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IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SHOOTING TRAINING SOLUTIONS CONCERNING COVID-19

We are fully open and taking bookings for 2021 and 2022. For those of you thinking of booking a course, get in touch via the contact page or give me a ring. Please allow plenty of time when thinking of booking a course as we are extremely busy catching up on courses delayed by the pandemic and with new and old clients wanting to continue their training.

Your safety is paramount and we will make sure you feel safe and confident attending a course with STS. We have 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.


Shooting Training Solutions courses are open to anyone, whether you are a keen enthusiast, a beginner, aspiring actor or would like to learn more about firearms. We have trained people as far a field as Australia, Cayman Islands, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and the Netherlands. The training is conducted 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.

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.

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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
Sam Horsfall | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 2nd June 2014

Very well run course by the instructor who had a great deal of knowledge and experience. The course was very informative with a lot of quality time learning and getting hands on practice with all the weapon systems I was new too. I enjoyed the day and would definetly recommend the course to anyone wanting to get into the security industry. Cheers Nobby
Jerome Matthews | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 19th February 2015

Mark Knowles is a very good instructor. It's not about just reading through information but he explain and demonstrate it well. Enough time to practice and have hands on. Clearly knows what he's on about. Will recommend anyone to do the course. Money we'll spent...
David Clark | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 23rd September 2014

When I did the competency course a year ago I was very impressed with the value and content of the course, I returned to do the refresher in Sept 2014 and was extremely impressed, We also fired a range of weapons commonly seen in the industry, the former UKSF instructor works very hard to stay on top of his game and I believe he has achieved just that, he really goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide relevant up to date content. Since doing the original course a year ago I have met many people who have completed this course, I am yet to meet anyone who having completed it hasnt been impressed with it. I would recommend the course to anyone
Andrew Edwards | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 3rd November 2014

I arrived early on the Friday morning of the course and was greeted by Mark 'Nobby' Knowles who offered me a hot tea/coffee and biscuit before the course started promptly at 7.45 hrs. There were 4 of us on the course and were initially given the housekeeping lecture and then went straight into the weapon systems after each of us had given a brief introduction of ourselves. Nobby covered all the weapon systems that we will come across working as a PCASP for the majority of the PMSCs who work in the Maritime Sector and other weapons that we may come across if we transfer across to Close Protection. The course was very professionally run and Mark's knowledge of the weapon systems is excellent. The range package was run profressionally and safely and came away from the course with imroved knowledge of the weapons. This is the second course that I have undertaken in the maritimre sector and will use Shooting Solutions again next year when I need to refresh my qualification. Last words o... Read more
Jason Pisani | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 18th January 2018

Attended this course to refresh my knowledge on weapon systems that I used when I was in the military, I had experience on the subject but I still learned a great deal of new techniques that make a lot of sense. Mark is a very professional instructor and has a huge experience of the subject and a lot of knowledge that he is willing to share. The course is very well balanced between classroom and range and it is a must for all MSO's and others individuals who intend to join the Security industry. I highly recommend this course and will definitely be back for more. thank you for everything from Jason and Kane Malta.
Anton Cloete | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 18th February 2015

Having attended both the MFCC and the yearly refresher I fully recommend this course to anyone who requires a firearms competency in the industry. The variety of weapon systems trained on during the day ensure that no matter what Maritime company you might end up working for, you will be covered. The training is thorough and high standards are maintained throughout.
Somchai Tombs | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 31st July 2017

I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to carry out fire arms training for the MSO industry- The course was well delivered. It was also an enjoyable day being back on the ranges. Mark's experience and knowledge ensured the day was educational yet fun.
Beck's Boston | Bespoke Firearms Course | 24th April 2017

Awesome course with Mark ( Nobby) Knowles. I learnt so much and found it so insightful. I will definitely book in for another course. It was tough but I felt amazing after completion. Beck's
James Wayne Rowlands | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 8th July 2014

Would recommend this course to any one who is new to the maritime industry .instructor was very profesional learnt a lot off him looking foward to do a refresher course next year with him. Weapons were great and a new experience for my self with new weapon systems, keep up the the good work and see you soon mark many thanks for every thing you tought me
SELENI VUETAKI | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 16th May 2015

Did my STS Maritime Refresher Course today, I must say I'm glad I did it again with STS, well worth the money you pay for, as not only do you get to clear the cobwebs and rid off skill fades of firing a live weapon with various drills, I really did learn alot with valuable advice given by the instructor explaining laws and how to cover yourself by doing the right things in a piracy attack or aproach, these were coupled with great indepth intel of current situational reports of the countries surrounding the High Risk Areas. gives you a higher understanding of the job therefore boosting your confidence in what you do. Definately recommend this course. and looking forward to my next refresher next year.

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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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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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 out to 15m. 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.

If required you will travel to an airport the night before and stay in a hotel with all meals provided. If no hotel is required as we try to get decent timings for your flight, you will travel down on the date of departure to park your car at the airport car park. You will then check in and proceed to the priority lounge and relax. On arrival you will be met and taken to a five bedroom house where you will have sole occupancy, all your meals, drinks and needs will be met.  

Pistol shooting is an art on its own. It takes time and effort to be able to engage targets out to 50m using the correct techniques with both your strong and weak arm. One handed pistol is essential  and has to be practiced. You will practice these skills and this will reduce your reaction time, allow you to shoot faster with a higher degree of accuracy and increase your confidence with your weapon. I will endevor to get you to the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) pistol firearms standard with the time allocated and show you that with good instruction and coaching you can in a very short time become proficient safe and accurate with a pistol.  

 

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Enjoy a very Bespoke and personal experience with your very own instructor. If you are just curious how to hit clay targets travelling at speed towards you, would like to improve you shooting ability, a complete beginner or want to organise a group day out Shooting Training Solutions will provide you with your very own highly skilled professional instructor either on a one to one basis or for a small group of people.

Do not worry if you have never fired a shotgun before, we will teach you in a very safe environment and make the day enjoyable for all participating.

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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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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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Most expeditions to Polar regions or 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 one/two day 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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All live firing training is conducted in .22 Rimfire Semi-Automatic Rifles or simulated Pistols due to UK legislation.