The Darwin Pistol Club was established in 1965 and was located behind the Showgrounds at Shean Road, Berrimah. The club moved to the current premises in the Micket Creek Shooting Complex in 1996 when the NT Government relocated the club to make way for the construction of Tiger Brennan Drive.
The relocation saw the club gain an excellent, purpose-built facility, arguably one of the best in Australia. This enables the club to offer a safe and secure environment for those interested in the sport of competitive pistol shooting, with regular competitions both within the club and between other clubs. The club also hosts regular NT Titles in various disciplines and has hosted the Pistol Australia Action Pistol Nationals on four occasions, the last being in May 2023.
There are 13 outdoor ranges with fixed, turning and moving targets, a 200 metre metallic silhouette range and an indoor air pistol hall with 10 shooting bays. The club also features an administration centre, a kitchen, licensed bar and indoor and outdoor social areas. Strong emphasis is placed on the social aspect of pistol shooting and the club holds regular BBQ's, especially after major competitions.
The Darwin Pistol Club is the only pistol club in the Darwin area that is affiliated with both Pistol Australia and IPSC Australia. The club conducts competitions in most sanctioned disciplines available in Australia. As a result, the club has a strong membership base and welcomes applications from ladies, juniors and seniors.
Club competitions are held every Saturday and Sunday morning commencing at 8.30am matches according to the Club Calendar (download copies are available from the 'events' page on this website). IPSC and 10m Air Pistol Matches are also held on Tuesday evenings commencing at 7pm. IPSC is also shot on some Wednesdays.
A number of corporate clients also use the club's facilities for training during the week.
Shooting at the club is conducted under strict protocols and rules. All shooting takes place under the supervision of trained Range Officers with specific rules applying to the handling and storage of handguns, both on and off the shooting ranges.
Visitors to the club wishing to observe matches are required to wear enclosed footwear and eye and ear protection. The club can provide a limited number of glasses and earmuffs for visitors.