Shooting Disciplines

  • Range Safety Rules
  • IPSC
  • IDPA
  • DMG
  • 3 Gun Nation
  • Steel Challenge
  • National Hunting & Shooting Association
  • Air Rifle
  • Clay Shooting
  • Cowboy Action Shooting
  • Visitors

Range Safety Rules

1. Unload all firearms, when entering through main gate, in the safety area.

2. Handguns must be holstered or bagged, unloaded and magazine removed.

3. Rifle/shotguns must be concealed in a rifle bag and magazine removed.

4. Only the following types of firearms and calibers may be used on these Ranges:
(a) Handguns, Shotguns, Rifles and Hand Machine Carbines.
(b) Any caliber Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle with a caliber not exciding 12.7mm.

5. Instructions given by the Safety Officer shall be complied with unconditionally.

6. The Safety Officer will ensure that all rules and procedures are adhered to.

7. Red flags must be on all flagpoles before shooting may commence.

8. Range Commands:
(a) “You may load and make ready” – This means the shooter may debag or unholster his firearm and load the firearm while pointing the barrel towards the backstop.
(b) “Are you ready” – The shooter has the opportunity to indicate if he experiences any problems.
(c) “Fire” – (Or the blowing of a whistle by the safety officer) – This means the shooter can commence firing at his target.
(d) “Cease Fire” – This means the shooter must cease fire immediately.
(e) “Unload/Show clear” – This means the shooter must unload his firearm and show the safety officer that the chamber as well as the magazine well/cylinder is empty.
(f) “You may bag/holster” – This means that the shooter must place his firearm in an unloaded state in a gun bag of holster. After this the firearm may not be handled until the “You may load and make ready” command is given.

9. The firing point shall not be left with a loaded firearm.

10. No firearm will be left unattended at the firing point.

11. Firearms shall only be loaded at the firing point on instructions on the range from the range officer and with the barrel pointing to the back stop.

12. Only targets provided shall be fired at. Under no circumstances shall glass bottles, etc. be used as targets. All targets must be within 3 meters from the back stop.

13. No shooting shall be done at targets, tin cans or any other items placed on the floor of the range as this can cause ricochets.

14. Turning around with a loaded firearm, or empty firearm in hand is forbidden.

15. Firearm shall be holstered or put down unloaded, whenever shooting is interrupted for target changing etc. Under no circumstances may firearms be handled whenever anyone is in front of the firing point or without the expressed instruction of the range officer.

16. Other people’s firearms may not be touched without the permission of the owner.

17. Eye and hearing protection shall be worn during shooting.

18. No alcohol, or person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be allowed on any range.

19. All people not shooting will stand at least one (1) meter behind the person/s busy shooting.

20. No person may climb on any backstop, fence, wall or embankment – EVER.

21. If you have trouble with your firearm, while on the range, and you cannot rectify the problem, please call the safety officer who will assist you.

22. If you notice any irregularities please report this to the safety officer or the kiosk officer.

23. Children under the age of 18 may only be on the shooting range premises while under the direct control of their parent, or legal guardian. The child must be within an arm’s reach so that the parent can exercise direct control. (A shooting range is not a playground).

24. No shooting may take place on any range unless authorized by the club committee and all administrative procedures as regulated by the club must be followed every time the range is used. (You must sign an indemnity every time you come to the range and you may not shoot outside the rules as it applies on Saturdays or according to the key rules Monday to Friday, if you are a key holder.)

25. Any violation of safety rules or key rules will lead to termination of key privilege, if you are a key holder.

26. No shooting may take place on a Sunday.

27. No targets to be applied directly to tyres.


IPSC shooting represents a new, exciting form of sport shooting and was established to promote, maintain, and advance practical marksmanship.

International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 20 000, including members in 50 foreign countries.

One of the unique facets of this sport is that it is geared toward the new or average shooter, yet is fun, challenging and rewarding for the experienced shooter. The founders developed the sport so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. An interested person can spend a minimal amount on equipment and still be competitive.

The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship. "Competition only" equipment is not permitted in this sport.

In South Africa IDPA is shot under the auspices of SADPA – South African Defensive Pistol Association. Kraaifontein Sports Shooting club is proud to be one of the accredited SAPSA clubs in the Western Cape thus offering its members the opportunity to participate in this discipline and obtain the their Dedicated Sports Shooter Status as per the National Firearm legislation.

SADPA Website / IDPA Website / KSCIDPA Facebook

Defensive Multi Gun (DMG)

DMG DMG was developed in South Africa under the auspices of – South African Defensive Pistol Association (SADPA)

It is a Multi-Gun sport (Handgun / Shotgun / Semi-Auto Rifles), where all three firearms are utilized in the various scenarios. DMG is mainly a long gun sport with the handgun used as a backup firearm.
DMG is designed to give clubs and competitors the option of enjoying the use of these firearms in a competitive environment.

In South Africa DMG is shot under the auspices of SADPA – South African Defensive Pistol Association. Kraaifontein Sports Shooting club is proud to be one of the accredited SAPSA clubs in the Western Cape thus offering its members the opportunity to participate in this discipline and obtain the their Dedicated Sports Shooter Status as per the National Firearm legislation for all three types of firearm.

SADPA Website / KSCIDPA Facebook

3 Gun Nation

Coming Soon.

Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge is a shooting sport that tests both accuracy and speed.
The targets, made of steel, range in size from 10" round plates to 18"x24" square plates.

Competitors are scored based solely on the time it takes them to shoot each stage. The last target that is shot is known as the "stop plate", which stops the timer. Each competitor shoots each stage five times, with their slowest run dropped, excluding the stage Outer Limits where only four runs are shot and the top three counted. The competitor's best four out of five runs are totaled for their stage score and the eight stage scores are added together to establish the competitor's match score. The winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.

Novices are welcome and the new shooter will find that Steel challenge is an excellent way of easing their way into competitive shooting. The experienced competitive shooter will find that Steel Challenge is an ideal way to improve their shooting skills.

National Hunting & Shooting Association (NHSA)

Kraaifontein Sports Shootiung Association is a NHSA friendly shooting range and NHSA members are welcome to shoot their Postal shoots at the range.

Please report to the Range Officer after signing in at the Kiosk.

Please familiarize yourself with the Kraaifontein Sports Shooting Associations range rules


At Kraaifontein Sport Shooting Club we shoot HFT (Hunter Field Target) and have members who have competed internationally. HFT challenges your skill and accuracy where knowing your rifle is your advantage as a shooter has to compensate for weather conditions as well as distance.

Drop-down targets are placed at distances between 8 and 40 meters with killzones ranging between 40 mm and 15mm. The target is a silhouette of well-known characters and vermin with the killzone in the middle and a paddle behind the killzone. The goal is for the pellet to hit the paddle causing the silhouette to fall over to score points. The target can then be reset by pulling the rope from each target.

Any Springer or Pre-charged Pneumatic Air Rifle can be used provided the rifle’s power is set within the prescribed limits.

HFT is a great way for fathers to teach their children about shooting and handling a gun safely also to teach them the skill of shooting.

We shoot competitively and enjoy our sport. Come shoot with us.

Clay Shooting

Coming Soon.

Cowboy Action Shooting

Cowboy Shooting
Cowboy Action Shooting is one of the fastest growing Gun Sports in the World. It is and always will remain an amateur shooting sport. It was created to be a fun family shoot, for men, woman and children and it is as much a social event as it is a shoot. Today, the sport is dominated by youngsters. The fastest Cowboy handgun shooter is 13 years of age and shoots 10 rounds out of 2 Single Action Revolvers in under 3 seconds.

Cowboy Action Shooting was started in South Africa in 2004 and accredited with the SAPS in 2010. The first club was in the Southern Suburbs in Cape Town. Subsequently, clubs have opened up all across the country. It has been long overdue to start one in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. The Northern Territory Rangers (NTR) club was started in April 2017 and we believe that it will become the biggest Cowboy club in the Western Cape.

For more information regarding our sport, visit our SA Governing Body's website at or visit the World Governing Body's website at or just search for Cowboy Action Shooting on the internet or on Youtube.

Alternatively, contact the Northern Territory Rangers (NTR) Chairman, Blacksmith Stan (aka: Derek Albert) on 083 658 4475 or the Northern Territory Rangers (NTR) Vice-Chairman, Slip Shootin' Smith (aka: Graeme Smith) on 083 301 8985.


Visitors are welcome at the Kraaifontein Sport Shooting Association range where a wide variety of shooting disciplines are promoted. For the casual handgun shooter two visitor ranges are available and for the occasional hunter that would like to familiarize themselves with their rifle, a 100m rifle range is available.

Please report to the Range Officer after signing in at the Kiosk.

Please familiarize yourself with the Kraaifontein Sports Shooting Associations range rules.