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Swallow Krantz Firearm Training Centre

Current Law

All firearm owners are required to renew their licenses under the Firearm Control Act (2000).  If licenses were successfully renewed during the stipulated time period, or during the amnesty, licenses must again be renewed 90 days before the expiry date printed on the license.  If training was conducted and applicants are in possession of the appropriate certificates, no further training needs be undertaken at this time.  The original training certificates can be taken to the police station to apply for renewal.

For all new licences, applicants must undergo the appropriate training, whether or not they have previously had a license.


The following courses are offered :

  • Handle and Use a Handgun (119649),
  • Handle and Use a Shotgun (119652)
  • Handle and Use a Manual Rifle (119650)
  • Handle and Use a Self-Loading Rifle (119651).

All courses begin with the legal requirements of firearm ownership and Unit Standard 117705.

The Unit standards for the same firearm types are also available for Business Purposes.

Course duration is dependent on the applicant’s personal ability, experience and literacy level.  Courses are conducted in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, although manuals are only available in English and Afrikaans.  Assistance is provided for learners with special needs.

Training manuals should be obtained before attending the course.  These are available from Louis Sports, 71 Cathcart Road in Queenstown, or directly from the training centre.  A 50% deposit will be required on collection of manuals.   The open book tests should be attempted before attending the course.

Complete the attached form to register for training:

Download Application Form

Map Directions form Tarkastad to Swallow Krantz


Contact us for current prices

Included in the course price:

  • All training, manuals, use of the training centre firearms, limited ammunition, use of eye and ear protection, all lunches and teas, PFTC fees and issue and postage of certificates.
  • Note: Should an applicant be declared Not Yet Competent, they will be reassessed at no additional charge. They will however be required to pay for ammunition and meals on the day.

Not included:

  • Transport to and from Swallow Krantz
  • Accommodation

Bring with you:

  • Your ID book and 2 certified copies.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is available for experienced firearm users, who have a good understanding of the legal aspects of firearm ownership.  Proof of experience will be required.