Pistol Safety Courses

St Marys Pistol Club offers a comprehensive training program for individuals interested in pistol shooting.

Courses are held over two days:

Saturday & Sunday beginning at 10am.

Wednesday & Thursday at 10am.

The Pistol Training Program includes an initial two-day course, several novice and trainee supervised shoots and competitions, and a final graduation assessment.  The entire program takes just over one year to complete.

The program starts with a Pistol Safe Handling Course. This is a two-day course running from 10am to 5pm both days. The first day comprises mainly on theory and dry firing practice. The second day includes live fire assessment by your instructors.

Successful completion of the two-day course gives you a certificate which enables you to apply for a Probationary Pistol Licence (PPL).

Successful completion of the entire program gives you a certificate enabling you to apply for a full Pistol Licence.

Costs for the course are:

Adult new member fee: $200

Junior new member fee: $100

Adult SMPC Training Course: $380

Junior SMPC Training Course: $190

All participants must be aged 12 years or older to complete the course. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Pistol Training Program at St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre is open to NSW residents only and photo ID is essential. Participants will also be required to complete a P650 legal declaration. You can make a booking by calling 02 8889 0406 during business hours. Please note a credit card is required to secure your place.

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  • Cancellations made with more than 7 days’ notice will receive a full refund. Please note that a refund request must be received in writing for a refund cheque to be issued. Rescheduling with more than 7 days’ notice will be accommodated where possible without further charge.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling with less than 7 days’ but more than 48 hours’ notice will attract a $50 non-refundable fee per person.
  • Cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice will result in a loss of your booking. Rescheduling cannot be accommodated with less than 48 hours’ notice.