"Maritime Firearms Competency - 2 Day"

Review by STEPHEN FLYNN on 25th March 2014 | Course Completed: 1st March 2014

Overall Rating 5
Review Breakdown
Instructors5
Training Received5
Resources5
Customer Service5
Value for Money5

Maritime Firearms Competency - 2 Day by Euro Tactical Ltd

FIREARMS:

I fired and was taught a number of relevant points/skills on a number of different weapons which included a brief history, development, Normal Safety Precautions (NSP’s), Load, Unload, Make Ready and Immediate Action drills in reaction to a number of different stoppage scenarios & stripping and assembling drills. In addition I was instructed on the principles of long distance accurate shooting with bolt action rifles, the principles of Minutes of Angle (MOA) and Bore sighting using a number of different methods. There is enough ammunition to achieve good familiarization on all weapons provided.

STAFF:

Mark, Director/Owner of Euro Tactical Ltd (ET). From the first meeting and introductions on Day 1 Mark was professional, driven, well presented and made everyone feel very comfortable. With an excellent knowledge of weapons and the various relevant legal aspects of Firearms Training and the use of Weapons in the work place, I feel confident that should the need arise to ask I would receive accurate information every time.

Our main weapons instructor and Range supervisor was Ian. He has an excellent level of knowledge on all the weapons we handled. His instructional delivery was superb: Professional, safe, unrushed, firm but fair when required with a pleasant level of humour mixed in at the appropriate time.

Andy was one of our Range supervisors and instructors. He took us through various live shoots and provided excellent support when required. He too has a great deal of knowledge about the weapons and principles of marksmanship. A friendly character, easy to approach and gave clear and accurate explanations or answers to any questions put to him.

FACILITIES:

The range facilities are excellent. From the actual construction of the buildings to the equipment used therein, these facilities give a feeling of a very professional and well run organization.

They provide a very comfortable club house which is adorned with various military and civilian memorabilia, toilets, First Aid points, excellent lunches were included with refreshments throughout the days of training. They also provide a small well stocked supply of Shooting accessories, such as Gloves, Safety Glasses, Ear Defence, Clothing and other items.

They have an armoury and very good workshop where they prepare their own ammunition whatever caliber is required and can fix most faults.

Instruction periods and tuitions were well organized and well presented. All students had a good view of demonstrations on weapons which were either hand held or mounted on brackets. The additional use of Paper Chart boards, marker pens and pointers ensured everyone understood what was being taught.

ADMINISTRATION/BOOKING OF YOUR COURSE:

From my initial enquiry, during the booking phase, throughout my stay and after I had returned home the level of support and administration was excellent. Julie who runs this side of the business works tirelessly to ensure all of the students needs are met. She provides a great deal of flexibility and is always working to find the best solution for the customer and ultimately ensures these plans fit in with the running of Euro Tactical (ET). Responses to emails are swift and to the point. Thank you.

ACCOMMODATION:

I was not aware of how many buildings/rooms were available to Euro tactical until after I had arrived.

Regardless of whether a student/customer stays in the main house (La Vieille Grange) or in the other properties close by, they are all the same comfortable standard. All bedrooms and bath rooms are spacious bright &clean, beds are comfortable and the lounges and kitchens are also comfortable with great facilities (TV, DVD, cooking facilities etc). A real home from home.

Jane and Theo who run the accommodation side of things are charming hosts and provide excellent healthy and tasty meals. They are extremely affable and always have the customer’s interest at heart. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you.

WILL YOU BE RECOMMENDING EURO-TACTICAL:

Of course without reservation!

VALUE FOR MONEY:

Truly excellent value for money. In comparison to attending a Firearms course in the UK the cost for an individual only increases by attending Euro Tactical (ET) through having to travel to France.

I and every other student I spoke to were of the same mind and agreed that Euro Tactical (ET) are providing excellent value for money regardless of travel costs.

Thanks to all and see you again for re-cert!