Gallery Rifle

The Gallery Rifle discipline covers events shot at short and medium distances by rifles and pistols chambered for pistol calibre cartridges. Most of the events are graded so competitors shoot against others of similar ability. The SSAA Qld Gallery Rifle community is an open and friendly group who welcome new shooters. Competitors are able to compete in matches ranging from Branch level, through to State and aspire to National and International championships. The SSAA is the Australian affiliate of the World Gallery Rifle Federation.

There are 4 main events in the International rulebook; at this stage SSAA QLD will be principally supporting the Gallery Rifle Centrefire event at a State level. The other 3 classes may have relevance and potential for support in the future.

  • GALLERY RIFLE CENTREFIRE (GRCF):
    Based around scoped and iron sighted tubular magazine lever action rifles in traditional pistol calibres, such as .32/20, .38/.357, .44 and .45. Other types of pistol calibre rifles are supported in side events.
  • GALLERY RIFLE SMALLBORE (GRSB):
    Principally based around .22 calibre semi-automatic rifles, though other types of .22 are usable in some of the events.
  • LONG BARRELLED REVOLVER (LBR):
    With a 30cm long barrels, this class was originally designed to comply with U.K firearms law.
  • LONG BARRELLED PISTOL (LBP):
    Generally a long barrelled semi-automatic .22, other types of handgun are usable in some events.

Gallery Rifle Centrefire Events

Most GRCF events are shot at distances between 10 and 50 metres. The matches mirror popular pistol competitions with some adaptation to accommodate tubular magazine lever action rifles. Competitions include both deliberate precision and action type events that require a shooter to load and shoot very quickly, such as falling plate, barricade match, 50 metre precision, practical match, Los Alamitos and the mover.

For a full list of matches consult the GRCF rulebook. The most common shooting position is standing unsupported, but some events do test shooters agility and skills from other positions such as sitting, kneeling and shooting from the weak shoulder. Targets can be stationary paper, turning, reactive and steel plates. Individual range templates and velocity/energy templates will govern ammunition choices.

Competitions

There is a wide variety of competition available, Branch level matches can be as simple as a single event, and State championships are 2 days of intense competition, as are Nationals. There is a World Championships every 2 years at one of the current 5 member countries (Germany in 2015, and Ireland in 2017) and the Phoenix meeting in the U.K, the spiritual home of the discipline, is a huge multi discipline event at Bisley in May every year.

Further Information

Don Robinson
PO Box 414
Ipswich, Qld 4305
07 3372 1854
0428 986 070
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Rule Books*

Gallery Rifle Rule Book

* May be shot Subject to Range Approval. Approved firearms must still comply with Qld State Laws & Regulations.

National

National Information

National Competition Results

Newsletters

Results

2015 Qld Championship Results

2014 Qld Championship Results

2014 National Championship Results

Additional

2017 Postal Shoot

Gallery Rifle Events

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