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I don't know if y'all were aware that I started a new company last year. I took the plunge and went and received my Instructor certificate from Texas Department of Public Safety and am now qualified to teach and certify for the Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL). My companies name is “Tex-X Defense” and I teach basic handgun safety and handling, an introduction to Handguns for women, and the CHL class. I’m planning to expand the type and number of classes but as it is now I have more people than I can schedule classes for. As I do not have a gun shop or independent location (offices are expensive to rent) I racked my brain to come up with a place to teach. “BAM” it hit me and after checking around decided my idea had merit. I bought a FEMA trailer (31 foot) and stripped it out of everything except the bathroom in the back. I put a new floor in and new tile and outfitted it as a classroom. I have air conditioning for the summer but will have to use electric heaters for the winter but now I can teach when I want. Here is a picture of the finished classroom. I still have to get a larger screen for my power point and am planning on mounting it on the ceiling like when we were in school.

What do you think?

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Scubie, it looks good! i think you had a pretty dang good idea and ran with it. wish you much luck in your new business.

just one question, is it going to be stationary or portable, beings it's a FEMA type trailor?
 

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Great idea and it looks very nice. Congratulations on being so motivated and getting it done. I like it very much.
 

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Looks good! Most of the firearms training classes I attended when on active duty were in trailers.
 

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Great idea, looks great too. Best of luck with your new business...
 

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Very nice, good luck on the new venture.
 

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Scubie, it looks good! i think you had a pretty dang good idea and ran with it. wish you much luck in your new business.

just one question, is it going to be stationary or portable, beings it's a FEMA type trailor?

AXXE,

I can move the trailer as it is if I would like to, but I'm planning on leaving it where it is. It has leveling jacks and once down is very solid. The problem that people associate with FEMA trailers is the formaldehyde problem that came from assembling and sending out without proper curing of the cabinets and other wood work. I’ve removed all that so I don’t have that problem. It actually tows very nice behind my F350.


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I think you have created a perfect, intimidate training environment where you will see, as the instructor, if the students are truly getting what you are teaching.

It's perfect for you Scubie. Really perfect. The way you interface with people, this is going to draw them in and make them feel really connected to what you are teaching them.

I think these students are going to get a really great education from a top notch instructor and a hell of a good guy. ;)

Sign me up!!

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that's an excellent idea and set up, congratulations! One idea, rather than the drop down screen you could just put up a whiteboard on the back wall - there it can function both as a screen and a writing surface.

One question - is the trailer mobile? can you haul that thing around or is it meant to be stationary? I would think if it were mobile you could take that thing to the customers if need be :)
 

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It looks great, congratulations on your accomplishments.

Be sure to install at least one fire extinguisher in the class room. Like a gun, hope never to have to use it, but good to have just in case.
 
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