I hear EAG is good but they arent all that local. Plus they make you train with a pistol as part of their carbine courses except for the Introductory one and I am not convinced a pistol has a place in a tactical environment if you have access to a Carbine. (Plus I am frankly quite good with handgun already and want to spend my time training with the primary weapon, the carbine which is the high-payoff equipment for me, not a handgun... and i know the "what if" are gonna come out, but if you own a reliable carbine and know how to clear stoppages, its difficult to justify the extra weight for a pistol and its ammo, which might be better used for water or more carbine ammo.) Now in a police and/or security contractor Philosophy of use, (POU) back-up pistol packing might, make sense but I am neither and in the event that I am armed on duty it will be with an M4. Is there anything else around that's within say 3-6 hours drive from Northern Virginia and offers carbine classes?