Ranges reopening Thursday 14th May

Our ranges will be reopening this Thursday under COVID Alert Level 2. 

Our esteemed president Mike will be setting up hand cleaner at various stations on the range, please use after handling anything that you didn’t bring out with you, eg. the flag, gates, clubhouse padlock and door handle, signing the range book, club stapler, targets and target stands etc.

In the range book we will require additional information for Contact Tracing, so there will be columns for capturing name, date/time in/out, and a contact phone number.  The pages will be removed regularly from the range book and dropped in to the Secretary.

Please maintain 2m distance from other shooters and avoid sharing equipment with shooters outside your bubble.

For rifle shooters, if all three shooting benches are in use please arrange to come back at a later time.  Pick a bench and stick with it, or shoot prone from a mat.

Feel free to bring out your own PPE and cleaning products if you would like an extra level of comfort.

Fiordland Firearms Club Notices (21/03/2020) COVID-19 Threat Level 2 – All Gun Club Events and Face-To-Face Monthly Meetings Cancelled

The PM has raised the threat level to level 2 after a jump in confirmed cases to 53 and the first cases of possible Community Transmission.

Threat level 2 generally entails:
– over 70’s staying home as much as possible
– cancel non-essential domestic travel
– reduce contact with others, keep at least 2 metres separation
– if you can work from home, do so

For your info, at level 3, business will be asked to close, and public venues will be closed.  At level 4, everyone to stay home with no contact with others, only supermarkets and pharmacies will be operating.

Given that advise we are cancelling all organised shoots and monthly general meetings for the foreseeable future.

At this stage you can continue to use the range as per normal during daylight hours seven days a week, we just won’t be bunching people together with organised shoots.

For future monthly meetings I will see if we can move this to an online video conference setup so you can dial in via your computer/tablet/phone as you prefer.

Stay safe and and don’t forget, its not toilet paper you need to hoard, it’s guns and ammo.  😉

Long Range Rifle Shoot 10th March Results

Well done to Mike S for 1st place on steel, pipping Greg H by a single point. Mike only missed 2 targets for the day, and they were the “easy” ones at 270 and 470 yards.

Special mention to S Reed who managed to hit the 570 yard target four out of five times with an AR-15 with military ball ammo while using scope hold over, and then proceeded to repeat this extraordinary performance twice on the 620 yard target. MVP!