On 16 and 17 March 2012, the WP Combat Rifle Association hosted the 36th Combat Rifle Championship at the Military Shooting Range in Atlantis, Cape Town.
Combat Rifle is a world renowned sport where the emphasis falls on skils development for Force Preperation.
The event was attended by representatives from various South African Military and Law Enforcement Forces and Agencies, namely the SANDF, Army, Navy, Airforce, SA Police Services and Correctional Services.
Participants competed on Individual, Unit Team and Mixed Team level.
GI Combat Supplies was fortunate enough to assist in the sponsorship of this event, and whilst supplying some of the prizes for the event, GICS was also able to show off some of new gear that is available to shottists.
GICS provided boxes of passive protection 3M ear plugs for the shooters and members got to try out Peltor electronic hearing protectors. The SportTac and ComTac models were particularly well received as they attenuate high volume sounds and amplify low volume sounds offering you protection against gun fire and other damaging sounds while allowing you to hear ambient sounds around you like conversation, commands, warning signals etc.
The range of NcStar binoculars and spotting scopes as well as the Tru-Spec range of on/off duty gear and apparel was also very well received.
Even though the weather took a decided turn for the worst as Friday progressed and the wind picked up (as it so regularly does here in Cape Town), the men and women knuckled down and stuck to their guns, wracking up some impressive scores.
At the end of some hard shooting, everyone settled down to a good-old South African braai and prize giving. It was a fantastic round off to a great event.
Thank you to The Military and Law Enforcement teams and management that allowed us to be a part of this event and we hope to part of it again next year.
GI Combat Supplies supports our Forces and Services and thanks them for the tireless hours that they spend serving our Country.
At your service,
The GICS Team