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We emphasise gun safety on the range

We emphasise gun safety on the range

Because we emphasise gun safety on the range, we’d like to share some additional pointers following a previous post on gun safety. Learn the mechanics of your firearm The mechanics of every firearm is different. That’s why Marksman’s Nest chief ranger Geoffrey Coetzee...

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Choosing a good stance for accurate pistol shooting

Choosing a good stance for accurate pistol shooting

There’s no two ways about it: choosing a good stance for accurate pistol shooting makes all the difference. So, polish up with these helpful tips from Marksman’s Nest chief ranger Geoffrey Coetzee. The correct shooting stance is the cornerstone of accurate pistol...

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Rifle shooting accuracy and competence for beginners

Rifle shooting accuracy and competence for beginners

Rifle shooting accuracy and competence for beginners starts with practice. But the all-important advice from Marksman’s Nest chief ranger Geoffrey Coetzee is, “First and foremost, get to know your gun.” “You’ll start getting the feel of the gun by testing the weight...

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The case for trumping criminals

The case for trumping criminals

The case for trumping criminals is simple: be proactive in acquiring a firearm and learning self-defence skills. So says Marksman’s Nest chief ranger, Geoffrey Coetzee. “Recent reports have highlighted that criminals are becoming brazen, robbing people at gunpoint in...

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You have a right to self-defence

You have a right to self-defence

Our view at Marksman’s Nest has always been that you have a right to self-defence. We strongly condemn violence and criminality. But we feel that prohibiting citizens from owning guns to defend their lives denies them a basic human right. Look at the animal kingdom...

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Relieve your loadshedding stress at the range!

Relieve your loadshedding stress at the range!

We invite you to relieve your loadshedding stress at the range. No worries about power cuts at Marksman’s Nest because you’ll be out in the open air. Nevermind the important fact that shooting teaches you how to protect yourself, it also happens to relieve stress. And...

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Loadshedding has led to a crime wave in SA

Loadshedding has led to a crime wave in SA

Sorry, more bad news: loadshedding has led to a crime wave in SA. According to insurer Auto & General, reported burglaries in the first two weeks of 2023 are 40% higher than the same period in 2022. Businesstech, quoted security experts speaking at a National...

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Watch out for these crime trends

Watch out for these crime trends

Watch out for these crime trends and be prepared. By prepared we mean the need to equip yourself with self-defence gun training. According to an article in Businesstech, security group Fidelity ADT has warned South Africans to be cautious when having food or groceries...

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To survive, learn to fight

To survive, learn to fight

To survive, learn to fight. This is the advice of Geoffrey Coetzee, chief ranger at Marksman’s Nest. “Having completed basic handgun training doesn’t mean that you know how to fight. And when I say ‘fight’, I mean fighting to defend yourself and ultimately survive,”...

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Visit a shooting range this summer

Visit a shooting range this summer

Visit a shooting range this summer for a whole lotta fun. Skip the throngs in malls and the crowds on beaches for an entertaining day out. Apart from a range being the best and safest way to practice shooting skills, you’ll find that it offers the opportunity to bond...

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