Waitakere Smallbore Rifle Club

About us and Smallbore Rifle Target Shooting


Please note the that it is off season for the club and we will be starting back on the 13th March.

Check the club events page for the next have a go day.  These days are for people who wish to try out the sport of target shooting.


Our sport is known as Smallbore Rifle shooting or Smallbore Target Shooting. Target Shooting Auckland is directly affiliated to our parent organisation, Target Shooting New Zealand, www.targetshootingnz.org.nz

There are 3 local clubs in Auckland - Auckland Howick Waitakere Smallbore rifle shooting is a sport where you can have fun, be competitive and learn about the safe handling of firearms. You can be as competitive as you like; or just come along socially.

Smallbore rifle shooting is an “Equal Opportunity” sport. Men and women compete on equal terms Age: We have members of school age right through to those well past retirement age.

Safety: All new members are given a good grounding in firearms safety and the safe handling of rifles. All shooting is supervised by range officers.

Coaching: New members are allocated a coach, generally a senior member of the club. Coaching is available at all levels for those that want/need it.

Costs: Subscriptions are about $280 per year for adults. Nightly fees are $10

Equipment: The rifles used are .22 calibre single shot target rifles. Sporting rifles using magazines are not permitted. All clubs have rifles, jackets and other equipment for use by members who do not have their own.

When:  March-December on a Tuesday evening for Club nights. For new people wanting to try the sport there is a monthly Sunday coaching/have a go day that you are welcome to come along to. Feel free to browse our website. 

If you have comments or questions about our sport of target shooting, or simply need more information and want to contact us, please call, text or email the club secretary  - Lawrence -  0274 951 217 lmacpfc@xtra.co.nz.  Alternatively feel free to leave a comment on our Facebook page and we may be able to help you. Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you at a range near you, soon.