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The path to success with three steps:

  • ​Aspire: Define your vision and your supporting step-by-step goals

  • Persist: Learn and apply effective methods for advancement and keep a demanding training schedule

  • Prevail: Achieve goal after goal and unleash your true potential for success

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Swiss based IDPA Club

SwissAAA Club is a Swiss sports shooting club with a separate constitution and board of directors offering membership and promoting sports shooting for members and guests. SwissAAA and SwissAAA Club cooperate closely for instruction, training and competitions.


Instruction and Training

We offer proven and effective courses in multiple disciplines and formats. This can be 1:1 instructions, classes for groups or other training events. The content can be standardized or tailored to the objectives of the students.

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Adventure, Intensive Training and Competition

SwissAAA organizes intensive training and competition camps internationally. We work with selected local partners to provide optimal opportunities for training progress, skills tests, competition, adventure and camaraderie.



We organize competitions in mutliple sports shooting disciplines.


The SwissAAA instruction program allows the students to acquire the required skills to meet their respective goals through the three steps 1. Aspire 2. Persist and 3. Prevail.
Our instructors are very experienced in their field of expertise. Additionally, we work with selected partners to provide an optimal coverage of know how and provide maximum value to our students.



Andy Pfenninger, SwissAAA's main instructor, has 30 years of experience in firearms and related topics. He is Sports Director IDPA for the Swiss Dynamic Shooting Federation (SDSF), an Advanced Firearms Instructor and Tactical Instructor with ITA  South Africa, an IDPA Safety Officer Instructor and a former Swiss Armed Forces Instructor (retired).
Besides teaching and coaching, Andy competes in several sports shooting disciplines internationally. In IDPA, he has won national titles in Italy, South Africa and Switzerland as well as many division, class and category titles in matches at state and local level.

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Courses and Camps

The courses, trainings, competitions and intensive camps are organized along the skill levels of the participants. Consult the detail pages and corresponding schedule and take contact for further information.


Advanced Coaching

For ambitious sports shooters we offer advanced coaching based on four pillars: mental fitness, physical fitness, fundamentals and practice. These pillars are trained using a system of drills having five levels leading to superior performance.
A very good opportunity to get familiar with this program are the intensive camps focused on sports shooting.


Competitive Shooting



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.

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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.




DA is a practical shooting sport for pistol, revolver, carbine, shotgun and rifle. It emphasizes on realistic courses of fire and bases on a simple but effective set of rules.




Our partner in South Africa for equipment and training.


Indoor Shooting Wittenbach

Our partner in Switzerland for indoor ranges, ammunition and equipment.



Our partner in Switzerland for self defense and firearms training.


Bangkok IDPA

Our partner in Asia for IDPA sports shooting.

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Our partner in South Africa for self defense and law enforcement training.


True Survival

Our partner in South Africa for self defense training.