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Protect your community: enroll for gun training

Protect your community: enroll for gun training

Yes, gun training is imperative to protect communities. Among the mayhem we witnessed this past week, we saw amazing scenes of solidarity when private citizens stepped in to block entrances to shopping malls and armed themselves to form roadblocks against the vandals...

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Train to defend yourself

Train to defend yourself

“There’s no way that you’ll be able to fend off a surprise attack unless you train to defend yourself,” said veteran firearm instructor Geoffrey Coetzee. “Body alarm and stress factors will be your enemy. That’s why a professional self-defence handgun course will be a...

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Choosing a rifle

Choosing a rifle

Goodness, the excitement of choosing a rifle is like a visit to the sweet shop for kids! There’s so much choice out there in terms of design and niche types! But tips from veteran marksman and owner of Marksman's Nest, Geoffrey Coetzee, should guide you through the...

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Kneeling & sitting positions for good marksmanship

Kneeling & sitting positions for good marksmanship

Most marksmen already know that kneeling and sitting positions are ideal for good marksmanship. And yes, the kneeling position is the fastest intermediate position to assume. However, although kneeling is better than standing, it’s not the most stable intermediate...

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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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