Paul Eksteen CV
Paul Eksteen was born in Pretoria
in 1966. He grew up in Pietersburg where he matriculated at
Pietersburg High School in 1984. During his school days, Paul
was taught the basics of firearm handling and safety as well
as hunting skills and ethics. Paul handled firearms from the
early age of 8 years and hunted regularly in the Far North and
Mpumalanga regions as well as in Namibia.
During his High School days he
also started a cartridge collection and started reloading his
own ammunition. Paul did his National Service during 1985/6
where-after he studied at the University of Pretoria where he
obtained a BSc degree in Geology in 1990. He hunted frequently
during this period throughout the whole of South Africa and
During the nineties Paul had lots
of opportunity for International travel and visited gunshops
and gunmakers in all the countries that he traveled to. He
visited Holland and Holland in London, Joseph Just and Karl
Hauptmann in Ferlach, Austria, Fritz Stampfli in Switzerland,
Frankonia Jagd in Germany, etc. In 1997 Paul joined the
Defense Practical Shooting Club in Pretoria, and soon began
competing in Practical Pistol Shooting. He started shooting in
the Northern Gauteng leagues and from 1999 started
participating in South African National competitions as well
as some International Events.
During the late 1990’s Paul also
started participating in Practical 3 Gun Shooting and was
awarded his Provincial Colours for this sport. Practical 3-gun
shooting involves pistol, shotgun and semi automatic rifle
shooting in a “combat” type environment. Paul have further won
the SA Championships in 2001 (received IPSC’s President’s
Award) as well as the SA Air Force Championships in 2002.
Paul studied a vast amount of
literature over the last 20 years and grew his collection of
relevant books and magazines to over 400 units. The collection
includes various magazines and books on caliber selection,
ballistics, hunting, reloading, firearm manufacturing, optics,
Paul is an active member of
* the SA Defence Force Shooting Club, Polokwane, and
is also affiliated with the SA Practical Shooting Association
(Membership Number 220).
* SA Hunters’ and Game Conservation Association,
1999- (Membership Number 019635).
* SA Arms and Ammunition Collectors Association:
Northern Gauteng Chapter, 2004- (Membership Number
Paul is registered as a
* Bona Fide Hunter
* Bona Fide Sportsman
* Firearm Collector (2005)
Paul is an Accredited Firearms Instructor, 2005 (International
Training Academy Advanced Instructor No. I44105).
Paul is an Accredited Occupational Directed Assessor, 2005
(Behaviour Systems Development (Pty) Ltd).
Represented Northern Transvaal on Provincial level from 1988
Represented South Africa from 1995 to 2002 on International
Retired from playing underwater hockey in 2002 on
International level after the International Underwater Hockey
Competition in Calgary, Canada. (We brought home the silver
Play social squash, action cricket and golf.
Clay pigeon shooting and pin shooting.