How much will my first handgun cost?

Expect to pay between $1200 and $2200 depending on quality and whether it is new or second hand

What type of handgun can I buy

As long as you are sufficiently competent to the Club’s satisfaction, you may apply to purchase any type of handgun legally permitted in Queensland for sport target shooting subject to certain restrictions per our Range Approval.  More info

Is there a restriction on calibres?

City of Brisbane Pistol Club is approved for  .177 air to .45 calibre centrefire pistols note some larger calibres have the potential to breach our Range Approvals and restrictions may apply.

Can I try out the sport before joining?

There are no organised try out activities offered.  We suggest prospective members visit the club to learn more to find out how they can be involved.

Can I shoot at the range on my own after I am licensed?

Club Standing Orders require that you must do a Range Operator course or hold Range Officer qualifications in order to be permitted to shoot on your own.  Range Operator courses are held at the club as required.  You do not need to have a license to undertake the Range Operator course.

How long will it take before I can apply for my H license?

Queensland legislation requires you to be a member of the club for at least 6 months before applying for your H (concealable) license.  Usually QLD police will issue the license within 3 months after application.

What is a Form 33

A form 33 or 33A is like a day license for people who are unlicensed.  It allows you to meet legal requirements to discharge a firearm on an approved range.  More on form 33’s click here