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WTR Regional Shoot

by Dusty Devil aka Damian Enslin

The Western Territory Rangers (WTR) of Cape Town held its well-attended regional shoot on 19 November 2016 at the False Bay Sports Shooting Cub in Glencairn, Cape Town. The WTR is affiliated to the Western Shooters of South Africa (WSSA).

Late Renewal Update

By Damian Enslin

On Thursday 24 November 2016, an application brought by the South African Arms and Ammunitions Dealers (SAAADA) against the South African Police Service (SAPS) was heard in the North Gauteng High Court before Judge Raulinga. However, Judge Raulinga declined to grant any relief, and directed further that the matter be postponed to around 20 April 2017, with the final date still to be determined.


Here we deal with dedicated sports shooting and hunting licence applications in terms of Section 16 of the Firearm Control Act 60 of 2000 (FCA).
By Damian Enslin

What are your firearm rights?  by Damian Enslin

What rights do a firearm owner have in terms of South African law and, more importantly, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996?

The Occasional Sport Shooting or Hunting Licences by Damian Enslin

One of the easier types of licences to obtain is the occasional sport shooting or occasional hunting licence in terms of Section 15 of the Firearms Control Act, 60 of 2000 (FCA). Although the FCA appears to have few stipulations for such a licence, my experience in having dealt with such applications for some time, as well as dealing with appeals after such licence applications have been refused, means I have a fairly good idea of what is required by SAPS.

Ensuring a "BULLETPROOF" licence application motivation

by Damian Enslin

Part one:  The section 13 Self-Defence licence application

UPDATE: Late renewal situation

by Damian Enslin

The Fastest Guns in the West by Damian Enslin

The Western Shooters of South Africa (WSSA) held its annual National Shooting Competition at the Lion Mountain Rangers (LMR) in Bloemfontein over the weekend of 30 April to 1 May 2016.

Using a Sport Shooting or Hunting Firearm for Self Defence by Damian Enslin

Can I use my dedicated sport shooting/hunting firearm (Section 16 licence) and/or occasional sport shooting/ hunting firearm (Section 15 licence) for self-defence?

Process for a firearm licence by Damian Enslin

An accredited training provider is an entity legally permitted to conduct proficiency training in firearms, said entity being accredited with the South African Professional Firearm Trainers’ Council (PFTC), as well as with the SAPS.