What was the best training you've had and why?

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by SigGambler, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. SigGambler

    SigGambler New Member

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    I have taken several coarses in tatics with a pistol and I have to say the best instruction and training I have had so far has been with Bank Miller. He covered everything from snap shooting, nite shooting, shooting while on the move, including backing away, laying on your side, etc, etc. I was one whiped puppy when I was finished. I have trained with several others and they were very well also and added to feeding my real weapon (my brain). I was just wondering what others favorite trainer/school has been and why? I apologize if this topic has be talked to death already and it is locked by the admins.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
     
  2. IGETEVEN

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    Standards in Weapons Training (Special Operations Forces)

    Well, it was free, I got paid and it was my career, but is was physically challenging and demanding, very disciplined and the training and skills last for a lifetime, especially if one continues with the handgun, small arms and rifle training portions of it, after the military.

    Oh....and the targets have changed from organic in nature to inorganic. ;)

    Jack
     

  3. SigGambler

    SigGambler New Member

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    Ummmm.......yeah I guess I should have seen that one comming:cool: But at least I got to sleep in!
     
  4. Wambli

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    For the most part I do not like group training. The reason being that you can only advance as fast as the slowest in class or leave folks behind. I also dislike that you can be doing something wrong for a while before an instructor can get to you and correct it. That is how bad habits begin. It's not a bad way to learn, it's just not optimal.

    I also like learning first hand from folks who earned the T-shirt themselves, not their disciples. I have been fortunate in that my best training has been one-on-one with folks who are actively cleaning up the world for the good guys.

    That being said there are a few great guys out there like George Wehby and Clint Smith that have a great way of communicating knowledge.
     
  5. DarinCraft

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    Police Academy got me prepared, but the training I received in the police department was where it refined. Active shooter scenarios really get your blood pumping and you get to see exactly where theory, training, muscle memory and instincts come together...

    Most people will never get this training, but my cousin's went to "front sight" tactical handgun training a while back and they raved about it. From what they told me, it appeared to be in line with my training and what my brother in law has said about Army training.
     
  6. spittinfire

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    Boot camp, USMC. I learned more about myself and my own abilities both physical and mental in those 13 weeks then I did in the rest of my life.
     
  7. kusterleXD

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    Combat. Training is one thing, actually putting your skills to the test when it counts is another.
     
  8. MoHawk

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    I have to say military training as well
     
  9. canebrake

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    Submarine Qualifications; The training you must pass on every boat you ride. Designated with a (SS) after your rank, and the right to wear the Dolphins on your chest.

    A good 'sub driver' (Captain) will pin them on you up-side-down at your "Qual Ceremony". The true way to earn them right-side-up is to attend the second "Qual Ceremony" on the beach.

    Ask me about that ceremony sometime!
     
  10. dsmith84

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    you can laugh if you want but i got very good training from my high school JROTC rifle team coach. yeah we were only using high power competition style pellet rifles but he taught us military shooting techniques in standing kneeling and prone tactical breathing etc. he was also one of the shooting instructors at ft benning at the same time. col england was his name we had some really good rotc instructors SFC Ramos and col wade i learned alot from all of them. we used to do drill with demilitarized m1 garands they had like the firing pin remove and bolt welded shut i didn't even really know what i was holding back then as far as history of the garand and such and how much i'd like to have a working one of those puppies now i learned cpr life saving skills, orienteering and navigating skills and how to rappel and do rope bridges and how to tie and use a swiss seat i miss those days makes me wonder why ive never joined the armed forces i was a military brat and ate slept and breathed everything military in high school
     
  11. IGETEVEN

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    Ain't nobody laughing here, that indeed, was some valuable and seriously important training and skills, administered at the right time in your life. :cool:

    Jack
     
  12. crossfire

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    USAF Security Police Combat School, Camp Bullis, TX circa 1974....with many thanks to a couple of instructors who took the time to do some additional training.
     
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  13. MoHawk

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    I did that at Lackland. It was intense. The SERE training I did at Fairchild as well as here at Langley has helped too
     
  14. zhuk

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    Wow...inadequacy to the max, guys :p


    Great to hear what sort of intense training people have had; there's a hell of a lot of very skilled people here. Consider me officially impressed :D
     
  15. Dzscubie

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    You mean AZR at Bullis, been there done that, ate the T-shirt.
     
  16. crossfire

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    Asian Zone Readiness....Air Base Ground Defense....it's still Combat School. Live fire training with handguns, full-auto rifles, shotguns, .30 caliber and .50 caliber machine guns, grenade launchers and even mortars. Land nav, patrol and perimeter security, assault and evade tactics....etc etc. Semi-primitive living conditions (tents and outhouses) when I was there.
    I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I could.
     
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  17. dsmith84

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    does playin the entire medal of honor series count?
     
  18. Dzscubie

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    LOL, did it in 1974 also, November. Brrrrrrrrr. Then went and flew security on the 141's out of Anderson and Clark into Ton Son Nhut Air Base during the pull out after the baby lift C-5 went down. Had TNT (terrorist neutralization training) July of 1975 at Fort Bragg, NC. Good times.
     
  19. TheGunLady

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    I have to say that my worst firearms training was in the military. I wasn't infantry or special forces, but I was still expected to be able to shoot if necessary. I only learned the basics, which is why it's called "basic" training. ;)

    I'm very happy to know that you guys who went in for the guts and glory are extremely pleased with your training. I have no doubt that you learned from the best, and I'm proud of, and for, all of you. Thank you SO MUCH for your service! (insert missing salute icon here)

    By FAR, my best instruction has been private instruction. I have also learned a lot by simply hanging out on the range interacting with other shooters, and watching and entering formal matches.
     
  20. Highpower

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    You got that right. ;)
    Considering the barrel time a pellet spends in an air rifle vs. a bullet in a high powered rifle - that really teaches you to hold hard on a target. Shooting an air rifle is one of the best things a highpower shooter can do in the off season IMO. Especially for off hand. I sunk $800 into a Beeman rifle to use during the winter for practice and ended up with a reward of 96% - 97% in my offhand scores.