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Dorren Heath
Following a lot of research prior to signing up for a firearms 2 day competency course, I am very pleased that we made the right choice with the shooting training solutions team. Mark had extensive knowledge and experience with the handling and use of a firearms; as well as the ability to teach this to others. I would highly recommend this company for any firearm competency course.
Land Based Firearms Training Course 5th December 2016
Aurel-Gavrila Cleja
have been attending for the refresh training for Maritime Firearm with Shooting Training Solutions,it has been an honour to see Mark again and his excelent training and teaching style definitely recommend anybody who wants a training or refresh.The best teacher,instructor Mark Knowles,thank you.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 5th December 2016
Ben Duce
As always and excellent course, run by an instructor who clearly knows his subject. Good training venue with good equipment. I would certainly recommend this course and will return next year to carry out my next annual refresher.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 4th December 2016
Bence Fekete
Mark is an excellent instructor with vast knowledge and a lot of patient. The course couldn't be more perfect. I can't wait to continue learning from him.
Bespoke Firearms Course 2nd December 2016
Paul Waller
Just another brilliant day in the class and on the range with Mark. This was my third session and I just can't rate him enough - undoubtedly the best firearms training you will get outside the military (probably inside too) .
Bespoke Firearms Course 28th November 2016
T Creed
Mark is professional but friendly, approachable and patient with a wealth of combat experience which is quite frankly humbling. His knowledge of firearms is extensive, as you would expect from someone with his service record. If you want the best, contact mark at shooting training solutions, he will ensure you come away from the course with the knowledge you require
Bespoke Firearms Course 28th November 2016
Adam Benfield
Mark (Nobby) knowls runs an excellent course. He takes you through all the relevant weapon systems quickly and easily in a way that is simple to remember. you will gain confidence and improve your skills and; above all safe handling skills a great deal through the day. The live firing session is very good. it is not full bore but it does not matter, you are learning skills and safe handling it matters not how big the rounds you are firing are. Having training from Nobby (Ex SF) is a great deal better than having instruction from a CivI Game/Competition shooter. A good course and gets the job done to the highest standard. It is not an attendance course Pass/Fail applies.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 17th November 2016
Andy Doyle
The ultimate special forces firearms experience is a must for anyone looking to gain indepth and detailed knowledge of both full bore 5.56, 7.62 and 9mm weapons handling. The course is overseen by Mark who is both patient and comprehensive, and draws on decades of special forces experience to ensure that every detail is covered. The range is equipped with modern, well maintained weapons systems and excellent facilities to ensure that the experience is of the highest order. I can't recommend this course enough and I'm looking forward to booking another course with Mark in the near future to ensure my skill set continues to evolve.
The Ultimate Special Forces European Experience 29th October 2016
Nathan Evans
I have already recommended this course to colleagues. Excellent facilities and a very practical course with a lot of hands on all the relevant weapon systems throughout the day. Excellent value for money also.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 28th October 2016
James Shea
Mark is a very knowledgeable instructor. He is patient and will guide you through every small detail when handling and using firearms. He is very experienced in terms of training people and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs weapon training.
Bespoke Firearms Course 27th October 2016
Paul Ramsy
After looking around for the Maritime Firearms Competency Course I found this company Shooting Training Solutions and can honestly say I would defiantly recommend this company to anyone wishing to train in the Maritime Security sector.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 27th October 2016
Ryan Sandercock
This is the second year in a row I've done this course with STS, and highly reccomend it as the level of teaching is very high and taught at a steady pace from someone has a vast amount of experience and knowledge. An Excellent days training and shooting.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 18th October 2016
Liz Butler
Thoroughly enjoyed the days training. I am very much a beginner and Mark was easily able to tailor the day accordingly whilst still imparting staggering amounts of relevant technique and information. A true professional with an astonishing depth of knowledge, all delivered in a calm, engaging and patient manner.
Bespoke Firearms Course 16th October 2016
Callum Wagle
A great course delivered with professionalism and excellent knowledge. The pace of the course was very good and I felt that I could ask questions as the course progressed. For anybody looking at a firearms competency course, this is the one I will be returning to!
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 6th October 2016
Jimmy Mac
Mark is a first class tutor. He is the consummate professional - focussed, relaxed, patient and clear in his delivery, he knows how to get the very best out of his students and inspire them along the way. The course balance between theory, practical demonstration and hands on range time was spot on. After two intensive days I came away with a thorough grounding in several new weapon systems. I could not recommend Mark more highly.
Bespoke Firearms Course 3rd October 2016
Declan Lawn
As you would expect from someone of Mark's experience, the training and instruction were first class. The emphasis was on safety first. The course moves quickly and there is a lot to remember, so after just two days I feel like I learned a great deal, and it was really good to be able to put it all together on the range. The facilities were excellent also, and it all added up to a fantastic experience as well as an educational one. I'm looking forward to doing another course with Mark soon, and I would recommend this to anyone.
Bespoke Firearms Course 24th September 2016
Zak Dunnings
Great to see a course run where if you do not meet the required standard after all the in depth and progressive training you will not walk out with a certificate unlike other courses in the UK. Excellent course.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 13th September 2016
Alex J
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.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 2nd September 2016
Andy Eaton
The training recieved was again to the highest of standards, Nobby is extremely professional and has vast knowledge of all subjects covered within the course. The course is extremely well run and would recommend STS to anyone thinking of doing a MFCC or refresher. Thanks again Nobby, see you in 2 years.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 31st August 2016
Biju Mathews
I undertook a bespoke course on fire arms for a total of 6 days . I have achieved a wealth of theoretical as well as practical knowledge on four different weapon systems. Mark's teaching methods are highly regarded among students for his calm yet firm determination to get students to an optimum / high level of standard within the civilian as well as military requirements. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is looking towards to any kind of training regarding firearms and related courses like special forces experience etc.
Bespoke Firearms Course 24th August 2016
Mike Edwards
The course admin was exemplary and the content and presentation was excellent. Mark took me well out of my comfort zone and then made me feel secure in it! His approach of total understanding of principles and practice enabled me to be functional under stress which id what weapons training is all about. The course left me keen to practise my new skills and gave me the thirst for more. I thoroughly recommend the course and Mark. Thank you so much.
Bespoke Firearms Course 13th August 2016
Mike Edwards
The course covered contemporary assault weapons used in many theatres. Mark Knowles is an instructor of exceptional quality as one would expect with his notable background. The course admin was par excellence and his presentation skills were exemplary. He gently led me out of my comfort zone but by the time the course finished I felt confident and keen to learn more! Surgeon Commander Mike Edwards
Bespoke Firearms Course 12th August 2016
Si Bullard
I would strongly recommend Mark Knowles Firearms training to anyone who is looking to venture into the Security industry or if to refresh their firearms skills. Its provides excellent facility's, a training group no bigger than 4 personal and is instructed by a true professional who's CV talks for its self. A very enjoyable and educational day spent. Thumbs Up
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 6th August 2016
Joao Azevedo
Mark Knowels is at the top of his game. I have no experience what so ever with fire weapons and Mark never gave up on me. Learned a lot.Constantly applying the pressure and information I so much desired. Back soon. Thanks you.
Bespoke Firearms Course 5th August 2016
Tan Rauto
Training with Mark on the 2 day land base Firearms course on various weapons was better than none. Mark with his years of experience in the security industry really helps onto those, especially trying to get into CP Work out on Hostile Environment.The training really helps to bring my skills up to standard again and being competent on the use of various firearms. I would highly recommend Shooting Training Solutions for people looking to enhance their skills on different weapons mainly use in the CP line of duty.
Land Based Firearms Training Course 3rd August 2016
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