Welcome to the Kaimai Pistol Club

Target pistol shooting was introduced in New Zealand in the 1960s. By 1972 we had a pistol shooter at the Olympic Games.

Since that time target pistol shooting has developed in numbers and the types of events shot. New Zealand pistol shooters have competed successfully in many international events, winning many medals at Commonwealth Games, as well as World Championship medals in other pistol disciplines.

Pistol New Zealand has over 80 affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand, so no matter where you live, there will be a club near you.

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How to join

Why Pistol Shooting?

Pistol Shooting is a dynamic and exciting sport. There are many disciplines of shooting and areas of knowledge from cleaning and maintaining your equipment, reloading match ammunition and the mental aspects of competition.

So you are interested in finding out more

The best place to start is by visiting the club.

Please email our Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a time to visit the club.

You'll get a short tour of the ranges and an explanation of the different styles of shooting we participate in.


    After Visiting Us

    The Secretary can email you a copy of the joining process.
    You can apply to become a probationary member by completing the relevant documents. Applications must be scanned electronically and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Applying for your Pistol License

    Before applying you need the following:
    Have a current standard New Zealand firearms licence.
    Be a fully paid up member of Kaimai Pistol Club and Pistol New Zealand.
    Complete the relevant documents with the Secretary.

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    Maintaining your license

    After obtaining your B endorsement (Pistol License) that is not the end. In order to retain your license, you must continue to attend 12 shoots per year. So there is an ongoing commitment to having a pistol license in New Zealand.

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Pistol New Zealand has over 80 affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand, so no matter where you live, there will be a club near you.

— Join the club today —

Our Sections

There are many sections available to try out at Kaimai Pistol Club.

  • IPSC


    The International Practical Shooting Confederation, was formed in 1976, and now embraces 90 Regions. Competition includes National and Continental Championships with the pinnacle of IPSC competition being the tri annual World Shoot.

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  • IPSC 3 Gun

    IPSC 3 Gun

    3 Gun shooting has its roots in New Zealand from the early 80's.
    Two servicemen, who came back from Singapore in 1983, introduced the idea, after seeing something of a similar format during their posting there.

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  • Action Pistol

    Action Pistol

    NRA Action Pistol is one of the most demanding handgun competitions available to the pistol shooting world. Developed in 1979 by former LAPDpolice officer John Bianchi, the NRA Action Pistol shooting comprises of 16 individual events ranging from...

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  • Service Pistol

    Service Pistol

    Way back in probably the 1960's the FBI developed a training pistol match which was soon used by civilian shooters and called the Combat Match. We shot a variant on this in the UK in the late '60s. Later this became the source of PPC and the 1500 Match...

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  • Cowboy Action Shooting

    Cowboy Action Shooting

    Cowboy Action Shooting, a sport created in California in 1982, is run under international rules set be 'The Single Action Shooting Society' of the USA. Cowboy Action Shooting recreates life in the Wild West by shooting a course of fire designed...

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  • Speed Shooting

    Speed Shooting

    The Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships are one of the crown jewels of the shooting circuit and the premier professional pistol competition in America. With more than 220 of the world's fastest shooters competing for over $390,000...

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  • Muzzle Loading

    Muzzle Loading

    Black Powder pistol shooting in New Zealand is controlled by the Muzzle Loading Section of Pistol New Zealand.  This part of Pistol New Zealand uses historic styled firearms from the 1700 and 1800's, with the shooters often having an associated interest in the old...

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  • Metallic Silhouette

    Metallic Silhouette

    HMS shootingis a group of target shooting disciplines that involves shooting at metal cutouts representing game animals at varying distances. Metallic silhouette shooting can be done with airguns, black powder firearms or modern handguns...

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  • ISSF Pistol


    The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) based in Munich controls shooting sports at the Olympic Games all the pistol events at the Commonwealth Games and the Oceanias. The main events are 10 and 50 metre pistol, and 25 metre pistol events...

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Are you ready to join the club?


Pistol Shooting is a dynamic and exciting sport

— The best place to start is by visiting the club —

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