Holster Qualification Course

Pistol New Zealand has adopted a new format for the training of shooters to draw from the holster – be it Action Style shooting or CAS style shooting.

Drawing from the holster has evolved significantly since it was first introduced in the early 1990's. With the two holster draw for CAS shooters it became increasingly obvious  that there needed to be a more consistent approach to holster training across all PNZ clubs and for there to be a stronger emphasis on the safe use of the holster and the approach to shooting.

For this reason it also became clear that the one day training of the past by a qualified Holster Instructor was also going to need updating. So, we now have a process whereby the club undertakes the training of the shooter in all safety related matters and for this to be applied over a period of time which can be suited to the ability of the shooter and the structure in the club. Once a shooter is deemed by the Club Training Officer to have attained a safe standard then the shooter can be referred to a Holster and Safety Assessor to measure the standard and to certify the shooter as safe to shoot from the holster.

Please check our Calendar for upcoming training days or contact the Club President to express your interests in obtaining your Holster Qualification.