Becoming Licenced

Within the scope of Combined Services Discipline, competitors are involved in matches involving both rifles and pistols. To attain a firearms licence in NSW, there are a number of steps.

The first and most important is to determine what type of shooting you wish to be involved in – whether it be target/sporting, hunting/vermin control or both. Each type of firearm fits into a Category, and each of these categories requires a genuine reason prior to a licence being enacted. The categories of licence relevant to Combined Services Discipline can be found listed below:

Category A – Air Rifles, Rimfire Rifles (other than semi-automatic), Shotguns (other than pump action/semi-automatic), Shotgun-Rimfire Combination Guns
Category B – Centrefire Rifles (other than semi-automatic), Shotgun-Centrefire Combination Guns, Muzzle loaders (other than pistols)
Category H – Pistols

Genuine Reasons:
For every Category of licence you wish to apply for, you must have a genuine reason or both reasons should you wish to engage in both activities. For Category A & B genuine reasons include but are not limited to:

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Cadet & Training Rifle Weekend – Mudgee

July 27 @ 10:00 AM - July 28 @ 3:00 PM

Club Practice – Mudgee

August 25 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2019 State Titles – Mudgee

September 13 @ 7:00 AM - September 15 @ 3:00 PM

Club Practice – Mudgee

October 27 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Club Practice – Mudgee

November 24 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Posted Wed Jul 17th, 2019

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A bit of Kiwi ingenuity, New Zealand started WW2 with no tanks and only a few Bren gun carriers so the Govt decided to build their own.

The Bob Semple tank was designed by NZ Minister of Works Bob Semple. Due to the need to build military hardware with limited materials, the tank was built on a tractor base. Designed and built during a period of uncertainty in which NZ feared having to defend itself from Japanese invasion without external assistance, these tanks were a civilian effort to design and create a means to protect New Zealand. Designed and built without formal plans or blueprints, it had numerous design flaws and practical difficulties, and was never put into mass production or used in combat.

After the loss of most British tanks during the Fall of France, there was no spare production available for New Zealand. Rather than obtain tanks from America, it was felt tanks could be produced locally.

It was decided that a 'tractor-tank' would be an adequate design. The first prototype was built on a Caterpillar D8 crawler tractor, a type which was readily available. The Public Works Department had 81 D8s, and another 19 were also available. The Tank had two layers of Armor, 12.7 mm of corrugated manganese steel atop an additional 8 mm of armour. This combination was effective at stopping 20-millimeter cannon rounds and small arms. However, the crew was vulnerable to bullet particles ricocheting through gaps in the gun ports. The tank was armed with six Bren guns — one in each side, two facing the front, one in the turret and one at the rear. The crew of eight included one gunner who had to lie on a mattress on top of the engine to fire. The vehicle was very tall at 12 ft (3.5 m) and performance was poor.

The tanks were constructed without the use of any formal plans or blueprints. Working from an American postcard depicting the conversion of a tractor to a 'tractor-tank', Bob Semple and TG Beck (Christchurch District Works Engineer), improvised the design of the tanks. Using resources available to Bob Semple as Minister of Public Works, the first tank was quickly produced in the PWD's Temuka workshops. The additional two were built at the NZR Addington Workshops.

The plan was discarded after the tanks attracted public ridicule; however, Bob Semple stood by his design and even stated "I don’t see anyone else coming up with any better ideas."

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Posted Fri Jul 12th, 2019

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Two weeks until the Military Muster at Menangle!! for all you guys local to Sydney, it's a great day out as there will be re-enactments, vehicles, stores & heaps of other things for the family & the boy in you. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted Thu Jul 4th, 2019

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Posted Sun Jun 9th, 2019

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Major Raffle to help fund improvements at Mudgee Sporting Clays!

Three lucky winners will each receive part of the $7,500 CASH prize pool. Money will be electronically transferred to your AUD account!

1st Prize- $5000 CASH
2nd Prize - $1500 CASH
3rd Prize - $1000 CASH

Only 350 tickets available

With cash prizes you are not limited to what WE think YOU want. Buy a boat, a holiday, fuel, food. Whatever you want!

Draw will take place at our 2 day Fiocchi Challenge shoot at Mudgee Sporting Clays on Sunday 11th of August during presentation.

Online ticket sales at www.trybooking.com/BDEZD

$50 per ticket and a max of 350 tickets to be sold.

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Posted Sat Jun 8th, 2019

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Normandy anniversary reenactors 6/6/19
Omaha and Gold Beach
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Posted Thu Jun 6th, 2019

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And a friendlier reception no doubt.......

Thank you for your service Tom Rice

cobgratz....and ty


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