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THE DIRECTOR OF SHOOTING TRAINING SOLUTIONS

We are fully open and taking bookings for 2024. If you see there are NO courses available please get in touch via the contact page or give me a ring to explain your requirements and aspirations and I will do my best to accommodate you. 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 have very strict safety guidelines in place and daily checks are carried out. Thank you again for you're 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 13 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
Paul Bevan | Bespoke Firearms Course | 3rd June 2016

I had never handled any firearms before and Mark provided a safe and professional environment for me to learn the basics of handling some well known weapons. (M16, AK 47 and Bolt Action Rifle) Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Ethan Wragg | Special Forces Firearms Experience | 17th August 2023

I was extremely delighted with my experience at STS. Hearing about Mark's experience in the military was very interesting and helped to demonstrate his intricate knowledge of weapons and weapon safety, which was very reassuring. The shooting was also very enjoyable, as we got to go at a suitable pace and Mark was always patient with us and helping to improve our confidence using the weapons.
Gerard Lawson | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 21st February 2016

A great course and a real value for money Very informative and welcoming ... One could learn from using a different provider at times I am glad I did, as I will no doubt choose this one again
Peni Veisugusugu | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 29th April 2014

This one day course is one of the best course I have done. with the experiance and knowledge that Nobby has taught with a calm approachable manner.I would recommend this to anyone who like to do this course. cheers Nobby.
M L | Corporate Team Building Firearms Day | 17th December 2019

The key to this course is focussed attention to detail: the critical element to working safely and effectively in the proximity of firearms and explosives. If you want to learn every variant of SIG pistol ever manufactured and be an armchair firearms expert, pick another course (though I've no doubt the instructors know them all). If you want to start from scratch and be confidently, meticulously prepared for fundamental weapon documentation and handling activities, this is the course for you. Likewise if you've been working with or in proximity to weapons for some time, and want to have your learned incompetence comprehensively and graciously unpicked, this is also the course for you. Very highly recommended.
Emma Mahy | Special Forces Firearms Experience | 17th December 2017

What an amazing day we had, Nobby is a fantastic instructor. He ensured that everyone succeeded and learnt a great deal. As a very busy team having a day which challenged and inspired us was perfect. When can I come again?!
Adel | Bespoke Firearms Course | 30th November 2023

I had a fantastic 2 days training at shooting training solutions, an excellent firearm course with the a legend "Mark " who really understands and has the experience of what he's teaching . Brilliant course ,instructor and facilities! Thanks Mark 👍
KEV TURK | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 4th February 2015

Having just completed the above course I would fully recommend this to the "old & bold" along with anyone new to the industry as its another way to check your guys are SAFE and COMPETENT. Great instruction by Nobby and I came away having learnt something new (always good!) which I can pass onto my Team. SAFE MAG SAFE COCKER......LOCKER.......SAFETY. I will never forget those! Reccomended for all.
Jim Sutton | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 5th May 2014

I have completed Mark's course every year since it started and it has been constantly & consistently excellent. Small class sizes great facilities & range of weapons and most importantly the instructor is highly professional and knowelagebale on both the industry and the weapon systems. Highly recommend this course to anyone a pleasure as always. JTS.
John | Bespoke Firearms Course | 28th May 2021

This was an incredible day of firearms training led by the absolute best there is. Interesting, engaging, fun, challenging and competitive. I would pay just to hear about Mark's career and achievements, never mind the expert one-on-one tuition and support. I'd certainly recommend this!

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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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 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. Your 2-day live firing (4 days in total option will consist of 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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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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Have you ever been intrigued or interested to know how the Special Forces here in the UK operate and how firearms feel when you fire a full calibre round at a target? Well this one-day experience might be the day out for you. Your Instructor will talk you through his 33 years of sevice to Queen and Country from the Falklands war to four tours of Afghanistan. You will fire various weapons to name a few, M4, MP5, Ruger, Tikka T3, Lee Enfield 303 and The American Sniper weapon the 300 Win mag.
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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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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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STS was the first company to design and implement a MFCC here in the UK. STS has taken some 2,500+ individuals through the course which is known for its high standards.

This one day course is specifically designed for the maritime security industry in accordance with ISO/PAS 28007, SCEG industry best practice guidelines. Clients are instructed by an ex UK Special Forces instructor with a vast array of experience in the security industry.

If you are undecided which company to chose for your training, look at the reviews on our web site and see what people say about our courses.

With an ultra competitive price, maximum time on the weapons, no more than 4 participants on each course and lunch and refreshments included look no further.

 

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