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THE DIRECTOR OF SHOOTING TRAINING SOLUTIONS

We are fully open and taking bookings for 2022 and 2023. For those of you thinking of booking a course, get in touch via the contact page or give me a ring to explain your requirements and aspirations. Please allow plenty of time when thinking of booking a course as we are extremely busy with new and old clients wanting to continue their training both here in the UK and abroad.

Shooting Training Solutions courses are open to anyone, whether you are a keen enthusiast, a beginner, aspiring actor or going on an expedition to the Polar regions. There are many other dangerous environments which require you to be safe and competent whilst in possession of a firearm, or you may be curious and interested in learning how they operate. We will accomodate your requirements and have trained people as far a field as Australia, Cayman Islands, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and the Netherlands. The training is conducted all indoors in a warm and inviting location under the watchful eye of a very experienced trainer. Shooting Training Solutions will make your experience enjoyable, fun filled and memorable.

Your safety is paramount and we will make sure you feel safe and confident attending a course with STS. We still have very strict COVID-19 guidelines in place and daily checks both for the staff and clients are carried out. Thank you again for you continued support, understanding and patience. Your safety is paramount, keep safe, keep smiling and I hope to meet you soon.

MK “Nobby” Director of Shooting Training Solutions is the sole instructor on the firearms training courses run by Shooting Training Solutions. Mark has some 33 years of military service in UK Special Forces, Royal Marines and 10 years teaching in the commercial sector. His operational service stretches from the Falklands war in 1982, to serving in every major conflict since, including 4 tours of Afghanistan. MK served for 5 years as the chief instructor of the Special Boat Service and 2 years as the senior SBS instructor at 22 SAS.

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Shooting Training Solutions continues to improve training standards.


Shooting Training Solutions are proud to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. We now continue to improve training standards so clients go away feeling confident, safe and competent.

Shooting Training Solutions was the first and only firearms training establishment to have been awarded this most exacting of quality standards and led the way in quality training.

STS commitment to safety and quality has been a constant feature of STS training and we are continuing to implement better standards and quality control for the courses we run.  STS continually monitor and manage quality across our business and identify and implement improvements.

STS commitment to these quality standards is proof to both our private customers and corporate clients that they can have absolute confidence in the safety and effectiveness of the courses that we deliver.

You are a valued client and it is  hoped that you will acknowledge that Shooting Training Solutions continues to represent the best firearms training in the UK today.



As an established training provider Shooting Training Solutions hope it shows to you, our valued customers, we are constantly improving, updating and giving to you the best training we can supply.

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Testimonials

A random selection of our testimonials. For more look at our testimonial page
Ivan Pearce | Pistol Firearms Training | 16th August 2021

Nobby is a Master firearms instructor, his experience and knowledge are displayed in his coaching methods. I wholly recommend attending whichever course you are thinking of from novice to expert and if you are unsure I hope this testimonial persuades you, you really wont regret it.
Glynn McNary | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 5th October 2014

A big thanks to Mark at STS for such a good course. Very proffesionally run and done so in a relaxed and welcoming manor. Of all the firearms courses I've now attended this one was the best due to the level of coaching we all received and I would happily recomend this course. Many thanks, Glynn
Jonathan Scammell | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 16th June 2014

Having completed my initial firearms competency course with STS I had no problem with returning to them for my annual refresher training. The course is kept small to ensure that all students receive the best possible training. The depth of knowledge and competency of the instructor is second to none, and as an ex Skill at arms instructor myself I know if someone is competent or not. The joining instructions are very clear as to what is required and what is expected from students during the course. The facilities at the centre are very good with a variety of weapon systems being used during the course and a CD with weapon manuals and shooting aids being provided at the end to successfull students. The afternoon range work is a cullmination of the mornings lessons put into a realistic setting where marksmanship and weapon handling skills are tested in full. Overall my experience and the experience of my colleagues who have attended this course is entirely positive, I have no problem in r... Read more
Chris Boot | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 30th September 2015

Nobby is a very knowledgable bloke which shows in his no nonsense course. 3rd time undertakinh this course, looking forward to the 4th.
Alex J | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 2nd September 2016

This was my second time attending the STS Maritime Firearms Course, and I knew what to expect: Extremely worthwhile refresher keeping your weapon handling skills up to date. Interesting course content and also discussion about the current situation in our industry. Instruction is very detailed and thorough. I drove 5 hours each way to attend this course because I knew it was the best course available in the UK. Top notch sandwiches for lunch too.
Mark Richardson | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 11th April 2014

A really enjoyable course with a good selection of weapons you would expect to see whilst on the Maritime circuit. The instruction from Nobby was first class and delivered in a relaxed and enthusiastic manner The shooting practices were enjoyable and realistic and all the relevant equipment was provided ie helmet, body armour, car bags, which added realism and highlighted individual shooting standards. Although only .22 is used on an indoor range the emphasis is placed on safe weapon handling and not the recoil of a rifle! however this is still a good substitute which still highlighted problem areas for individuals to work on. Overall a well delivered course by an experienced operator who injected his expertise and enthusiasm throughout the day Cheers Nobby will be back for my refresher! look forward to it!
Daniel Smerald | Bespoke Firearms Course | 9th February 2015

A detailed course firstly starting with weapon safety drills, structured step by step phases to learn the ins and outs of the firearms listed and a hands on course with live fire exercises. Covering all aspects of safety while on the range and while wearing a full carrier with the according gear. I highly recommend this course.
Mark Atkinson | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 23rd December 2014

A very well presented course. If you,like myself have only ever been taught drills on an sa80 then this course is a must. Great instruction from a very experienced instructor. An enjoyable day too and worth every penny. Thanks
Ashley Bancalari | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 1st October 2014

A warm welcome and intorduction to the course and what the day intails and the standards required to be successful. Excellent instructional technique and knowledge of multipul weapon systems. Good progression during live firing stages. Finishing with an assessment and competitive shoot.
Chris Duggan | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 10th August 2014

STS held an informative well balanced Weapons Course. Each weapon' characteristics was show by the Instructor prior to the Students involvement. The course was full day of vast experience and knowledge being passed down, value money and will recommend all STS courses.

Our Firearms and Shooting Training Courses



This course is open to anyone. If you are looking for firearms training in anti poaching, acting, film set extras, expeditions or just interested in being trained on firearms, I will design a course for you 

Your dedicated instructor will create a package to suit your individual objectives either as part of a small group (no more than 4 people) or on a one to one training basis with exclusive range use.

You will learn from scratch all about the safety side of handling these weapons, understand how they work and function before getting in depth training on the drills and skills you need to operate them correctly and safely.

It will be challaging, fun, exhilarating and rewarding and you will go away feeling you want more.

If this is what you are after, drop me an e-mail or give me a call and I will be happy to take up the challenge.

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Are you looking for an insight into the Special Forces and want to experience handling and firing weapon systems used in a safe and welcoming atmosphere?

This is the experience for you then. Based in the UK, this one day Special Forces Experience is designed for individuals or up to 4 participants. You will taught the safety aspects and marksmanship principles before getting your hands on AK74's, M16's and various other weapons. You will be taught how to safely handle them, strip and assemble and carry out the correct drills when operating them, before live firing later in the day.   

The day will be hosted and run by MK (Nobby) Director of Shooting Training Solutions who will give you an insight to his 33 years career in the Special Forces and be your instructor throughout.

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9th AugustFully Booked
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Most expeditions to Polar regions ( which Svalbard have approved our course ) and to countries around the world where you would want to be armed for your own protection require you to demonstrate you are safe and competent before issuing a firearms for that trip. The Police in various counties ask for a certificate of competency with firearms before issuing you a license or renewing one.

STS Firearms Competency Course and certificate are recognised by a number of organisations and Police forces in the UK.  

The aim of this course is to introduce new clients to firearms and to refresh those who may be returning to the sport to ensure a level of competence. This course aims to take clients through the relevant safe handling and safe shooting requirements to meet the standards relating to public safety and the Police.

The course combines a training room based input with practical experience on the range with various weapon systems.

Over the years we have worked with a large number of individuals who are going on expeditions, renewing or trying to obtain a firearms license and all of them have returned home after the course better informed, safer and more knowledgeable about all aspects of firearms handling. 

 

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MK “Nobby” Director of Shooting Training Solutions is the sole instructor on the Firearms training courses run by Shooting Training Solutions. Mark has some 33 years of Military service in UK Special Forces and the Royal Marines.

His operational service stretches from the Falklands war in 1982, to serving in every major conflict since, including 4 tours of Afghanistan. MK served for 5 years as the chief instructor of the Special Boat Service and 2 years as the senior SBS instructor at 22 SAS.

He will host and take you through your personally designed, unique Corporate Firearms Package.

 

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For those of you who are unaware of the UK Firearms regulations you cannot fire 9mm pistols in the UK. STS offer two packages where you can learn all about Pistol handling and become proficient and safe with the weapons.

 

The first is a one-day course based in the UK and is designed to develop the skills of those who wish to learn how to use a pistol as a primary firearm. We cover all the safety aspects, workings of the weapon, function tests and correct grip and hold before shooting on a range with high powered BB Glock 17 and SIG 226 pistols . This will give you a good insight to all pistol techniques and a platform to build on. 

 

The second course we offer is a full-bore 9mm pistol shooting course in Europe. I will arrange to take you either individually or as a group to Europe on an all-inclusive trip. The participants will have sole occupancy of a range to undertake this course with an array of pistols and myself instructing you for the whole duration.

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This course has grown in popularity since its introduction by STS for potential Police firearms officers to attend before they undertake their Police firearms course. 

Here at STS we are proud of our very high pass rate from clients who have attended our course and continued on to aspire to be police firearms officers.

Each course will be designed specifically for you as different Police forces use different firearms. It will give you the confidence and reassurance that you will be able to handle the firearms safely and correctly, allowing you to concentrate on the other aspects of the course you have to assimilate.

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This course teaches and brings security contractors up to date with the weapon systems that are currently being used within this industry. It also supplies a certificate to confirm you are safe and competent with weapons to gain contracts you are actively searching.

This 2-day course is designed in order to obtain the above. The course will teach safe competent drills with an easy to understand teach philosophy that will give you confidence and ability with any weapon after completing the course.

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This Ultimate Special Forces European Experience package is unique and has an all-inclusive price, your every need will be catered for.

It is open to anyone regardless to firearms experience. Your host and instructor is a a former Special Boat Service Operative MK (Nobby) Director of Shooting Training Solutions who will arrange everything and accompany you for the whole experience in Europe.

It is open to individuals who would like a one to one experience or a group of up to 4 participants. You have a number of options open to you either a 1-day live firing (3 days in total option) 2-day live firing (4 days in total option) or a 3-day live firing (5 days in total option) experience learning how to safely use AK74's, M4's, Scorpian machine guns, H&K MP5's and pistols.  

If this is what you are looking for and you want to learn in a safe and welcoming environment give me a ring and I will arrange everything for you.

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All live firing training is conducted in .22 Rimfire Semi-Automatic Rifles or simulated Pistols due to UK legislation.