PNZ Holster Course
Process: Please check the "Holster Course Accredited Personnel" for those clubs which currently run this course. (see dropdown lists to the left).
Please download the Holster Manual below and contact one of the Instructors on the club list for training information in your club.
For more information about this course or becoming a Holster Instructor, please contact the PNZ Executive officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE TO SHOOTERS: No money is required to be paid till you have PASSED the final course assessment. The PNZ fee for your Qualification (Action or CAS) is $30
Once the final assessment form is sent to PNZ, with payment the Holster Badge and Certificate are sent back to your club Secretary to hand out.
Note: A PNZ Club Range Officer and Safety Test must be completed and sent to the PNZ Executive Officer BEFORE a Holster badge will be issued.
5 Yearly Instructor Workshops
The National Holster Co-ordinator and his team are in the process of carrying out workshops around the country to update recent changes made to the Holster Manual. Clubs will be contacted with the dates and details of these workshops in due course. If you are an instructor and close to expiry on the Island list, don't worry, we will be doing a course in your area soon.
2018 Pistol Holster Qualification - Training Video
The following video is a visual tool that can/should be used and was designed to be used alongside the 2018 Pistol Holster Qualification manual above.
2018 Holster Qualification Manual Download Files
Becoming a Holster Instructor
A club has to nominate a shooter to become a Holster Instructor. See the attached form for more details.
Holster Instructor Application Form (Updated April 2018)
The Area Co-ordinator then completes the training and sends the form below to the PNZ XO for processing.
Holster Instructor Completion Form (Added June 2016)
Holster Course Payment Details
Frequently Asked Questions
The type of pistol that can be used in a qualification are on page 5 of the Holster manual.
Junior Holster Qualification
The Junior Proficiency badge is a requirement for all shooters 12 to 16 (birthday) years of age. It is a physical (badge) demonstration to ALL clubs that the shooter is safety trained using nationally recognised safety tests. (NZ Firearms and Pistol New Zealand Safety tests). Qualification will allow the shooter to sit the PNZ Holster test and if passed shoot while under immediate supervision.
The badge expires on the 16th Birthday, when the shooter must obtain their firearms licence.