St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre
New South Wales Club Profile
Telephone: (02) 8889 0406
Address: 30 Power Street, St Marys NSW 1790
These days the action at the SSAA St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre is not as fast paced as it was more than a decade ago, but that shouldn ’t really surprise as back then, the complex was used as a go-kart track.
However, since it was purchased by the SSAA in 1996 and since its 10m, 25m and 50m ranges were opened by Federal Minister Jackie Kelly in 1999, the shooting centre has quickly secured pole position. Indeed, the St Marys centre, located in western Sydney, is now regarded as the largest indoor shooting range in Australia suitable for rimfire, centrefire and pistol competition. The facility also contains an air-conditioned lounge area and well-stocked gunshop, manned by knowledgeable and friendly staff.
When it comes to competition, one of the more popular disciplines is field rifle, with league nights staged on Thursdays and Fridays. Duelling tree shoots have also proven popular among members and visitors to the range and events are organised at various times through the year. Some of the other disciplines catered for include 3-Positional and Metallic Silhouette.
The St Marys Pistol Club makes good use of the range with competition shoots, including Single Action, Standard Pistol and Service Pistol, held almost every night of the week.
There are a number of school and scout groups who regularly visit the range, while the Junior Development Program, held on Saturday mornings, sees dozens of young sporting shooters fine-tune their skills under the watchful eye of experienced supervisors.
From first-timers to experienced target shooters, there is something for everyone at the centre, which, if you’re travelling through the industrial end of St Marys, is hard to miss - it’s commonly referred to as the big bright blue building.
For contact information check the state branch list here.