In an editorial of the local Star Advertiser newspaper, amongst their points expressed in anti-gun views, it actually presents an approximate number of firearm owners on Oahu - one fourth of 1.4 million population!
This is exactly what I've been preaching for years:
we do indeed have a serious representation of the populace that can make a difference in gun rights -
if each person joins the Hawaii Rifle Association, submits testimony on legislative issues (capitol.gov)
and exemplifies responsible firearm ownership!
All the complaining, procrastination, excuse-giving
to not be involved in actions to improve gun rights -
is all the reasons why we continuously struggle
for even the slightest hope of gaining any ground!
Think of what 350,000 can do when standing up for
the freedoms and rights that so many gun owners believe in and want to maintain in this 50th state.
This representation shares foundational beliefs and responsible gun owner's rights to personal protection and unmolested firearm ownership - so why can't everyone focus on this crucial basis, get involved and
build up others in accelerated firearm knowledge instead of creating divided interests or waste time disagreeing on mundane opinions of guns and gear?
June 27, 2016: Rap Back signed by Gov. Ige
Dec 5, 2016: Rap Back program has begun
$42 fee and additional forms required to complete at HPD for the Rap Back program:
Non-Criminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights
FBI Privacy Statement
Notification of Title 28 Code of Federal Regulations 16.34
State and National Criminal History Record Check consent
The final symbol of freedom in America is the right to own firearms.
There are many who will continue to try and take that away.
There are more crucial issues at stake in our country. Pray that work will be done
to truly bring America back on track and build a positive future for everyone.
Rational thinking should include leaders encouraging free Americans be capable of sustaining themselves; NOT to be dependent on government. This includes the obvious fact that calling
for help will not save a civilian at gunpoint or stop a home intruder from conducting evil intent
to a single mother at home with a child. What happens to the career criminal when caught?
Released with the excuse that prisons are full?
Endless multitudes of frightening scenarios exist, and every increment of firearms restrictions
will only fulfill more tragedies brought upon the law-abiding Americans in the United States.
- Honolulu Hundreds Rally in Defense of Second Amendment -
- Guns Across America Rally: picture at Hawaii State Capitol -
Proposed anti-gun bills have been defeated or positively amended by incredible efforts
from representatives like Har and Ito & everyone's testimonies online or in person -
a triumph for your firearm ownership rights; perfect example of what we can accomplish
Be aware of such bills and be keenly aware of future proposals that may actually get passed in
a moment's notice regardless of your firm beliefs in America's freedoms.www.capitol.hawaii.gov
This is why testimony is needed and why there needs to be thousands of supporters sending in
testimony and delivering it in person at the Legislature when we get hearings. Only 48 hours advance
notice is required when they schedule public hearings - which is during business hours, on weekdays,
and takes several hours which purposely and greatly reduces the number of people who can be there.
Representatives Jo Jordan, Ken Ito and Sharon Har have organized tremendous support
among their fellow Legislators in support of your gun rights in Hawaii.
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>> Click here for information on Hawaii Required Handgun Courses <<
>> Click here for Koko Head Shooting Range pictures and information <<
Guns purchased, unclaimed or not arranged for shipment to FFLs in other states after
90 days will be subject to sale or disposition. These guns will be subject to storage fees. Handguns $1/day, Longguns $2/day. Storage fees will apply to any claim for firearm(s).
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Handgun Courses for Hawaii's Requirements
LIFE (Lessons In Firearms Education) classes
Non-profit organization affiliated with Hawaii Rifle Association and National Rifle Association.
Instructors are NRA Certified and teach as volunteers for the LIFE class. Average class size: 20.
Cost is $150 per person and includes Hawaii Rifle Association membership, ear protection, all materials,
use of various handguns and the ammunition for life fire session of class. Eye protection is not included.
Pre-payment (check/money order to LIFE) and registration forms required one week before class date.
- click here for link to LIFE website - download and mail in form with payment to get on class roster.
$25 rescheduling fee, $150 class cost is non-refundable.
Personalized 2-person handgun classes
classes (only two people) that I offer for handgun acquisition in Hawaii state are scheduled
as a two-part class: one weeknight for part 1 (classroom) and Sunday afternoon for part 2 (range time).
Reservation and pre-payment required two weeks prior to class. Class size is kept
to just two attendees.
Cost is $150 per person and includes Hawaii Rifle Association membership ($20), Silhouette range fee ($5),
class completion certificate notary fee ($5). Also included:
use of eye and ear protection and use of various
handguns and the ammunition for live fire of
the selected handguns. Handgun mix can be tailored specific to
attendees' request. Truth about different handgun operating systems and firing characteristics will be learned.
Personalized classes not available until Feb 2018.
I also can give referrals for those wishing to get their certifications completed sooner.
Some handguns available for class
Smith & Wesson 66 .38/.357 caliber
Smith & Wesson 625 .45 ACP
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact .22
Walther PPQ .22 caliber
Kimber TLE II 9mm
Kimber Aegis II 9mm
Kimber Desert Warrior .45acp
Glock 41 Gen4 .45acp
Heckler & Koch USP Expert .45acp
Heckler & Koch VP9 9mm
Glock 17 Gen4 9mm
Glock 19 Gen4 9mm
Beretta M9A1 9mm
Beretta 92GSD 9mm
Sig P226 9mm
Sig P226 MK25 9mm
Koko Head Shooting Complex - Public shooting facilities
** Koko Head Range Schedule **
Beautiful view from the coastline en route to Koko Head. The island of Molokai is visible on the horizon.
Along Kalanianaole Highway (driving direction from Hanauma Bay, toward Sea Life Park and Waimanalo)
Entrance to Koko Head Shooting Complex is on left just before curve in the road.
Entrance road into Koko Head Shooting Complex
Archery Range at Koko Head Shooting Complex
Viewed along the grass hill from Silhouette range down toward far end of Pistol range.
Silhouette Firing Line
Hawaii Metallic Silhouette Shooter's Association operates silhouette range. Range fee is flat rate $5.
Hours of operation: Saturdays and Sundays 8am-4pm.
Targets are steel, placed at 50, 75, and 100 yards. There are also some further out at 175 and 200 yards.
Listen to range commands and obey range rules as well as common sense. Uncase or case firearms at bench
and please be mindful of firearm's muzzle direction. Load max 10 rounds per magazine for mag-fed guns.
No rapid firing, no armor piercing ammo. As always, clean up before leaving, sweep up your spent brass.
Shooters may use any caliber semiautomatic pistol or revolver and rimfire rifles at this silhouette range.
No centerfire rifles. For example, .223 and .308: their power and higher velocities will perforate the steel.
Rifle Firing Line
Rifle Range is open Wed, Thur, Fri 12-4pm, Sat & Sun 8-4.
Listen for range commands during cease fires; stand back of the yellow line until all clear to go downrange
to place, check, or remove targets. Frames and target supplies are to be brought by shooters themselves
with firearms, ammo, eye and ear protection. No range fee for the rifle range. Sign in the log book.
Uncase or case firearms at the bench and keep muzzles downrange!! Load max 5 rounds per magazine
with mag-fed firearms. No rapid firing allowed, no human silhouette targets, no armor piercing ammo.
Centerfire steel targets ok at 100 yards. Shotgun limitations: no birdshot or buckshot, only slugs allowed.
Target frames can be 1x2s (or 2x2s, edges rounded to fit into pipe set in ground), 14 inches wide.
Standard pipe locations to set up targets are at 50 and 100 yards.
When leaving, please clean up your firing position and sweep up casings from your area.
Bullseye Pistol Firing Line
Bullseye Pistol range is open Wed, Thur, Fri 12-4pm, Sat & Sun 8-4.
Listen to range officers and obey the rules; load max 5 rounds per mag, remember Hawaii State Laws
(particularly handgun magazine 10 round capacity limit), and no horseplay or rapid firing. Target frames
need to be made by shooter; typical construction is 1x3 wood, 24" wide and at least 5 feet high.
Frames are inserted into steel brackets at 25 or 50 yards; protective berms shield bracket supports.
A very nice and clean pistol range, and all the more so being in Hawaii!
As usual, clean up your firing area and sweep up cartridge casings from your area before leaving.
Skeet Range is open Saturdays and Sundays, bring your own shotguns and ammunition.
There is a per-round fee with discounts for members of Koko Head Skeet Club.
Skeet is a relaxing and fun shooting sport. Good company and finely crafted shotguns can get you hooked!
Shooting Clubs and weekend club/organization event locations
Lessons In Firearms Education, Mid-Pacific Pistol League, Single Action Shooting Society, Skeet
Mid-Pacific Pistol League
When the line is called hot and shooters are set to go, the buzzer sounds and the firing begins . . .
Shot timers (held by the range officers) record time of each shot to the end of each competitor's stage.
MPPL matches are based on the IPSC format (International Practical Shooting Confederation).
Shotgun and carbine side matches may also be part of the shooting game.
Duty rigs or race rigs - each category of limited or unlimited has its own classification for competition.
Orange netting: 'walls' or barriers, black tape denotes hard cover; bullet hits in the taped area don't count.
Steel 'poppers' are on right edge in picture on right. If the stage calls for those, they must be knocked over.
When the line is called cold, participants go forward and reset steel targets, score and tape cardboard targets.
Time is recorded, 2 best hits are scored for each cardboard target; steel hits count only when knocked down.
White cardboard targets denote 'no shoots'. Challenging steel targets include a five-circle gravity swinger.
This target requires all five steel plates to be knocked off, but as each is hit, weight of remaining circle
plates cause contraption to swivel around faster in both directions, making it tougher to hit the last one!
MPPL has approximately three matches per month, depending on range scheduling.
More information as well as updated schedules are found at:
LIFE/HRA Fun Shoot events at Koko Head Shooting Complex
Click here for more info on the LIFE/HRA Fun Shoot events!