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Silhouette shooting in the Western Cape

In this age of gun control laws and anti-gun lobbies, there are still a few opportunities left for a gun owner to enjoy the use of a firearm. There are several shooting sports bodies where a gun owner can practise the sport of target shooting, in a safe, controlled environment.

Metallic silhouette shooting is one of the only shooting disciplines in which the target reacts to a hit, adding to the enjoyment of the sport. To think it all started with a handful of bored Mexican bandidos... (read more)

Metallic silhouette shooting is run in the Western Cape under the auspices of WPMSSA (Western Province Metallic Silhouette Shooting Association), and there are several clubs where the sport can be practised on a regular basis. Apart from inter-club league shoots, WPMSSA also hosts the WPMSSA Championships and the WP Classic on an annual basis.

2016 Atlantis Classic - Results

The official results for the 2016 Atlantis Classic are available on the results page.

NB: WCSU Range Fees

With immediate effect, a WCSU range fee of R30 is now payable at the league shoots, regardless of age. The league shoot entry form was updated accordingly.

League Shoot Announcements

NB: League shoots are normally on the THIRD Saturday of the month, but it may be different due to circumstances.

  • 16 January (League Shoot 2*)
  • 20 February (League Shoot 3)
  • 17 - 20 March (Western Province Open)
  • 16 April (League Shoot 4)
  • 21 May (League Shoot 5) AGM at range after league shoot
  • 18 June (League Shoot 6)
  • 23 July (League Shoot 7)
  • 18 - 20 Aug (Western Province Classic)
  • 17 September (League Shoot 8)
  • 15 October (League Shoot 9)
  • 17 - 19 Nov (Atlantis Classic)


  • * The first 20 shots of the 2015 Atlantis Classic counts as the first league shoot of 2016.

    The next league shoot is scheduled for 17 September 2016 at Atlantis - Start time strictly at 08:30.

    All shooters are requested to arrive early to help with the unpacking and setting of targets. Help with the storage of targets after the shoot will also be greatly appreciated.

League Shoot Entry Form

The WPMSSA League Shoot Entry Form is available here.

New SAMSSA In-house Rules

There is a new revision of the SAMSSA In-house Rules available on the SAMSSA web site.

It is important that you acquaint yourself with these rules, especially if you are a qualified Range Officer.

Postal shoots

Postal shoots are now allowed. Please acquaint yourself with the rules.

2016/2017 WPMSSA fees

The WPMSSA fees for 2016/2017, as decided at the 2016 AGM are:
  • Joining: WPMSSA R200
  • Senior: R350
  • Junior (under the age of 21 or student): R190
  • Veteran (over 55, who does not compete in the senior class): R190
  • Family: R510

2017 SAMSSA fees

Please note a number of category changes were made especially with reference to ages and a fee for the Juniors was introduced. Note the family membership fee is now a composite fee.
  • Junior fee - member under 21 i.e. to the year member turns 20 - R 50
  • Senior Membership - between the ages of 21 and 54 - R280
  • Veteran Membership - R190
  • Student Membership - bona fide full time students to the age of 25 - R 100
  • Family Membership:
    - Primary Member - R 280
    - Spouse/partner - R 190
    - Bona fide student/s - R 100 [payable per student]
    - Children [see above for age] - R 50 [payable per child]

Directions to Atlantis

General:
    Map of the West Coast

Arriving via N7:
    Directions and GPS waypoints
    Map

Arriving via R29 (West Coast Road):
    Directions and GPS waypoints
    Map

News

Mon 21 November 2016
Blowin' (doppies) in the wind
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The 2016 Atlantis Classic was shot in hot weather with a near gale force wind blowing over the three days. Despite the conditions there were some excellent scores, and as can be expected, some rather unremarkable ones too.

The picture was taken after the range was cleared and packed away on the final day, and the Overall Winners names were announced.

Look at the condition of the roof of the small bore handgun range in the background - nothing could withstand the wind.

Thanks to Match Director Wayne Arlar who could save us with a few cold beers!


Mon 17 July 2016
Province has four new world champions!

Four WPMSSA members were selected to represent South Africa at the 12th IMSSU World Championships hosted by SAMSSA from 2 to 16 July 2016 in Bloemfontein.

They won the following gold medals, making them the reigning world champions in the following events:

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Nellita Nel, Kiara de Jager, Grant Creswell and Phillip de Lange

Phillip de Lange (Senior Protea Team)
  * Big Bore Handgun Revolver
  * Big Bore Handgun Standing
  * Big Bore Handgun Unlimited
  * Field Pistol Production
  * Big Bore Handgun Aggregate

Kiara de Jager (Junior Protea Team)
  * Junior Small Bore Handgun Production

Grant Creswell (Junior SASSCo Team)
  * Junior Small Bore Handgun Standing

Nellita Nel (Junior Protea Team)
  * Junior Small Bore Handgun Unlimited
In addition Phillip won another silver and bronze medal, Kiara another silver medal, Grant another silver medal and Nellita another bronze medal.

Congratulations to our champions!


Mon 13 October 2008
Province young guns excel
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The Western Province Junior and U/14 teams once again did well in the SAMSSA National Championships held at BMSSK in Bloemfontein from 30 September to 4 October 2008.

Apart from making a clean sweep in the team events, they also won 20 out of a possible 27 medals in the official SAMSSA events, plus another 5 medals in the fun events.


Although the success can partly be ascribed to a shortage of junior competitors from some of the other provinces, the standard of competition was extremely high, with Wilhelm Nel and Lize Wamback achieving breakpoints in the small bore handgun aggregate. This certainly bodes well for the future of the sport in Western Province.

In the picture fltr: (Front) Anelda Dixon (14), Lize Wamback (15, Junior Victrix Ludorum), Nellita Nel (12). (Back) Wilhelm Nel (17, Junior Victor Ludorum), Ronnie Wamback (17), Raymond Starke (17).

Anelda, Lize, Wilhelm en Ronnie are all pupils at Strand High School, Raymond is at Durbanville High School, and Nellita is at Lochnerhof Primary, Strand.


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