“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the winter” – Henry David Thoreau   The relentless heat and humidity of the long South African summer is now officially with us. From first light one is faced with the almost overbearing temperatures, a harbinger of what the rest of the day will be […]


The Covid-19 lockdown that was implemented in South Africa for a large portion of this year had an adverse effect on outdoor pastimes. South Africans are by nature an outdoor people, the idea of being confined to the perimeter of one’s home was rather daunting. Slowly, as the Coronavirus has abated somewhat, we have been […]

SAPS Documentation

First Time Competency Application Further reading around the legal requirements  SAPS e517 Application for Further Competency  Further reading around the legal requirements  SAPS e517a Firearm Application (New & Additional Applications) Further reading around the legal requirements  SAPS e271 Important Costs To Note Competency certificate: R70,00 Firearm licence: R140,00 Subject to change, please refer to SAPS […]

Regulations around hunting, shooting activities et al during Lockdown Level 4

Credit: NatShoot South Africa As the uncertainty spread amongst members regarding the new regulations of level 4 lockdown, we’ve set-up questions and answers below as we interpret the new regulations published in the Government Gazette. WHAT CAN I DO? CAN I HUNT DURING LEVEL 4? NO, we cannot hunt for recreational purposes YES, if you […]

COVID19 – We are OPEN (4 May 2020)

“Tough times, don’t last. Tough people do!” – Unknown Rewind to 6 weeks ago and we at Specialised Arms & Ammunition Trading Company would have most likely laughed off the possibility of a nationwide lockdown, but the reality of this global pandemic hit home hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families whom have […]