SADPA NORTHERN NATIONALS – 2016
Lebombo Defensive Pistol Club
ELSJAN SHOOTING RANGE
It is with great excitement that Lebombo Defensive Pistol Club LDPC is announcing the hosting of the SADPA Northern Nationals for 2016. This event will take place from 16 June till 19 June 2016 at the Elsjan Shooting Range in Komatipoort. Match Officials will shoot on 16 & 17 June with the main competition on 18 & 19 June. Please refer to the Time Schedule for more detail.
The Match will comprise of 14 Stages with a total round count of 217, including Chronograph, a Prize Giving and Social Event
In order to give our sponsors a fair chance to socialise with the competitors, as well as not keeping everybody too long after the match during prize giving, it was decided to have the prize giving for the sponsors, mainly for lucky draws and the Braai on the Saturday evening and to have the match prize giving on the main match.
The weather during this time of the year will be the best that you will find anywhere in South Africa. Expect a minimum night time temperature of 7-10⁰ and a maximum day time temperature of 24-28⁰ Make sure your suitcase provides for both.
LDPC had its 12th anniversary in the beginning of the year. The club was established in the Onderberg by Jean Erasmus and Henk Benade after seeking a shooting sport which focuses on mainly self-defending firearm usage. With SADPA having this at the core of its existence they found the platform to both practice their firearm skills as well as having fun with fellow firearm enthusiasts. LDPC has grown from 7 members of which three were women in 2004 to over 50 members in 2016.
Elsjan Shooting Range
The Club played an integral role in building a new shooting range during 2013 and 2014. This Shooting range was built through community initiative and belongs to the community to serve in their needs in providing a facility to use their firearms in a safe environment. The facilities consist of 11 ranges for the purpose of Action shooting as well as a long rifle-range of 500m. This is the only facility of its kind in the Lowveld, the fact that Elsjan Shooting range will host the MPSA Nationals during July 2016 is a demonstration of the quality of the facilities.