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29 Feb

Media relies on sensation. That’s a fact. And a mass shooting of school pupils anywhere in the world is instantaneously sensational, not to mention serious. However, the school shooting phenomenon plaguing America is not something that can be automatically expected to filter through to South Africa.

29 Feb

Velocity spreads of 25 fps with muzzle velocities of 3 000 to 3 500 fps produce enough vertical variation at 900 metres to make it impossible to compete successfully against today’s top level shooters....

29 Feb

In terms of section 24 of the Firearms Control Act, a licence holder must renew his/her licence 90 days before the expiry ofhis/her licence. If you do not do so, in terms of the strict interpretation of section 28(a) of the Firearms Control Act, Act 60of 2000 (FCA) the day after the date that your licence expired, you will become the holder of an unlicenced firearm...

29 Feb

Protect yourself

After 50 years of shooting, I no longer hear as well as I should. I find that if I am talking to a client with my head bent, as it would be if I were completing a document, I often have to ask them to repeat themselves. I am not alone when it comes to this impediment as I have spoken with many older shooters whose favourite phrase is, “say again”. We brought it all on ourselves by not protecting our hearing when we were younger....

23 Feb

Surviving a Terror Attack

I am sure that everyone who has a passing interest in current events is aware that on the 7th of January 2015 two brothers walked down a street in Paris, into the offices of a magazine and killed 12 people, wounding another 11. The two brothers armed with AK47’s which they obtained despite the fact that France has incredibly strict gun laws which require background checks as stringent as those used by the US Secret Service to vet White house employee’s.