CLUB NEWS - 2017


QMRC - 2017 MidYear Shoot


NATIONAL Firearms Amnesty 1 July - 30 September 2017

2017 National Firearms Amnesty

A National Firearms Amnesty will operate for a period of three (3) months, commencing 1 July to 30 September, 2017.

This means any person, including licence holders, will have the ability to register or surrender unregistered firearms to a firearms dealer or police station without fear of prosecution.

Further, during the firearms amnesty the costs associated with registering a firearm will be waived, meaning, persons wishing to register unregistered firearms will not be charged any permit to acquire fee to register the unregistered firearm.

In Queensland, there are four (4) options available regarding the surrendering or registering unregistered firearms in their possession. These options are:

  • Registering the firearm to an existing firearms licence (subject to the categories and conditions of the licence);
  • Surrendering the firearm at a firearms dealer for commercial sale;
  • Surrendering a firearm at a firearms dealer or police station for safekeeping, pending the issue of a firearms licence; or
  • Surrendering a firearm at a firearms dealer or police station for destruction.

Click herefor further information relating to the firearms amnesty.



We are now up to Version 4with the

2017 QMRC Shoot Calendar,

Please click on the link belewfor your copy,



Each year your Club membership expireson the 30th of June.

You are now invited to renew your membership for the coming year.

Please complete and return the membership renewal forms with payment, for processing.


Hearing Test

A Hearing Test screening bus will be located at the SSAA Brisbane range on the 28ththand 29June 2017, from 8.00am.

There is no cost for the test.

Anyone is welcome to attend the bus.

If you would like to book a time, please telephone our office during office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, to book a time slot.

The test takes less than 10 minutes.


G’Day mate

I'd like to sale revolver accessories I'm disposing of

Peter Crane

Ph 0409 084 008

License 10102873

QMRC Member


Solvent Trap



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Storing small arms ammunition

If you’re a shooter, you must comply with relevant legislation and meet your duty of care regarding storing small arms ammunition.

Small arms ammunition refers toammunition for a firearm, including primers (cap type) used for reloading the ammunition for a shotgun and any firearm with a calibre no more than 25.4mm.

How to store the ammunition

You must store small arms ammunition (SAA) in either its original packaging, or packaging or containers designed to protect the ammunition individually either:

  • in a secure container
  • on a shelf that unauthorised people can’t access.

Secure containers

A secure container is a spark-proof container that’s kept closed at all times except when the SAA is placed in or removed from the packaging or container. A spark from an external source can’t enter the secure container when it’s stored and not being handled. (This doesn’t apply to steel packaging or containers.)

Ice-cream containers, take away food containers, glass jars with screw lids, plastic bags with zip-lock seals, coffee tins and similar containers are not acceptable as secure containers. You may use them as inner packaging inside a secure container for storage.

More than 10,000 safety cartridges

If you store more than 10,000 safety cartridges in a secured area, you must display a classification sign (class 1.4S) for the cartridges you’re storing. The Australian Standard AS 2187 defines a safety cartridge as ‘a cartridge for small arms weapons or industrial tools which are explosives of Classification Code 1.4S’. A drill, dummy or inert round or cartridge is not a safety cartridge.

The classification sign—at least 100mm square—must be attached as follows:

  • if on a drawer—on the outward-facing surface of the drawer
  • if on a cabinet—on the exterior surface of the cabinet
  • if on a cupboard—on the exterior surface of the cupboard
  • if in a room or other enclosure—at each entrance to the room or enclosure

Classification sign (class 1.4S)

outdoor 100mm X 100mmwith Magnet back

For Sale - $2.50 each

plus $1.00 postage

Email below for more information

16th May 2017


North Arm ANNUAL 303 MATCH

ANZAC shoot a Crawford family affair

The popular 2017 ANZAC memorial rifle shoot at North Arm proved to be a family affair for the Crawfords from Gympie-Kilkivan.

There was some outstanding marksmanship from the .303 rifle devotees who tackled the annual event over 300, 400 and 500 yard ranges using a modified scoring system.

Bob Crawford shooting with a 1943 Australian-made Lithgow rifle hit every bullseye for a possible 150 with 12 centre bulls to win the modified service rifle class by a shot from Glenn Skipworth of the Queensland Military Rifle Club who finished with 149.16

Peter Richards and Glenn Skipworth QMRC

Young Riley Crawford, in his first year of competition shooting, used a 1944 English BSA Shirley rifle to win the scoped service rifle class with 148.14 including possibles at 400 and 500 yards.

His sister Jessica, shooting a 1921 Lithgow, improved with every range to win the modified rifle at 500 yards with a possible 50.4.

North Arm local Des Voght was a clear winner in the unmodified service rifle class with an aggregate score of 139.7. He competed with a 1942 USA-made Savage rifle.

The competition organiser Bob Bull finished strongly with two possibles for a score of 146.8 in the modified rifle class.

QMRC members Adam Hanley and Iaan McMillan

Service Rifle winner Des Voght North Arm

From QRA website -

13th May 2017



Have you seen the LAFO website lately ?


It's that time again when the QMRC & QRA calendra are updated with Version 3 becuae of range changes.

Changes for the midyear chmps include 'cutting' the Friday Vintage SR match and replacing the Standard service rifle format matches to the conduct of the MBS 60 shot match.

16th May 2017


Firearms can harm your hearing

Hearing damagecosts Australia billions. It reduces our quality of life. And it’s totally preventable. Every other English-speaking country allows the use of suppressors. Some evenpromote it; for good reason.

Centrefire pistols and rifles generate noises from 150 to 170 decibels. Without any protection,hearing damage is guaranteed. Sound moderators shave maybe 30 decibels off what is a VERY loud noise. Hearing protection is still required for users – they just get a bit lesshearing damage.

But the Gun Police prefer hearing damage for you

There isvirtually no use of suppressors to facilitate crimesin countries that permit suppressors. But there’s still just something about suppressors that the Gun Police hate. (The Gun Police are the firearms registry, not the ordinary hard-working plod.) Australian Border Force hates it too. AWest Australian lawyer reports today on Facebook:

In the last 48 hours I have got a spate of calls from shooters who are being raided by Australian Border Force officers who are armed with search warrants and copies of private emails from the shooters ordering from overseas “solvent traps.” The ABF takes the view that these are in reality silencers and to import them is a Commonwealth offence.

Before anyone accuses us of criticising the Gun Police unfairly because “the law” doesn’t allow suppressors, we’d like to point out that Victoria and NSW allow suppressors to some extent. When we asked the Police in Victoria and NSW for the criteria or procedures by which they evaluate applications to own suppressors, we were met with extremely frosty refusals. One staff memberfrom Victoria Police Licensing & Registration decision said, “Why do you want access to our procedures? Our procedures are private and not open to the public. You asking me for these is like me asking you for the processes you use in your private business.”

In Queensland, Weapons Licensing Branch has refused a formal application by a pest controller to use suppressors when destroying animals trapped in a regional town, even though they clearly have the power to issue an exemption that would allow the pest controller to use a suppressor.

It is the rabid anti-suppressor culture of the Gun Police (those police that license firearms and whisper in politician’s ears)that puts us in this situation.

Do you have an experience seeking permission to use suppressors? Get in touch on Facebook or through the contact page on this site.



They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Tuesday 25/04/2017


18 - 19 MARCH 2017


The NEWQMRCResults website

A new website has been delivered that will calculate and store the weekly rifle competition results, as well as manage handicaps and shield scoring. The website replaces an old Windows XP dbase3 system and brings the club up to date with current technology.

You can access the site at

Everyone is able to see the results of every rifle match starting from 2017 and going forward.

However, as a club member you also have the ability to login to the site and then you will be able to view:

  • A filtered list of events that only shows the events you have competed in
  • A detailed history of your handicap (including a graph), so that you can track how your shooting is improving!

If you would like to gain access to login to the website, please send an email toresults@qmrcwith your club number and name and you will receive your login details via return email.





QMRC will be conducting a RO & SO course on

Friday 24th of February 2017

at the Wynnum Manly Pigeon Club hut, Belmont range, commencing at 6.30pm

FREE for all QMRC members with a Concealable Firarms Licence

The course will consist of :

— Friday night theorysession,

—Following the theory session student must complete several practical range control sessions on QMRC pistol shoot days within 12 months.

— A number of supervised & unsupervised practicerange control sessions on QMRC pistol shoot days within 12 months.




Please QMRC is asking all members to read this document carefully and bring up questions


1st Feb 2017

G’day mate,

Have you seen the new JOKE for 2017 yet?

This is the real True Story

After GCA ban the Adler A110 they are going to go after how many firearms we own!

GCA have already been given this victory and now have set another low level act of stating they want a restriction on how many we own.



Becuase the Brisbane weather is extrem this time of year, the very hot and extreme heat conditions could place people at a great risk of heat-related illnesses.

This is why the QMRC club competitions will be held at09:00

Other QMRC members wishing to NOT compete

in the days clubcompetition,

Can now shoot on the far left lanes while the clubcompetitionsis being carrired out.

The QMRC Range Officers of the day will apoint a

QMRC SafetyOfficer to over see the lanes.


To Senator Pauline Hanson,

Many of our Members are extremely annoyed (to say the least) regarding the following threat to someone who obviously has a Firearms Licence.

This needs to be challenged to the relevant authorities in that the thin edge of the wedge seems to be getting much wider day by day.

We all know what the end game is all about, and that is to take away our guns on any pretence, and this is one of them.




As part of the Commonwealth Games upgrades, the main Entrance at the Belmont Shooting Complex at 1485 Old Cleveland Road is currently closed until23rd of January 2017.

Therefore you will need to enter the Mount Petrie Road entrance, please see site plan below.



TheQMRC2017 ShootCalendar has been updated to Ver. 2


Queensland gun owners have LNP in sights over law changes

Members of the Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club are up in arms over potential changes to the state’s gun laws. Picture: Lachie Millard

GUN owners are warning the LNP it could lose rural seats to One Nation and Katter’s Australian Party at the next state election if it doesn’t block looming gun law changes.

The Palaszczuk Government will introduce legislation to reclassify shotguns, including the seven-shot, lever-action Adler, as part of an accord between the Commonwealth and the states.

Labor will need the support of the Opposition or at least three of the five crossbenchers to pass the changes.

Ron Owen, owner of Owen Guns in Gympie, says the mood is ripe for a political insurgency if guns are subjected to more restrictions. Picture: Lachie Millard

KAP MPs Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth have vowed to stop the laws, and they hope the Opposition and at least one crossbench colleague will help them.

Polling obtained byThe Sunday Mailhas found 72 per cent of those surveyed disagreed with the notion that gun laws were too restrictive, while 78 of those who identified as LNP voters did not agree it should be easier to buy guns and ammunition.

Ron Owen, who owns Owen Guns in Gympie, said the mood was ripe for a political insurgency if guns were subjected to more restrictions.

MPs Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth have vowed to stop legislation being introduced by the State Government to reclassify shotguns. Picture: Claudia Baxter

He said that if the LNP didn’t support KAP, then One Nation, the shooters’ party or the Liberal Democrats would take lots of seats off them at the next election. He pointed to a host of seats swinging westward behind Brisbane – taking in Toowoomba and tracking north through the Burnett behind Gympie and Maryborough – that he said were ripe for the picking.

Many disgruntled rural Queenslanders were aware that a growing bureaucratic army of up to 300 people were processing firearm registration and regulation in this state, he said.

“I think you would find many Queenslanders would prefer the money spent employing those people would be better spent on policing.’’

Then prime minister John Howard – wearing what appears to be a bulletproof vest – confronts a hostile gun rally in Victoria about changes to gun laws following the Port Arthur massacre of 1996.

The LNP has launched its own online petition to gauge opinion on the issue before making a final decision.

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has said he was prepared to tell his federal Coalition colleagues to “bugger off” on the issue and block the changes should rural Queenslanders oppose the new restrictions.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her government would fight to ensure that gun laws were not weakened.

“What John Howard did following the Port Arthur massacre 20 years ago was right,” she said.

“Our nation is safer. Queenslanders deserve the same protections as every other Australian.”

QLD News

Michael Madigan,, The Sunday Mail (Qld)

January 8, 2017 12:00am