SwissAAA, the Swiss-African Adventure Academy, offers instruction, training, coaching, competition and adventure around selected sports shooting disciplines. Our specialty are safe, simple and effective methods and techniques that will make you even more successful. We combine Swiss quality with local expertise internationally.
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Andy Pfenninger, SwissAAA's main instructor, has more than 30 years of experience in firearms and related topics. He is an Advanced Firearms Instructor and Tactical Instructor with ITA South Africa, an IDPA Safety Officer Instructor, Sports Director IDPA for the Swiss Dynamic Shooting Federation (SDSF) and a former Swiss Armed Forces Instructor (retired).
Besides teaching and coaching, Andy competes himself in several sports shooting disciplines around the world. In IDPA, he is a eight-division-master. Competing in Switzerland, Italy, USA and Thailand, Andy has won several international and national championships as well as many division, class and category wins in matches at regional, state and local level.
The SwissAAA instruction program allows the students to acquire and master the skills required to be successful through the three steps 1: Aspire 2: Persist and 3: Prevail. A lot of emphasis is placed on the methodical, step by step buildup of capabilities. We avoid taking shortcuts, because those will often turn into barriers that block further advancement later on.
Our instructors are very experienced in their field of expertise. Additionally, we work with selected partners to provide an optimal coverage and development of know how in order to provide maximum value to our students.
Courses and Camps
The courses, training, competitions and intensive camps are grouped according to the skill levels of the target group of participants. However, remember that champions spend a lot of time honing their fundamental skills! Never stop investing in the fundamentals. Consult the detail pages and corresponding schedules and take contact to take your next step!
We offer individual or small group coaching for ambitious sports shooters and beginners alike. These sessions are highly effective because the program can be tuned to fit each participant for maximum gain. The coaching is based on four pillars: mental fitness, physical fitness, fundamentals and practice. The pillars are trained using a system of proven drills with five levels leading to superior performance when it really counts.
A very good opportunity to get familiar with this program are the intensive camps focused on sports shooting. Alternatively, individual coaching can be planed quite flexible to suit a student's busy schedule. Whether you are a competitive shooter or a novice: take contact now and we will assess the needs, potential and corresponding possibilities and start working and achieving together!
International Defense Pistol Association
IDPA is a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. The sport was developed so that practical gear and practical guns may be used competitively. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual instead of equipment or gamesmanship.
International Practical Shooting Confederation
IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the combination of speed and accuracy is key to success. Competitions are held for handguns, rifles and shotguns. A vast variety of specialized equipment can be used in the different divisions of the sport.
Precision Rifle Series
PRS is a practical shooting sport in the long-range precision shooting field. It provides a safe, fair, and practical basis for shooters of all skill levels and ages to compete. Born out of military, law enforcement and hunting scenarios, the practical application of the precision rifle is the underlying theme for all competitions.
International Precision Rifle Federation
The IPRF aims to unify the sport of Precision Rifle worldwide and set standards for competitions internationally to enable a level field of play up to World Championships.