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This is the most up-to-date version of the Firearms Safety Code. It reflects the current test content and licensing requirements.
Existing licence holders should read this code to update their understanding of the recent changes to legislation. Licence applicants should read this code to prepare for the theory test and practical training.
It is recommended you read it more than once.
This Firearms Safety Code is New Zealand Police’s official guide that details New Zealand firearm safety practices, whether you are using a firearm for hunting, target shooting, pest control or food collection.
This book has important safety messages that all firearms users must understand. It also contains useful supplementary information to help you understand how firearms work, different types of firearms, and safe practices for hunting and using your firearm at a shooting range.
2022 Firearms Safety Code. A fundamental guide for the safe use of firearms. Version 2.0, published November 2022 by Te Tari Pūreke – Firearms Safety Authority, a business unit of New Zealand Police