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Sayed Hussein
An excellent introductory course from a very well experienced, talented respected and highly decorated trainer. Mark was focussed and concise with his approach to explaining and passing on his experience on how the weapons work, the differences and the uses in varied terrain. I am now more inspired and interested and will look forward to my next course with Mark fairly soon. Highly recommend this course and trainer (Mark).
Special Forces Firearms Experience 4th June 2017
Anjuim Moied
This course is taught and run exceptionally well and I would recommend the course whole heartedly to anyone . Mark is a very talented, experienced instructor who provides a safe welcoming environment . All the 5 star reviews, perfectly sum up the day accurately and eloquently. Looking forward to my next course with Mark.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 4th June 2017
Will Francis
First & foremost I was deeply impressed with Mark Knowles (the instructor), his knowledge & experience are literally second to none. Period. Couple that knowledge-base with his welcoming personality, & you have a very serious learning opportunity on your hands. I am already planning (with the help of Mark) to expand my training further & access the more specialist courses available from STS. I have been searching for the best specialist training with relation to the various aspects of the security/CP/CT arena - & Mark has done it all. It is nothing short of a privilege to learn the firearms training element from a man of such distinguished capability. Will Francis
Special Forces Firearms Experience 4th June 2017
James Jewell
A great 2 days instruction. Really high quality teaching and patience with me being a total novice. Lunch was great and kindly appreciated; facilities are more than adequate. Highly recommended to anyone regardless of your previous experience; you will undoubtedly benefit from a day or two spent here. Thanks Nobby. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Bespoke Firearms Course 3rd June 2017
Peni Veisugusugu
This is my 3rd time doing my refresher course with Mark Knowles.The teaching instructions was at a high standard as usual.Marks distinct knowledge shows through out the day.it was very informative day delivered in a professional manner.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 31st May 2017
Daniel Nute
Mark's experience and expertise speaks for itself. Not only does he have an unrivalled knowledge he also is an excellent instructor and tailors his instruction to fit your ability and learning style. I learnt a huge ammount and thoroughly enjoyed the two days. I cannot recommend Mark highly enough and I will be returning to add what he has already taught me.
Bespoke Firearms Course 28th May 2017
Liam Owen
Inspiring, humbling, challenging but incredibly good, safe fun. Nobby is absolutely the real deal. It's a real privilege to listen to his remarkable career. To gain some small insight into the lives, heroic actions and sacrifices our Soldiers and SF make on our behalf every day, often without so much as a paragraph in a paper. The hands on training was very well prepared and delivered. The variety of weapons far exceeded expectations, and the pace and challenge was so well tailored to our group's ability. (We were a mixed group with regards to ability, but at no point did anyone feel left behind, or anyone feel left wanting. Nobby's control of the day was outstanding to that end.) Next stop will be the ultimate experience. Full bore in Europe.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 23rd May 2017
Natasha Talarico
A superb day of learning. Mark is a fascinating man with an incredible background. The day was informative, challenging and fun. I highly recommend it.
Special Forces Firearms Experience 19th May 2017
Dale Calow
Exellent course run by an instructor with a massive amount of knowledge to give. It was a very enjoyable learning environment and I would highly recommend it. Also great value for money.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 8th May 2017
Beck's Boston
Awesome course with Mark ( Nobby) Knowles. I learnt so much and found it so insightful. I will definitely book in for another course. It was tough but I felt amazing after completion. Beck's
Bespoke Firearms Course 24th April 2017
Beck's Boston
I really enjoyed my two days course, Mk (KNobby) was very helpful with everything. Even suggesting accommodation as I travelled from London. Mark (KNobby) Knowles has so much experience and I felt very lucky to be taught by such a skilled professional. I'm not going to lie, it was quite challenging at times, maintaining all the information on Day 1 was tiring and I felt quite overwhelmed. I studied that evening, determined to come back the next day feeling like I had absorbed it. I enjoyed the course a lot more when I started to break everything down and understand what Mk (KNobby) was teaching me I was really happy with what I achieved and how I coped under the pressure of remembering the different drills. I couldn't have achieved my certificate without really applying my concentration and having such a brilliant expert teaching me. Thank you Mark (KNobby) Knowles for your patience and for working me so hard. I feel its been a great confidence booster and I will arrange another course soon to improve on the skills I learnt and obtain knew knowledge. Beck's
Bespoke Firearms Course 21st April 2017
William Douglas
For the second year running I am in no doubt that this is definitely the best ran course I've completed during the five years I've been in maritime security. Combining a great mixture of tuition, practice and testing, Nobby, who is an excellent instructor covers all the relevant points related to firearms in the industry and gives a very good insight to the legal points not usually discussed. Using a superb range of well maintained weapons in an excellent training environment with the highest level of instruction I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to do an excellent course at a great price - So once agin many thanks Mr Knowles . . . See you next year
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 12th April 2017
Paul Davies
A very enjoyable and informative course conducted by a very knowledgeable instructor. The small course numbers means that all the relevant weapons systems are covered and drills completed to the required standard.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 4th April 2017
Terry Walker
This was my second course with Nobby who delivered a tailor made day for my sons 9th Birthday. Nobby brought the very best out of my son as he introduced him to a safety brief with firearms, then onto some really enjoyable marksmanship principles, sight alignment and even had him stripping an MP4 to understand the functionality of firearms. Safety, Familiarisation, nsp's and ia driills understood we went onto the range to experience and fire 5 diferent weapons systems. Whilst safety remains paramount with firearms it was non the less great fun for my son and I who showed me he had a new competitive streak emerging Under expert tuition my sons markmanship principles and skill had grown to the extent that I was quite concerned going into the competition to end an amazing day on the range. A top day with a consummate professional that not only has the skill to train and motivate senior forces professionals but has the humour, and ability to bring out the very best from a young man and deliver a father son day that will stay with my boy for the rest of his life.. Many thanks Nobby Terry & Reece
Bespoke Firearms Course 3rd April 2017
Gary Rooke
Top class instructor with extensive knowledge of the security circuit, tatical trauma and weapon systems. Great training in a nice and welcoming environment. Throughly enjoyed my day and learnt a lot from Mark. Would recommend this course to everyone!
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 3rd April 2017
Christopher Carney
first time I have attend this course run by Mark, None As Nobby and from what I heard out on the net. he is a down to Earth person who will go that extra mile to make sure you are happy before going though the test and I would recommend this course to anyone who is intrested in doing any fire arms courses or any refesher course cheers Mark for today and see you again Next year.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 3rd April 2017
Danny Higgins
Excellent course provided by a very experienced and competent instructor, Mark. He is patient and methodical. Marks methods and knowledge are second to none and you will not find a better instructor. I learnt so much during the course and felt confident in what I had learnt during the day. I highly, highly recommend this course and I will use Mark again in any further training I require in the future.
Bespoke Firearms Course 19th March 2017
Andrew Cowlard
Great course well set out and will be back next year thank you Mark
Land Based Firearms Training Course 9th March 2017
Sean Taylor
An absolutely incredible course with an exceptional delivery from one of the UKSF Chief instructors. Mark tailored my 2 day Bespoke Firearms Course for my specific needs giving me the knowledge, understanding on how to fully operate different weapon systems. It it quite easy for me to say that I have learnt more from Mark in 2 days on the Bespoke Firearms Course than I did from my 4.5 Years of service with the British Army. His training is methods and course conducts are at the highest level imaginable Marks skill level speaks massive volumes with his 33 years of Military service in UK Special Forces you will NOT find better training elsewhere. The value for money is fantastic and the skills you will learn will be with you for life. I will definitely be going back to see Mark very soon in the near future for more training, I can't wait. All I can say is thank you mark for an exceptional course and to anyone reading. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Bespoke Firearms Course 7th March 2017
Sean Taylor
An absolutely incredible course with an exceptional delivery from Mark "Nobby" Knowles. Mark has given me with a very in-depth training package allowing me the knowledge and understanding on how to operate different weapon systems. Marks 33 years of Military service in UK Special Forces speaks massive volumes and it is very easy for me to say that I have learnt more from Mark on my 2 day bespoke firearms course than I did with my 4.5 years service with the British army I shall definitely be going back to see Mark for further and more advanced training as he is without doubt the best in the industry. The best value for money that you will ever find Cheers buddy see you soon
Bespoke Firearms Course 6th March 2017
Sean Taylor
An absolutely incredible Bespoke Firearms course with an exceptional and highest level of experienced instructor Mark "Nobby" Knowles delivers the best training you could ever imagine. It is quite easy for me to honestly say I have learnt more from Mark in 2 days on the Bespoke firearms course than I did from the 4.5 years of service in the army. I shall definitely be going back for more training from Mark as his 33 years of Military service in UK Special Forces speaks massive volumes. Great value for money and thank you very much for the exceptional training Cheers Buddy
Bespoke Firearms Course 6th March 2017
SELENI VUETAKI
I would recommend this course to anyone looking to improve on their shooting skills, This is my 3rd time doing a firearms course with Shooting Solutions and I keep coming back not only due to the quality of training but 3 years in the maritime industry I have noticed that with an STS firearms certificate it is widely recognized by PMSC giving me a better chance of being accepted for contract work with various companies.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 6th March 2017
Susan Tobbell
My husband and I had this day course together, primarily driven by being supporters of the SBSA. We have previously had no firearms experience at all, but after just the day with Mark we had learnt a huge amount about both the Special Forces and their different firearms used for varying scenarios. Mark was personable, hugely experienced, absolutely spot on with health & safety and ran premises both fit for purpose and comfortable. The showing of some films was also very informative as was his on screen presentations. We enjoyed the practice shooting with the various weapons and became quite competitive with each other! Overall the day was very interesting, informative, great fun and we thoroughly enjoyed spending a day with someone so absolutely on top of his subject..
The Ultimate Special Forces European Experience 5th March 2017
Alasdair Macdonald
great to see my son get hands on experience with a highly qualified instructor and get to play with a few weapons I had long forgotten how to strip down.
Bespoke Firearms Course 21st February 2017
Paul Flynn
Excellent cours, I couldn't recommend it enough. Marks experience and knowledge really came through and the course was really enjoyable. worth every penny.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 20th February 2017
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