Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




187 posts

Master Geek


# 44279 26-Oct-2009 15:32
Send private message

Having had my gun license for nearly a year I wondered how many other geekzoners have weapons of one form another?

Currently in the gun rack I have:
.177 Slug gun - cheap break barrel 'pop gun'
.22LR Norinco JW15, bolt action - with cheap and nasty scope
12 Gauge Mossberg 930 Semi auto - only because I can't own an AA-12

I use the primarily for pest control - possums/magpies/turkey/peacock
Looking to go out for goat and deer in the next couple of months so will be adding something larger to the arsenal probably .243 or similar.


Create new topic
544 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 266911 26-Oct-2009 16:02
Send private message

With some of the geeks I've met in my time, they shouldn't really be mixed with guns :S

Hopefully you're not like that though :)

Me personally, I have a katana, but no guns. Have a guy at work tryign to get me to come down the range though. Could be keen one day!

I have played a lot of first person shooters. Does that count? Haha



187 posts

Master Geek


  # 266914 26-Oct-2009 16:09
Send private message
 
 
 
 


62 posts

Master Geek


  # 267064 26-Oct-2009 21:59
Send private message

I don't have my FAL yet, but have been studying up.
I have a .22 FX Typhoon PCP air-rifle shooting an average of 880.83fps which equals 27.57ft lbs.
Looking at getting a Ruger 10/22, .17HMR, or .17HM2 once I have my FAL

4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 267287 27-Oct-2009 15:07
Send private message

Yeah Im tooled up.

1248 posts

Uber Geek


  # 267319 27-Oct-2009 16:28
Send private message

I got 95% of way through FAL. In the end they wouldn't issue my licence as my house (to them) did not have a suitable area to keep firearms. They said they cannot be kept in garage or any outbuilding if it is between the road and house. Which mine is, and I've moved now, and same story. Pity, It would have been bolted into concrete on 2 sides, and unable to be seen from inside the garage!!

120 posts

Master Geek


  # 267331 27-Oct-2009 16:51
Send private message

Comradehunt: I got 95% of way through FAL. In the end they wouldn't issue my licence as my house (to them) did not have a suitable area to keep firearms. They said they cannot be kept in garage or any outbuilding if it is between the road and house. Which mine is, and I've moved now, and same story. Pity, It would have been bolted into concrete on 2 sides, and unable to be seen from inside the garage!!


That sucks!!

A quick question - did they refund your application fee after declining you? As I'm thinking about getting my FAL too but dont want to stump up the cash then be declined for one reason or another (and no, I do not have any (serious) convictions! =p )



187 posts

Master Geek


  # 267333 27-Oct-2009 16:57
Send private message

It's a government department... they don't 'do' refunds...

Organise your security BEFORE the visit by the arms officer and you should be fine.

I have a simple, lockable, wall mounted rack that hold up to 4 rifles. This is mounted inside the back of a wardrobe. Next step up would be a safe, bolted to the floor - not sure how as we rent the current house but I suspect the landlord won't mind.

 
 
 
 


1248 posts

Uber Geek


  # 267487 27-Oct-2009 21:48
Send private message

I actually wanted a firearms licence for work, and target shooting, with no real desire to buy my own and store it at home, however part of the deal is you cannot get a firearms licence without some form of firearms security, which must be inspected. You must maintain this anywhere you may move for rest of your life while you have firearms licence, or else you are required to surrender it.

So I never got issued a licence, but it is held on file pending security storage, and no refund - but I was not told about the road/garage/house rule until it was time to arrange the inspection. From memory they also did not like it stored under the house, again bolted back and bottom to concrete floor. And flimsy freestanding wardrobes not acceptable.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52


Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55


Bitcoin.com announces partnership with smartphone manufacturer HTC
Posted 16-Sep-2019 21:30


Finalists Announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 16-Sep-2019 19:37


OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42


New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24


Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46


Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43


Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40


Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38


Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25


Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.