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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
Lee Gillman | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 28th September 2015

This is the second time that I have attended Marks course at the STS shooting school of Excellence, There are plenty of Firearms course providers (I have personally attended 3 other courses with different providers) but non of them come close to either the standard of value for money that Nobby provides. It isnt just a Job for Nobby its his passion and it shows, from the moment you arrive and are welcomed with unlimited refreshments until the moment you leave you are given his full and complete attention. Every individual that arrives on the course is made to feel welcome from the moment you enter the building until lthe moment you leave and Marks enthusiasm is infectious and every body is made to feel welcome and at ease with all the drills and weapon systems at each individuals own pace, Never rushed and no detail is left undone. This is the Benchmark that other companies should strive to achieve. BZ on another well run course.
Paul Waller | Bespoke Firearms Course | 8th April 2016

Everything about this course was excellent from minute I arrived to end-ex. Will be returning for phase 2 without a doubt
Dan | Bespoke Firearms Course | 2nd July 2021

Nobby is the real deal. The most poised, prepared and professional teacher I've ever had the pleasure to learn from. You will be lucky for the chance to benefit from his experience and his guidance.
Ryan Byrne | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 1st July 2015

I recently attended the Firearms Competency Course with Shooting Training Solutions. It is an extremely well run course with a very knowledgeable instructor. Would highly recommend this course to anybody in maritime the security industry looking to complete a firearms competency course.
Jason Douglas | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 2nd June 2014

This was an Excellent day the course had interesting content, and was instructed buy someone who had outstanding knowledge about this subject.
Vanlalthakima Chawngthu | Bespoke Firearms Course | 4th September 2018

It has be a pleasure and an honour to be trained by a real member of the Special Force. The 3 days training gave me a foundation to improve my weapons handling skills and shooting skills. I went home with a confidence and a basic knowledge base which I can use to further improve my shooting skill. I had to travel 4 days on the road for the 3 days training but it was all worth it. This is not a fun shooting experience, it is a training course designed to improve your weapons handling safety, efficiency and marksmanship. Such an effective course could only be designed and implemented by people like Mark Knowles who has more than 30 years of experience , fought the wars, a member of the Special Force and a trainer of the Special Force .
Stephen Porter | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 5th March 2016

The level of instructions and resources that "Nobby" has is outstanding, a full on day of instruction, mentoring with great one to one if needed. The day is well worth the money and I look forward to doing my refresher next year.
Peter Johnstone | Maritime Firearms Refresher Course | 12th January 2016

This Refresher provides a good balance of theory and practical work delivered in a friendly yet professional manner. The weapon drills taught give you the confidence to operate and fire a large variety of weapons and sighting systems safely. The instructor's knowledge is second to none providing a relaxed learning environment and an enjoyable overall experience.
Julia M Crockett | Bespoke Firearms Course | 17th June 2021

Mark Knowles is a professional at the top of his game, bringing years of combat and training expertise to the patient teaching of the safe and effective use of military and policing weapons. He is rightly cautious about whom he agrees to train, and I am honoured to continue this learning process with his guidance.
Joe Frost | Maritime Firearms Competency Course | 19th January 2015

For anyone who is thinking of starting in the maritime industry or anybody who requires their firearms ticket, this course is a no brainer! All of the top maritime security companies are more than happy to except this course and openly encourage you to do this specific course as they no you will be trained to the highest standard once you have completed it. The instructor is very professional and friendly throughout, his background within the military doesn't get much better. The course overall was very enjoyable and I learn't a lot.

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.