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Sam Martin
I Recently completed a course with mark knowles and could not be happier with how the two days went, mark is great at what he does and you can tell he really knows his stuff it was so Interesting to hear about his Experiences whilst learning. I learned exactly what I wanted to know and he was great at directing me when I was unsure or didn’t know something. All in All a great experience and I will definitely be returning.
Bespoke Firearms Course 16th March 2018
Allen Sangines-Krause
superb introductory course. Nobby teaches safe use of arms and combines this with motivational and inspiring stories. It was an excellent day of fun and learning.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 5th March 2018
William Ibaa Wahbah
Mark Knowles is without a doubt the best teacher I've ever had in my life. All of his experience, knowledge and instruction makes the course that much better than anywhere else. I enjoyed the course so much and feel like I gained tons of knowledge from the course. He was very thorough and went over everything he taught us so we knew it and above all else his number 1 priority was health and safety so I felt safe and secure with everything I was handling at all times. I would highly recommend this course whatever your experience he will tailor to your needs
Bespoke Firearms Course 1st March 2018
Phil Johnson
This was my 4th time on Marks course. The mixture of theory and practical instruction gives a balanced training day that is second to none. Informative and enjoyable.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 26th February 2018
Peter Carrr
An amazing course run by a top instructor. Nobby's professionalism and expertise is evident in every part of the course. His emphasis on safety allows you to be confident on the range . Genuinely can't fault any part of the day. I will definitely be returning.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 11th February 2018
Tina Barnes
Fantastic experience and top quality training. Pay attention and listen to his every word; his experience spans decades and his knowledge on the subject is vast! Mark tailors the course to suit your needs and gives solid training on the weapons covered. He makes you feel extremely safe and drives in those safety drills until you're saying them in your sleep! I highly recommend the company and will definitely be booking another course with them in the future.
Bespoke Firearms Course 7th February 2018
Jason Pisani
Attended this course to refresh my knowledge on weapon systems that I used when I was in the military, I had experience on the subject but I still learned a great deal of new techniques that make a lot of sense. Mark is a very professional instructor and has a huge experience of the subject and a lot of knowledge that he is willing to share. The course is very well balanced between classroom and range and it is a must for all MSO's and others individuals who intend to join the Security industry. I highly recommend this course and will definitely be back for more. thank you for everything from Jason and Kane Malta.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 18th January 2018
Andrew Mathieson
This was another excellent day's training provided by Mark, I would recommend this to anybody thinking about completing their MFCC.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 8th January 2018
George Rankin
I spent two days with Mark, running through absolutely everything I need to know about the SA80, this was invaluable to me as it will help me in my future career, Marks knowledge of the subject was exceptional and was able to explain everything very, very well, I would highly recommend a course of any kind with such a skilled instructor.
Bespoke Firearms Course 5th January 2018
Emma Mahy
What an amazing day we had, Nobby is a fantastic instructor. He ensured that everyone succeeded and learnt a great deal. As a very busy team having a day which challenged and inspired us was perfect. When can I come again?!
Special Forces Firearms Experience 17th December 2017
Tim Harris
Excellent day. Extremely interesting, informative and enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks again.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 16th December 2017
Claus Vistesen
There is a reason Mark only gets five-star reviews on here. I had no previous experience with firearms before joining, but Mark carried me along slowly but surely towards a firmer knowledge. Mark has spent his life handling weapons in all kinds of friendly (and unfriendly) environments, and it shows. This is the perfect course for someone who has not touched a weapon before. Mark will tailor the course to cover your needs and will go over the exercises again and again, (and again) until you get it. There are probably easier ways to get to shoot an M4 down range. My advice, though, is to not cut corners and compromise on safety and the proper handling of the weapon. Go spend a fews days with Mark instead.
Bespoke Firearms Course 27th November 2017
Stephen Davey
Mark Knowles is an excellent Firearms instructor, with years of special forces experience behind him, with a very impressive long military record, that we were all privileged to learn about. The instruction he offers in my view is second to none. The emphasise on safety is instilled from start to finish with no let up under the intense method of special forces training experience that is offered on this course, safety safety all the way. I for one would attend further courses under Mark's tuition and would highly recommend the instruction offered and the training venue, I rate the course 10 out of 10, and look forward to booking further courses with Mark. Stephen D Davey
The Ultimate Special Forces European Experience 23rd November 2017
George Rankin
The one day course that I attended was brilliant, the instructor was professional to the upmost degree, with knowledge to match. Simply learning about the life of the people serving in the military services and special forces was inspirational to me and I have learnt a plethora of skills in weapon handling that will be invaluable to me in my future career. To round all that off the day was immensely enjoyable and I look forward to doing it again! Would highly, highly reccomend.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 19th November 2017
Sean Hannington
This is the second year now that I have completed this course, but on this occasion( Mark Knowles ) better known as Nobby adjusted his date of courses to suit me as time was limited and I was travelling from Spain. Nobby runs a very professional course, his knowledge and skill that he has acquired through the years and demonstrates this very well. The one day refresher course is well worth the money, to refresh and keep the standards high in the industry as you all know there is a big problem with lesser trained countries. Thanks again Nobby see you next time. S.H
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 8th November 2017
Zhonghuan Xie
I had a great day yesterday with Nobby who is real professional with firearms and with tons of skills. We had a great experience with different weapon systems and know how to operate safely and shoot accurately. It was great pleasure been instructed by Nobby and definitely will book further courses.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 23rd October 2017
Paul Kelly
Fantastic training course, Mark is the real deal and his years and wealth of experience make it a privilege and honour to train with him. Content, material and instruction are superlative. I would highly recommend if you are looking to train with the best train with Mark. To share Mark's knowledge and expertise in a structured environment is certainly a key factor in developing critical shooting skills.
Bespoke Firearms Course 7th October 2017
Dean Bassford
Bespoke Firearms Experience What can I say.... Mark 'Nobby' Knowles is one of the most genuine guys I have had the pleasure to meet. Upon first meeting he was friendly and down to earth, he made me feel very welcome and relaxed. His knowledge and experience is outstanding and the way he presents the training is fantastic, he makes you feel comfortable and is thorough in getting the information across at your own speed. I had to go through various stages of the training a couple of times, Nobby talked me through these stages at all times until I was able to carry them out by myself. Never once did I feel like I was under pressure whilst he was training me. To sum up... I would highly recommend Mark ' Nobby ' Knowles to anyone (Experienced or Novice) who would like to be trained in firearms he really is a very knowledgeable, experienced and true professional at the top of his game. I am already looking at my next course with ' Shooting Training Solutions '! Thanks Nobby, be seeing you soon..
Bespoke Firearms Course 25th September 2017
Travelling Academic
Course was extremely well designed and delivered - building knowledge and skills in a challenging way but achievable. Mark's expertise combined with his ability to tailor a course to his audience is invaluable. Excellent value for money.
Bespoke Firearms Course 22nd September 2017
Andy Britnell
Having trained in Poland I thought I knew how to handle a firearm. The disappointment in Mark's face as to how I was taught was priceless. This course teaches you the art and the science, without this course a stoppage on the battlefield could be life threatening. I highly recommend to anyone wishing to further their weapons knowledge be it for pleasure or CP purposes. 5 stars all the way!!
Bespoke Firearms Course 10th September 2017
Geoff Hawkes
Amazing experience to be taught by Mark "Nobby" Knowles himself, to be in the presence of such an experienced professional was a privilege, the classroom training was excellent, the gun work superb, Mark instils respect and learning in gun handling .
Special Forces Firearms Experience 5th September 2017
James Kirby
I have been attending this course for a number of years, and with good reason. Mark 'Nobbie' Knowles does what it says on the tin ! A professional instructor with knowledge throughout the Security/Maritime industry with a wealth of Military and operational experience. Mark has created a great course environment with only a small group, this really feels like one to one tuition. The weapon drills and the sequence taught soon makes sense and you will notice even in a short period of time that everything carried out becomes slick and second nature. This course and any other Shooting Training Solutions course you maybe thinking of attending is a must ! Been a pleasure once again, and see you on the next course. A + J.K
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 2nd September 2017
Mike Taylor
An excellent course for all MSO's and others involoved in the security industry in hostile environments. The instruction, facilities, content of course met the high professional standards one would expect from Mark. I will be making an annual pilgrimage to Shooting Training Solution in Sherborn. Mike
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 1st September 2017
Oliver Szaszko
A very enjoyable and in depth MFC course run by an excellent Instructor with a huge amount of knowledge on weapon systems. Perfect equipments and the course was very useful! Brilliant!
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 31st August 2017
Ryan Ball
Having never experienced anything like this before I was given the opportunity to take part in this course and I can honestly say I'm very glad I did, my initial nerves and reservations were soon expelled knowing I was in the hands of a highly experienced and knowledgeable tutor. Wanting to come away from the day with a slight insight into what forces personnel deal with on a daily basis, I had a glimpse of exactly that, it really was a brilliant day even down the the refreshments on offer. I can't thank Mark enough for the experience and will 100% be back again.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 16th August 2017