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.

Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting

UPDATE: The AGM has been postponed to 21st May at 13:00, after the league shoot.


All matters that you wish to be discussed and decided at the AGM must be received by WPMSSA Executive Committee by not later than 13h00 Wednesday the 13th of April 2016. Councillors written credentials must be handed in at least 30 minutes before commencement of the meeting.

Click for NOTICE and AGENDA.

2016 WP Open- Results

The official results for the 2016 Western Province Open are available on the results page.

Pictures uploaded

Pictures of the 2010 IMSSU World Shoot and 2011 SAMSSA Nationals are available on the web. Click on the respective links to go to the websites (Photographer: Gary Cullingworth).

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 21 May 2016 at Atlantis - Start time strictly at 08:30. The Annual General Meeting will be held at the range after the shoot on 21 May.

    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 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.

Fri 13 July 2007
2007 EPMSSA Open
Click for full size image Western Province was again well represented at the 2007 EP Open.

After the effort put in last year before the world shoot, the general atmosphere was to just enjoy the shoot without chasing any breakpoints.

Phillip de Lange did however manage to increase the FP Production Record to 36/40 and the FP Aggregate to 72/80.

The prize-giving was hosted in the tennis club clubhouse. The photo shows all the “bittereinders” that finally managed to drink the bar dry, not a drop of ice or coke was left!

Click on the picture if you want to see the full-sized photo.

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