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National Cartridge Company (Pty) Ltd

T/A Suburban Guns

Reg. No.: 2002/007283/07



Step 1 – Firearm Training

The first step that anyone that intends to licence a firearm must take, is to complete the required proficiency training course that corresponds with the TYPE of firearm that they wish to licence.

So if you want to own a handgun, you would need to complete the training for handgun, if you want to own a rifle or shotgun, you would have to complete the respective courses for each.

The same applies to automatic weapons or carbines and black powder firearms.

Here are a few training facilities in and around Cape Town:


Suburban Guns – 021 797 8787 / info@suburbanguns.co.za

Back-To-Basics – 083 360 660 / mervk@telkomsa.net (Mervin Kannemeyer)



Step 2 – Clearance check

Once you have completed STEP 1, your next step is to go to your local police station and speak to your

DFO (District Firearms Officer) and request an application form for competency to possess a firearm.

This is a simple application form in which you must provide character references such as close friends or family which the police will then do telephonic interview with.

The purpose of this is to ascertain that you are sound of mind and body and that you do not possess a criminal record or participate in violent or dangerous behaviour.



Step 3 – Registering the firearm

The third and final step, once you have completed step 1 & 2 is to go to your local firearms dealer and purchase a firearm.

The dealer will then provide you with a SAPS271 licence application form which you need to complete, attach your motivational documentation to and hand in at your local police station.

Then once your licence has been approved, you may take possession of your firearm.





119 Main Road, Plumstead, 7800

P.O. Box 30, Plumstead, 7801

Cape Town, South-Africa

Telephone: 021-797-8787 / Fax: 021 797 9102

Email: info@suburbanguns.co.za


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