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Cooperation between Irene Arms & Outdoor and SA Hunters’ Centurion Branch

By André van der Merwe

During October 2022, firearms dealer, Irene Arms & Outdoor, opened their modern firearms outlet in the new Irene Link Centre in Doringkloof, Centurion. The shop has two indoor shooting ranges, a 30m range with ten firing points and a 200m range with eight firing points. Ferdi Kilian, chairman of the Centurion Branch immediately realised the potentional that this facility could have for the branch, and approached the owner of Irene Arms & Outdoor to discuss the use of the shooting range.

The entrance to Irene Arms & Outdoor
Entrance to the shooting range from the shop

The discussions were fruitful, and on 10 June 2023, Centurion Branch held the first indoor regional shooting competition in cooperation with Irene Arms & Outdoor, which made their two shooting ranges available to the Branch for free. The 20m handgun shooting discipline was held on the 30m range, while the 25 and 50m precision shooting discipline was held on the 200m range.  

The 30m shooting range where the 20m Handgun discipline was held
The range officer briefs shottists participating in the 20m Handgun discipline
The front section of the 200m range where the Precision discipline was held
Shottists in action during the Precision discipline
The eight firing points on the 200m range features TV monitors at the firing points to enable shottists to have a closer look at shot placement on the targets

Both these ultra modern shooting ranges are equipped with targets installed on overhead tracks that each shottist can control electrically to the desired distance – forwards and backwards – for the particular shooting exercise. The 200m range features TV monitors at the firing points to enable shottists to have a closer look at shot placement on the targets. Double-glazed glass partitions on each of the two shooting ranges isolate the noise and separate the range from spectator area or where shottists await their turn to shoot.

 

Ferdi Kilian and his team planned well ahead for this event that ran smoontly. Range officers of SA Hunters’ Centurion Branch were on duty to ensure the safety of all involved. The adminstration and scoring team used the waiting area to perform their tasks.

 

41 participants shot 164 shooting exercises in the two disciplines. The 20m Handgun discipline and the Precision discipline each has six classes of which two are rimfire classes, which are very popular among shottists because more affordable ammunition can be used.  

From thet left, are Ferdi Kilian (Centurion Branch chairman), the administration and scoring team, range officers on the day of the event, and Jaco Erasmus that managed the lucky draw.

Irene Arms & Outdoor donated a 308 Win Monza rifle with a synthetic stock as the big prize in a lucky draw.


Shooting ranges in metropolitan areas in South Africa are scarce and usually located far away, making it inconvenient and expensive for members of SA Hunters to participate in shooting activities.Centurion Branch’s initiative to use a local indoor shooting range is one way of addressing the sport shooting needs of its members. 


The partnership between Irene Arms & Outdoor en the Centurion Branch is a major benefit for SA Hunters’ members in this area.


SA Hunters expresses its deepest appreciation to Irene Arms & Outdoor for the opportunity to make use of this facility, and for the warm hospitality when welcoming members of SA Hunters at the shop and the range.


A club shoot is held at Irene Arms & Outdoor every Tuesday.

Address: Irene Link Centre, Shop 3, Ground Floor, Impala Avenue, Doringkloof, Centurion

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