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The quest for perfect equilibrium between man and weapon;

is what drives our living passion to discover and develop the living talent in every shooter. It's why we do what we do.

Legal Compliance Training and Qualification

Any person wishing to use a firearm for private or business purposes under South African law, will be required to complete Unit Standard 117701 and on of the legal standards - as a minimum.

Certificates of Competency issued by Zero Points Down on this program are accepted by the South African Police Services (SAPS) for the purposes of considering and processing your application to possess a firearm. Learners are guaranteed a nationally approved and audited experience. We require a pre-assessment meeting to establish the learner’s experience and skill level – ensuring that the learner is properly prepared for the training and assessment.

The following courses, approved by the Central Firearm Register, a unit of the (SAPS) are presented by our International Training Academy (ITA) certified instructors.

Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act – 117701
Handle and use a handgun – 119649
Handle and use a shotgun – 119652
Handle and use a self-loading rifle or carbine – 119650
Handle and use a manually operated rifle or carbine – 119651
Handle and use a handgun for business purposes – 123515
Handle and use a shotgun for business purposes – 123514
Handle and use a self-loading rifle or carbine for business purposes – 123511
Handle and use a manually operated rifle – for business purposes – 123519

For Zero Points Down Academy, successful completion of these courses is a minimum requirement. We will not move on to more specialized training such as sport-shooting techniques if these standards are not in place. The single exception to this is Family and Youth Training, where some learners may be too young to qualify under law for their own firearm licence.

117701 - Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act

This is the minimum legal requirement under Act 60 of 2000.

This module is compulsory before you can complete any of the other modules 119 series or 123 series modules.

119649 - Handle and use Handgun

This is legal minimum requirement to own a firearm of discipline Handgun.

119650 - Handle and use Self-Loading Rifle or Carbine

This is legal requirement to own a firearm of discipline Self-Loading Rifle/Carbine.

119651 - Handle and use Manually Operated Rifle or Carbine

This is legal requirement to own a firearm of discipline Manually Operated Rifle/Carbine.

119652 - Handle and use Shotgun

This is legal requirement to own a firearm of discipline Shotgun.

123511 - Handle and use Self-Loading Rifle or Carbine for Business Purposes

This is legal requirement to use a firearm of discipline Self-Loading Rifle/Carbine within a Business Environment or for Business Purposes.

123514 - Handle and use Shotgun for Business Purposes

This is legal requirement to use a firearm of discipline Shotgun within a Business Environment or for Business Purposes.

123514 - Handle and use Handgun for Business Purposes

This is legal requirement to use a firearm of discipline Handgun within a Business Environment or for Business Purposes.

123514 - Handle and use Manually Operated Rifle or Carbine for Business Purposes

This is legal requirement to use a firearm of discipline Manually Operated Rifle or Carbine within a Business Environment or for Business Purposes.