Best Newbie Training?

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by GlockBurg, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. GlockBurg

    GlockBurg New Member

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    Two weeks ago I became a brand-new first time handgun owner. I have applied and received my CCW And am really looking to get training... I am looking to the experienced members of this forum to help guide me on what is the best type of training and frequency?
     
  2. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

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    most ranges offer a Basic handgun class, Marksman (or advanced )class, and a personal defense class. Call your local ranges and inquire.
    Some even do make and model specific training
     

  3. hoovco

    hoovco New Member

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    First a safety course. Then a basic marksmanship course. Nerding out in books and on the Internet helps too.
     
  4. GlockBurg

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    Call some local ranges for a safety course, a self defense course.
    Then in your own time practice practice practice.
    You can assemble dissemble, dry fire, draw and reholster all without burning up ammo!
     
  6. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That depends on what type of training you want!:confused:
     
  7. GlockBurg

    GlockBurg New Member

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    General handling as well as personal and home defense training
     
  8. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What firearms experience do you have?
     
  9. AOK

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    First of all congrats on getting your ccw and kudos to you for seeking out some training.

    Did you have to take a state required class for your ccw? If it is not required in your state it may still be a good idea to find one from a reputable school where you learn not just safety but also learn about your state laws. Those two things are first and VERY important.

    After this I'd recommend a good fundamental handgun class where you learn how to properly press the trigger, use the sights, proper follow through, etc. THEN start getting into defensive firearm classes where you learn how to run your gun, different tactics, etc.

    Best of luck on your endeavours!
     
  10. GlockBurg

    GlockBurg New Member

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    Thank you so much
     
  11. JWagner

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    Make a list of your local gun stores. Do an online search for them and see what services they offer. One of my very local stores does firearms training and the guy doing the training is a retired police trainer. So, I think I will take his course even though I have had my carry permit for some time.
     
  12. gfroniewski

    gfroniewski New Member

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    What state are you in that allowed you to get a CHL in what sounds like no time at all?
     
  13. hoovco

    hoovco New Member

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    MS you can. Merica.
     
  14. GlockBurg

    GlockBurg New Member

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    Virginia is very easy
     
  15. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    NC is pretty quick with concealed carry permits. Lots of people get a confirmation letter well before they expected to receive the good news.
     
  16. gwk4667

    gwk4667 New Member

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    Here are three video's that will start you down the right path - - - find a good local range and sign up for their NRA classes - - - you owe it to yourself and family.

    Be safe and have fun, may you never need to use the skills you willl aquire!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjZY3WiO9s&feature=youtu.be
    Proof that Concealed Carry permit holders live in a dream world, Part One


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLN6_s66wTg[/ame]
    Proof that Concealed Carry permit holders live in a dream world, Part Two



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COvFyw-6Fqs&feature=player_embedded#!
    This is by Barry Laws
     
  17. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Three ‘courses’:

    One, basic firearm safety course. The NRA website is good for finding one. http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx

    Two, marksmanship principles & practice. I’ve found a few rounds frequently are better than lots of rounds infrequently.

    Three, moral, legal and other implications of actually carrying and, god forbid, using your handgun. Legal can depend on your location.
     
  18. gfroniewski

    gfroniewski New Member

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    Wow! Texas takes at least 8 weeks after the class to receive the license...
     
  19. 7point62

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    As a general rule to keep in mind, you can never have enough firearms training or experience. An accomplished expert can still fall victim to complacency. Get into a beginner course and get gun-handling safety drilled into your head and become completely familiar with the workings of your firearm and its mechanisms. Gun stores and shooting ranges in your area should be able to steer you in the right direction.

    Welcome to the world of gun ownership. Along with great responsibility comes amazing fun.
     
  20. GlockBurg

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    Thank you, that is great advice and I will keep on with my training