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Daz W
A good day all-round, not only on the weapons and practical aspects of firearms handling but touching on legality, current affairs and insider knowledge from around the security world. Every time I require a refresher I look about for better courses but there isn't anything coming close on content or cost.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 1st August 2016
Joe Hamilton
This is the 4th time that I've attended STS course. I come back because it's a good course. The instruction is 2nd to none and it's great to get hands on the different weapon systems. I thoroughly recommend the course, which I already have and I will see you again next year. Cheers for a great refresher course. Joe
Bespoke Firearms Course 29th July 2016
Andrew Powell
An excellent course, Mark has a wealth of knowledge and combined with his professional approach and teaching style gives a great learning environment.
Bespoke Firearms Course 26th July 2016
Alasdair Baker
Mark ran a superb two day training course which was designed to cover key refresher skills. It demonstrated just how much you have forgotten and how much you still have to learn. A very well taught course with a logical progression to all aspects of the training, which only comes from an individual with vast relevant experience. A busy, focused course which was highly enjoyable and surpassed expectations.
Bespoke Firearms Course 26th July 2016
Tim Vincent
Once again the admin, course instruction and format were excellent - I wouldn't expect any less from Nobby. The course structure logically follows from updates regarding the industry (some which we don't hear on the water) through clear, safe weapon handling procedures and maintenance onto the shoot with quality marksmanship principle advice. The stance including stoppage drills was a good beasting and got everyone working hard through their individual stoppages. Once again I came away feeling confident that I had learnt new things, improved my drills and am sure Ill be back next year - excellent course and excellent value for money.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 8th July 2016
Paul Cutcliffe
Really enjoyed my course with Mark. His wealth of knowledge, in harms way experience and his calm, easy to understand and patient training methods have left me confident in weapon safety and handling. The venue is perfect and Marks hospitality is second to none, along with his professionalism. He is the real deal. I will be back for my next session soon. Thank you Mark.
Bespoke Firearms Course 2nd July 2016
Biju Mathews
I have been in the army for just about 7 and 1/2 years and I can vouch for the fact the training I received excels far beyond any weapons training I've received. Mark's method of teaching is very effective. His calm demeanor and patience with the students makes learning easier .His many years of experience with SF definitely shows through his instruction and skill at arms. I am looking forwards to booking a few more lessons to come away fully trained and certified, in order to be a step ahead of my peers at work and I believe Mark's courses would accelerate my career progression.
Bespoke Firearms Course 25th June 2016
Paul Waller
So Mark's training course is undoubtedly the best firearms training you'll get in the civilian world, from expert instruction based on decades of experience, course structure, equipment, facilities, attention to detail and most importantly the lessons are based and build around the student. I attended a 1:1 session over 2 days, struggled a little bit on day1, but due to Mark's relaxed teaching made good progress overcoming my own shortcomings, to become very confident in dealing with most scenarios Mark threw at me both in the classroom and on the range.
Bespoke Firearms Course 21st June 2016
David Linnell
If you pride yourself on doing things properly and look for your best personal results then Shooting Training Solutions is a no brainer they are without doubt second to none and they are also the only ISO 9001 UKAS Accredited. The course is very well delivered and easy to understand. I highly recommend Shooting Training Solutions for anyone looking for the Maritime Firearms Competency certification.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 20th June 2016
Terry Walker
Many thanks to MK "Nobby" for an exceptional days training. An ex-serving member of HM Forces my current job though not military related requires that I carry and use firearms in public places for Deer Management and Pest/Vermin Control The course gave me unrivaled tuition as part of my commitment to CPD covering Safety, Safe Weapon Handling, and Marksmanship Principles. The advice on breathing techniques saw my grouping reduced and the competition at the end brought the competitiveness out in my three colleagues also attending. A faultlessly delivered course run by an outstanding instructor which all four of us enjoyed immensely. Highly Recommend..
Bespoke Firearms Course 19th June 2016
Ian Booth
Mark designed a tailored 2-day course for me based on my very limited knowledge and experience with firearms. Mark adjusted the training and instruction based on my speed of comprehension and skill development. He also always provided context behind each drill which made becoming familiar and confident with the weapons easier. The course moved quickly and covered 3 weapons systems (M16, AK47, H&K) in the classroom and culminated with live drills using all 3 systems on the range. Based on Mark's experience and paramount focus on safety this course is accessible and invaluable to anyone looking to learn. I walked away feeling more confident and learning more than I expected and I look forward to arranging another course with Mark in the future.
Bespoke Firearms Course 13th June 2016
Dave E
This was my fourth time on the course, as always it was very well run and very informative. Nobby is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the maritime industry, he has a lot of information that we dont get to hear about on the water, some of it quite shocking. Its worth attending just for the information. The course now is an absolute bargain and having shopped around you wont get a better price anywhere, which is great with the wages constantly heading south.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 8th June 2016
Robin Creswell
It is a real privilege to be trained by someone of such extraordinary experience and competence. Training to handle a lethal weapon with live rounds requires a balance between gaining complete respect for the equipment and the effects it can have and keeping the day engaging and interesting. Mark achieved that and a great deal more. It was an exceptional day, shared in complete safety with my son (the better marksman !) Robin Creswell.
Bespoke Firearms Course 7th June 2016
Peter Wells
This was a 1 day, father and son course organised via my sons school. There were 6 people in total, so very personal. Mark introduced himself and gave us a small, but intriguing insight into his career ( I could have listened all day!). We then went onto the range and were shown how to breakdown and reassemble a weapon. Prior to doing any actual shooting we were given very specific instructions and drills with an emphasis on safety. The shooting itself was great and Mark introduced a small element of competition which made the day great fun. All in all , we both learned a lot ( from a low base) , and had a great father and son bonding day. couldnt recommend if highly enough.
Bespoke Firearms Course 6th June 2016
Michael Nockunas
Mark "Nobby" Knowles is a highly skilled professional who has dedicated his adult life to the military service of his country. If you are serious about receiveing the "Best" firearms training, by a seasoned professional then you need to look no further. Mark, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge in so many areas as it pertains to commerical armed security within the Maritime Industry. Thank You for you friendship. Best Mike
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 6th June 2016
Rahaman Antoine
This was my 3rd time doing the course again with Mark, and I'm please to say; that it still remains a very well run course. The level of instructing and professionalism throughout is of a very high standard and I am certain that anyone who wishes to attend the course, would not be disappointed. Thank you M. Knowles, Ray
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 6th June 2016
Paul Bevan
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.
Bespoke Firearms Course 3rd June 2016
Laurence Dawson
Shooting Training Solutions set the standard in firearms training and certification to which all other providers should aspire. I fully intend to use Shooting Training Solutions again in the near future.
Bespoke Firearms Course 31st May 2016
Matthew Spencer
I attended a bespoke 2 day course taloilired to my needs, although never handled a weapon before Mark Knowles took me through everything I needed to know in order to handle and fire the weapon safely including workings of weapons. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative, Mark is a very patient instructor with a wealth of knowledge. I'd highly recommend Mark Knowles to anyone wishing to gain knowledge or anyone wishing to progress further with their training.
Bespoke Firearms Course 27th May 2016
Richard Haque
I attended a one day course with Mark "Nobby" Knowles which was tailored to my needs. I gained confidence in handling weapon systems and knowledge that will help me to progress on my Police AFO course. Excellent facilities and training.
Bespoke Firearms Course 16th May 2016
Richard Haque
Attended course to provide familiarisation of weapon systems before my Police AFO course. Excellent course tailored to my requirements. Excellent trainer with excellent facilities. Gave me confidence and a basic knowledge to take forward.
Bespoke Firearms Course 15th May 2016
Rajeev Bhoyraz
he second time doing the course again with Mark and excellent all round training going through several different weapon systems. All the drills taught are very well thought of and with safety and common sense being paramount and definitely skills and drills I'll be using and passing along throughout my career. Very recommended course.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 14th May 2016
Dan G
An excellent course with full instruction on weapons utilised within the Maritime Security Sector. A very well structured and well organised course delivered in a professional and informative way. KNobby certainly ensures that the successful student is thoroughly practiced and proficient and able to confidently deploy on Task, this in turn ensuring the industry reaches the caliber of operatives required. KNobby was confident, knowledgeable, and his experience proved to be why Shooting Training Solutions is at the pinnacle of the shooting providers, and why it is recognised by all the major players within the maritime industry. I would highly recommend this course. Dan Gorrod
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 13th May 2016
Kurt Fennell
Once again another great day with Mark, a highly enjoyable experience with much to learn and take away at the end of it. Many thanks Kurt
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 12th May 2016
Rafal Kaniewski
Very very interesting course. I would highly recommend for everyone . I will definitely go back there.
Bespoke Firearms Course 10th May 2016