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Building confidence behind your gun

Building confidence behind your gun

Building confidence behind your gun isn’t only key to self-defence, it’s all-important on the range and in life. So says the master of confidence and Marksman’s Nest chief range officer, Geoffrey Coetzee. He continued, “Building confidence behind your gun or any...

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Standard membership applications are now open

Standard membership applications are now open

Standard membership applications are now open at the beautiful Marksman’s Nest shooting range near Malmesbury. Partner with us for a mere R900 per annum to practise your shooting skills to your heart’s content in 90-minute sessions. This applies from Tuesdays to...

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Choosing a concealed carry handgun

Choosing a concealed carry handgun

Choosing a concealed carry handgun, or everyday carry gun (EDC), is a momentous choice first time around. In fact, it could be a life saver. EDC is the general term that refers to carrying your self-defence firearm in a concealed manner. Choosing the right firearm...

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Arming yourself: a woman’s perspective

Arming yourself: a woman’s perspective

Arming yourself for self-defence purposes is the stark reality of life in South Africa. Right across the country, many women now own guns and regularly participate in target shooting at shooting ranges. Yet, even with more women engaging in shooting sports, that’s not...

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Refusing to be a victim

Refusing to be a victim

“Refusing to be a victim is the sensible choice for all women in South Africa today.” These are the words of self-defence advocate Karen Koen. “We can’t expect our men to protect themselves and us in a potentially dangerous situation. After a horror crash left my...

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A woman’s journey to self-defence empowerment

A woman’s journey to self-defence empowerment

Self-defence empowerment was the sole reason Miena Visser embarked on her journey at Marksman’s Nest Firearm Training Range. As a factory manager, her responsibilities included unlocking the factory at the crack of dawn and often working late. Plus having to deal with...

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Triumph after phenomenal ladies’ shooting event

Triumph after phenomenal ladies’ shooting event

Admirable shooting skills were on display from the nine ladies who converged on Marksman’s Nest during the Women’s Day long weekend for a sleep-over ladies' shooting event. And superlatives were at the order of the day from each and every attendant. The two-day event...

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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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