The Firearms Safety Course requires applicants to show they have a strong understanding of the Firearms Safety Code and know how to stay safe with firearms.

An experienced mentor can help new firearms users continue to improve their firearms safety practices.

After completing the Firearms Safety Course and gaining a firearms licence, Te Tari Pūreke encourages new firearms users to join a shooting or hunting club and/or association or partner with an experienced shooter to help build on the knowledge and skills gained from the Firearms Safety Course.


Where to find a mentor

Below are links you may find useful to find an experienced shooter to be your mentor:

Clubs & associations

Clay Target Association

Deerstalkers Association

Target Shooting NZ


NZ Hunter

Rod and Rifle




Need help?

phone Call 0800 844 431 (09 302 6500) for MyFirearms Support
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