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These rules apply to all members, guests and visitors, everyone is required to comply with them.
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Rifles / Shotguns
Resource Consent conditions
The club operates under a Resource Consent that requires the club to ensure it meets certain operating conditions. They are;
The range is closed on all Mondays and Tuesdays through the year.
The hours of operation are from 10.00am to 16.00pm.
The range is also closed on all Public Holidays (Statutory Holidays).
The noise from firearms must not exceed certain levels on normal operating days.
The doors to each range must be kept closed during shooting except when people are entering or exiting the range.
All firearms are required to be discharged from under the shooting shelters on normal operating days.
The only exception is certain pistols and all .22 firearms which can be discharged downrange in accordance the SRO (Standing Range order) for each range.
The approved list is currently;
All .22 rifles and pistols
357/38 Special revolvers
.38 Super pistols
45 ACP pistols
Some rifles that are renowned for generating very high levels of noise or short barrel rifles must only be fired through one of the shooting tunnels on range one or two.
This includes any rifle with a muzzle break.
So the general rule is the larger the calibre, the more likely it is that it can only be discharged through a shooting tunnel. If in doubt, ask.
On normal days the maximum number of shots fired during the day is 4000, excluding all .22 & 12g shotgun shots.
On Special Event days the number increases to 10,000, excluding .22 & 12G shotgun shots.
On 18 days each year (Special Event days), the club is allowed to generate a higher level off noise and this enables rifles and shotguns to be discharged downrange too.
The club is required to monitor the noise levels generated regularly to ensure that we comply with the conditions.
Penalties for failure to comply are substantial and if you fail to comply you can expect to be dealt with severely by the club and incur any legal costs or penalties imposed on the club by the Council
What is a Special Event day
The Resource Consent allows the club 18 Special Event days.
These are days where the limitations are relaxed a little.
On these days you will see events such as 3gunn and cowboys take place.
This is because on these days members are permitted to discharge rifles and shotguns downrange.
However all firearms still have to remain below a certain noise limit which is higher than normal on these days.
As a rule of thumb, if you have a short barrel, it may not pass the test, so get it tested first before using it.
Visitors (non club members)
If you wish to become a pistol shooter
The process to become a “B” licence club member
Club policy upon RO’s
Rifle & Shotgun shooting only
Any group of 2 or more shooters may conduct a shooting activity on WPC ranges as long as one person is acting as *Range Officer” (R/O) in accordance with the SRO and Police manual.
The *R/O may exercise the option to shoot with the others in the shooting detail subject to the following conditions;
There will be no more than 4 shooters involved in the activity
He (or She) has personal knowledge of the ability and experience of the other shooters to the point that, in his (or her) judgement, there is little or no risk of a negative event as a result of actions by the other shooters, and
Should such an event occur he or she is confident of the shooters ability to act appropriately until he (or she) as *R/O takes full control of the situation.
Where more than four shooters are engaged in any shooting activity on any of the WPC ranges, then a NON shooting RO must assume control of the range. This duty may be rotated every 10-15 minutes to enable everyone present to have a turn at shooting
Where there are less than 4 shooters, any one of them may insist that the RO be NON shooting where they have any concerns what-so-ever about safety or range rules.
Where two or more shooters are engaged in shooting pistols, then one shooter MUST become a NON shooting RO. The RO duty can be rotated to enable all shooters to get a shoot.
This is mandatory, no exceptions.
Any person acting as a Range Officer on a WPC range shall (unless undergoing training for that activity) have attended a safety Refresher course run by the WPC
Any shooter in a detail under the control of a ‘shooting’ range officer can request a non-shooting R/O where he/she has ANYsafety concerns.
The role of *R/O can be rotated among those present on the range as long as they are qualified to act as R/O’s.
Shooting is a sport that can last a lifetime and the level at which you participate is your decision. You can learn how to shoot firearms safely and expertly. You will make many friends and can develop much knowledge.
It’s all up to you.
Our rules are not onerous, but they are there for very good reasons.
Needless to say failure to follow these rules places your membership in jeopardy.
WPC will re-open to visitors on the 27th of June, Bookings are Essential. If you turn up without a booking, you will be turned away Click here to make a booking
Wednesday-Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Range closed: Every Monday & Tuesday
Closed all public holidays!
Secretary: Gary P
Membership Secretary: Shaun
Vice President: Paul
706 Whiriwhiri Road, Waiuku 2682.
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