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

Shooting Training Solutions have now completed and had our Risk Assessments passed and are happy to announce we are open for business.

We will endeavour to train responsibly, professionally and safely with you enjoying the experience with us. We will be opening for courses that will be restricted to the number that can attend.

With the 5 stage Government plan for Covid-19, which I must emphasise is unconditional, Shooting Training Solutions will
be keeping a close eye on the situation and will make decisions on how the Governments pendulum swings if a further surge of Covid-19 cases breaks out.

If you are interested in a course please get in touch via the contact page, or give me a ring, but please allow plenty of time when thinking of undertaking a course as I am extremely busy with New and Old clients awaiting courses.

Thank you again for you continued support, understanding and patience. Your safety is paramount, keep safe, keep smiling and I hope to meet you all 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
Craig Rawlings | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 29th March 2016

Good course run with an informal feel, and the small number of students on each course helps with the teaching process. Good instruction on a variety of weapons, and good value for money.
William Ibaa Wahbah | Bespoke Firearms Course | 1st March 2018

Mark Knowles is without a doubt the best teacher I've ever had in my life. All of his experience, knowledge and instruction makes the course that much better than anywhere else. I enjoyed the course so much and feel like I gained tons of knowledge from the course. He was very thorough and went over everything he taught us so we knew it and above all else his number 1 priority was health and safety so I felt safe and secure with everything I was handling at all times. I would highly recommend this course whatever your experience he will tailor to your needs
Robert Nichols-Key | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 15th January 2015

I recently attended the one day Maritime Firearms Competency Course run by Mark Knowles of Shooting Training Solutions. Mark is a comsumate professional with vast experience and his course reflected both these qualities. The course emphasised safety and the real-world application of the skills being taught, making it highly relevant to small teams operating aboard merchant vessels. The equipment and facilities available were first class, which was necessary to bring them up to the extemely high standard of instruction provided by Mark. In addition, the price was very competitive compared to similar courses. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to any Maritime Security professional.
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.
Aurel-Gavrila Cleja | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 16th November 2015

I have attended at this course and I even make the familiarisation training course 15-16 November 2015 with Mark Knoby the training and instructor,I was two lovely days for and I had learn a lot of new things about the weapons that are used in this industry. Mark and STS are the best in every thing that are doing training explaing every thing and help to get confident and safety with the weapon.I recommend STS and Mark two every one who would like to make this training.Thank you Mark for the lovely training that I have gained with you.
Geoff Hawkes | Special Forces Firearms Experience | 5th September 2017

Amazing experience to be taught by Mark "Nobby" Knowles himself, to be in the presence of such an experienced professional was a privilege, the classroom training was excellent, the gun work superb, Mark instils respect and learning in gun handling .
Lee Mentha | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 5th March 2014

Second time I have attended at shooting training solutions and both times have been astonishing in its tuition and the knowledge and skills gained each time I would highly recommend to anyone who requires firearms training. the knowledge and skills that Mark has passed on to me through his tuition have made me a more professional operator.
Jay Weeks | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 20th July 2014

Excellent instruction from a very experienced instruction. Many thanks.
Jane Owen | Bespoke Firearms Course | 22nd April 2016

The course was interesting, challenging and well-run. As a complete beginner with no experience, I did find day 2 rather tricky as there was so much information to take in. Nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend the course. Mark was patient and competent, a good trainer and several of his mantras are still going around in my head. All in all, everyone should benefit from this course.
Mike Clark | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 4th April 2014

We've all done the duty tick in box courses, this is not one of them. You come away from this course having improved your skill set as well as your knowledge base, when compared to other courses its not hard to see why this course is the one all the major companies prefer you do. Would gladly recommend to anyone and will be attanding again next.

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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4th OctoberFully Booked

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 unique and fun filled Corporate Firearms day.

 

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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.