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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Pistol Shooting

Although the possession and use of pistols have been illegal in New Zealand for many years, the New Zealand Small-bore Rifle Association was granted a permit in 1961 to introduce pistol shooting for a trial period. The Christchurch East club held the first pistol shoot in March 1962, and since that date several more permits have been granted. The association eventually intends to include pistol events in its normal competitions.