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Murder and kidnappings are soaring in SA

Murder and kidnappings are soaring in SA

We don’t want to be unnecessarily alarmist, but organised crime, murder and kidnappings are soaring in SA. According to a report by Geneva-based Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, this is posing an “existential” threat to South Africa. The murder...

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Hijackings are on the increase in SA

Hijackings are on the increase in SA

Hijackings are on the increase in SA, according to the latest SAPS statistics. With these alarming figures, it’s all the more reason to learn the necessary self-defence skills. At Marksman’s Nest, level 3 self-defence course now incorporates anti-hijacking tactics....

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Welcome to our latest female firearm instructor

Welcome to our latest female firearm instructor

All of us at Marksman’s would like to say: welcome to our latest female firearm instructor – Miena Visser. Earning her stripes as firearm instructor with aplomb on 18 August, this has been a two-year journey in which Miena completed all the skills builder courses at...

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Mental discipline is key to self-defence

Mental discipline is key to self-defence

It’s a no-brainer that mental discipline is key to self-defence. Even if you’re known to be mentally strong, the sort of mental discipline required for self-defence comes from training, and training alone. With good training, such as the self-defence courses offered...

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Why women should learn to shoot

Why women should learn to shoot

With Women’s Day and month upon us, we’d like to outline why women should learn to shoot. The number of gun-owning women has been rising dramatically over the past decade and they all have one thing in common: empowerment! Many of these women cite personal protection...

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Get a grip

Get a grip

When we say ‘get a grip’, we’re all for the importance of grip and trigger as two of the most important factors in shooting accurately with a handgun. With proper grip, you can shoot any calibre firearm - from the .22, all the way up to the .500 Magnum. Marksman’s...

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Concealed carry requires training

Concealed carry requires training

Make no mistake: concealed carry requires training. Many gun owners are mistaken in thinking that with a gun licence and being able to point a gun, they’ll be able to defend themselves when the need arises. “Not so,” said Marksman’s Nest chief ranger Geoffrey Coetzee....

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Self-defence training in the workplace

Self-defence training in the workplace

Never has it been a better time to consider self-defence training in the workplace. And we here at Marksman’s Nest Firearm Shooting Range believe that self-defence training in the workplace is all about empowerment-first safety training. Just consider the fact that...

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You get health benefits at a shooting range

You get health benefits at a shooting range

A little known fact is that you get health benefits at a shooting range. Just think about it: it’s cardiovascular, increases muscle strength, ups stamina, exercises your eyes, improves brain health and lightens your mood. Cardiovascular work-out Moving from target to...

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Be prepared, because crime is out of control in SA

Be prepared, because crime is out of control in SA

We want to reiterate: be prepared because crime is out of control in SA. The most recent 2021/2022 Quarterly Crime Statistics makes for very uncomfortable reading. Compared to the previous financial year, there was an increase of a whopping 60.6% in contact crimes...

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