Shooting combines skill, technique, balance and accuracy. Shooters of all abilities can participate alongside one another, and many elite shooters with a disability are competitive in able-bodied competition.
There are many disciplines of shooting including rifle, pistol, clay target, air rifle, air pistol and sporting clays. Shooting as a sport is conducted in an extremely safe manner with qualified and experienced officials to control proceedings.
Download our shooting fact sheet for more details.
Contact your local shooting club for information about come and try opportunities and membership. For a list of shooting clubs in your area, visit:
- Pistol Shooting Queensland
- Queensland Target Sports
- Queensland Rifle Association
- Queensland Clay Target Association
- Queensland Sporting Clays Association
- Sporting Shooters Association of Australia – Queensland Branch
Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local shooting clubs and governing bodies for the sport.
Competition opportunities and pathways
Shooters with a physical disability or vision impairment can compete in national and international events including Pistol Shooting Queensland State Championships, Australian Cup events, and the Paralympics. For more information, visit Shooting Australia.
Shooters need to be classified to compete at state, national and international level.
Local shooting clubs can assist new shooters with access to firearms, ammunition and targets. Regular shooters will need to purchase their own equipment, and costs vary depending on the firearm used.
You don’t have to shoot to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information, contact your local shooting club.
Working with mainstream sport
We are pleased to welcome Pistol Shooting Queensland as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in shooting as shooters, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.