There are 4 main collector categories, which are indicated on a collector’s Certificate of Membership. These categories are used by the SAPS Central Firearms Department to issue a collector with a competency certificate, thereby enabling the collector to apply for licenses for firearms within that category. Category A is for restricted Firearms, Category B is for Semi-automatic Firearms, Category C is for Manual Action Firearms and Category D is for Ammunition Collectors Membership advancement for D, to C, to B to A takes time and such advancement is subject to strict review and control.