Ihawu Range Rules and Indemnity


  1. No one is allowed to use the range without completing and signing the range register book and/or accepting the indemnity.
  2. Firearms shall only be loaded at the firing point and with the barrel pointing at the backstop/bullet trap.
  3. Firing point shall not be left with loaded firearms.
  4. Turning around with a loaded firearm is forbidden.
  5. Firearms shall be holstered or put down unloaded whenever shooting is interrupted for scoring, patching, etc. Under no circumstances may firearms be handled whenever anyone is in front of the firing point(s).
  6. Hearing and eye protection must be worn during shooting by shooters and spectators.
  7. Instructions given by the range official/assistant shall be complied with unconditionally.
  8. Persons engaged in shooting shall not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  9. No one is allowed to shoot any steel plates, poppers with rifles or armor piercing rounds.
  10. Non shooters should remain in the spectators area or a minimum of 10m behind the shooter or range official.
  11. Online registration to take part in shooting events is REQUIRED and due to limited spots available first come first serve will be implemented. Online registration will take place on Practiscore at


By using the range and/or being present on the range, you indemnify and hold harmless the organisers of the shooting range officials/assistants and the Shooting Range/Club from any claims, actions, demands or costs made or which may be made against them and/or any of them and/or persons including their estate and dependents arising out of your participation, use of the range and/or attendance. You waive and abandon any claim which you may have against any of the aforementioned persons arising out of the aforesaid circumstances.

The Ihawu Social Committee

Training Courses

The Ihawu Firearm Center is proud to offer several instructional courses for individuals of all skill levels and the Ihawu Social Sport Shooting Club endorses other courses displayed that are not presented by Ihawu Firearm Center.

Click on the class name below for additional information, price, and schedule.

Dates and times are subject to change.

Special Events

The End of year Christmas shoot will happen on Sunday the 4th December at Mapstone, we will start the day with a fun 3 gun shoot which will move onto a BRAAI, and while this is getting going we will hold our AGM, it is important for all Club Members to attend as your presence can have consequences on the future running of the Club with the election of a new Executive Committee for next year. We will the do prize giving and raffle draws while we eat.

Below is a little taste of the custom trophies being handmade. 

Range Rules

It is recommended that children below the age 10 not be allowed, all minors must attend while being accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign all documents and stay with them at all times.

  1. Any weapon should at all times be treated as if it is loaded.
  2. If you remove a gun from a holster, keep it pointed at the backstop at all times.
  3. If you are not ready to fire, keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard.
  4. Be attentive and careful at all times.
  5. If you see a dangerous situation, report it to a range instructor directly.
  6. Never use drugs or alcohol before or during your stay on the range.
  7. All of your weapons must be discharged and safely encased before leaving the shooting area.

Our Club

The Club makes use of the indoor shooting range housed at the Ihawu Firearm Center in New Germany, where one can shoot during the week between 8am and 4:30pm, and club shoots take place on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month.

There are regular training sessions been held for security companies as well as close protection groups, it can get busy so we recommend between 12pm and 2pm as the best time during a week day to have fun.



Ihawu Club Membership

  • Renewal of memberships - R430
  • Free introduction to sport shooting training

SAPSA Membership

  • Spousal membership @ R450
  • Kids under 18 Membership @ R450

KZNPSA Membership

  • Spousal membership @ R220
  • Kids under 18 Membership @ R220

Ihawu Shooting Range

Mapstone Outdoor Shooting Range

Range Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Ihawu IPSC Shooting© 2023. All rights reserved.