Zurich, Switzerland | Cape Town, South Africa

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SwissAAA stands for Swiss-African Adventure Academy. We offer 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.


The SwissAAA slogan:

Aspire: Imagine your future performance
Persist: Work on improvement every day
Prevail: Celebrate your success

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SwissAAA Club

SwissAAA Club is an independent Swiss based IDPA Club. The club works closely with SwissAAA for instruction and competitions.



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 is a 6-division-master. Andy has won international and national titles in Italy, South Africa, Thailand 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.



For ambitious sports shooters, wanting to improve their results, we offer advanced coaching. It is 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.


Shooting Sports


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.




Our partner in South Africa for equipment and training.


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


Certified firearms instruction partner in Switzerland.


Certified firearms instruction partner in Switzerland.


Our partner in Asia for IDPA sports shooting.

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