Southern Vales Practical Shooting League Inc.


PO Box  158 Morphett Vale South Australia 5162


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NOTICE of NEW WEBSITE coming soon....................

Our new website is currently under construction and your patience is appreciated until it is completed.

We will have a new web address (URL) and new email addresses for members and prospective new members to contact the Club.

This site will shut down soon and a temporary site has been set up at our new addess.

Click here to go to our temporary site


Our Range Complex at Long Gully Road, Mc Laren Vale,South Australia




 new stuff.......

Rules Update - 2017 IPSC Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun Click here

Club Sponsorship - Click here for further info

Executive Committee for 2017/18 Click Here

 Proposed new Memorial page on our website to honour our recent past members and allow current members to add their thoughts. Also in consideration is for an Honour Board to be set up as a permenant reminder of their contribution to the club. Please submit your proposals to me via email at

Range Sponsors.....The Committee has created the opportunity for Range Sponsors to promote their goods and services. Click here to see more....

More recently we hosted 45 like minded young people to enjoy a morning of target shooting with .22 cal rifles as well as a few larger calibres. Click for Photos


About Us

Southern Vales Practical Shooting League Inc. (SVPSL Inc.) was formed in 1986 with some of the original founding members still active in the club today.

Ours is a sporting firearms shooting club which practises the discipline of IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) in handgun, rifle and shotgun and we adhere to the official IPSC International Rule Book. SVPSL Inc. is South Australia's largest club of its type with members from all walks of life, including students, doctors, tradesmen, public servants, business owners, ladies, juniors, seniors and entire families.

SVPSL Inc is affiliated to IPSC (SA) Inc. which is the governing body for the Section of South Australia and comes under the Regional Direction of IPSC Australia Inc. IPSC Australia Inc. is affiliated to the IPSC World Body and is our governing body and the organisation recognised by the Australian Government for the management and regulation of the sport of Practical Shooting in Australia.

Practical shooting is an International competition that is held on all continents of the world, with local, state, national, regional, international and World championships happening on a regular basis. It is controlled Internationally by the IPSC World Body, with national and regional committees organising local membership and competitions.

In Practical competition, a variety of target types are used including paper and steel, stationary and moving. One of the attractions to the sport is that the courses of fire vary constantly with the arrangement of the targets and shooting scenarios.  Stages, or courses of fire are constructed and changed from competition to competition and each week SVPSL Inc. features 5 different courses of fire set up on any of our 16 gazetted shooting ranges.

All participants (male, female, juniors & veterans) compete together over exactly the same stages, with the same rules and the same scoring procedures.

Only one competitor at a time shoots a stage. At all times this competitor is under the direct observation and control of a Range Officer whose primary task is to enforce the match safety rules. Practical shooting is a safe sport, and IPSC rules and procedures will ensure that this continues.

In Australia, IPSC hand gun competition is for centre-fire pistols and revolvers of calibres from 9mm to .38. Stages are usually started with the pistol holstered on the belt. The competitor commences the course of fire under the instruction of the Range Officer, often reloading the firearm during the stage. On completion of the stage, the competitor unloads and clears the firearm under supervision of the Range Officer who then confirms the firearm is unloaded and placed safely back into its holster.

IPSC Competition is also held for rifle and shotgun in Standard and Open Divisions and uses a variety of targets from steel "pepper poppers", round and square steel plates as well as paper targets like the one shown below.   Click for a graphic and dimensions of this target


                            IPSC "Classic" paper target used in Australia


Below are an example of the firearms used in IPSC Competition.

(Click on a gun for a larger view)


                     IPSC Open Division " Racegun"                                                          IPSC Standard Division Handgun                                                                                                      Typical Production Division  Firearms





                            Revolver Standard Division                                                                                                                                                                                         Classic Division - 1911A Pistol                                                                                 




                                IPSC  Standard Shotgun DIvision


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Open Division Rifle


                                      Standard Manual - Lee Enfield No1 Mk3 .303 Military Rifle             







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