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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    Most people don't get B cats because other people who also don't have B cats, lecture them about how hard it is to get a B cat.

    You go to the range 12 times a year. It's really not that hard.

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    It's just the initial drama like getting the safe, having the interview for the endorsement, stuff like that that's a pain. However once all your ducks are in a row, it's not much drama. If you live a long way from your nearest club, or have to work every weekend, then 12 days a year becomes more tricky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Depends. Probably the cheapest range to do pistols in Auckland is weekend only. And only one shoot a month normally.

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    You also have the option of helping out at working bees, most clubs have one or two a year. Any competition you go to counts, IPSC Nationals for example, gives you 3 of the required attendances, North and South Islands are another 2 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    That's what happens when you go for the cheapest.

    Isn't there that new one that you can shoot everyday? Auckland Shooting Club?
    Heard that ASC is not really open for business.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    You also have the option of helping out at working bees, most clubs have one or two a year. Any competition you go to counts, IPSC Nationals for example, gives you 3 of the required attendances, North and South Islands are another 2 each.
    That's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Heard that ASC is not really open for business.
    I'm not sure where you are getting that. It is open seven days a week 9am -5pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mufasa View Post
    I'm not sure where you are getting that. It is open seven days a week 9am -5pm.
    A while back I was told that only people in the know we're shooting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    A while back I was told that only people in the know we're shooting there.

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    Long answer too long, short answer nah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    It's just the initial drama like getting the safe, having the interview for the endorsement, stuff like that that's a pain. However once all your ducks are in a row, it's not much drama. If you live a long way from your nearest club, or have to work every weekend, then 12 days a year becomes more tricky.
    A pistol safe is around $300, bolting it down is 20 minutes work, and the interview is the exact same routine 10 minute interview everyone has been through before (probably multiple times).

    Hardly any more drama than renewing your firearms license.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    A pistol safe is around $300, bolting it down is 20 minutes work, and the interview is the exact same routine 10 minute interview everyone has been through before (probably multiple times).

    Hardly any more drama than renewing your firearms license.




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    My safe was $100, bolting it, and my pistol ammo safe to wall and floor considerably more than 20 minutes, the interview considerably longer than ten.
    To be fair, I'd suffered a bereavement not long before, so the AO was probably just being careful in making his assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    My safe was $100, bolting it, and my pistol ammo safe to wall and floor considerably more than 20 minutes, the interview considerably longer than ten.
    To be fair, I'd suffered a bereavement not long before, so the AO was probably just being careful in making his assessment.
    To add to that: Was it worth it? yes. I have learned a great deal from pistol shooting. I'm glad I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mufasa View Post
    Long answer too long, short answer nah.
    I don't mind. I have no plans to join it any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    Most people don't get B cats because other people who also don't have B cats, lecture them about how hard it is to get a B cat.

    You go to the range 12 times a year. It's really not that hard.

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    I have held a B cat in the past.....twice actually....but both times had to eventually give it up due to other commitments.We don't have the casual ownership of pistols in this country,owning and keeping them is a commitment in time and money.When I owned pistols in the USA,you went and brought your pistol and that was it....yours for life.Not so here where you have to continually justify your need for possessing them,by club membership/attending shoots etc.

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    I'm just going through my B probationary period now and will go for B+ E and also C hopefully.

    With the Pistol side of it most Sunday arvos I'll head up to the range for some lead therapy so it's really not that hard!

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    firstly.
    -get all endorsements you want in one go. then it's the single application fee and process rather than going through everything multiple times.
    secondly
    -definitely get your C. that way if life changes and you have to stop for a while for whatever reason you can shift everything on to your C without having to start from square one when you get back in to it.
    there's plenty of club members I know who are closer to retirement, or kids grown up and are now able to spend more time on hobbies, they had to give up when younger. no C endorsement and they are dreaming of the pistols equipment they had back in the day at a pittance of the cost of today.
    or at least the ones they had are now somewhat collectable and worth much more than when they were sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nseagoon View Post
    firstly.
    -get all endorsements you want in one go. then it's the single application fee and process rather than going through everything multiple times.
    secondly
    -definitely get your C. that way if life changes and you have to stop for a while for whatever reason you can shift everything on to your C without having to start from square one when you get back in to it.
    there's plenty of club members I know who are closer to retirement, or kids grown up and are now able to spend more time on hobbies, they had to give up when younger. no C endorsement and they are dreaming of the pistols equipment they had back in the day at a pittance of the cost of today.
    or at least the ones they had are now somewhat collectable and worth much more than when they were sold.
    I didn't realise you could bin your 'B' and keep your pistols on a C endorsement. Thinking about it, I guess it makes sense. It would enable a person to 'bookmark' their pistol shooting, ie legally keep their pistols and not have to buy them again later.

    Do you have to get rid of the ammo for that caliber of pistol as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nseagoon View Post
    firstly.
    -get all endorsements you want in one go. then it's the single application fee and process rather than going through everything multiple times.
    secondly
    -definitely get your C. that way if life changes and you have to stop for a while for whatever reason you can shift everything on to your C without having to start from square one when you get back in to it.
    there's plenty of club members I know who are closer to retirement, or kids grown up and are now able to spend more time on hobbies, they had to give up when younger. no C endorsement and they are dreaming of the pistols equipment they had back in the day at a pittance of the cost of today.
    or at least the ones they had are now somewhat collectable and worth much more than when they were sold.
    What he said

    Added bonus
    If you buy a pistol at auction you can put it straight on your C if you want and then transfer it to your B at your leisure
    Going straight onto your B requires a pink slip and a bit more running around and the first method can be more convenient

 

 

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