I have completed the Euro Tactical 4 day Maritime Firearms course in France with food and accommodation all included.
I got out of the mill in 2002 and since then i worked as a security contractor all over the place and i had the chance to try various ranges all over the world.
What can i say, this training package was as good as any I had in the Army.
Actually, if i am to be fair it was better, because the ratio student instrctor, as well as the quality of the instructors.
It was a 4 day highly intensive course covering 19 firearms. I fired a lot of ammunition from an array of weapons including M16, M4, AK74, Glock 17, HK USP 9mm,and Sig P226 9mm and during the rifle phase M4 5.56mm, M16 5.56mm, G3 7.26mm FAL L1A1 SLR 7.62mm, Remington 700 police .300 win mag, Bar Longtrac .300 win mag, Sako TRG 42, CZ SCORPION EVO3 A1 sub machine gun, LDT MP5, BENELLI M4 12 gauge and many more as well as carrying out Weapon Handling Tests on the majority of the weapons.
The training was intense, The instructors very professional and very patient when they needed to be and offered lots of encouragement when needed and praise when it was earned.
The range facilities were excellent with a purpose built 100 metre range being used at all times
The accommodation was excellent with all meals provided and the excellent home cooking by our hosts was lovely.
For those who need or want this qualification this is the right course for you. One thing i can promise you: No one will be disappointed of that I am sure.
To Mark, Ian, Bob, Andy, Julie, and Theo and Jane, thanks a lot for an amazing 4 days, the guys have enjoyed themselves very much and I am sure more guys will be attending in the near future.