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STUART RALPH

All firearms training and competency certification is conducted by an experienced firearms enthusiast and SASSETA qualified Advanced Tactical Firearms Training Instructor, Firearms Training Councilor and Master Assessor.

Instructor and Assessor in charge of training for City Guns.

Current chairman, committee member, past committee member, past chairman, and president of various shooting organisations and associations. Past vice president of an international shooting union. Current member, life member and honorary life member of a number of shooting associations and shooting clubs. WP record holder in metallic silhouette shooting. WP provincial colours in two shooting disciplines. Awarded national colours three times. National team member and national team manager

Our civilian self defence classes all have the same goal – to provide knowledge and skill for students to make informed personal protection decisions. We also offer advanced courses in self-defence and pistol craft techniques: learn how to defend yourself with your firearm properly. These decisions could save your life!

All courses are PFTC & Sasseta accredited, and are intended to train and teach all persons how to handle and use a firearm safetly and effectively, regardless of personal skill level.

We also offer introductions and coaching in the following sport shooting disciplines:
Isu target shooting, practical pistol shooting, self-defence shooting, clay target shooting, metallic sihouette shooting, bisley rifle shooting, pin shooting, accurate bench rest target shooting and courses in reloading safe ammunition.

Western Province Firearms Training School utilizes a variety of progressive instructional techniques for all of our classes, including classroom discussion, video presentations, simulatios, and hands-on experience. Small class sizes will give you extra one-on-one time with instructors and classes for different skill levels will encourage a comfortable learning atmosphere.

By completing any of the courses offered, you will become competent in the use and disciplines of firearms. A competency certificate is issued to successful candidates and these are recognised by the SAPS as an accredited training provider certificate. You are also issued a Statement of Results from the PFTC. These certificates are a requirement from the SAPS to be issued with a SAPS Competency Certificate to possess a firearm and also a prerequisite for the application for a firearm licence.

Upon payment we will supply the necessary training manuals in order for you to complete the theoretical work contained therein. This involves homework in the form of an open-book test on the Firearm Control Act as well as the handle & use of the chosen firearm’s unit standard.

Please note that you only need to complete the legal test once and may do as many unit standards in one sitting as you wish.

When you return this homework, an appointment will be scheduled for the proficiency exam.

On the day you will have to complete a closed-book test and then, on successful completion, you will receive the practical firearm training.

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  • Basic Handgun Course

    Unit: 119649
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    119649 Handle and use a handgun

    1-Day Course R750

    The proficiency training course for civil purposes will allow the induvidual to purchase a firearm for self defense and recreational purposes. This course must be completed by induviduals who want to acheive the following:

    • Own a self defense firearm
    • Own a firearm/firearms for sport shooting
    • Own a firearm/firearms as a collector

    This course covers legal aspects relating to when you may and may not shoot in self defense situations, firearm safety, loading and unloading and the fundamentals of shooting. This course is a legal requirement for first time firearm owners.

    REQUIREMENTS

    117705
    Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act (Act No. 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm.

    INSTRUCTOR

    Stuart Ralph
    Advanced Tactical Instructor, registered with PFTC, ITA and SAPS as a qualified firearms training instructor and assessor.

  • Basic Shotgun Course

    Unit: 119652
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    119652 Handle and use a Shotgun

    1-Day Course R750

    The proficiency training course for civil purposes will allow the induvidual to purchase a firearm for self defense and recreational purposes. This course must be completed by induviduals who want to acheive the following:

    • Own a self defense firearm
    • Own a firearm/firearms for sport shooting
    • Own a firearm/firearms as a collector

    This course covers legal aspects relating to when you may and may not shoot in self defense situations, firearm safety, loading and unloading and the fundamentals of shooting. On this course you will shoot approximately 25 rounds of ammunition. The entry level to this course is Unit Standard 117705 Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000. This course is a legal requirement for first time firearm owners.

    REQUIREMENTS

    117705
    Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act (Act No. 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm.

    INSTRUCTOR

    Stuart Ralph
    Advanced Tactical Instructor, registered with PFTC, ITA and SAPS as a qualified firearms training instructor and assessor.

  • Basic Rifle Course

    Unit: 119651
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    119651 Handle and use a Manually operated Rifle or Carbine

    1-Day Course R700

    The proficiency training course for civil purposes will allow the induvidual to purchase a firearm for self defense and recreational purposes. This course must be completed by induviduals who want to acheive the following:

    • Own a self defense firearm
    • Own a firearm/firearms for sport shooting
    • Own a firearm/firearms as a collector

    This course covers legal aspects relating to when you may and may not shoot in self defense situations, firearm safety, loading and unloading and the fundamentals of shooting. On this course you will shoot approximately 25 rounds of ammunition. The entry level to this course is Unit Standard 117705 Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000. This course is a legal requirement for first time firearm owners.

    REQUIREMENTS

    117705
    Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act (Act No. 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm.

    INSTRUCTOR

    Stuart Ralph
    Advanced Tactical Instructor, registered with PFTC, ITA and SAPS as a qualified firearms training instructor and assessor.

  • Basic Self-Loading Rifle Course

    Unit: 119650
    119650-self-loading-rifle

    119650 Handle and use a Self-Loading Rifle or Carbine

    1-Day Course R750

    The proficiency training course for civil purposes will allow the induvidual to purchase a firearm for self defense and recreational purposes. This course must be completed by induviduals who want to acheive the following:

    • Own a self defense firearm
    • Own a firearm/firearms for sport shooting
    • Own a firearm/firearms as a collector

    This course covers legal aspects relating to when you may and may not shoot in self defense situations, firearm safety, loading and unloading and the fundamentals of shooting. On this course you will shoot approximately 25 rounds of ammunition. The entry level to this course is Unit Standard 117705 Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000. This course is a legal requirement for first time firearm owners.

    REQUIREMENTS

    117705
    Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act (Act No. 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm.

    INSTRUCTOR

    Stuart Ralph
    Advanced Tactical Instructor, registered with PFTC, ITA and SAPS as a qualified firearms training instructor and assessor.

  • PERSONAL TRAINING

    Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun from Basic to Advanced

    • 1-hr Session
      From R 650
    • 2-hr Session
      From R 850
    • 3-hr Session
      From R 1250
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