Range Operator Course

It is a legislative requirement that the club is required to appoint members as “Range Operators” in order to allow you to shoot on your own outside of scheduled competitions. The club will appoint you as a Range Operator only if you have successfully completed a Range Operator Course or you are an accredited Range Officer. These courses are held infrequently with the next course on August 19 fully booked.  However, an additional 2 course have been made available to us:

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Venue COBPC Clubhouse (Training Room)

To book complete the sign on form in the clubhouse or email us using the contact form below

Please enter your contact details and a short message below

Small Arms Reloading Course

Ballistic Firearms is offering CoBPC members a course covering the basics of reloading. The course is ideal for those members considering reloading their own ammunition for the first time – now or in the future. You do not need a firearms license to participate in this course.

Venue: CoBPC Club House (training room)

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Place are limited so bookings are essential

Contact: Ballistic Firearms  on 0497 779 526 or info@ballisticfirearms.com.au

Club House Access

Members are to be advised that access to the range registers, scoresheets and form 33’s etc are now nearest the front entrance and front car park. To avoid disturbances whilst the the clubhouse is being utilised for training / induction courses, all access to the clubhouse is to be via the front door only.

Furthermore, completed range registers and Form 33’s are now to be placed inside the the box nearest the front gate and sign in register book upon completion.


IPSC on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons on range 8A is gaining more and more popularity with some matches having in excess of 25 competitors. As a result it has been decided to change the format of the match to provide as much range time as possible per competitor. Range 8A will consist of two medium courses of fire being shot by two individual squads. Once a competitor in squad A has finished stage 1, Stage 2 will be shot by another competitor in squad B. Both stages will be scored and restored simultaneously to speed up the match. This has been trialled over the last fortnight with better results each time. Once connectivity issues between scoring tablets has been resolved, a consolidated score can be produced. Tuesday evening matches will commence from 630pm sharp. To maintain the quality of these matches, we urge that members wishing to attend be willing to help setup, patch and pull down the stages instead or relying on a select few.

Groundsperson/s Required

You will have noticed that our ranges are always beautifully presented with mown grass and cut edges.What we don’t see is all the afterhours work that has been put in by Dave I and Stan S to have them look this way.

At the end of June this year Dave I will be retiring from the voluntary role he has served for us for quite a few years now. What we need is to somehow pick up where Dave leaves off and give Stan the help needed to carry on this job. Now this may need 10 people or two people depending on how we want to work it but our intention is to set up a roster of volunteers so that no one is having to spend too many hours at the Club.

We are looking for some able bodied people who may like the exercise of pushing a mower or an edge trimmer for a while or just to empty a few bins. The boys have been working on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings so if anyone can spare some time on a regular basis please let us know and we will get a roster put together.

This is not a “do or die” commitment. If you can’t come for a day or two no problem, let us know and someone else will jump into cover.

If you are interested can you please contact Perry at either

perry@vansoon.com.au or
0427 100 788.

New Procedures for Probationary Members

Probationary Members (New unlicensed members)
Feedback from New members over recent times and lack of licensed members willing to regularly help with New Member Shoots has prompted development of a new framework for new members on their journey to become licensed, active “Ordinary” members of the club.  Additionally, we have had an exponential growth in applications for membership over the past months and it has become necessary to make some improvements to procedures as follows:

  • Induction
    The practical component of Induction will no longer be shot as a match but will cover familiarization of some of the different handguns used at the club including .22 to centrefire pistols. Induction will focus on reinforcement of safety and the basics of stance, aiming etc.  No scores are collected and Induction does not count toward the 6 match requirement for license application.  Probationary members must satisfy the RO that they have understood the basics and those that have demonstrated safe handling will move forward in to scheduled matches.  Those that do not demonstrate safe practices or fail to understand the basics will be required to re-do the practical component of Induction.
  • New Member Matches
    Effective immediately the designated “New Member Matches” are no longer scheduled. It has become unsustainable to continue to offer dedicated New Member Shoots due to the number of new members and the lack of regular licensed members willing to assist. Regardless, most Probationary Members express a desire to explore specific disciplines right from the start and are sometimes disengaged during their probation where they have been mostly restricted to Air and .22 ISSF. It is predominantly during this “time in the wilderness” that we lose many new members who often feel disengaged and frustrated. In answer to this we are introducing a new training system that allows new members to be integrated into regular scheduled matches alongside Ordinary members. It will be expected that licensed members in each discipline will train and integrate new members into their discipline to ensure that these new people feel welcome and valued as members.
  • Probationary Member Training System
    On satisfactorily completing (passing) Induction the Probationary Member will be introduced, or introduce themselves, to the captain or RO at the discipline they are most interested in. It will be up to each discipline to come up with an effective training syllabus to familiarize and train the new member in their particular discipline and to guide them through their training so that eventually they may compete in their desired discipline at club scheduled matches alongside Ordinary members. Probationary members will have a handbook that includes a “Probationary Member Training Record” to document their progress.  The RO’s will sign off on their participation and, if necessary, record weaknesses where the member may have to do further work or coaching. Any serious safety breaches will be recorded on the Probationary Member Training Record and a Range Report will be completed by the RO.  Both documents can then be used by the club committee to decide on how the member moves beyond their Probation.

Standing Orders & By-Laws Reviewed

Changes to the Club By-Laws and Standing Orders

We have recently undertaken a review of the Club’s By-Laws and Standing Orders to remove some duplication and to ensure that the By-laws specifically related to club administration and the Standing Orders covered actual shooting and range operation.  Additionally there have been some changes made to reflect results of a recent inspection by Weapons licensing. Please take time to review the modified Standing Orders on the resources section of this website

All club members should be familiar with both documents and ensure all procedures listed are diligently followed.

Grandslam IPSC


An IPSC Grand slam was held on Sunday May 24 at COBPC

It was attended by over 70 competitors from all over Southeast East QLD.  Several COBPC members competed and a few for the first time at a Level 2 Match.   Well done to all members who placed or won their division and grade.

Got Some News To Share?

If you’ve got some news to share why not get it published on the club website?  Send your new article and most importantly a photo to info@cobpc.org.au

We are particularly interested in new from ISSF, Black Powder and PA competitors.  Come on you ISSF shooters (and others) this is your chance to let everyone know what you’re up to.