Silhouette targets
 Noisy but nice!
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

The 2016 Atlantis Classic will be hosted on 18 to 20 November and offers senior and junior members a limited opportunity to shoot for breakpoints. Therefore a maximum of only eight (8) IMSSU events per competitor will be allowed.

There will be two (2) details scheduled on Friday (if entries justify this), four (4) details scheduled on Saturday and two (2) details for Sunday. Only events needing targets up to 200m will be squadded for Sunday. Competitors entering for 4gun or 2gun aggregates will get preference in the squadding.

For the entry form click here. Closing date for entries is 12 November 2016.

Please note:
  • Cash bank deposits require an additional R20 service fee, alternatively you may pay cash at the range - just notify Wag or Eugénie of your intention when you submit your entry form.
  • Please forward bank payment notifications to yourself and then forward to WPMSSA together with your entry form. Do not forward bank payment notifications directly from bank to WPMSSA.
  • There will be a short prizegiving on the range after the championships on Sunday.
  • Only events up to 200m will be competed in on Sunday. Big Bore event shoot-offs on Saturday afternoon.
  • More information is available on the entry form.

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 will only take place in 2017, but please enter for the Atlantis Classic (18 - 20 November).

    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.

2015/2016 WPMSSA fees

The WPMSSA fees for 2015/2016, as decided at the 2015 AGM are:
  • Joining: WPMSSA R150 and SAMSSA R110
  • Senior: R275
  • Junior (under the age of 21 or student): R150
  • Veteran (over 55, who does not compete in the senior class): R150
  • Family: R400
  • Club affiliation: R300

Directions to Atlantis

    Map of the West Coast

Arriving via N7:
    Directions and GPS waypoints

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


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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