mark

Jun 162018
 

Setup from 11am on our Lynwood Road range if you’d like to help us setup the prop walls and targets etc. Shooting from 1pm.

Multi-Gun consists of rifle, pistol and shotgun shot on the same stage.

You don’t need all the fancy gear to be able to come out and have some fun, if all you have are sporting shotguns and rifles, bring those out. We’ll setup something suitable.

There will also be gun sharing and club ammo for sale as required.

 Posted by at 9:30 am
Jun 162018
 

Home Reloads

A lot of us reload our own rounds. Following a set of rules and procedures is a must for safe accident free shooting. If you haven’t got a routine that you religiously follow each time you reload, then now’s a good time to get one into place.

Here is a link that demonstrates a squib load due to insufficient powder in the case: https://youtu.be/esfHFW-opGI

 Posted by at 9:26 am
Jun 162018
 

Attend if you can. Anyone who can attend to show a presence from any firearms group would be positive.

See more at http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/firearms-and-safety/news-and-updates

In Police’s effort to review and improve the administration of the Arms Act, the Arms Act Service Delivery Group is looking closely at how Police can best deliver firearms related services to the public in a timely, consistent, and cost effective manner.

To assist with this work, the project team are looking to meet with Police district staff and firearms user community members for participatory discussion sessions in all police districts. These sessions are designed in a way that it will enable you to contribute creatively to the current thinking around challenges, opportunities, needs, and wants of the firearms community when interacting with Police for Arms Act related services. We want to hear about any insights you may have from your interaction with the Police and external agencies involved in the delivery of services. We will also take time to understand from you what you think the areas are that we need to focus on, and how we may improve our service model to deliver consistent, timely, and efficient services to you. During the workshop, you will have a chance to ask questions, have open and genuine discussion, and provide any feedback to help us shape our understanding of unique issues in your community.

All firearms community members are welcome to attend

District, Date, Session Time

Wellington, Friday 1 June, 12.30pm to 2pm, Upper Hutt Police Station

New Plymouth, Tuesday 5 June, 11am to 12.30pm, TSB Showplace, 92-100 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Taupo, Wednesday 6 June, 10.30am to 12pm, Taupo Police Station

Hastings, Wednesday 6 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Cornwall Cricket Club, Cornwall Park, Roberts Street

Palmerston North, Thursday 7 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Convention Centre, 354 Main Street

Rotorua, Monday 11 June, 10.30am to 12pm, Rotorua Police Station

Tauranga, Tuesday 12 June, 8am to 9.30am, Deer Stalkers’ Club, 617 State Highway 29 Tauriko

Manukau, Tuesday 12 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Papakura Rugby Club, 2 Ron Keat Drive Papakura

Whangarei, Wednesday 13 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Whangarei Police Station

Gisborne, Thursday 14 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Gisborne Police Station

Greymouth, Monday 18 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, John Paul II High School Hall, Alexander Street, Greymouth

Christchurch, Tuesday 19 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Christchurch RSA, 74 Armagh Street

Timaru, Wednesday 20 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Timaru Police Station training room – entry from Heaton Street only

Hamilton, Thursday 21 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Hamilton Gardens, Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton

Nelson, Monday 25 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Saxton Stadium – Netball/Upstairs Pavilion, Saxton Field, Stoke, Nelson

Blenheim, Tuesday 26 June, 1pm to 2.30pm, Clubs of Marlborough, 42 Alfred Street, Blenheim

Invercargill, Thursday 28 June, 4.30pm to 6pm, Invercargill Workerman’s Club, 154 Esk Street

Dunedin, Friday 29 June, 2pm to 3.30pm, Victoria Hotel 137 St Andrew Street

 Posted by at 9:20 am
May 202018
 

Today’s pistol shoot has been postponed until Sunday 27th May at 1pm.

Some of us will be travelling to Invercargill that day for an antique arms shoot, so numbers might be a little lighter than usual.

The following shoot will be a Multi-Gun (Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun) on Sunday the 17th June at 1pm. Details will follow closer to the time.

Due to pushing out the Mark Salmons Memorial Shoot (long range shoot) to Spring, we’ll hold a Winter long range shoot in late June or sometime in July to give you a chance to get yourself dialed in for the main event later in the year. Details to be advise after the 14th June meeting.

Pencil in the AGM for second week of July. Hopefully at The Club again, details to follow.

 Posted by at 7:38 pm
Mar 252018
 

If anyone is interested in supporting Sally Johnston’s bid for gold shooting at the Commonwealth Games there is a Givealittle page setup for this purpose.

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/commonwealth-games-gold-goal

If total donations exceed $15000 the excess will be used to purchase electronic targets for up and coming shooters.

 Posted by at 7:25 am
Mar 092018
 

Next shoots:

Pistol Shoot Sunday 11th March at 1pm. Jess may setup something interesting for us.

Long Range Rifle Shoot Sunday 18th March at 1pm. Normal format, 5 rounds for tightest group at 100 yards, followed by 5 rounds on steel at each of 270/470/570/640 yards. All the steel must be shot with the same rifle, but you can shoot the tightest group at 100 yards with another rifle if you wish.

 Posted by at 3:14 pm
Feb 252018
 

Next shoots:

Jack Richmond Memorial Shoot Sunday 4th March at 1pm. Normal format, man-on-man with pistols on the 25 yard range to determine the trophy winner, followed by separate rifle and shotgun stages on the 50 and/or 100 yard ranges. Gun sharing available and 9mm/.223/shotty club ammo for sale if you require any (no cash please, an invoice will be emailed to you for online banking payment only please).

Long Range Rifle Shoot Sunday 18th March at 1pm. Normal format, 5 rounds for tightest group at 100 yards, followed by 5 rounds on steel at each of 270/470/570/640 yards. All the steel must be shot with the same rifle, but you can shoot the tightest group at 100 yards with another rifle if you wish.

Next meeting, Thursday 8th March in the Real Journeys upstairs meeting room at 8pm, as per usual.

 Posted by at 9:24 am
Jan 072018
 

You may have already heard the sad news that returning Fiordland Firearms Club member Mark Salmons passed away suddenly on 26th December whilst fishing in Golden Bay.

A service to celebrate Mark’s life will be held Monday 8th January at 2pm at St Margaret’s Church, Frankton, followed by a private cremation.

All are welcome to raise a glass to Mark at the Frankton Arms Tavern afterwards.

More information can be found at http://www.salmons.co.nz/

 Posted by at 10:00 am
Dec 062017
 

Monthly meetings 8pm on designated Thursdays, in the RJs upstairs meeting:
14/12/2017 December Meeting, last of 2017

Upcoming Sunday shoots, all kicking off at 1pm unless you hear to the contrary:

10/12/2017 Long Range Rifle shoot
17/12/2017 Pistol Shoot

Mark

 Posted by at 7:30 pm