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PPLA is Victoria’s largest IPSC club with fantastic facilities that ensure we can shoot all 3 disciplines of IPSC.

IMPORTANT NEWS September 21st 2020.

Handgun attendance requirements 2020

The LRD has issued a statement that it will waive ALL handgun attendance requirements for the 2020 calendar year.

This is a good step forward for them and it will be greatly appreciated by all Handgun License holders.

Please note that the club is STILL required to provide the LRD with an annual report, so do not throw out your personal attendance sheets for 2020.

We will still require them after 31 December 2020.

Thank you.

  • The club is obviously still closed and will remain so until the restrictions are reduced or removed.
  • A new calendar will be produced when opening dates are confirmed.
  • Intro Days will also remain on hold until further notice.
  • At this point in time, it is very difficult to say when things will be returning to “normal”.
  • Until they do, we will just continue with the lock down and restrictions.
  • As soon as I know when things change I will update this page.
  • It is a great imposition on us all, even despite the low contagion rate. However better safe than in hospital ICU on a ventilator.

Stay safe and well, look after yourselves and once this is over, we can get back to enjoying our great sport.

As an introduction to PPLA and IPSC, you may like to watch the video above.

About.

Situated at  the SSAA Eagle Park range complex at Little River, we have access to 21  pistol ranges which can be used for shotgun and rifle competition as  well. Thus the ability of PPLA to run pistol, rifle and shotgun competitions put us in a position envied by many. We have a fully self-contained clubhouse with all facilities; kitchen, toilets, showers, TV and a great heated and cooled clubhouse to keep us warm in winter and cool in summer.

Our club has hosted many National and International events over the years  including the IPSC National Championships, IPSC Australasian Championships, Steel Challenge Nationals and the World Police and Fire Games.

What we do.

PPLA is an IPSC only club, in that we only compete in the one discipline. IPSC is the fastest, most action orientated pistol sport in the world.  Competitors use only full power handguns with a minimum caliber of 9mm.  IPSC originated in the US in the early 1950’s and has become a favorite  in over 100 countries around the world. More information on IPSC can be  found at www.ipsc.org.au

Members.

PPLA has over 235 members and runs regular competitions on the third  Sunday of each month. Specialized training days for new members are on the first Sunday of each month, although every Sunday is a training day for new and not so new members. Competition results can be found on the results page or on our club practiscore page.

PPLA members are amongst the best shooters in the country, with members and previous members being major winners at many State and National Championships.  PPLA also has within its members, leading National and International  Range Officials. Without these Officials, matches would not function.

So please  feel free to contact the President if you require more information about joining what we like to describe as Australia’s Premier Club.