Shooters on target
DESPITE hitting the target centre six times, pistol shooter Peter Weber wasn't oozing confidence as he took to Rosehill Range yesterday for Warwick Pistol Club's February Open Shot.
"I am a bit up and down," he said.
"I have (hit six 10s) before, but not at an open shoot - it was more luck than good management."
The modest sportsman was among more than 70 shooters competing in a range of categories at the weekend-long event - including Graham Olufson, who made the long trip from Townsville.
But it was worth the trip, with Olufson praising the Southern Downs range.
"I'm jealous of the grounds and the presentation. We have 14 ranges in Townsville but this is great," he said.
"They have the camping ground right here to cater for people who want to stay and we can have dinner here. It's the hospitality, this is what shooting ranges should be like."
Olufson said he would shoot to win but knew anything could happen.
"We make our own projectiles and load our ammunition," he said.
He said there was definitely a science to the sport.
"It's more than what you see on a TV show, you don't just pull out the gun and shoot," Olufson said.
The open competition continues from 8am today and again tomorrow.