Becoming a member
Please read this section carefully. Incomplete applications take much longer to process.
You MUST have a current New Zealand A Category Firearms License to join Auckland Pistol Club.
How to join
Complete the following steps. You can submit your membership application as printed out forms or electronically as signed copies.
1. Print off the Membership Application Form - Complete all sections on the form and sign.
3. Print off the FM1 Form - Complete all sections and sign.
Your FM1 number will be assigned by the club secretary when processing your application.
4. Provide a digital photograph of yourself with your membership application. This should be a head-shot only on a neutral background suitable to have printed onto your club ID card.
5. During the membership process the treasurer will advise you of the club account into which you will need to pay your membership fees and you will be invoiced for the correct amount.
Applications can either be scanned electronically and sent to
or physically posted to Auckland Pistol Club, PO Box 79-301, Royal Heights, Auckland 0656, New Zealand.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AT THE CLUB OR HAND IT TO ANY INDIVIDUAL AS THIS WILL CREATE DELAYS IN PROCESSING YOUR APPLICATION.
Once received your application will be presented at the next committee meeting - which are held on the second Wednesday of each month.
After you become a probationary member
After your probationary application has been approved, you will be issued with your club ID badge, a sign in token and your own Training Manual. The Training Manual has further information about the club and provides a record of your training progress.
As a new club-member you must undergo a 6 month minimum probationary period. Please note that all membership approvals are for probationary membership regardless of experience. During your initial 6 months as a member at APC (for members working towards a B'endorsement) you must make 12 attendances at the club and meet all training requirements. Your membership may be cancelled at any time during this period and your current membership fees refunded. Failing to meet either of the attendance or training requirements during this time may result in your probationary period being extended by a further 6 months.
During this time you must complete 12 shoots from your training manual before applying for your B endorsement (Pistol License).
To book in for Training, please go to the Training Roster link off the home page where you'll find details of when training sessions are on, and a web form to book in. Please bring proof of payment to your training.
This will be a printed receipt of payment, sent to you by the Treasurer of Auckland Pistol Club.
Please note: Training is only available to members of the Auckland Pistol Club.
Applying for your pistol license
Before applying to committee for your pistol license you need the following:
Have a current New Zealand firearms license
Have been a member of the New Zealand Pistol Association (NZPA) for a minimum of 6 months
Have completed 12 recorded shoots in your training manual
Have sat and passed the NZPA Safety test and Club Range Officers test
The Training Officer will assist in submitting your application to the Committee for approval.
Maintaining your pistol license
Please be aware that there is an ongoing commitment to having a pistol license in New Zealand.
Obtaining your B endorsement (Pistol License) is only part of the process.
The only lawful purpose to own a pistol in New Zealand is to shoot it competitively so in order to retain your license, you must continue to attend a minimum of 12 shoots per year and to remain a financial member of a Pistol Club (and thereby PNZ).