Father, son pistol duo at titles

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Father, son pistol duo at titles

Narrabri Pistol Club president Frank Chisholm, left, welcomed two of Australia’s top pistol marksmen to the Narrabri Pistol Club’s Zone titles on the weekend. Current national champion Dean Brus and his son Peter Brus are the first father and son members of the Australian national team and will fly to Sweden with fellow team members on August 5 to represent Australia at the world championships, the World Association 1500 (WA1500), in Stockholm, Sweden from August 13-16.

Narrabri Pistol Club hosted a history making duo among competitors at the weekend’s Zone Service shoot at the Narrabri Pistol Club range.

The weekend saw 24 shooters for the service pistol, 30 for the service unregistered and 29 for the 25 yard service (pocket pistol) events.

Amongst those competing at the weekend was current national champion Dean Brus and his son Peter Brus, 18, from Orange.

Both are members of the Australian pistol team, the first father and son national team combination ever.

Dean and Peter will make more history when they represent Australia at the world championships, the World Association 1500 (WA1500), in Stockholm, Sweden from August 13-16.

The Australians will be defending their world championship titles in pistol and revolver match competition, gold and silver respectively.

Another Orange shooter, David Oates, is also a member of the Australian team bound for Sweden. The trio earned their places in the Australian team following the recent national championships in Adelaide.

This will be Dean’s final year as a member of the national team.

Dean and Peter were accompanied to the Narrabri shoot by Pistol Australia team manager Martin O’Brien, from Scone, who will travel to Sweden with the team.

Dean and Peter were among the regional and state representative shooters from Narrabri and many parts of NSW who enjoyed a weekend of competition in perfect shooting conditions.

Dean and Peter were members of the NSW team which won the national titles in Adelaide in April.

The Narrabri titles gave Dean and Peter, a further opportunity to fine tune their competition skills before meeting fellow competitors from around the world.

Dean Brus is the current national champion.

In Stockholm the pair will contest pistol and revolver match competition.

Pistol Australia is the premier target pistol shooting association in Australia with the sole right to field target pistol shooting teams to

represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, World Cups, World Championships, Paralymic Championships and other international target pistol shooting

competitions including World Association 1500 (WA1500), National Rifle Association (NRA) of America and International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union (IMSSU) World Cups and World Championships.

international target pistol shooting competitions including World Association 1500 (WA1500), National Rifle Association (NRA) of America and International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union (IMSSU) World Cups and World Championships.

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