The Firearm

The FirearmExperience



Considering taking up shooting? Hunting? Not sure where to start?

Come and take part in Auckland’s shooting experience. Unique location, phenomenal firearms and a great day out.

Shoot a variety of firearms and calibres in a safe, fun and welcoming environment.

Requirements

Very little.

Don’t have a firearms licence? No issue. Our qualified and experienced hosts will take you through the process from first handling a firearm, to shooting one. If you get hooked (and you will) – then they can also explain the process, step-by-step of getting your firearms licence in NZ.

Already got your licence and want to just try a variety of firearms? Also no worries. With a hunting guide and a shooting instructor there, we can advise and guide (after asking a lot of questions) you to what might be the best option for your first, second, or tenth firearm.

Knowledge is Power

Make smarter, informed selections when it comes to firearms and shooting.

As with all our courses, we start your firearms shooting experience with a comprehensive safety brief.

Then Kerry will walk you through the range of firearms available – explaining the differences in actions, why some are more suitable for specific purposes and what you should be looking for, depending on your particular requirements. He will explain the uses and differences when it comes to calibre selection, ammunition choices and optics.

For new shooters, this is a great primer on firearms, whether you are planning on hunting or target shooter. For experienced shooters – we are sure you will still learn a thing or two – and – likely will have knowledge of your own to share.

This is a hand’s on, show and tell experience.

Start Small, Work Up

We then head over to the short course range to get a basic familiarisation with a rifle and start shooting.

For this, we use a selection of .22LR rifles – potentially the most common first rifle calibre for people. A cheap, easy to shoot and setup calibre, the 22LR has long been used on farms around New Zealand for pest control, and, there are plenty of rimfire events to be shoot every weekend around Auckland and NZ.

We quickly work through the four main positions – prone, sitting, kneeling and standing. This isn’t so much a shooting lesson (that’s something we do separately) but a good way to get people comfortable shooting a rifle before moving onto the centrefire calibres with more kick.

Once people are comfortable with the 22’s, we get a little bigger, picking up a .223 – again, one of the most popular calibres available.

We finish with a 7mm08 – potentially the most common hunter cartridge in the greater Auckland region. This sets us up ready to move onto the longer ranges.

Step Up, Reach Out

Once we are comfortable with the short course, it’s time to stretch the legs a little.

For most hunting in New Zealand – 100 meters is often as far as a rifle gets to be shot, however, modern firearms are capable of much, much more.

So, we turn our attention to the centrefires now – increasing the size of the cartridges, and increasing the distance of shooting.

Long range shooting is quickly growing in popularity, with more field style shooting competitions also popping up around the country.

A few Unique Firearms

Interwoven with the new firearms are a few unique and interesting guns. Part of NZ's history, some of these are rarely available to shoot.

Old Enfields, new Dangerous Game guns - you never know what might turn up!

When I first got into firearms, the information and choice was overwhelming. I just wanted somewhere to go and talk to some shooters and shoot some firearms.

I fiqure I am not the only person like this.

I enjoy sharing knowledge and experiences with others. Come out and join us.

Kerry Adams

Host and Educator
Session

Get A Taste

$ 275 /person
A 3 hour session of shooting a variety of firearms in a safe, fun and educational setting.

  • A unique experience
  • Highly focused on safety
  • Start small and work up
  • Shoot to 300 meters!
Day

Rifle Setup Session

$ 650 /person
An entire day shooting and talking about guns!

Get more time with the firearms and more ammo to put through them.
  • More shooting to more distance
  • Shoot to 550 meters!
  • Includes Lunch
Unique

Rifle Setup Course

$ ? /person
Want something a little more personalised?

Feel free to get in touch and let us know what you are after. We specialise on creating personal experiences for clients. So don’t hesitate to ask for something special.

Got kids? Enquire about our kids firearms safety programme.
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