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Adam Jamieson
This was the second firearms refresher course I have done with STS, and like the first, a good informative day with plenty of range time. An extremely knowledgeable instructor, great facilities and relavent course content. I would recommend this course and look forward to my next MFCC refresher.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 3rd June 2014
Jason Douglas
This was an Excellent day the course had interesting content, and was instructed buy someone who had outstanding knowledge about this subject.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 2nd June 2014
Jeremy Applegate
The course was given to a very high and impresive standard on all weapons used within the maritime and CP circuit, this was my second course with shooting training solutions and I will definately be coming back to take advantage of the refrsher training.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 2nd June 2014
Sam Horsfall
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
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 2nd June 2014
Dave E
The course is very well ran and very informative, there is a lot of information that you don't know but should, especially on the legal side. Mark has great deal of experience instructing and teaching making the course very interesting. It can be quite intensive at times especially when you haven't used a particular weapon before, but Mark's way of teaching helps you get to grips with all weapon systems quickly and effectively. I would certainly recommend the competency course to anyone new to the industry or the refresher for anyone who has been doing maritime for a while. You won't be disappointed!
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 1st June 2014
Michael Crowson
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Well structured with good amounts of dry drills. Good information presented to the learner with addition information given to the student which is ideal for myself. The live firing was brilliant. Safe, well structured and learnt loads during the weapon competency course. Recommend it for all personnel. Thanks for a good day.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 30th May 2014
James Taylor
For the second year running I have completed my maritime firearms refresher course with KNobby at Shooting training solutions. A very professional, well run and informative course. Many thanks.Â
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 27th May 2014
Jonny Strong
The course was very thouroughly put together and executed. The instrucors own experience is second to none and most certainly as a course attendee I benefitted from this. Even thought handling weapons has been a common experience for me I still learnt many things in the way of safety, shooting and handling of a variety of weapon systems and how to get the maximum from myself and the systems used. As a maritime project it was also very informative to know about the legal side of what may happen if things are not done correctly, to be made aware of these things and how to correct them was indeed very positive and important, I can certainly move forward confidentily with this knowledge in my own carree path.Â
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 26th May 2014
James Mazzoni-Dalton
The training was very informative throughout and professionally conducted. It has given me renewed confidantes in my ability as a professional maritime security operator and team leader and allowed me to pressure test and hone my firearms skills. KNobby was knowledgeable, helpful and delivered an enjoyable training experience catering for all learning styles. I will recommend this course to my co-workers and consider this to be the best firearms course I have ever attended in the UK whilst being fantastic value for money.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 26th May 2014
William Docherty
A refresher course and gets you a tick in the box.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 25th May 2014
Si Schofield
Nobbys course was again excellent, top instruction and subject matter knowledge. Ticks all ISO compliance boxes and I will be back again next year.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 25th May 2014
Andrew Bloomfield
Very well ran course, excellently pitched to the correct level in relation to the standard of the guys on course with me. Range package itself was gleeming and related directly to the maritime industry i.e not just converting live to brass, all in all in my view a highly recommended training provider.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 23rd May 2014
Dave Mclachlan
Excellent course, covers everything needed and more, instructor obviously has a vast knowledge of subject and excellent instructional skills. I will be booking again if still in the industry next year
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 20th May 2014
Sean Bass
An excellent, informative and professionally run course, the course instructor was undoubtedly a leading subject matter expert with years of practical experience and a distinct passion for his work. The course itself was 'fast paced' and thoroughly enjoyable, I would highly recommend anyone operating withing the armed security industry to refresh themselves on the various weapon systems used within STS. I will definatley be returning annually to rejuvanate my 'skills and drills'. 10/10
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 20th May 2014
Mark Smith
A very expensive course.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 16th May 2014
Derren Mcgarvey
Having attended the course at STS on the 12/5/2014 I'm very happy to recommend this course because of the top quality instructor "kNobby" for his in depth knowlage of the weapons and his top quality methods of instruction.keep up the great work and I hope to see you next year for my refresher course.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 14th May 2014
Ian Gosling
Excellent course, very professional and would recommend to anyone joining or currently working within the industry.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 13th May 2014
Alan Stewart
This course was by far the best course I have done to date within the Industry. The Instructor, Mr Mark Knowles, showed from the beginning that he was a subject matter expert on the weapon systems and bolstered this as the course progressed with TOP CLASS instructional technique and guidance throughout the day. There were also a few extras included in the course that I didnt expect to cover and I found these to be extremely valuable towards the bigger picture within the Industry. There was also top class instruction given on how to improve my marksmanship and better my professionalism within the Maritime Circuit. I travelled from the north of scotland to attend this course and I would recommend it to anyone as a "MUST DO" course.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 12th May 2014
David Bennett
A pretty decent course run very well by Mark. Kept fairly lighthearted, but still professionally delivered. Having done 2 other courses elsewhere I feel this offers the best value for money and I also felt that I learned some new skills to enhance my marksmanship and some food for thought from a legal perspective. Many thanks.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 9th May 2014
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 8th May 2014
Max Oscroft
A very enjoyable course with a relaxed atmosphere, the instuctor Mr M Knowles has a skill and knowledge level second to none, he has a eye for detail, he also wants to impove drills and skills throught out the protection indusdry this is proven by the dvd he has made for different weapon systems which can only help in a positive manner for anyone in the idustry from TL to new people starting out
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 8th May 2014
Steve Guinchard
The above mentioned firewarms course was held in Dorset, the facilities were of a very high standard with many weapons for you to be trained on, the instructor Mark Knowles has many years of firearms training experience training people from different backgrounds, his knowledge and help along with his very calming manner made learning the various weapons very easy, he spends time with you to ensure that you are 100% competent with each and every weapons he is teaching you on, I would have no hesitation in recommending this course and Mark to anyone wishing to complete the Maritime Firearms course or refresher course. Thanks again for a great day.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 5th May 2014
Jim Sutton
I have completed Mark's course every year since it started and it has been constantly & consistently excellent. Small class sizes great facilities & range of weapons and most importantly the instructor is highly professional and knowelagebale on both the industry and the weapon systems. Highly recommend this course to anyone a pleasure as always. JTS.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 5th May 2014
Ste Robson
Shooting Training Solutions has to be the best competency course in the industry (and the only with ISO 9001 accreditation). The instructor has in depth knowledge and skill in all aspects of shooting and coaching and after a day of training at their indoor range you will leave the course a more competent operator with knowledge of several currently used weapon systems. Apart from the shooting, you will leave the course with a broader understanding of the maritime industry as a whole as the instructor pases on all the current information on the industry during the theory aspect of the course. All in all a good days practice with several weapons systems and a highly recomended training course.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 5th May 2014
Adam Woolgar
I completed the Maritime Firearms Competency course run in Sherborne by Nobby on Friday 2nd May 2014. Firstly, I strongly recommend to anyone who is thinking of undertaking this course that they first complete the Familiarization course run by Nobby at the same location. I very naively thought I was ready to undertake the Competency course without this prior knowledge. The weapons and drills involved are often very different to the weapons used by the British Army. Simply being proficient with the SA80 is not a good enough stepping stone. After I completed the Familiarization course the day before, I felt more than ready to take on the Competency phase. As a general point, I now feel confident and competent with the weapons in question. The course was comprehensive and fun with a firm emphasis on safety. My main priority now is to build on and maintain my skills. Many thanks Nobby!
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 4th May 2014