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Czechia Shooting Day 2023

(This article expired 25.04.2024.)

After two years of the covid-19 lockdown, the 2023 edition of the Czechia Shooting Day organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in partnership with Formalito and Tactical HQ, local distributors of the Czech brands present on the day, took place on 23 March at the Eeufees shooting range in Pretoria. The aim of this event was to showcase and present renowned Czech manufacturers of firearms and ammunition to six dozens of participants across public and private defence sectors.

The day began with a light breakfast and networking session for all the attendees. The guests were then divided into five groups for an opportunity to test the various firearms and ammunition on display.

Amongst the six dozens of guests were members and officials from the Government, Department of Defence in SA, Armscor, SANDF, SAPS Special Task Force, Defence Attachés including United States, France, Angola, Kenya and many more; Fidelity Security Group, SSG Security, Bidvest Protea Coin as well as other private security companies who all had an opportunity to test the wide range of products present at each of the five different stations offered by Czech manufacturers demonstrated by their South African distributors Formalito and Tactical HQ.

Present Czech companies included: CZUB, whose products are distributed into more than 90 countries worldwide, represented in South Africa by Formalito; Czech Small Arms (CSA), the only manufacturer of Sa vz.58 and Sa vz.61 firearms, represented in South Africa by Tactical HQ; Luvo who since 1919 have been delivering products for military and professional forces that became a symbol of quality and excellent workmanship, represented in South Africa by Tactical HQ; STV Technology, who is amongst the leaders in the ammunition production and military business fields in the Czech Republic, represented in South Africa by Tactical HQ.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria thanks all the participants and congratulates the winners of the overall competition.

Author: Sean Hlomane, Industry and Trade Specialist 


Czechia Shooting Day 2023