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Your Guide on How to Apply For A Firearm License

Your Guide on How to Apply For A Firearm License

STEP 1: COMPLETE YOUR PROFICIENCY / TRAINING

Dave Sheer Guns is an accredited firearm proficiency and competency training provider complying with the SOUTH AFRICAN FIREARMS CONTROL ACT 60 OF 2000. Competency unit standard training material can be ordered online or purchased directly from the sales team in-store. You will complete the open book exam at home along with the questionnaires and personal information required. Once you have done this, you need to contact our training provider to make a booking to finalize your training.

Training includes: Classroom lecture; Dry firework lessons; Closed book exam; Complete a practical shoot. 

Please note:  Lectures take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays  Qualification practical shoots take place Monday, Friday, and Saturday 

You will need:

  •  2 Certified copies of your ID (NO DRIVERS LICENSE ALLOWED)
  •  A black pen on the day of your lecture and exam

When you have completed the above our training provider will be contacted to confirm the collection of your training certificates and statement of results.

STEP 2: COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE AT YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION

Once you have obtained your training certificate, you need to go to your local police station and apply for your competency will need to download the application forms (SAPS517) from www.saps.gov.za.

You will need to submit the below documentation along with the SAPS517 application forms:

  • Two certified copies of your ID.
  • Two certified copies of your training certificate with the statement of results.
  • Proof of address i.e. Municipal account/Telkom bill.
  • Proof of employment/a detailed description of your occupation.
  • Three-character references from family and friends, with copies of their IDs. (We recommend three letters)
  • 1 set of ID-size color photos (2 pictures per application).
  • The responsibility to hand in your application is yours. Fingerprints and interviews will take place at your local police station.
  • R70.00 in cash must be brought with you to your local police station to apply for your competency

STEP 3: APPLY FOR YOUR FIREARM LICENSE AT YOUR LOCAL POLICE STATION

Once you have obtained your competency certificate. You need to purchase a firearm before applying for a firearm license at your local police station. Ask your sales executive to produce the application forms (SAPS271). Please ensure that your sales executive provides a SAPS350 with your application form.

Please see below what you will need to compile before handing in your application

  • Two certified copies of your ID.
  • Two certified copies of your Training Certificate and statement of results.
  • Copy of your Competency Certificate.
  • Proof of address i.e., water/lights/Telkom bill.
  • Proof of employment/ a detailed description of your occupation.
  • Motivation (Reasons you wish to own a firearm)
  • Three-character references from family and friends, with copies of their IDs. (police station states only two however, we recommend three)
  • Should you apply for a section 15 license, a letter from a farmer must be given or the sports club must provide a confirmation letter and the endorsement letter for the firearm, a shot target is recommended to be put in your application.
  • Should you apply for a section 16 license, the club you are a part of must provide the confirmation letter, club card, certificate, endorsement letter, and a shot target.
  • 1 set of ID-size color photos (2 per application).
  • Invoice of the firearm purchased.
  • Two photographs of your safe inside and out showing it’s secured to a fixed wall/floor.
  • A Police Clearance Certificate is required should you have had any charges.
  • The responsibility to hand in your application is yours. Fingerprints and interviews will take place at your local police station.
  • R140-00 in cash must be brought to your local police station to apply for the license