Stryker arms and ammunition is Zimbabwe’s premium weapons dealership. Our main focus has always been on import and distribution to sub-dealers in and around Zimbabwe. However, with the surge in violent and armed crime around the country, we have set up different offerings for different industries. As all our products and platforms are industry-specific, we provide tailored solutions specific to each of our client’s needs and requirements. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of service to every client and tailored solutions to fit their budget, whilst maintaining the strictest confidentiality and guaranteed client satisfaction in all that we do.
Industries we serve:
- Security Services
- Mining Industry
- Anti-poaching and Conservation
- VIP protection services
- Banks & Bureaus
- Home defence
- Competition shooting
Zimbabwe has some of the greatest mineral deposits in the world. Many mining ventures are often underfunded or poorly managed when it comes to the security procedures of the mine, thus we have found many mines are losing revenue through internal theft as well as external security threats. Often mines are located in remote areas with little or no access to adequate security services or police infrastructure. Mines tend to be prone to unwanted trespassing and often internal security is undertrained and does not have access to adequate resources.
With the surge in organised crime, we have found that security companies and internal security operating within the mining sector are ill-equipped and inadequately trained. The threats we are facing in today society has never been seen before in Zimbabwe at this level of intensity and armed gangs are reportedly at an all-time high. Mining is not a one size fits all solution therefore we tailor security procedures and systems according to clients budgets. We provide all clients with a risk assessment and solutions to allow them to scale up security in stages in line with the growth of the mine.
The operation and security of a mine requires an often ever-evolving approach to maintain standards, adapt to changes, avoid predictability and keep pace with technological advancements. Numerous factors expose a mine to significant risks.
The remoteness of the mine’s location
Limited local infrastructure and geopolitical instability increase the susceptibility to malicious attacks. These risks are magnified by the scale of an operation. Any security breach has the potential to endanger staff, damage the local environment and disrupt production.
While the provision of security involves carefully designed systems, processes and technology. It is primarily about people. An experienced well-trained security team can assist in the maintenance of a safety culture, can reduce shrinkage and expenditure due to theft by ensuring only authorised personnel can enter a site. Any successful security plan for a mining environment must incorporate a comprehensive site-security training program.
A training program must be tailored to the unique and specific threats and vulnerabilities faced by each location. A one-size-fits-all approach (as used by most security companies) may leave certain areas of a site or security system vulnerable to exploitation by staff, armed gangs and syndicates.
Through our broad-based products and service offering, we offer the following solutions to the risks and threats that mines face daily often leaving them vulnerable:
SITE INSPECTION (RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT)
The first step is to identify all risk factors of the respective location, to assess potential threats that May impact personnel Security and assets. After assessments are made and a RISK REPORT provided where recommendations are made to the following:
- THE SITE
- PHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS
iii. OPERATIONAL SECURITY
- SURROUNDING AREAS
The effective security of a site requires that security employees receive the required and adequate training to conduct their duties. As the demand for a security employee increases by the inclusion of weapons or transit of valuable goods, the training demand increases. The following are a series of courses to be conducted for security personnel:
- RULES AND REGULATIONS
- SECURITY PROCEDURES
- PATROL TECHNIQUES
- TIMINGS AND HANDOVERS
- USE OF CANINES
- SIGNING IN AND OUT
- ACCESS CONTROL
- WEAPONS HANDLING
- FIRST AID
- DETAINING INDIVIDUALS
- SCENE OF CRIME
The weapons training courses are tailor-made depending on what weapons platforms we provide the mine. As technology has increased we are at the forefront of providing the most unto date weapons systems for every specific threat or scenario likely to be experienced by a mine or related business. The following subjects (but not limited to) will be conducted on the weapons training course:
- WEAPON HANDLING
- WEAPON HANDLING TEST
- RANGE WORK
- CONTACT DRILLS
- BREAK CONTACT DRILLS
- VEHICLE CONTACT DRILLS
- FIRST AID
- DRIVING TECHNIQUES
- SCENARIO-BASED EXERCISES
INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PRODUCT SOLUTIONS
The following products are provided and work well within the mining industry to help security personnel thwart any attempt by armed gangs as well as petty criminals:
- Scalable Surveillance systems
- Anti-cut fencing solutions
- Area-specific access control
- Panic rooms
- Specialised weapon systems
- Lethal and non-lethal ammunition
- Ballistic security vests
- Ballistic vehicle products
- Thermal drones with geofencing technology
Semi automatic rifles
The semi-automatic rifle also known as a modern sporting rifle is often used when engaging in close threats as well as multiple threats. Unlike the traditional bolt action rifle which is predominantly used for hunting, the modern sporting rifle is more accurate than pistols and revolvers. Personnel have the ability to engage multiple threats without having to continuously load the rifle, unlike the bolt action rifle security companies currently use. The ability to change magazines quickly and engage threats at short to medium distances makes this weapon platform one of the most advanced and user-friendly systems on the market perfect for mines, cash in transit and bullion in transit teams because of its compact nature.
We provide various shotgun options for close threats where security personnel may need to engage a threat with non-lethal or lethal ammunition with a distance of up to 22-27m. Whilst shotguns have been the weapon of choice on most mining installations they have limitations with their roles as well as ammunition quality. Most shotguns are limited to 7 rounds with a longer reloading time, exposing personnel to higher risk.
We provide an array of pistols to every category of client from micro pistols which takes 6 rounds to full-size pistols which take up to 18 rounds. Depending on the client’s specific needs we can provide a solution that will suit their requirements.
WHERE WE ARE
Stryker arms & ammunition operates out of Harare and our focus is on the discretion and privacy of ourselves and our clients. We work on an appointment basis and do not take any walk-in clients. Should you need any of our above-mentioned services or products, please get in touch with us on: +263 772 406 786