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I'm considering taking some more weapons courses in 2007.

 

Possible Larry Vickers/Ken Hackathorn 3 Day Low Light Carbine & Pistol course in May.

(I'm on a reserve list for that one.) Mark S. #26

http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=2104

 

I would also love to go back here too. 

http://www.rogers-shooting-school.com/

 

Bill Rogers School is AWESOME!

I qualed on this course, barely, a few years ago with a Kimber .45.

2300 rounds of ammo in 4.5 days.

If you want to find out HOW GOOD YOU REALLY ARE (or aren't)....Give this course a try.. 

 

There are some others out there that I'm considering too.

Tactical Response has some classes up in my neck of the woods from time to time, as well as a carbine course with former SEAL Jeff Gonzales.

 

How about you??

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I really haven't thought of these type of classes before. Skeet and trap classes I have taken have helped in the field. I have been checking out Suarez International and they did have a class in Michigan last year. Are they worth looking at? I would have interest if the travel wasn't too far.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I have been checking out Suarez International and they did have a class in Michigan last year. Are they worth looking at?

 

I'm not sure what they are doing these days.

I used to hang out on a forum and they somehow managed to get a hold of mail email addy.

I get a LOT of unasked for SPAM from them and I don't like it much.  

 

What type of class are you looking for?

The reason I ask is because different instructors or sometimes schools, have different "specialties", if you will.

 

Jeff Gonzales (SEAL) or Pat Rogers (Marine) are world class carbine instructors.

Pistol training doesn't get any better than with Bill Rogers in Georgia.

Larry Vickers is a former Delta operator........Nuff said.

 

Tactical Response travels throughout the land and is supposed to give solid weapons instruction. Maybe more geared towards "civilan" or "entry level" training.

(That's the opinion of a buddy who's attended MANY high speed classes and went through a TR class last carbine year.)   

 

 

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Howdy Cheaptrick, I will be unemployed in four days. I have been working a night shift job for 19 years. I am looking forward to a regular life, I hope I can adjust. I will be attending a 2 year technical college and majoring in CNC/Toolmaking. I have always hoped to recieve some formal firearms training, but i do not know where to turn to see what is available. I probably will not have the $ to travel so it would have to be local to the twin cities. Maybe the best I can do is to just join a local pistol league. 
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I am looking for a pistol class. LFI comes around every once and a while.
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Never:

 

Best wishes on your new career!

 

 

Training and traveling to schools can be expensive.

Ammo prices, depending on where you go and what course you take, can be pricey too.

 

Let me preach to you...

 

Before I started traveling to training, I started going to a local guy for some carbine/pistol training.

I really only went to him to "brush up" on some deteriorating weapons skills of my own.

(And some weapons skills that weren't there to start with.)  

 

I hung out at a gun shop in Charlotte, NC and talked to a salesman there who taught weapons classes and was a former Vietnam vet and Army Ranger.

Bill was also a LE officer.

 

Anywhoo...I spent about $175 and eight hours of my time with him one day.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed training with Bill and how much I learned! 

Carbine and pistol. Combination of each, and transition drills.

His training prepped me to go to the bigger schools and get more out of it.

Actually, I have gotten more out of Bill's class than some high dollar ones I have attended.

 

Let me say this about the "big schools" if you go to one. 

You don't want to be "THAT GUY". 

 

The guy with bad muzzle discipline, weapons malfunction issues, the latest whiz bangitry, high speed, super duper "tacticool" gear that you won't operate and cost the class precious range time and pisses off the instructor/other students!!   

 

Check out your local area for some training. 

You can probably get personalized, one on one instruction for a fraction of the cost of the big high speed schools.

 

Make 2007 the year to get some training on some level.

Invest in yourself and make yourself a safer weapons handler, a better marksman, and have some fun at the same time!!

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Thank you for the advise cheap. I enjoy playing and hunting with handguns but never considered that I would ever use them in a combat type circumstance. I always thought that a pump 12ga.(INTIMIDATION FACTOR), or a rifle (get them before they could get you), would be the direction I would go. In retrospect maybe more of a rounded education is the right thing to do. I have two options to choose from, a colt 1991 combat target 5in.adjustable sight .45acp in a nylon Mil-Tec left handed holster,or a S&W model 29 6.5in. dirty harry special I could use 44 specials in with a Bianchi left hand holster. I am also a southpaw like you. Which of these would you choose?       
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For training?? Or general purpose??

I believe in training with what you'll use or carry around with you.

Which do you shoot better?

 

Does the Colt have an ambi safety on it?

I'm partial to 1911's, but for a lefty, ambi's are a must. IMO.

 

I have been shooting Glocks for the past few years now.

I have a G17, Gen II, hogue grip, with Mepro Lite night sights that I carry around on my side every day in a Comp Tac paddle holster.

I love it.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I am looking for a pistol class. LFI comes around every once and a while.

 

Not sure I know who that is, Bro.

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You bring up very good points cheaptrick, now that I will be attending school in the inner city maybe this is the time to get a permit to carry. and the logical choice would be the 45acp with a new safety. Also I do have a EAA tangfolio (copy of a CZ 75) chambered in 45acp. Being that it is da this might be a better carry gun, a little shorter with fairly easy to acquire dot fixed sights.   
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My shoulder is a bit better, so I might take a pistol class from Front Sight.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

My shoulder is a bit better, so I might take a pistol class from Front Sight.

ILya

 

I've heard good things about Front Sight, but I haven't been.

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