Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy at False Bay Firearm Training Academy in Glencairn, Simonstown, Southern Peninsula

Job Description:

We are looking for a dynamic individual who is over 21 years of age and a non-smoker to join our team at False Bay Firearm Training Academy.  The company is growing in leaps and bounds and the correct person must be able to change and grow with the business. The successful candidate must be a people’s person who enjoys communicating with people from all walks of life, who has a passion for learning and for teaching.  We require someone who is hands on and willing to jump in and assist wherever needed which includes but is not limited to:


Assisting taking clients for Corporate and Experience Packages

Cleaning and general maintenance of firearms

Assisting the Gunsmith when needed

Assisting with range maintenance when needed

Assisting with stock control from time to time


A basic knowledge of firearm safety and a holder of a Competency certificate will be beneficial, but training will be provided.  The correct candidate must be able to adhere to the strict rules and regulations of the Firearm Industry.

Drivers License and own transport is essential as we are off the beaten track with little public transport to the location.


Working Hours: Monday to Friday 09h00 – 17h00 and one Weekend day a fortnight.

Salary:  Negotiable according to experience

NB: Only CV’s emailed to the address below will be considered.  Please do not send Facebook Private messages or phone in your application, as these departments are separate to Human Resources.  You will not get a response and your application will not be considered.

Please email your CV to

One Week of intensive pistol training 4 February 2018

One week of intensive pistol training 4 February 2018

False Bay Firearm Training Academy in conjunction with SwissITA is offering a Pistol Intensive Training Workshop from 4 to 11 February 2018.  Spaces are limited so contact us now to book your space.

Participants: SwissITA members and approved guests. Basic skills with the pistol and good fitness are required.

The camp offers intensive instruction and training with the pistol. The techniques are instructed, corrected, automated and finally applied in various situations.


  • Pistol IB1+2+3
  • IDPA intro, training and competition
  • Concealed Carry
  • Advanced exercises: low light operation, vehicle defense, operating in and around houses
  • Basic introduction: unarmed self defense, first aid

Instructors: Experienced instructors from Switzerland and South Africa

For details on registration please contact  



NEW One on One Training!

One on One Firearm Training with Alexis

BIG news! Alexis will now be offering exclusive one on one training by appointment only. We might not think it is important to know how to use a firearm. Especially if we never plan on owning one for ourselves. We don’t consider how important it is for our teen children to understand and know how to handle a firearm safely. There are many potential scenarios in life where understanding how a firearm works and how to use it will save their lives. In so many cases Dad is the one who has a self defense weapon. If you become incapacitated and the only way to protect themselves is with your firearm – will your wife or child know how to use it? What about Sports shooting? Alexis’s session is a great introduction to the world of Sport Shooting and she is proof of how far you can go with it when the bug bites. These sessions are available to anyone above the age of 12 who want to learn the basics of handling a gun in a secure and safe environment with an experienced, professional instructor. The lesson includes all safety aspects, correct stance, grip and technique. Phone Karin on 021 782 0107 to book a session.

Reddam House Learn to Shoot Workshop

Learn to shoot workshop





False Bay Firearm Training Academy recently hosted a Learn to shoot workshop for students from Reddam House. Eager minds absorbed every word as our different instructors share their individual knowledge. 

Learn to shoot course Content

Safety first with quite a bit of technical information was covered. Including trajectory, wind direction and velocity.  The practical shoot was a bit daunting at first but the kids were quickly at ease upon realizing they were in the best hands. 

Introducing sports shooting to children can form a lifelong passion and can take them on roads less travelled.  Our own Alexis Biermann has competed extensively Nationally and Internationally.  Alexis has collected a room full of Trophy’s and Medals on her travels.

Learning to shoot and safely handle firearms is something all children should eventually learn.  False Bay Firearm Training Academy will only take children from 12 years.  Whether a shooting experience like this develops into a Sports Shooting career or prevents an accident should a child ever manage to get hold of a firearm – we believe it is an important lesson to learn.

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Holiday Operating Times

Open & Closing Times for Festive Season

December Operating hours:

Monday – Saturday — 10h00 – 16h30 every day

Sundays — 10h00 – 12h30

December 24 – Sunday – close 12h30

December 25 – Monday CLOSED

December 26 – Tuesday CLOSED

December 31 – Sunday close 12h30

January operating hours moving forward:

Monday – Saturday — 10h00 – 16h30 every day

Sundays — 10h00 – 12h30

January 1st 2018 – Monday CLOSED

January 2nd 2018 – Tuesday CLOSED

Firearm Training Course for Tactical Unit Standards

False Bay Firearm Training Academy is offering a PFTC Registered Firearm Training Course for Tactical Unit Standards

Course Title:  Apply Tactical knowledge in the use of firearms – Unit Standard 123510

With:  Demonstrate Tactical proficiency with a handgun – 123513

Demonstrate Tactical proficiency with a shotgun – 123512

Demonstrate Tactical proficiency with a Self-Loading rifle or Carbine – 123518

Course Material:  ITA (international Firearm Training Academy)

The course involves theory and a huge practical component of handgun, shotgun and self-

loading rifle

Recognition:  PFTC registered. Internationally recognised

Entry Requirements:  123 Unit standards, if you do not have these they can be attained

prior to the course – please contact us for further details

Equipment:  Over and above the required firearms – Torch, knee & elbow pads, tactical

belt and vest, holster, slings and personal safety equipment

This course is an advanced level course specifically for persons who use firearms in a work

related environment or for advanced civil home/family protection.  This course focuses on

the use of firearms in high risk situations and under extreme stress. Persons attending this

course should be in reasonably good physical condition as there are a lot of physical

interactions and activity during the practical evaluations.

Instructor: Keith Biermann – ITA Training Councillor (Tc11383) PFTC Verifier (0097)

Date:  Monday 11/12/2017 (5 day duration)

Place: False Bay Firearm Training Academy operating out of False Bay Sports Shooting

Club, Glencairn, Cape Town

Cost: R5700 – a 50% deposit is required to secure your place

Contact: Keith 082 774 0063/

Ammo requirements:

Handgun 400 rounds min (Qualification shoot is 50 rounds)

Shotgun 300 Rounds min (Qualification shoot is 20 rounds)

Self-loading rifle 400 Rounds min (Qualification shoot is 50 rounds)


Dirty Boots Adventure

Cape Town Action Shooting

Action shooting has grown in popularity in the past few years. False bay Gun Club is the perfect venue with great views over the bay and friendly professional staff. Target shooting generates a seriously high dosage of adrenaline and satisfaction. Johan Radcliffe False Bay Firearm Training Academy Debbi Biermann Love Cape Town #dirtyboots #capetown #actionshooting #shootingrange
Cape Town Action shooting –

Posted by Dirty Boots Adventure Guide on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Upcoming Event

THIS SATURDAY  22nd April.


• Would you like to be able to defend your family in an emergency using that firearm that’s been laying in the safe for years?
• Are you thinking about getting a firearm but you are not sure what to get… or IF you could use it?
• Would you like to learn some shooting basics just for fun?

Violent crime is escalating and owning and being able to CONFIDENTLY use a firearm is becoming more and more important.

ACT Personal Safety in conjunction with MultiDimensional Warriors is proud to present: Rusty Gunman CT – a Tactical handgun handling and shooting skills course.

Presented by: Kelee Arrowsmith
Date: Saturday 22nd April 2017
Venue: False Bay Sport Shooting Club
Signup: 08h30 – 09h30
Course: 09h30 – 15h00
Cost: R800 including Range fee (excluding ammunition)
Ammunition Required: 100 rounds

Limited places available, Confirmed booking essential
BOOK NOW call 021 788-1790, email or visit





False Bay Firearm Training Academy Glencairn Quarry, Glencairn (near Simons Town) Western Cape, South Africa. Shooting Training, Gunsmith, Arms and Ammunition, Hunting, Sports Shooting, Rifle Range, Hand Gun Shooting, Gun Academy, Shooting Course, Team Building, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Clay Targets. False Bay Shooting Club.

Rifle Shooting Tips

8 Uncommon Rifle Shooting Tips For Beginners

Most introductory instruction focuses on things like proper sight alignment, trigger control, and breathing. Each of these is a cornerstone of good shooting in its own right, but there are some tips for the new shooter that don’t get disseminated as freely that I think they should. They are as follows:

1. Let the gun point where it wants to point.

For the best precision, a shooter should not fight his rifle. The most consistently accurate shot is the one where no adjustment is necessary to bring the gun on target. Behind this theory lies the concept of “natural point of aim” which is usually the first thing I teach someone after the basic safety rules. When held, every rifle wants to point a certain way, and it’s up to the shooter to make sure that is at the target they want to hit, not to try and wrestle the gun where it wants to go. For a beginner to be successful, they must begin to think not of the rifle as a separate object, but of the rifle-shooter combination as one unit.

Doing this is surprisingly simple: Hold the rifle in a natural shooting position (whether that be standing, kneeling, seated, prone, or on the bench) with your eyes lined up with the sights and the target. Close your eyes, and keep them closed. Relax, like you’re trying to go to sleep. Breathe in and out for two or more cycles. Open your eyes. Your eye-sight alignment will most likely have moved. Instead of wrestling the rifle over to the target, imagine your whole body as resting upon a swivel, and move the whole rifle-shooter unit.

2. Follow through.

New shooters may find guns loud and uncomfortable; beyond that is follow through. The lack of reaction to a shot is in many ways what separates a decent shot from an excellent one. Even though follow through may be one of the more common tips on this list, I feel as though it isn’t well-understood by many. At the beginning, follow through will mean taking extra time and care in reacting to a shot, waiting several seconds of more to breath, release the trigger, operate the action, and otherwise continue shooting. Describing what follow through is can be hard; it’s much easier to describe what it’s not: Movement. The ideal follow through is the one that is totally identical to the position the shooter was in when the shot broke, and is held until the bullet is downrange. Most importantly, you should hold the trigger back until you are ready for the next shot, not release it when you feel you are done with the last one.

3. Get low.

The fundamentals of shooting are cultivated best, in my opinion, in the prone position. Don’t be afraid to begin shooting in prone and then work on other stances. Prone is the most accurate shooting position, besides the bench, and that isolates your aiming errors away from problems with your shooting position. It’s also the easiest position to learn.

4. Use a sling.

Slings are cheap; a cotton or nylon USGI sling can be had for less than $20, and sling swivels for less than that, but they have a huge effect on your shooting ability. Not only will they make you more accurate and precise, but they’ll open up for you a whole new world of shooting positions that are both practical and fun. Just make sure you get an actual shooting sling, and not just a carrying sling.

5. Change it up.

If a shooting position isn’t working for you, change to a different one. In particular, if you find you have to readjust how you hold the gun after every shot, then that shooting setup is not what it could be. This problem occurs most often when a new shooter is using a bench or standing, which is one of the big reasons I recommend the prone position: almost anyone will find a properly set up prone position (preferably with a sling) very repeatable.

6. Shoot reactive targets at longer ranges, rather than paper at closer range.

Steel, balloons, fruit, bottles, soda pop, and other reactive targets give the new shooter instant feedback regarding what they’re doing. However, they don’t always cultivate great precision in shooting. To improve with precision, try shooting the same targets further away, if possible (not all ranges accommodate this). In my experience teaching newbies, it’s always more rewarding to shoot a steel plate at 200 yards than to shoot an excellent paper group at 25. Further, when teaching a new shooter with reactive targets, always call out their hits loudly so that they can hear it, and don’t emphasize their misses.

7. Shoot with both eyes open.

For guns with iron sights and some kinds of optics (red dot sights or a both-eyes-open scope), shooting with both eyes open allows the shooter to relax more, enhances their field of view, and allows them to focus more on what they’re doing. If possible, learn your eye dominance, and shoot with both eyes open.

8. Don’t worry, be happy.

Relaxation is key to good shooting. When you first start shooting, go to the range on nice days when the sun is out and you feel good, and years down the line, just going to the range will make you feel happy and relaxed. You’ll not only enjoy shooting a lot more (and thus do it more often), the good mood will make you a better shot, too.

Article sourced from – The Firearm Blog