Magnum Imports was created in 1995, as a specialist mail order retailer of reloading equipment.

The Upper Hutt Gunshop had operated in Montgomery Crescent since 1987. Initially as a retail and gunsmithing/manufacturing  business. It quickly gained a excellent reputation for the expertise and knowledge, and quality of the workmanship.

I had worked with the previous owner for some time, importing and retailing products together. During that time we had many discussions regarding purchase of the shop either as a partner or full owner. 

Finally in 2013 we agreed on conditions and Magnum Imports NZ ltd purchased the business as a going concern from 1 April 2014.


Magnum Imports has always believed we offer specialist advice and service in the areas of shooting and Reloading.

The acquisition of a Bricks and Mortar store enabled Magnum Imports to access a much wider range of products and extend our offering not only of more shooting/hunting related items, but to cater more to the wider outdoors recreations (inc tramping and camping).

The move to the new premises on fergusson Drive also saw the introduction of The Outdoors Hut brand.

This was to promote the overall range of outdoors clothing and gear we stock for all outdoors adventures.

We see Upper Hutt as the gateway to the Tararuas / Rimutukas and a great city for getting outdoors. We want to become the top of mind supplier for those wanting to enjoy our local environment, and as well as the local shooting fraternity. 

The Outdoors Hut/The Gunshop is very much a destination shop, and services the wider region