Handle and Use a Self-Loading Rifle for Private Use


The private handle & use of a self-loading rifle course covers legal aspects relating to when you may and may not shoot in self-defence situations, firearm safety, loading and unloading, as well as the basic fundamentals of shooting. During this course, you will shoot approximately 25 rounds of ammunition.

The entry level to this course is Unit Standard 117705 Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000, which is a legal requirement for first time firearm owners.

Handle and Use a Self-Loading Rifle for Private Use


This course is aligned with the Unit Standard 119652 Handle and Use a Self-loading Rifle or Carbine.

PLEASE NOTE: This course can only be done once you have completed the Legal Test.

  • Upon purchase of this course, you will collect your books from Gun Fun, Cape Town.
  • Please complete all training manual books in black ink.
  • Once you have completed the home-study part of the book, please call the range on (021)423-0465, or email us on
  • The formative part of your exam takes place every Monday and first Saturday of the month.
  • The formative part of your competency is a full day in class and on the range. Please be prepared for this.

The formative part of your competency starts at 09h00, promptly.

Please bring:

  • A black pen to write with.
  • Two CERTIFIED copies of your ID or passport.
  • Your books / manuals that you have completed at home.

Unless further training is provided, the price of the course includes:

  • Your selected training manual, provided by Gun Fun.
  • All firearms and ammunition used (as per unit standard requirements).
  • All Safety equipment used (as per unit standard requirements).

Please refer to the terms and conditions in the Training Manual Instruction Sheet that accompanies all purchased books.

By using Gun Fun’s premises and purchasing a firearm training manual, participants will be held in accordance with Gun Fun’s terms and conditions and terms of use policies.


Although Gun Fun, Cape Town, takes great care to ensure that the information shown on our website is accurate and up-to-date, the prices and product descriptions provided are subject to change without notice. Training Manual prices, course inclusions, and unit standards are subject to change depending on availability and updates to the unit standard requirements.

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