Welcome to Kaitoke Pistol Club
Join the Kaitoke Pistol Club to enjoy a satisfying sport, learn firearms safety and skills as well as participate in a variety of shooting disciplines.
You may attend the club shoots as many as 3 times as a visitor before you make up your mind to join. This will give you an opportunity to try your hand at shooting a variety of club guns and to see if this is a sport that appeals to you. During this time we will supervise and train you in handling and shooting pistols. You will meet other members and get to talk to them about their interest.
The cost of attending as a visitor is $20 per visit.
When you join you will undergo a probationary period of at least 6 months involving a minimum of 12 attendances at club shoots. During this time you will need to obtain your standard firearms license (if you haven’t already got it). You will be given complete training in handling and shooting pistols safely. Also you will experience some of the different shooting disciplines such as straight target shooting over timed periods, action shooting using different scenarios and cowboy action shooting which involves dressing up in period costume and using guns designed prior to 1896. Another discipline involves using handguns to shoot metal silhouettes over longer distances requiring concentration, accuracy and perhaps some expertise in loading specialized ammunition.
During the probationary period you will sit a short examination to test your safety knowledge of your new sport.
After the probation period you will be able to apply to the NZ Police to get your “B” endorsement for your firearms license. This allows you to buy and keep your own handguns as long as you remain a member of the pistol club and attend and participate in a minimum of 12 times per year.
Joining the pistol club means you will be affiliated with over 2500 other enthusiasts in New Zealand and you will have opportunities to learn lots of new skills in a variety of disciplines. The sport is one that you can enjoy casually at a local level or take it as far as you have the will to go…right up to international shooting standards. In fact it is probably the only sport that people of any age can participate in at top international level. There are many shooting events that take place all around New Zealand each year and you will meet a great bunch of people.
This is a fun, exciting family sport that has a shooting category for you!
Kaitoke Pistol Club has two main levels of membership. As KPC is affiliated to Pistol New Zealand KPC members also have to belong to Pistol NZ. It is also a club rule that you must be a current member of the Hutt Valley Deer Stalkers Association. This is because we use their range. This membership does however enables you to access the HVDA range outside of planned KPC events to shoot rifle/shotgun. It also allows you to obtain a gate access card, should you want to do so.
Junior - up to the age of 18yo are free.
Junior members, up to the age of 16; can shoot pistols while under immediate supervision of a licence B endorsement holder.
The current Club membership is $180 per year. ( You will need to Add Pistol NZ membership to this)
In addition to this New members will be required to pay a one off $100 range development fee.
Pistol NZ membership comes with a monthly copy of their magazine The Bullshooter, you can choose to get this via email ($75 per year) or a physical copy posted to you ($85 per year).
IPSC membership - There is also an option fee for membership to the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). This can be paid with your membership fees. IPSC membership is required if you plan to shoot at regional matches that are invigilated under IPSC and to vote at Bi-annual IPSC Section Directors. For more information, please see the Pistol NZ website.
What are the requirements of a new member?
New members are known as Tyro class shooters. There is a requirement that all new KPC members undertake a probationary period of six months. In this time you will undertake a number of activities to ensure that you are a safe and responsible shooter. The concept is to use the 6 month period to build a basic level of technique and safe gun handling, and to ensure you are learning but having fun as well as fostering an attitude of involvement.
These activities include:
KPC Tyro rules for action matches include:
The individual's performance will be reviewed during and at the end of the probation period. The KPC committee can review any valid exceptions as well as feedback on attitude to gun safety, interaction at events etc.