Hailstorm was founded in 2010 by two avid shooters and later joined by another two, helping us expand into the business we are today. We saw the need to provide access to the best and latest gear. The type gear we wanted for ourselves and were unable to find locally.

Hailstorm was one of the first online sellers of tactical firearms and products in South Africa and has brought numerous new and imported products to the South African shooting community. We were one of the first companies to commercially bring in AR-15’s and the first to do so, in high volumes.

We’ve  made it our mission to bring new and innovative products the local market. We also understand the market changes rapidly and that need to make our products available online too and at competitive prices.

Our focus on quality and unique firearms, accessories and gear led to us sourcing numerous suppliers worldwide and building lasting relationships with these companies. Importing directly enables us to pass on the savings to you.

We are a unique team who absolutely love what we do, while striving to provide high quality products, accessories, gear with the relevant sound advice to the shooting community.

Hailstorm only recommends gear that we have used and or use currently. We believe that this is the only way to make honest recommendations to our customers.

To do anything less is doing a disservice to the shooting community.

Where we lead, others always follow

Gerrit-Jan Baker
Head Sales & Marketing

Gerrit-Jan has national colours in IPSC Open Rifle Division and provincial colours in numerous disciplines. He is a highly regarded competitor in IPSC and IDPA

If you need any advice on semi-auto rifles or shotguns, Gerri-Jan would be the guy to talk to.

Jolene Day
Head Operations

As someone who joined Hailstorm almost at the start Jolene is making sure things are running smoothly from an operations perspective.

When you need help with your order she definitely is the person to speak to.

Nikita Snyman
Sales - 511

Nikita Snyman is looking after our 5.11 Store in Pretoria.

She loves working with people and helping them find the right style and garments for their intended use. She is passionate about fashion, comfort and quality.

She will help you to “Always Be Ready”.