THEY joined for different reasons but two of the Orange and District Pistol Club's younger members are enjoying their involvement with the club.
Rebel Lindsay-Egan, 17, joined the club 14 months ago because she plans to be in law enforcement and thought learning to shoot would be a good start for her.
Mitchell Meredith, 22, has always been interested in shooting and when he heard about the club being only 10km from Orange he joined five months ago.
Meredith refers to shooting as a relaxing sport and great fun.
Both members find the challenge is not only beating your fellow competitors but bettering your own results.
"I am pleased to say I broke from D to C grade last Wednesday night, if only by three points, but it's been my aim since taking first in D at the recent Central Western championships," Meredith said.
Both say members are more than willing to offer advice and to have a chat in the clubhouse.
The club will hold their open day at the Icely Road range this Sunday and all interested people are encouraged to attend and speak to the members about shooting.
Paralympian Keith Bremner will also come from Bathurst to talk to disabled people who will find it a sport they can adjust to.
Bremner is a wheelchair competitor and has represented Australia overseas.