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Old 11-29-2011, 03:06 PM   #71
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Mine was:

Rangemaster/Tom Givens out of Memphis, TN/www.Rangemaster.com

Combative Pistol, Two-Day
This is an intensive weekend course that covers all of the essential skills involved in fighting with a handgun. There is an all day session Saturday and Sunday, plus an evening session on Saturday.

Topics covered in this course will include:


Rapid presentation from concealed carry
Effective gunhandling techniques, designed to work under stress
Rapid reloading techniques
Movement skills, including effectively engaging targets on the move
Disability drills, including drawing and reloading with one hand
Precision shooting at mid-ranges
Effective scanning techniques, locating additional threats
Low light firing techniques, both with/without a flashlight
Proper defensive mindset and more.
Expect to fire about 800-1000 rounds of ammunition.

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Tactical Response/James Yeager out of Camden, TN/www.TacticalResponse.com and Login To: GetOffTheX Forums

Fighting Pistol

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The root word to "gunfight" isn't "gun".

It is "FIGHT"!

Topics include the role and attributes of the handgun, legal aspects of deadly force, anatomical stopping power, mental conditioning for combat, movement and communication. Live fire drills include both one- and two-handed shooting, shooting on the move, use of cover and concealment, loading and reloading, using both eye level as well as retention techniques, at a variety of ranges and from a variety of body positions. This course is about 40% lecture on mindset, tactics, skill, and legal issues but don’t worry because you will still be shooting a minimum of 750 rounds while you are on the range!

We respectfully request that students have read "The Principles of Personal Defense" by Jeff Cooper before attending class. If possible we also recommend “Surgical Speed Shooting” by our friend Andy Stanford. These and many other items from our gear list are available at Tactical Response Gear

For more information about our classes and to read hundreds of student reviews loaded with pictures and video clips join our web forum Login To: GetOffTheX Forums . You can also see us on YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. just search for “Tactical Response”.

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Old 11-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #72
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Mine was:

Rangemaster/Tom Givens out of Memphis, TN/www.Rangemaster.com

Combative Pistol, Two-Day
This is an intensive weekend course that covers all of the essential skills involved in fighting with a handgun. There is an all day session Saturday and Sunday, plus an evening session on Saturday.

Topics covered in this course will include:


Rapid presentation from concealed carry
Effective gunhandling techniques, designed to work under stress
Rapid reloading techniques
Movement skills, including effectively engaging targets on the move
Disability drills, including drawing and reloading with one hand
Precision shooting at mid-ranges
Effective scanning techniques, locating additional threats
Low light firing techniques, both with/without a flashlight
Proper defensive mindset and more.
Expect to fire about 800-1000 rounds of ammunition.

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Tactical Response/James Yeager out of Camden, TN/www.TacticalResponse.com and Login To: GetOffTheX Forums

Fighting Pistol

2 Days

Details:


The root word to "gunfight" isn't "gun".

It is "FIGHT"!

Topics include the role and attributes of the handgun, legal aspects of deadly force, anatomical stopping power, mental conditioning for combat, movement and communication. Live fire drills include both one- and two-handed shooting, shooting on the move, use of cover and concealment, loading and reloading, using both eye level as well as retention techniques, at a variety of ranges and from a variety of body positions. This course is about 40% lecture on mindset, tactics, skill, and legal issues but don’t worry because you will still be shooting a minimum of 750 rounds while you are on the range!

We respectfully request that students have read "The Principles of Personal Defense" by Jeff Cooper before attending class. If possible we also recommend “Surgical Speed Shooting” by our friend Andy Stanford. These and many other items from our gear list are available at Tactical Response Gear

For more information about our classes and to read hundreds of student reviews loaded with pictures and video clips join our web forum Login To: GetOffTheX Forums . You can also see us on YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. just search for “Tactical Response”.

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I thought I knew how to shoot a rifle until I joined the army and they told me I could get all the free training I wanted so I did I joined special forces and that is some training I will never forget

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Us Army with M1 in the dark ages and more recently at an Appleseed shoot

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My own ranges, by myself, shooting small targets... Much like today.


I always learn something; usually about making better quality ammo.

"Aim small, miss small."
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:10 PM   #76
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In a nutyshell:
I wasn't born with a gun in my hand, like most European (we do not have the same gun culture as our overseas cousins)
Although where I'm from the've been making guns long before the birth of the US, they just make it very difficult to own one.
My first training was plinking a .22 longrifle in the fields of my grandfather.
Martial arts training teached me the warrior mindset which is in my opinoin the best caracteristic to survive armed or unarmed combat.
Then army (basics)
PMC training (must better then basics, training in SIDECAR, ASAX,... others and eventualy becoming instructor)
On the job training (getting shot at and seeing gunshotwounds first hand was an eye opener, all the training and still getting scared)
Developping own technics and teaching them (best exprience, the feedback teaches you alot)



Still learning and developping new things

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I have been fortunate to receive training from some very good instructors, and have had the opportunity to work alongside some excellent instructors who I have learned from as well.

I have to give credit to the instructors at the ACSO Training Center which is where I went for my Firearms Instructor and Patrol Rifle Instructor training. The instructors there are OUTSTANDING!

Bank Miller taught two of the classes I attended at the LETC in Utah, and I agree with the OP, Bank is a great instructor...for any of the LE Instructors I highly recommend the LETC Action Target puts on. I hope to go again next year.

The NRA Tactical Firearms Instructor Course was outstanding, and really concentrated on improving our skill as instructors. I really want to attend some of the other NRA courses as well.

The NTOA Active Shooter Instructor and Simunitions Supervisor training courses were very well presented, really concentrated on safety, and performance objectives.

I have a coupon to attend a four day course at Front Site, have heard mixed reviews on their training...but I hope to get up there in the spring.

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Thunder Ranch in Texas, and again in Oregon. Clint and Heidi are personal friends now, and Clint is the best no BS teacher on the planet.

Mas Ayoob with LFI I&II for post critical incident survival (courtroom survival and the legal aspects of lethal force).

I have been to Gunsite twice, also...but consider it more of a shooting staycation than the training center it once was. Very dogmatic, and VERY "do t this way or you're wrong" attitude.
What would you recommend for a first timer? Mas Ayoob or Thunder Ranch? I am in Virginia, so Mas's traveling show would work better, but am willing to pay more if Thunder Ranch is a better value. It seems as though you get more shooting with Thunder Ranch than Mas's course, although Mas has more classroom stuff.
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When we got reorganized in 86, we became Light Infantry. First we had the 1 year Light Fighter Course, Then every NCO had to take the Light Leaders Course. Both were challenging and stressful for 90% of us who were Signal Soldiers, MPS and Supply.

The light Leaders Course Culminated in AP HILL VA. That was one of the nastiest places we had ever trained and Fort Drum isnt what you would call a cake walk by any measure.

Venomous Snakes, Ticks, Chiggers and swamps everywhere! They beat us hard for 3 weeks and we all learned we had much to learn.

Favorite parts were a demo range where we were each given 2 pallets of C4, Dynamite, Blasting Caps, 100 MPH Tape, rolls of Fuse and Detcord and a whole day of blowing stuff up. It was awesome!!! Second favorite part was hitchhiking out of AP Hill with a buddy of mine to VA Beach for some fun in the sun!

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Training with the M-14 at Fort Dix ranges. Man, I love that rifle!

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