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All the winners at 2021 Western Cape Provincial PRS match

All the winners at 2021 Western Cape Provincial PRS match

On 29 May 2021, the Western Cape Provincial PRS match kicked off with a bang at Marksman's Nest Shooting Range. Twenty pros lined up and an explosive vibe prevailed. Congratulations to all the winners. In the Overall division, Ivan Fourie was first, followed by Schalk...

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A no for Firearms Control Amendment Bill

A no for Firearms Control Amendment Bill

A loyal member of Marksman's Nest and a keen shot speaks out, vehemently opposing the draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill. Dear Mr M Mtwana, No, I do not support the proposed Firearm Control Amendment Bill. This was published as notice No. 437 in the National...

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Outrage about draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill

Outrage about draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill

Published in the government gazette recently, the proposed Firearms Control Amendment Bill has sparked a loaded debate. In a nutshell, the proposed bill states that applicants applying for a firearm should provide a valid reason for gun ownership and that no licences...

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Maintaining your bolt-action rifle

Maintaining your bolt-action rifle

It’s definitely recommended to clean and keep your bolt-action rifle working properly. This will ensure that you can shoot accurately when the time comes to use it. As a matter of fact, maintaining your bolt-action rifle always should be done before storing it for a...

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Celebrating women on the range

Celebrating women on the range

Fittingly, Marksman’s Nest is not only celebrating women on the range, but empowering them to defend themselves in the month of August. More specifically, on 7 August, we invite women to attend a 24-hour Shooting Range Sleepover. Activities on this day will cover...

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More women joining shooting ranges

More women joining shooting ranges

On 1 May, Marksman’s Nest chief ranger Geoffrey Coetzee was greeted by a sight of women, women everywhere on the range. He said, “These ladies believe in the concept that ‘my sport empowers me’. It simply confirms the fact that more women are joining shooting ranges...

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Learn to shoot in self-defence at night

Learn to shoot in self-defence at night

Having to use a firearm for self-defence at night is an entirely different kettle of fish. To learn to shoot in self-defence at night safely, effectively and tactically, you’ll need a self-defence training course at Marksman’s Nest. In this course we teach you how to...

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Prone positions for serious marksmanship

Prone positions for serious marksmanship

According to Jeff Cooper in The Art of the Rifle, “The shooter’s body is the gun mount. It not only stabilises the rifle so that efficient sighting can be achieved, but it also affects trajectory initiation by moving slightly as the projectile moves from the chamber...

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Another fulfilling experience on the range

Another fulfilling experience on the range

On 27 March 2021 we had another great learning experience at Marksman’s Nest Shooting Range. Attended by about 30 people, we had a guest speaker and also a survivor of a farm attack. She gave us a short reality check. We were able to ask questions and got straight...

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Owning a gun requires responsibility

Owning a gun requires responsibility

With great power comes great responsibility! And that applies particularly to owning a firearm. We at Marksman’s Nest continually stress the fact that firearms are incredibly dangerous if mishandled or misused. In the light of the recent mass shootings in America, we...

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