IPA Pistol - HISTORY
The National Executive Committee of IPA (Ireland Section) have endorsed the Pistol Club as a National IPA Club within this Section. It was formally launched as the International Police Association Pistol Club Ireland at the National Council meeting on the 4th June 2008. The aims of the Pistol Club are to provide organised events for members of the IPA (Ireland Section) who are pistol and revolver enthusiasts and to promote and encourage interaction with like minded enthusiasts from other IPA sections around the world.
The Club is open to new members all year round. Any person who is a member of the International Police Association and is a serving or reserve member of An Garda Síochána or a retired member of An Garda Síochána or a serving member of retired member of another police force living in Ireland are welcome to join.
There is an annual fee of €55 to be paid by members, and when the first application is made a passport size photo and proof of insurance will also have to be forwarded. Membership allows members to participate in events organised throughout the year and also allows members to shoot on a number of ranges throughout the country. A range fee will have to be paid to the range owner by members using these ranges.
The club is authorised by An Garda Síochána and have a pulse number for new and current members to utilise when applying for a pistol licence or renewing same.
The club is also a member of the National Association of Sporting Rifles and Pistol Club. The NASRPC is the National Governing Body for a range of target shooting disciplines in Ireland, including Gallery Rifle, Precision Pistol, Target Shotgun & Sporting Rifle.
The club has grown strong since it was established in 2008 and membership now stands at over 150 members.