Learn more about Spartan Arms

Company history

Spartan Arms started in partnership by Demis and Terry. Demis who is an advanced level firearm instructor has over 10 years of experience in the firearms trading industry and ammunition manufacturing industry.

Both Terry and Demis are active IPSC sport shooters and partake in all the South African and International IPSC competitions.

The shop is situated in prime positioning in the middle of Stone Ridge shopping centre in Johannesburg and features a 25 meter range as well as a coffee shop.

What we do

Spartan Arms is a top firearms and accessories retailer in South Africa that deals with the public as well as wholesale to other gun shops in the country.

We have one of the biggest sports shooting clubs in South Africa and we also train the public in Basic and Advanced Level Handle and Use of Firearms.

Strategy and Vision

Vision statement

Spartan Arms International will be internationally accepted as a World Class Supplier of Firearms and one of the largest shooting clubs in South Africa.

Mission statement

We will exceed customer expectations and become one of the largest firearms retailers in Africa with the highest customer satisfaction rating.


Our company’s values start with the customer and the community. We promise to train our clients to the best of our ability so that they are safe in their communities. We also value ethics and we are committed to doing what is right and what is best for the greater good.

Growth strategy

Provide Training all over South Africa, provide expert level gunsmithing, and expand to other parts of South Africa by having a store in all of the major cities.

Products and Services


We sell all types of firearms for sport shooting, security, private use and anti-poaching. Our main products are Handguns, Rifles and Shotguns as well as shooting accessories.

Some noticeable product lines are Stag Arms, Bushmaster, Sig Sauer, Beretta, Smith & Wesson and many more.


We offer firearm training, a 5 lane 35-meter indoor shooting range, sports shooting events and gunsmithing.

Business competitiveness

Spartan Arms has one of the biggest indoor ranges in South Africa which features a firearm rental facility right inside the range.

We are also the only gun shop in South Africa that has its very own coffee shop.

Quality policies

Spartan Arms only supplies the best quality Firearms and Ammunition to the public.

Management and Ownership


Demis Karamitsos:

  • Entrepreneur,
  • Advanced Level Firearm Instructor,
  • Super Squad Shooter for IPSC Handgun,
  • Shotgun, and Rifle.

Terry Calivitis:

  • Entrepreneur and Business Owner


  • James Scoones

Office and administrative personnel

  • Firearms Instructor: Nick Matthews
  • One Range Officer
  • Two Tea Girls/Waitresses
  • Four Sales Representatives
  • One Wholesale Agent
  • One Accountant and Bookkeeper
  • One Security Officer

Affirmative action initiatives

We are dedicated to training all of our staff in safe use of firearms and giving them the skills and knowledge that they need in order to succeed in the business. We do not discriminate against race, gender, or physical attributes.

We are social…