HOW TO APPLY FOR A FIREARM

STEP 1:

COMPLETE YOUR PROFICIENCY / TRAINING

Dave Sheer Guns offers accredited competency and proficiency training. 

You will complete the open-book exam at home with all questionnaires and information pages which will be given to the student. 

Once you have completed the open book test, you need to contact our training providers to make a booking to finalize your training. Training includes a classroom lesson, dry fire work, completing a closed book exam, and completing a practical shoot.

WHAT YOU HAVE TO BRING TO THE TRAINING SESSION: 

  • Two Certified copies of your ID (Drivers License is not sufficient 
  • A black pen on the day of your lesson.

When you have completed the above, your training certificate will be issued as well as your statement of results. 

STEP 2

FOR YOUR 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 you will need to first download the application forms (SAPS517) from www.saps.gov.za.

Then you will need to compile the following documents along with the 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. Water/Lights/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)
    • One 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 the competency certificate, you can apply for a firearm license at your local police station. You need to purchase a firearm before applying. You have to ask the dealership to produce the application forms (SAPS271). Please make sure the dealership provides a SAPS 350 with your application form.

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

  • Two certified copies of your ID.
  • Two certified copies of your Training Certificate with your statement of results.
  • A copy of your Competency Certificate.
  • Proof of address i.e. water/lights/Telkom bill.
  • Proof of employment/ a detailed description of your occupation.
  •  Reasons why you wish to own a firearm (Motivation).
  • Three character references from family and friends, with copies of their IDs. (police station states only two 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 pictures/photos of your safe inside and out showing it is secured to a fixed wall/floor.
  • A Police Clearance Certificate must be given should you have had any charges.
  • Everything you state in your application must be proven.
  • 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 with you to your local police station to apply for a license.