February 2015 - Australian Shooter

Assistant Editor Dave Rose and Media Officer Kate Fantinel report on all the action from the 2014 Pacific Regional Shooting Championships, and we look into Australia’s handgun regulations and why some of our handgunners are failing to make it onto the world stage. Enthusiastic new hunter Christine Naus shares her experience in tracking and hunting forest pigs, while Peter MacFarlane takes a quick trip with some mates and secures a nice trophy buck. Con Kapralos reviews the Sako Finnfire II .22 rifle, Geoff Smith tests the Walther PPQ M2 9mm pistol, John McDougall shoots the Webley & Scott 2500 Sporter Sideplate shotgun, and John Hodson looks at the Sportsmatch GC2 air rifle. The SSAA has its say at the final Senate Inquiry public hearing in Canberra, and we reveal the SSAA’s new Gold Membership option for insuring firearms and fixed accessories.