a firearm before and people who have enjoyed other types of sport shooting and would like to challenge themselves. 

For safety reasons, the CATTS program is only available on short ranges (300 to 600 yards) and on non-competition or fixture days. 

Attendance at BMRC’s CATTS program must be booked in advance.
Individuals are required to produce photo identification and undertake a mandatory safety briefing prior to handling equipment. 

Time Activity
10:30 - 11:30 Meet BMRC’s Master at Arms at Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont
11:30 - 12:30 Identification check, safety briefing and introduction to rifle shooting + practice at the zero range
12.50 – 1pm Equipment set-up on the range
1 - 4pm Live shooting on the range under the supervision of a BMRC member:
  • Stage 1: 2 sighters + 10 rounds
  • Stage 2: 2 sighters + 11 rounds
4 – 4.30pm Pack up and return to the BMRC club house
4.30 – 5pm Socialise with club members. Scores are read by the Club Captain

In accordance with Queensland legislation, all CATTS attendees must produce current photo identification and complete QPS Form 33 before they can handle a firearm.

As the majority of the day is spent outdoors, it is recommended that you wear sunscreen, a hat, closed shoes (such as sandshoes) and comfortable clothing.

Target rifle shooting is undertaken in the prone position (i.e. lying on your elbows), therefore it is recommended that females wear long shorts or pants. 

Please contact BMRC’s Master at Arms if you would like more information.