Welcome to TH&O Training

We offer small group trainings of up to 10 with TH&O Shop owner and qualified trainer, Matthew Perkins.  Matt has a real passion for firearm sports, incredible product knowledge of firearms and can give personalised advice on your next steps to be able to purchase your first firearm or obtain a license.

Firearm Safety Course

DPI Accredited Hunter LEAP Training Provider

Our small group training provides a space where all participants can obtain quality firearm safety training and allows time for participants to get all their firearm ownership questions answered.

What’s Invovled in the TH&O Firearms Safety Training?

You will cover 12 topics over a 3-hour period and will be required to sit an exam at the end of the training.

  • Styles of Firearms
  • Calibers of Firearms
  • Safe Handling of Various Styles of Firearms
  • Safey Rules
  • Transportation of Firearms
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • On Field Experience
  • Risks
  • Process of License Applications
  • Gun Ownership.

Upon successfully passing the exam you will receive a certificate of completion which you can then submit to the firearms registry to continue on your journey to acquiring your firearms license.

Children over the age of 12 years are eleigible to sit the course with the consent of their parent or guardian.

Restricted Game Hunting License (R License)

Man in orange cap and camo hiding on hill, hunting

R License Training – On Demand

Obtaining your R License allows you to hunt on private land (with the permission of the landowner) and also on public land declared open to hunting.

The R License Training can be organised on an ad-hoc basis. Call the shop or drop in to organise a suitable time.

Training is delivered in our Maitland Gun Shop

We are conveniently located in the Business District of Thornton.