There are three stages to joining the club:
- Acquiring your New Zealand Firearms Licence (if you don’t already have one), submitting your Membership Application Form, paying the fees applicable, and being approved by the WPC Committee to join the club. The committee meets monthly.
- Completing your Probationary Period at the club. This is a mandatory six month period where you must attend the club at least 12 times in that same period. During your probation, you will receive training in pistol safety, handling, and match/competition something or other.
- Applying for your B endorsement. Once you have completed your probation and met all your training requirements, the committee will support your application to the Police to own and shoot pistols.
Joining WPC takes seven to twelve months and there are no shortcuts or exceptions. Pistol shooting is a privilege that we want to maintain, and this requires diligence, vigilance and stubbornness.
For a detailed breakdown, go to our Training page.
For further information, visit Te Tari Pūreke Firearms Safety Authority.