Welcome to the Swiss Rifle Associaton!

SWISS RIFLE ASSOCIATION

Existing members, please sign up with our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/srahk
(Requests to join can be done via that link to Marc Rogivue)

If you are interested to becoming a new member, please send an email to srahkg@gmail.com
Please include your name, age, nationality and experience in shooting sports rifles (army, shooting clubs etc.)

Have you paid your Annual Membership Fee yet?

  • Please mail cheque for the membership fee amount, made out to the Swiss Rifle Association of Hong Kong and mail to:
    Swiss Rifle Association of Hong Kong, c/o Arlanco Power, Unit 616, 6/F, Kwong Sang Hong Centre, 151-153 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • Or pay by Credit Card with one of the following options (plus HKD 40 surcharge for the Credit Card Fees):
    One-time payment:








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    Now you can subscribe for fully automatic annual payment for as long as you are member!
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Our History:

Since 1982

It may come as a surprise that in the China administered Hong Kong there is still an opportunity to do live firing with our traditional weapons. The Swiss Rifle Association has been established in 1982 and since then we have been organizing shooting events, in the earlier years together with a unit of the British Army, the Queen’s Gurkha Signals, and since 1998 we have an opportunity to compete with former members of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment, now the RHKR Sport Shooting Association.

History of the Swiss Rifle Association of Hong Kong

In 1972 a friendly shooting competition was initiated by high ranking officers of the Swiss Army visiting Hong Kong, and members of the British Army. Initially, only pistols and rifles were used for the competition. During a visit to Switzerland British officers discovered the Swiss crossbow and soon thereafter the crossbow was integrated into the shooting competition, which carried (and still does) the military code name “Operation Mercury”. Ten years after the first Mercury, some of the Swiss felt that the brave men and women in Hong Kong could participate in the Operation Mercury. So, they established the Swiss Rifle Association of Hong Kong in 1982. Until 1996 we had monthly events including pistol and small bore shooting on Stonecutters Island, and two big annual events, the Compulsory Shoot and the Operation Mercury.

With the departure of the British the monthly events were dropped, but the two annual events are still taking place in a somewhat different form. As the People’s Liberation Army does not show any interest in our activities, we were lucky to have found new friends in the RHKR Sport Shooting Association. This association of members of the former Hong Kong Regiment, which was dissolved in 1996, was granted a 50m shooting range in the New Territories, Twice per year they invite us to a friendly shooting competition on their range. We are shooting live rounds on Swiss Army Assault Rifles 90, which have been adapted for civilian use, at a distance of 50 meters, but on 1:6 reduced targets. We are, nevertheless, authorized to certify the annual Compulsory Program in your Swiss military service record!

Although every shooting event is a serious matter, where safety is always the top priority, it goes together with traditional Swiss sausages, meat loaf, and cold soft drinks. A great opportunity to meet with other Swiss residents of Hong Kong, but also with the members of the Regiment.

Membership

Active Membership is open for a joining fee of HK$ 1,000.- and subsequent HK$ 600.- per annum for individuals, and Corporate Membership at HK$ 1,000.- for companies. In exceptional cases non-Swiss Army trained persons can become members, provided that two existing Active Member are acting as sponsors, and provided that they attend a bi-annually held training camp. Companies have the right to delegate two (Swiss Army trained!) employees to any of our shooting events. There is also an opportunity to show your support for our activities by becoming an Associated Member for HK$ 400.- (or CHF 50.-) for individuals, or for CHF 200.- for Shooting Clubs in Switzerland.

Please contact us for a membership application, or join our group on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/groups/srahk to find all relevant further information.


Recent Announcements

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Please join our new Facebook Page!

posted Mar 24, 2013, 8:32 PM by marc rogivue

Please visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/srahk/ to register.
THIS IS A RESTRICTED GROUP FOR MEMBERS OF THE SRAHK ONLY!
PLEASE POST YOUR PICTURES OF OUR EVENTS ONLY HERE AND NOT ON YOUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE!

Invitation to AGM

posted Mar 16, 2013, 9:51 PM by marc rogivue

Dear members

We hope you had a good day at the range on Sunday.

This years AGM will take place on Thursday 21.03.2013. The invite with the details is attached as well as last years minutes for your information.

I kindly ask you to register until latest Monday, 18.03.2013. The venue will be the Swiss Chalet as usual. In case of overwhelming attendance we'll inform you if the location needs to be changed.

Best regards,
Marco

Our latest member to the SRAHK!

posted Mar 16, 2013, 9:35 PM by marc rogivue   [ updated Mar 16, 2013, 9:43 PM ]


Results of Field Shoot & Compulsory; March 10, 2013

posted Mar 16, 2013, 9:30 PM by marc rogivue


Our brand-new, fully automated, Target Sighting System (TSS)

posted Oct 20, 2012, 1:48 AM by marc rogivue


Results of Compulsory and Field Shoot 2012

posted Apr 15, 2012, 8:05 PM by marc rogivue


Mark your Calendar: Shooting Dates 2012

posted Dec 13, 2011, 6:32 PM by marc rogivue

Dear Shooting Friends

We have fixed the dates for next years shooting:


Compulsory and Field Shoot: 15 April

Mercury: 11 November

 

"The Alphorn" publication of the Swiss Association is looking for someone who can write a story about our activities during the past year, and some pictures. Anybody interested and capable of writing a short story, please revert. Deadline end of this month.

Need in particular some good pictures!

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!

Alex

Mercury shooting, Sunday 13.11.2011

posted Oct 31, 2011, 8:08 PM by marc rogivue

Dear Members of the SRAHK

As previously announced, this years Operation Mercury will take place on Sunday, 13.11.2011.

It is therefore my pleasure to enclose the official invitation with all the relevant details.

Please confirm your participation by Friday, 4.11.2011 the latest.

- As usual, please be on time at the range so we can start the shooting on time

Looking forward seeing as many of you as possible at the range.

Best regards,
Marco

Operation Mercury will take place on Sunday, 13th November

posted Sep 11, 2011, 8:59 PM by marc rogivue   [ updated Sep 11, 2011, 9:03 PM ]

Dear Members


I hope the you had fun yesterday and enjoyed the day at the range.

As we had been asked, I wanted to let all of you know that this years Operation Mercury will take place on Sunday, 13th November.

As usual, more details will follow closer to the event but mark your diaries already

 

Best regards,

Marco


Compulsory on September 11, 2011


How NOT to shoot...

posted Aug 25, 2011, 9:53 PM by marc rogivue


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