Nie my oupa se roer nie,vuurwapens en lisensies

ʼn Gepaste gesprek om te hȇ rondom erfenis dag is nie net wat die regte kondisie van jou biefstuk behoort te wees voor jy hom van die kole afhaal nie. Selfs nie eers hoekom ons besluit het om kondensmelk in aartappelslaai by te voeg, of teen watter tyd die vuur eintlik al aangesteek behoort te wees nie. Nee, daar behoort ook n draai te wees by jou regte ten opsigte van vuurwapens en watter erfenis aan jou (die gelukkiges onder ons) oorgedra was. Ook die erfenis wat jy self kan laat posvat en eendag aan ander welverdiendes oor te laat. Jag, familie erfstuk, stokperdjie, sport, kollekteerder, en self-verdediging, daar is wel ʼn plek in die son vir jou tipe eienaarskap.

Die vuurwapen kontrole wetgewing van 2000 het dit wel effe meer kompleks gemaak vir aanskaf en oordrag van vuurwapens. Met bietjie geduld is dit darem nie die berg wat almal uitmaak nie. Wel, miskien baie geduld. Iedergeval, dit begin by jou bevoegdheid.

Vuurwapens bevoegdheid

Daar is 5 basiese modules wat jou toelaat om vuurwapens wettiglik te besit:

  1. Kennis en toepassing van die vuurwapen kontrole wetgewing
  2. Hanteer en gebruik van handwapen
  3. Hanteer en gebruik van haelgeweer
  4. Hanteer en gebruik van slot of hand-aksie vuurwapen (lang geweer)
  5. Hanteer en gebruik van semi-outomatiese vuurwapen of karbein

In kort, afhangende van jou  doel moet jy die wetgewing module en een van die ander modules voltooi. Dis aanbevole om soveel modules soos bekostigbaar te doen en almal agter die rug te kry. Al bogenoemde modules word aangebied deur akkrediteerde opleiding verskaffers. Opleiding behels n teoretiese toets komponent volgens handleiding material. Dit word gekoppel met praktiese skietoefening. Indien suksesvol voltooi kry jy jou bevoegdheids bewys, gewoonlik in vorm van sertifikaat, maar hierdie document moet nie met jou SAPS bevoegdheid sertifikaat verwar word nie. Dit is die volgende stap.

SAPS  bevoegdheid aansoek

Nadat mens jou bevoegdheid bewys met aangeduide resultate by die opleiding instansie ontvang het, moet jy aansoek doen by die SAPS vir jou bevoegdheid sertifikaat. Dit behels die voltooiing van die SAPS 517 vorm tesame met paspoort fotos, bewys van verblyf, en minstens drie getuigskrifte. Laasgenoemde om jou as verantwoordelike persoonlikheid te bevestig. Die proses in total kan 3-6 maande neem. Dit moet eers afgehandel word voordat jy enige aansoek om vuurwapen lisensiering kan doen. Die bevoegdheid sertifikaat vanaf SAPS is vir 5 jaar geldig, of (huidiglik) tot die laaste lisensie vir daardie spesifieke vuurwapen tipe in jou besit verval. Let wel, dit is slegs hoe die wet op hierdie oomblik algemeen interpreteer word. Dit mag in nabye toekoms verander tot n vasgestelde tydperk vir hernuwing.

Lisensies

Noudat jy in besit is van jou bevoegdheid sertifikaat kan jy aanbeweeg om ʼn vuurwapen aan te skaf, indien nie reeds het nie. Of om daardie erfstuk by jou ouers oor te neem. Siende dat jy ook die wetgewing dan goed deurgelees het en ter harte ken, sal jy bewus wees dat vuurwapens in meestal vier afdelings lisensieer word – in terme van seksie 13, seksie 15, seksie 16 en seksie 17.

Elke lisensie kom met sekere limitasies. Vir jou self-verdediging handwapen is lisensiering in terme van seksie 13 mees gepas. Dit beteken wel hernuwing elke 5 jaar. Seksie 15 (geleentheid sport of jag gebruik) of seksie 16 (toegeweide jag of sport gebruik) is vir die een of twee erfstukke of daardie addisionele pragstuk wat jou hart begeer. Hernuwing is elke 10 jaar tesame met veilige bewaring en dra kondisie vereistes. Vir die gellukiges onder ons met menigte erfstuk of finansiering vir n hele rits pragstukke, is lisensiering in terme van seksie 17 (privaat kollekteerder) vereis.

In ons volgende blog  sal die verdere lisensie vereistes bespreek word.

-AnjangM

 

 

Tackti-Kool 101 Gun Cleaning

Gun Cleaning the basics..and really only the basics

Adriaan and I decided to do a section on gun cleaning , why? Well we get asked on a monthly basis how to care for ones gun , not that we are experts by any sense but we do have a insane amount of guns our selves and we do care for them very well 🙂

We actually took it a bit further and decided to make a small vlog. Link here 

Im going to approach this in 2 sections,Cleaning and Lubing

Cleaning

Cleaning your pistol is always good , I can’t think of any scenario where cleaning a pistol is a bad idea , well I lie , my Steyer 9mm hated it but I really think that is the exception, once clean she takes a couple of 100 rounds before behaving again.

My recommendation is always ballistol. It is my favorite cleaning substance by far and I have to confess I use it for pretty much on anything and everything  in my house and on my guns.

Now I am not saying drench your pistol in ballistol (see history here) but I see no real issue with that either . Typically start by dissassembling your pistol, take of the slide and remove the barrel. I usually run a couple of cycles of scrubbing brush then clean patch until I feel happy that the patch is clean. Debris has a tendency to collect inside the frame on all the small metal parts and crevices, I find that on my striker fire pistols that the slide release and extractor give issues if the are not well kept and regularly cleaned.

I like dropping the gun parts in the sonicator if I see the trigger and internals seem gunky, see the video how it vibrates the dirt of the gun, it is pretty insane, this is my go to for most of our older guns.

I like to once my gun is lubed and clean to put a small amount of oil on all the parts that get a lot of contact as I only fire most of my guns once in a couple of months and the rest of the time they rest in the safe

Lubing

Lubing is not over complicated , there are usually wear marks inside the pistol where metal rubs on metal , this is your cue to where you want to apply some lube, once again use common sense but its a good idea to care for your gun, the goal is to reduce the friction on the metal on metal sections of the gun.

We also included a small section in the video to help illustrate where I like putting the lube. Im not overly particular about brand here, I think cost is mostly my consideration here as I have a lot of toys and all of them need a lot of love.

So in summary

  • Clean your gun as regularly as you can, the more the better at the start , I find it quite the zen excercise.
  • Lube your babies moving parts
  • And keep some oil on them to keep the rust at bay

Happy Shooting

F&A

Revolvers! Why are they so alluring

Why Revolvers captivate us

Revolvers , weird awkward looking things that once you shot one you are hooked for life.Ruger Super Redhawk

Many times people have asked me why I collect revolvers and I must be honest I have never given it much thought, but lately I have found myself shooting my revolvers more then my semi-auto pistols , and I found my self wondering to myself why I like them so much.

I think it is less obvious , then one would think , yes they reminisce of cowboys and dirty harry , but there are more to them then iconic imagery.

The mechanics of revolvers appeal, they have the feel of a time go buy , more steampunk less digital. Most revolvers are also extremely comfortable there simplistic operations and more often then not very easy single action modes make them feel accurate and all round  solid platforms.

Revolvers more often then not also come in interesting calibers . Personally I have 22’s,38 specials , 38 S&W’s , some 455 and 44 Magnums , all of these are so insanely different from on another. One you can spend days playing with loads and just generally get to know the revolver, from the very light 38 S&W to the ridiculously powerful 44 Magnum . Apart from the cool range of calibers the actual size of the revolvers differ so much. From small snubies fitting in the palm of your hand to 10 inch black hawk capable of taking any animal you could ever hunt the diversity of each creates there own allure.

Ruger Red Hawk and Ruger Super Black Hawk

So to conclude my random thoughts , I believe why I personal love revolvers are a combination of there heritage there look , there scarcity and there power. Most of my co wheel-gunners would also add that if you ask this question you have not fired one of these beuties.

Francois Scheffer

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