PRACTICAL EVALUATION TO ATTAIN DEDICATED STATUS

Consists of shooting one or two shooting exercise relevant targets downloaded from the Natshoot website and shot at any publically recognised shooting range.  For ease members might want to use one of the ranges mentioned on the List of NHSA Friendly Ranges (click here), but it is not compulsory that you must shoot on one of the ranges on that list.  You must, however, shoot at a publically recognised shooting range.

If course participants do not have realistic access to a formally recognised shooting range to do their practicals for the dedicated courses on, they may follow the steps below to apply for permission to use private ranges instead (i.e. on a farm)

Send an Email to member@natshoot.co.za in this regard. 

Approval to use a range on a farm or on a private property which is not open to the general public will then be requested from Exco on the member's behalf. 

The following must be clearly stated in the Email requesting permission to shoot the In-House Postals on the "other" range:

1.   Why it is absolutely necessary to shoot the In-House Postals targets on the "other" range;

2.   The name of the place where the range is situated (i.e. a farm name);

3.   The length of the range;

4.   The name, ID number & cell phone number of the person(s) who will act as witness & time keeper if the semi-auto exercises are shot there, and;

5.   Two photos of the specific range.

Exco will then grant permission for the use of private ranges in instances where motivated requests are received (we just need a paper trail of these requests and approvals in order to be able to protect the integrity of our dedicated courses at all times).

Practical Shoot for Dedicated Hunter:   Download one of the Targets specified for the practical of the dedicated hunter status course on which you must shoot a 60% score (see below).

You can only use a 22LR Rifle or a Bolt Action Rifle Target or a round of 25 Clays for Shotguns to shoot the pracitical for the Dedicated Hunter Course

Download Targets for Rifle Exercises HERE (ascertain that you read the rules of the specific exercise and complete the target in the prescribed manner)

Download Score Sheet for Shotgun Exercises HERE (ascertain that you read the rules of the specific exercise and complete the target in the prescribed manner)

Scan the shot Rifle Target or the Shotgun Score Sheet in PDF-format, with all fields completed on the Target (and on the Shotgun Score Sheet) , and upload your target under your dedicated course application. (Once you've completed your online evaluation, there will be an "action needed" block stating "upload scores" - upload your shot targets there)

Practical Shoot for Dedicated Sport-Person:   Download one of the Targets specified for the practical of the dedicated sport-person status course on which you must shoot a 60% score (see below). 

You can use any rimfire, or centre-fire handgun, or rifle or a round of 25 Clays for Shotguns to shoot the pracitical for the Dedicated Sport-Person Course

Download Targets for Rifle Exercises HERE (ascertain that you read the rules of the specific exercise and complete the target in the prescribed manner)

Download Targets for Handgun Exercises HERE(ascertain that you read the rules of the specific exercise and complete the target in the prescribed manner)

Download Score Sheet for Shotgun Exercises HERE (ascertain that you read the rules of the specific exercise and complete the target in the prescribed manner)

Scan the shot Rifle or Handgun Target or the Shotgun Score Sheet in PDF-format, with all fields completed on the Target, and upload your target under your dedicated course application. (Once you've completed your online evaluation, there will be an "action needed" block stating "upload scores" - upload your shot targets there)

Practical Shoot for Dedicated Hunter & Sport-Person:   Download one of the Targets specified for the practical of the dedicated huter status and one of the Targets specified for the practical for dedicated sport-person status, on which you must shoot a 60% score (see targets to download above).

Scan the shot Rifle or Handgun Target or the Shotgun Score Sheet in PDF-format, with all fields completed on the Target, and upload your target under your dedicated course application. (Once you've completed your online evaluation, there will be an "action needed" block stating "upload scores" - upload your shot targets there)

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If you do not have access to any firearms you may use an Air Rifle (not Air Pistol) to shoot the practical section

Black Powder Handguns or Rifles, or Lever Action Rifle Targets are not accepted for practical for the dedicated status courses. 

You may use a Semi-Auto Rifle/Carbine but in the single fire mode on the relevant rifle target (not on a semi-auto exercise target).

The candidate may only shoot the required Target(s) in accordance with the prescripts of the relevant shooting exercise

All queries regarding the practical for dedicated status courses, must be directed to member@natshoot.co.za

 Do not miss this last step in being awarded dedicated status !!

Remember you MUST Apply to be Awarded Dedicated Status after having Completed the Dedicated Course(s)

Once the candidate has successfully completed the theoretical and practical sections of the relevant dedicated status course(s), s/he will be notified by Email that s/he may officially download his/her dedicated certificates from his/her Personal Natshoot web page.

 

 

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