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Old 11-30-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Online gun edumacation courses. Will they learn me any good?

I have seen a few "online schools" out there. Are they worth checking out?

Also i came across this 7 set of DVDs that go over several topics. They are done by Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch. I really like the videos i have seen of his. Anyone recommend him, or know about these videos in particular:
Thunder Ranch Training Series

I have a way to get them at least under $200 maybe better (they are listed at over $400 for all 7).

All training i have done in the past has been by my FBI Ballistics expert neighbor, or a paid class (in person). Do you think DVD's would be a good supplement (along with some classes i am going to be taking). Things are about to get busy for me for a while again, plus i pretty much hate TV anymore- nothing good on and College football is almost over. I thought watching these would be better that all the other crap that is on when i try to go to sleep.

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Hmmm, interesting. I'm trying to learn, too, and find it difficult to learn just reading here on the forum as I don't always understand the lingo. I never thought about DVD's. I'm curious to read the opinions of the more experienced people here

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Hmmm, interesting. I'm trying to learn, too, and find it difficult to learn just reading here on the forum as I don't always understand the lingo. I never thought about DVD's. I'm curious to read the opinions of the more experienced people here
I know you need someone to watch and grade you on what you're doing, but i think that doing these in conjunction with training would be good (if the dvds are good). If you're interested, i can see if i cant pull some strings for a discount for you too. Just let me know.
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I honestly think there is no substitute for hands on and face to face instruction. You learn and retain more in a classroom and you cant just get up and do something else like you would do at home.

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I think you would be better served by taking some English and grammar classes first!
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Default Be wary of DVD or online training....

Having said that, I HIGHLY recommend the Clint Smith Thunder Ranch series to EVERY person who carries a gun or goes in harm's way. If you can afford it, hands on training with Clint Smith is highly recommended. No Hollywood glitzy production values, but good solid information that might help us stay alive.

He is a retired Marine, and knows of what he speaks. Getting his set of videos for a good price would be great.

Some of the non- Thunder Ranch videos I have seen have been of questionable use and included incorrect and even dangerous information.

I would also recommend Massad Ayoob's articles, books or videos. He is ( and has been) a working LEO and expert witness in many firearms related trials.

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I think you would be better served by taking some English and grammar classes first!
What? I am a highly edumacated Kentucky boy. They learned me real good here. Even got me a pair of shoes last week!!!!

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Having said that, I HIGHLY recommend the Clint Smith Thunder Ranch series to EVERY person who carries a gun or goes in harm's way. If you can afford it, hands on training with Clint Smith is highly recommended. No Hollywood glitzy production values, but good solid information that might help us stay alive.

He is a retired Marine, and knows of what he speaks. Getting his set of videos for a good price would be great.

Some of the non- Thunder Ranch videos I have seen have been of questionable use and included incorrect and even dangerous information.

I would also recommend Massad Ayoob's articles, books or videos. He is ( and has been) a working LEO and expert witness in many firearms related trials.
Thanks for your input. I can get the 7 dvd series for under $200, so i think i am going to go with it. Sarge gave me a good review on the videos too.
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