Getting set up for club shooting

There are a number of items you should consider acquiring the first year or two of club shooting, both for on the range and at home.

After 14 years in the sport here are my go to items after careful research, acquisition and use:

On the range

  1. Quality Safety Glasses
  2. Electronic Hearing Protection that permits you to clearly hear range commands
  3. Chamber Safety Flags
  4. CED Deluxe Professional Range Bag
  5. Double Alpha Double Belt (velcro inner belt with leather overbelt)
  6. Holster that will securely hold your pistol
  7. Mag Pouches
  8. Uplula (magazine loader)

At home

  1. Good quality cleaning rods (one piece, carbon fibre or protective coated)
  2. Jags and patches of correct size for your calibre
  3. Corrosion X or Breakfree CLP
  4. Plenty of rolls of gun cloth
  5. A good brass and plastic punch set with small nylon hammer
  6. A gunsmithing screwdriver set
  7. Blue 243 Loctite
  8. Various Tekmat’s for your work bench

Recommended firearms to consider

  1. CZ SP-01 Shadow pistol
  2. Glock Competition Models 34 (9mm) or 35 (.40) pistols
  3. A high capacity 9mm or .40 cal 1911 pistol
  4. Mossberg 930 Tactical SPX or JM Pro shotgun
  5. Mossberg 590 or Remington 870 pump shotgun
  6. AR15 E-Cat rifle

There are plenty of other options, but you’re unlikely to be unhappy acquiring any of the above.

Rusa projectiles for your pistol and .223

Bill Wright at Rusa Reloading Components stocks a good range of CMJ Frontier projectiles for your pistol and .223

The .223 FMJ projectiles are around the same price as the 9mm projectiles, making it an ideal option for range ammo.

Bill is very quick at turning around orders, and delivery is free for non-rural addresses.

If you would like to contact Bill you can either email him directly at sales@rusa.co.nz or fill out the following form and click SUBMIT.

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Squib Loads

Home Reloads

A lot of us reload our own rounds. Following a set of rules and procedures is a must for safe accident free shooting. If you haven’t got a routine that you religiously follow each time you reload, then now’s a good time to get one into place.

Here is a link that demonstrates a squib load due to insufficient powder in the case: https://youtu.be/esfHFW-opGI

FFC Multi-Gun Sunday 17th June at 1pm

Setup from 11am on our Lynwood Road range if you’d like to help us setup the prop walls and targets etc. Shooting from 1pm.

Multi-Gun consists of rifle, pistol and shotgun shot on the same stage.

You don’t need all the fancy gear to be able to come out and have some fun, if all you have are sporting shotguns and rifles, bring those out. We’ll setup something suitable.

There will also be gun sharing and club ammo for sale as required.

9th Annual Jack Richmond Memorial Shoot

The Jack Richmond Memorial Shoot will be held Sunday 4th March at 1pm.

Normal format, man-on-man with pistols on the 25 yard range to determine the trophy winner, followed by separate rifle and shotgun stages on the 50 and/or 100 yard ranges.

Gun sharing available and 9mm/.223/shotty club ammo for sale if you require any (no cash please, an invoice will be emailed to you for online banking payment only please).

Here are some photos from an earlier Jack Richmond Memorial Shoot:

  • Jack Richmond Trophy

Ammo Direct July 2017 Catalog

Ammo Direct have released their July 2017 catalog.

Do your research! Their pricing for Freedom Munitions is similar to Aoraki Ammunition’s Geco, so you want to make sure you are comparing apples with apples, a lot of Freedom Munitions is Reman (remanufactured from once fired brass) as opposed to New so satisfy yourself you know what you’re getting before ordering.

If you have shot a lot of Freedom Munitions please share your experience in the comments.

To order call them on 027 305 5396 or email ammodirectnz@gmail.com

Their website is ammodirect.co.nz

Ammo Direct Catalogue July 2017

8th Annual Jack Richmond Memorial Shoot

We will be holding the Jack Richmond Memorial Shoot on Sunday 26th February 2015, kicking off at 1pm.

Format will be as per earlier years with the Pistol Stage determining the trophy winner, followed by Rifle and Shotgun stages for fun.

Gun sharing will be available for those without suitable firearms.

Here are some photos from an earlier Jack Richmond Memorial Shoot:

  • Jack Richmond Trophy

Ruger Precision Rifle

A lot of people are using these for long range rifle shooting. There was one at last weekends shoot.

Various NZ retailers have these in .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win. NZ$2500 with 2 x 10 round mags, no optics.

The enhanced version seems to be going for around $2800.

If you are looking for one do a google search on RUGER PRECISION RIFLE SITE:NZ – that should return a few online shops that have them.

Here is a link to the Ruger website.