Pistol carbine conversion kits – conditions to lawfully possess

There are new requirements for lawful possession of a pistol carbine conversion kit (which converts a pistol into a shoulder-fired firearm).

A pistol carbine conversion kit is a frame or kit that may be used to convert a small semi-automatic pistol into a firearm that may be fired from the shoulder. It includes kits that are also capable of being used as an air pistol carbine conversion kit.

In addition to a firearms licence, to possess a pistol carbine conversion kit you also need to have (s22BA):

  • an endorsement which enables you to lawfully possess a pistol; and
  • either a permit to import a pistol or a permit to possess a pistol; and
  • either a permit to import a pistol carbine conversion kit or a permit to possess a pistol carbine conversion kit.

If you already have a pistol carbine conversion kit and you do not have the relevant endorsements and permits then you can apply for them here.

If you don’t want to retain your pistol carbine conversion kit, please store it safely and securely until you are able to hand them over to Police as part of the buy-back.

To help you identify a pistol carbine conversion kit, view these decision trees (PDF 1.76MB).

For more detail see schedule 2 of the Arms Regulations 1992: https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/1992/0346/latest/LMS452465.html.

Video on changes to possessing a PCCK

This video details the new small group of additional prohibited firearms and also the new requirements on possessing a pistol carbine conversion kit.