ORANGE and District Pistol Club members matched it with the best in the country at the recent Australian National Pistol Championships in Perth.
Club members enjoyed podium finishes in team and individual events.
It was the all-Orange combination of Dean Brus, Max Wicks and Dave Oates who made up the NSW team for the 25m Service Pistol.
In tough conditions, the boys had to settle for silver against a very accomplished Victorian team, but the Orange trio plan to go one better next year.
Oates and Brus then joined with Tamworth’s Don Pollard to make up the NSW team which took out three national team titles.
They won the WA1500 Revolver, WA1500 Pistol and Service Pistol titles.
In individual results, Oates also took out the WA1500 Pistol event, was second in the WA1500 Revolver and finished third in the Service Pistol and Service Pistol Unrestricted competitions.
Brus claimed silver in the WA1500 Pistol and only missed out on third in the 25m Service event after losing a shoot off.
Wicks finished fourth in the Services Pistol Unrestricted and Lara Cowling was eighth in the Ladies 25m Sports Pistol.
These clubs members will be ones to watch on their home range this weekend when Orange hosts the Central West ISSF Championships.