ISSF — Olympic-style pistol shooting

ISSF club matches are held every Sunday, with an indoor range that shoots every Wednesday and Thursday evening — check out the Calendar to be astounded.


ISSF Competition Entry Forms can be found here.

2020 Tokyo Olympics — selection matches start January 2019 — selection criteria hereTrain hard, achieve your goals!




Whangārei Pistol Club has a dedicated ISSF indoor range which shoots every Wednesday and Thursday evening at the range from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

We have a good mix of junior and senior shooters, and all are welcome.

The club has a number of club guns which are available for members or visitors to use on club nights. We have 10 shooting lanes with electric target changers on each lane. You can usually have a lane to shoot in at your own pace for as long as you wish. If we are busy, we may ask you to limit your shooting to an hour.

While the primary aim of the club is to encourage new shooters into the sport and to have fun while learning a new discipline, shooters are encouraged to enter and compete in a number of national competitions during the year.

We have members shooting in the

  • Air Gun Cup
  • Mind that Gap (Hibiscus Air Pistol Club)
  • Training for the McMillan Cup
  • Northland ISSF Open & Graded
  • Hamilton ISSF Open & Graded
  • Auckland Anniversary Weekend Competition
  • Waipa ISSF Open & Graded Competition
  • Pistol New Zealand ISSF National Championships

Club Equipment

The pistols we use are the same basic pistols that are used in the Olympic Games although Olympic shooters will spend a lot of time ‘tuning’ their triggers and ensuring the grip fits their hand perfectly.

The most commonly used pistols in competitions today are listed below with the top two being Morini & Steyr:

  • Morini 162EI
  • Steyr LP10
  • Feinwerkbau P 8X
  • Walther LP400
  • Pardini K12

All these pistols are capable of shooting one hole groups at 10 metres although the challenge for the shooter is to achieve this. These pistols can cost between $2,500 and $3,000 new, however, second-hand pistols can be found for around $1,500 to $2,000 depending on age and condition. Our club has a number of Morini 162’s available to use on club nights for those members who do not own their own. In addition to a pistol you will need good quality pellets specifically for air pistol. These are relatively cheap and a tin of 500 will cost you around $10.00. These can be purchased at the club.