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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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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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