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Why gun training is important

Why gun training is important

Not only has the gear changed over time, but also the defensive tactics we use. Precisely why it’s imperative to stay in the gun training game. And no better place for this than Marksman’s Nest. Today we know better ways to reload the pistol, better ways to draw the...

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Precision Rifle Series 2021 calendar

Precision Rifle Series 2021 calendar

"With Precision Rifle Series, there is no set path to take in learning to shoot PRS style matches. For most people, the easiest and probably best way to get involved is to simply find a match near you, contact the match director and come along and join in the fun. The...

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Regulation 21: Compliance shooting for security officers

Regulation 21: Compliance shooting for security officers

Under Regulation 21, compliance shooting for security officers is available at Marksman’s Nest Shooting Range, Malmesbury. AMENDMENT OF THE FIREARMS CONTROL REGULATIONS, 2004: The Minister for Safety and Security hereby, under section 145 of the Firearms Control Act...

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Great fun with clay pigeon shooting

Great fun with clay pigeon shooting

Marksman’s Nest is gearing up to welcome small groups to its fun activity of clay pigeon shooting this summer. Why not have a birthday celebration with a difference? Or maybe buy someone a Christmas voucher for a clay pigeon shooting session? Clay pigeon shooting,...

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How to foil a hijacking

How to foil a hijacking

With hijacking a fact of life in South Africa, it’s become essential to learn anti-hijacking skills. And there’s no better place to equip yourself with the necessary skills than Marksman’s Nest Firearm Training Centre and Shooting Range. Dedicated to achieving...

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Better rifle marksmanship

Better rifle marksmanship

Firing a weapon might seem like a simple point-and-click exercise, but hitting the target is a whole different kettle of fish. The following steps are paramount in achieving better rifle marksmanship and thus are vital for self-defence and survival. Chief ranger and...

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The imperative of anti-hijacking skills

The imperative of anti-hijacking skills

Recently in the news: three would-be hijackers were going for a white bakkie at a busy intersection. It is clear they had their plan casted and knew what they wanted. What they did not know, is the possibility of the owner having had CQ or anti-hijacking skills. In...

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Shooting fundamentals

Shooting fundamentals

Polish your shooting skills with these seven shooting fundamentals as taught by Marksman’s Nest chief ranger Geoffrey Coetzee. A top-rated marksman himself, Geoffrey provides the following advice. 1. Stance Whether sitting, standing or kneeling, your stance is the...

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Regulations on firearms licences

Regulations on firearms licences

"South Africa’s current firearms regulatory framework consists of the Firearms Control Act (FCA) and its subsidiary legislation, which has been in place since 2004. "This framework imposes strict substantive and procedural requirements for obtaining a competency...

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