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Pistol Tuition & Training

Next Pistol Training Course starts: Sunday 16th June 2019 at 9:30am. 

Note: Please bring along 50+ rounds of .22 ammunition (CCI is recommended). If you have your own eye and ear protection please bring this along also, as there are limited pairs available.  Non members will be required to pay the $30 visitor fee.  Please register online. Members: Click the ‘Log in’ tab on the home screen.  Non members, contact:


Waiuku Pistol Club has an induction programme for new members and a safety and auditing team who will ensure you achieve the requirements of your chosen sport.

Safety is Paramount at all times and is a requirement second to none.

The training programme ensures you meet the National requirements of Pistol New Zealand, and in addition the club has Trainers who are qualified to undertake Holster Training on-site.

The Club has approved Armorers and Club Pistols.

Our training courses start every six weeks, please refer to our Notice Board  for the date of the next course.


Pistol Training Programme

  • Your responsibilities
  • Firearm types, SA & revolvers
  • Safe handling
  • Safety features
  • Controlling your trigger finger, it has a brain of its own!
  • Muzzle direction, the 180 degree rule
  • How to load & magazines
  • How to unload
  • How to show clear
  • Action forward
  • Trigger down
  • Bag or holster
  • How to treat and handle ammunition
  • Range commands
  • All shots must be aimed
  • Projectiles must be into the bank
  • Shooting whilst standing, prone, kneeling
  • Shooting with both hands and one hand
  • Changing hands
  • Shooting CF pistols
  • How to sight your target
  • Single shots
  • Double taps
  • Quick fire
  • How to clear a jam
  • Types of jams
  • How to field strip a pistol and clean
  • Your responsibilities
  • Range officer responsibilities
  • How to act as a Range Officer

The process to become a “B” licence club member

  • Visitors are only allowed to visit 3 times and must decide if they wish to take up the sport (NZ Police regulation)

  • Once you have become a club member, the club Secretary will issue to you an application form (FM1) to Pistol NZ which you must sign. This enrols you as a pistol shooter with PNZ signals the start of your 6 month pistol probationary period. PNZ fee is $65.

  • This form will be sent to PNZ who will then register you as a TYRO (trainee).

  • You must then complete 12 shoots and the training program at the club during the 6 months.

  • You must also  sit and pass the Club Safety Examination

  • You must also sit and pass the Club RO examination

  • You will also be required to participate in at least 6 service Pistol matches during your probationary period and demonstrate competency and safety in some IPSC courses of fire as well..

  • At some stage during your training, your Training Officer may approve you purchasing a pistol of your choice. This can only be done with the approval of the club President. In these cases the pistol must go onto the license of club training officer.

  • In addition, you will be advised when you are ready to participate in a HOLSTER course which if passed qualifies you to shot from a holster.

  • Members must not approach other clubs to sit this qualification without the permission of the Training and safety Officer.

  • When you have completed your 6 months probation, attended at least 12 shots and demonstrated competency and safety, you can apply to the management Committee for your B License.

  • Your training officer will then sign off your training but only if he is satisfied you meet the standards required.

  • You may then visit your local firearms officer and obtain a form POL67f, Application for B Endorsement   and complete it.

  • The form should then be submitted to the Committee through the club secretary for approval.

  • Once approved it is sent to Pistol NZ for processing.

  • You can then expect the Police to visit you to inspect your security measures.

  • Then around 4 weeks later your B licence should arrive in the mail.