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Chris Swales
As most of you guys reading about this course will know, Nobby's courses are always of extremely professional and insightful. The course starts around 8 in the morning and starts with introductions to course and the reasons behind such courses existing. It is run for the right number of people, at 4 the instructor can give the right attention and teaching to all students. The course runs for around 8 hours and covers everything you need revision in, from marksmanship principles with lots of hands on with weapons, to all other considerations of the carriage of weapons and possible use of weapons in foreign waters. There is lots of hands on with a huge range of weapon systems used in the industry and lots of range time making this course a must for everyone. In industry where cap badges mean little anymore it's good to know that if the lads have done Nobby's course then they have a high standard of weapon drills and skills and a good background knowledge of the industry past, present and future. With a eye opening insight to the legal ramifications of your actions on the job. This is the third time I have done the course at STS and I have found every one enjoyable and essential for work in such an industry. You really do get what you pay for on these courses lads and Nobby's prices are very reasonable for what he teaches you. I can't recommend this course enough.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 4th May 2014
Terrance Malone
I like to point out that I did the firearms familiastion day aswell as the maritime firearms course. The training day and the competency day are excellent value for money and for the standerd of training. the standerd of training is by far the highest I've ever done and the way he teaches the course helps you pick it up quickly and a safe way to handle the weapons . So in summary I will be recommending this course to anyone who asks and I will only be doing my firearms training with shooting training solutions and It was well worth the drive down for me.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 3rd May 2014
Peni Veisugusugu
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.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 29th April 2014
Henry Karsten
I would recommend this course to any future or current Maritime Security Operators. Fantastic knowledge and experience from the instructor. The venue is excellent and a good variety of weapons.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 25th April 2014
Michael Yianni
Having completed previous competency/refresher courses I have found STS has clearly taken on feedback and improved in several areas over the years. The day is relaxed with good short lectures that focus on relevant areas of firearms and RUF/ROE in the maritime industry. The hands on work on the range is well instructed and I have found the drills to stick and help build confidence in handling weapons which are not necessarily covered on the course. I find Nobby to be a likeable instructor and if it wasn't for the cost being steep for a one day course(but seemingly competitive in maritime courses) then I would happily recommend this course with no negative feedback.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 25th April 2014
John Mcloughlin
Great course with excellent coaching. Pitched at the right level, considering all abilities of the delegates. I would recomend this course to anyone thinking of a career in the Maritime Security Industry.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 24th April 2014
Simon Judge
A well structured and thought out course delivered at a good pace to ensure some operator pressure, while still maintaining the thorough instructional theme. Safety is paramount throughout Despite the weapons not being full bore. Despite this the marksmanship principles need to be applied rigorously. Nice work Nobby.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 23rd April 2014
Nathan Whybrow
I completed this course just recently and was very happy with the content and facilities in Sherborne. If you have been out of the military for a few years, it's certainly worth doing as a refresher before you go out on task. On the course you cover a majority of weapons that you are likely to come across on the water. Nobby has a wealth of knowledge and experience behind him, and is clearly a weapons specialist. There's a large emphasis on safety, which is paramount when working with 'civvies' and tankers full of flammable liquid. Also discussions throughout the day about the differences in law and what you should at least have an idea about as a MSO.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 23rd April 2014
Peni Veisugusugu
This course is one of the best course I have done.Nobby's knowledge and experience he taught with a approachable and skills manner. I would recommend this course to anyone who hasn't got a Maritime Firearms competency. Cheers Nobby, see you next time.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 23rd April 2014
James Marshall
I understand the need to have regulation in the industry however I do believe there are people jumping on the band wagon and cashing in on it. This of course will always happen. The course itself was run over a day. But half the day was filled with stocking fillers such as ROE/RUF and introduction to some foreign weapons. Although you still get charged for a full day and you are not trained on all weapons you may expect to see through out your transits. The course for the most part was safe and well run.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 23rd April 2014
Ian John
I recently attended this course to attain my Competency in Maritime Firearms. I woud recommend this course to any future or current Maritime Operatives that require their ISO accredited Firearms Certificate. The course is very professional and intense, as I hadn't used any of the weapon systems before, but the manner in which the training is delivered makes a pass achievable. The course instructor has experience and knowledge, second to none, that gives you complete confidence in the Skills and Drills being taught, setting an environment which makes you want to learn and acquire the same compentency.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 21st April 2014
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. DG
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 20th April 2014
Peni Veisugusugu
his one day course is one of the best course I have done.with the experience and knowledge that Nobby has taught with a calm and approachable manner.I would recommend this course to anyone who would to do the Maritime Firearms Competency. Cheers Nobby.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 18th April 2014
Kenneth Guest
Shooting Training Solutions offer former forces personal an opportunity to refresh perishable firearms skills. The range of course options are tailor made for maritime security deployment and very effectively conducted in a manner that former forces personnel will find familiar. Each course involves piracy background, developing trends, anecdotal insight to specific incidents, useful awareness guide on relevant legal issues, practical hands-on with a variety of weapon types, shooting theory and culminates on a range shoot. It is worth noting that Shooting Training Solutions continues to expand the range of endorsements from official bodies and leading Private Maritime Security Companies. As such, the course is rapidly becoming the one stop solution that ticks the most boxes.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 16th April 2014
Lee Hingley
Today I completed my Maritime Firearms Competency Course with Shooting Training Solutions Limited. The course was both informative and relevant to the Maritime Security Industry. The Instructor was exstremly professional and able to explain everything required in a simplistic manner that put me at ease from the off. In addition to which he had a proven highly successful and decrative Military career. I came away from the course feeling I had learned a number of things that will prove benificial in the future. Anyone looking to progress in a career in the Maritime Industry will benifit from this course. I would and will strongly reccomend Shooting Training Solutions Limited to anyone looking to do a Maritime Firearms Competency Course in the future. L.H
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 15th April 2014
Bradley Fribbins
A great day on this course .Excellent venue and equipment used. training from Nobby was first class good selection of weapons range was was realy good and set out for maritime situations will defiantly recommend this course to others learnt alot cheers Nobby see you In a year
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 15th April 2014
Phil Jones
Having been in the industry a while, I took time to select which firearms course I attended. I was not let down by STS as it was delivered extreamly professionally with a good mix of therory and practical instruction. Fantastic knowladge from the instructor Nobby, set at a good pace with detail. I was also very pleased to see high saftey standards met, showing why this course is largely accepted by the main players in the industry.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 14th April 2014
Mark Richardson
A really enjoyable course with a good selection of weapons you would expect to see whilst on the Maritime circuit. The instruction from Nobby was first class and delivered in a relaxed and enthusiastic manner The shooting practices were enjoyable and realistic and all the relevant equipment was provided ie helmet, body armour, car bags, which added realism and highlighted individual shooting standards. Although only .22 is used on an indoor range the emphasis is placed on safe weapon handling and not the recoil of a rifle! however this is still a good substitute which still highlighted problem areas for individuals to work on. Overall a well delivered course by an experienced operator who injected his expertise and enthusiasm throughout the day Cheers Nobby will be back for my refresher! look forward to it!
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 11th April 2014
Darren Willerton
This 1 day course was excellent valve and great fun. Simple to follow and even after 15 years in the British Army I learnt so much from the advice given from the instructor. Got alot more than we paid for.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 7th April 2014
Mike Clark
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.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 4th April 2014
Jason Rogers
Nobby Knowles not only had an enormous amount of knowledge with regards weapons training and shooting skills but he aslo had a wealth of personal experience with the use of weapons on operations and on martime operations specifically. Nobby was more than willing to share as much of this knowledge as required and he delivered it in a relaxed but firm and professional manner. Enthusiastic and passionate about what he does,Nobby delivered a useful and enjoyable training package which I definately found beneficial. Thank you Nobby
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 4th April 2014
Kenneth Boyd
A Excellent run course by a Instructor with a great deal of knowledge and experience. A lot better course than the last shooting course I was on with another company. Well worth doing.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 4th April 2014
Roy McGilloway
Brilliant Course.Great Instruction.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 3rd April 2014
Adam Collins
Shooting training solutions comes with the highest recommendation and I found the course thoroughly enjoyable. The classes were informative and relevant and helped to highlight areas affected by skill fade. I have been able to improve on my weaker points by implementing new techniques and knowledge learned to help me develop and become a more efficient operator.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 3rd April 2014
John Owens
Good course with a massive emphasis on training. Dont be fooled thinking that this is an attendance course as it isnt however the skills it gives you prepares you well for the maritime world even if you think you are already competant on the various weapon systems
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 2nd April 2014