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Old 09-05-2011, 05:56 AM   #11
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That sounds like the "gun show" training. It is about volume and money.

I teach the class for CCW, in Florida, and I assure you my students leave with more knowledge than they came with, and they usually are ready to stop shooting, cause they are wore out. I prefer to teach two students at the time and will never teach more than four at the time.

When we finish the NRA class, that trains in the use of ONE handgun, we shoot heaps and gobs of revolvers and pistols so that they get a chance to see what they like. I have had more than one student who wished they and not already bought a handgun before the class, 'cause they found something that worked much better for them.

I use the classes to finance my god fosaken Mosin Nagant habit, I really enjoy teaching the classes and my students and I have a damn good time and they get their money's worth. Its a win/win.
yea.... there was maybe 14 people in my class including an upper 80's elderly couple who couldnt even cock the hammer back on the .38 we shot without the instructor doing it for them and all passed.
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This is the course of fire: . . (snip) . . Strikes breaking the white outline of the outer ring count as a hit.
Sounds like a good test of competency to me. Is there a written test on what constitutes 'personal defense' and what doesn't?
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Sounds like a good test of competency to me. Is there a written test on what constitutes 'personal defense' and what doesn't?
That is specifically not addressed in the Florida CCW classes for fear of lawyers. However, in Florida, we have an excellent resource book, written by an attorney who's practice is defending gun cases. The book is updated at the end of every session of the legislature to take into account any changes in the law.

This book is written in language the average man or woman can understand, and he gives examples of how easily you can go to prison if you do the wrong thing. Some of the stories will scare the pants off of you.

When I teach the CCW class this book is on the table and I strongly suggest that everyone buy it and read it, then read it again.

I am not, in any way associated with the author and don't want to advertise the name on the forum, but a google search will find the book.
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CA, see if there is any competition shooting going on in your area (IDPA or USPSA).

Go through a couple of courses of fire. Use the experience to practice.
(And you might make a couple of friends there.)
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There was a written test as well, but it was just common sense. It was all true/false and multiple choice.

It was a good class and I'm glad I picked this particular course. I learned my shortcomings and know what to work on.

It's very different drawing a condition one 1911 and safely putting it into action then just picking it up from a target and firing at a target.
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Update:

I passed the test and qualified with my 50+ Y.O. Sistema 1911. I am going to attempt to re-qualify with the Rock Island 1911 this coming Saturday.

I picked it up on a Tuesday, shot it for the first time on Thursday and attempted to qualify with it on Saturday. I didn't shoot it well enough to qualify with it. So I'm going to hit the range this week and practice some more and try again.

Here in CA, the handguns that you will carry are listed on your permit. I want to carry the Rock Island rather than the Sistema. God forbid that I ever actually get involved in a shooting, I will probably never see the pistol again. So, I'd rather lose the RIA rather than my sweet old Sistema.

I'll submit the formal application the following Monday. I'm also still waiting for three character references from friends. I have to light a fire under them because I need the letters to go with the application.

The Chief essentially told me I have the permit when he told me to go ahead and take the CCW class.

I have decided to start going to the IDPA shoots at my range. The class showed me how much I need to learn about defensive pistol shooting.
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