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Surprise discovery: Shooting better than garage full of toys

Target rifle shooter Brian Hansen has been nominated in the City of Ipswich sports awards as Masters Sportsperson of the Year.
Target rifle shooter Brian Hansen has been nominated in the City of Ipswich sports awards as Masters Sportsperson of the Year. Rob Williams

THE look on Brian Hansen's face and excitement in his voice highlights how much he loves competitive shooting.

It's a wonderful story how he got into the sport "purely by accident'' and achieved almost immediate success.

Before becoming a target rifle shooter, the Brookwater businessman used to enjoy a range of other pastimes including jet skiing, boating, motocross and motorbike riding.

Growing up in Toowoomba before basing himself at Logan, he built up a "great garage'' full of what he calls "his toys''.

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