Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are Targetsports?

We are licenced Firearms Dealers specialising in the Importation of Firearms into New Zealand. Whether you live in the United States  and wish to bring a Firearm into New Zealand or you live in New Zealand and wish to import a specific Firearm, we may be able to help. We are based in Tauranga                     

What sort of Firearms can you Import?

We Import all types of Firearms in most of the popular brands. Whether it be a Rifle, Shotgun or Pistol. If the NZ Police are willing to write an Import Permit for it, then we can normally Import it.We can import second hand and collectable guns but we cant offer any warranties on them .

If you have an E-category fire arm or part that you want imported ,you will need to provide us with your import permit listing us as your agent. As a dealer if we apply for the permit then we will have to provide a hand in of the same type which will make it not cost effective to carry out the import. In all cases our agent will source the products . We do not import items that you have already purchased 

Mail order only No Pickups or store visits . Valid Email address and ID is required for all Imports

What are the advantages of using target sports?

Firstly, there is generally a healthy financial saving between the retail price of a Firearm in a NZ shop and what we land and sell them for. Aside from the financial saving many people want unusual brands, calibres or features that are not normally imported to New Zealand. Sometimes a popular brand is not available in NZ for several months. Regardless of whether you want an unusual AR 15 or a Shotgun, you will find our pricing and service very competitive.

Are there Firearms that you can’t Import?

Yes, The U.S. does have strict criteria on what can and can't be shipped across their borders. We understand and work within the State Departments Regulations and those of NZ Customs.

Do you bring in spare parts?

We are beginning to bring in replacement parts and accessories for stock and for customers

Do you have a shop where I can take a look?  No we are online based,

What happens when I buy a Firearm online from Targetsports?

As we can't sight your Firearms Licence,unless we are delivering to you (Generaly Tauranga only)we will ask you to obtain a licence verification form (s43a) from your local Police station or  Arms Office. This is a standard Police Form. Once we've received this and your payment, your Firearm will be couriered to your door. The S43a is now sent from the police to us directly

How much paperwork is involved if I want to order something that’s not on your website?

Basically, we take care of everything from obtaining the NZ permits, submitting the application and export consents, arranging the U.S. Customs and NZ Customs release shipping and insurance. We do the lot!

If you are wanting an E,C or B-Cat item you will need to apply to Wellington for a permit to import using us as your importer.Once we have that permit sent to us by you we can then order your item and apply to the US for an export permit. Your item will not be purchased untill the export licence is granted

How long does this take?

Every Firearm is slightly different. If it’s an item in stock here in NZ it can ship immediately.  A NZ import permit is always required for rifles and sometimes for parts. Until we have that permit we can not apply for the US export permit via our US exporter. The NZ permit can be a matter of 2 days or 2 months depending on the category. The US export permit can take up to 4 months  and will not be issued with items that do not have a NZ import permit, which makes some parts impossible to export due to NZ not requiring import permits and therefore not issuing them. Eg. If you want a Mil spec scope which does not require a permit here the US may not allow it to be exported.
Due to the high demand of rifle sales in the US it can take 6 months and sometimes longer to  get your rifle here as some are  made to order
We also need to take out US permits with a quantity of rifles to dilute the cost of that permit ,so we only submit once we have at least a minimum of 10 to order, usually every 4 months or so . With all these delays we always fly our orders in .Unfortunately that also adds to the cost


You will need to be patient if you want something specific, Once we get the import permit over to the USA and apply for the export licence it will take about 4-6 months and thats only if its in stock.
If it needs to be made or is a backordered item then we can not give a time estimate

Prices may vary from the time of quoting if the US retail price goes up prior to the purchase being made
Purchases are made after the export licence issues which can be some months after the quotation is given

The .223 Wylde chamber was designed as a match chambering for semi-automatic rifles. It will accommodate both .223 Rem and 5.56mm NATO ammunition. It is relieved in the case body to aid in extraction and features a shorter throat for improved accuracy.

If You have any questions please contact us