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
Oct 202016

A lot of people are using these for long range rifle shooting. There was one at last weekends shoot.

Various NZ retailers have these in .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win. NZ$2500 with 2 x 10 round mags, no optics.

The enhanced version seems to be going for around $2800.

If you are looking for one do a google search on RUGER PRECISION RIFLE SITE:NZ – that should return a few online shops that have them.

Here is a link to the Ruger website.


 Posted by at 7:37 am
Jul 282016

The S&W 686 is a stainless steel revolver chambered in .357 Magnum and available in a number of variants including 6 and 7 shot versions and barrel lengths from 2.5 inch snubby to an 8.5 inch beast.

A good balance between muzzle velocity, accuracy and speed is the 6 inch version as shown here:


Product specs can be found on the 686 page on the S&W website

If you want to see how fast someone can shoot a S&W revolver check out Jerry Miculek shooting 12 rounds in 3 seconds including a reload.


 Posted by at 7:00 am
Apr 202016

The NZ Arms Code

Remember the seven basic rules:

  • Treat every firearm as loaded
  • Always point firearms in a safe direction
  • Load a firearm only when ready to fire
  • Identify your target beyond all doubt
  • Check your firing zone
  • Store firearms and ammunition safely
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms
 Posted by at 6:23 pm