PNZ Holster Course


Process: Please check the "Holster Course Accredited Personnel" for those clubs which currently run this course. (see dropdown lists to the left).

Please download the Holster Manual below and contact one of the Instructors on the club list for training information in your club.

For more information about this course or becoming a Holster Instructor, please contact the PNZ Executive officer at

NOTE TO SHOOTERS: No money is required to be paid till you have PASSED the final course assessment. The PNZ fee for your Qualification (Action or CAS) is $30

Once the final assessment form is sent to PNZ, with payment the Holster Badge and Certificate are sent back to your club Secretary to hand out.

Note: A PNZ Club Range Officer and Safety Test must be completed and sent to the PNZ Executive Officer BEFORE a Holster badge will be issued.

5 Yearly Instructor Workshops

The National Holster Co-ordinator and his team are in the process of carrying out workshops around the country to update recent changes made to the Holster Manual. Clubs will be contacted with the dates and details of these workshops in due course. If you are an instructor and close to expiry on the Island list, don't worry, we will be doing a course in your area soon.

2018 Pistol Holster Qualification Manual

(Click on picture to see and download manual)

2018 Pistol Holster  Qualification - Training Video

The following video is a visual tool that can/should be used and was designed to be used alongside the 2018 Pistol Holster Qualification manual above.

2018 Holster Qualification Manual Download Files

Holster Completion Advice Form (Updated April 2018)

Holster Re-Qualification Form (Updated March 2017)

Becoming a Holster Instructor

A club has to nominate a shooter to become a Holster Instructor. See the attached form for more details.

Holster Instructor Application Form (Updated August 2018)

The Area Co-ordinator then completes the training and sends the form below to the PNZ XO for processing.

Holster Instructor Completion Form (Added June 2016)

Holster Safety Protocols (Added June 2021)

Holster Course Payment Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions (Updated April 2018)

The type of pistol that can be used in a qualification are on page 5 of the Holster manual.

Junior Holster Qualification

The Junior Proficiency badge is a requirement for all shooters 12 to 16 (birthday) years of age. It is a physical (badge) demonstration to ALL clubs that the shooter is safety trained and has passed the PNZ Club Range Officer and Safety Test. This Qualification will allow the shooter to sit the PNZ Holster test and if passed shoot while under immediate supervision.

The badge expires 6 months after a members 16th Birthday, to give the member time to obtain their firearms licence.