GUN Best Firearm Schools?

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  1. Bigsnake

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    Mainly looking for some place in the South not more than a days drive away from me (Baton Rouge, LA).

    I know about Tactical Response and like the way their fighting pistol class looks but there is only one scheduled for next year I could make. I'm still considering getting out to that one though.

    Who else is worth putting out the work (travel expense, tuition, ammo, etc.) to get some training from? Specifically handguns right now. In the future a Carbine and possible shotgun class.

    I've looked around online and a lot of the pistol classes I find are one day, or 4 hour courses with 100-150 round count... Does not seem worth it.
     
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    You missed John Farnam's class in Houston 2 weeks ago, sorry...

    *EDIT* Just for you to compare to other classes, It was 500$ for 3 days, about 1,500-2,000 rounds fired. Backup gun required. It would be worth it to visit DTI in Colorado (his normal place of business).
     
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    Will this work for you?

    Tom Givens at Rangemaster -
    Combative Pistol I - Baton Rouge, LA - March 25, 26

    http://www.rangemaster.com/
     
  4. Bigsnake

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    Got to check out my schedule but that one looks good! :hsd: As long as it's not at RedStick Firearms :noes:

    And they're located in Memphis, TN normally... :wiggle:
     
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    I've taken Tom's instructor development course. He is a good instructor and runs a good school. Take his class.
     
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    Just got an email back and they use the police range here... :wiggle:

    I'm 99% there to signing up... Just got to check to make sure it's not the weekend before an important week. If not, then I'll be giving them a call tomorrow to sign up. :hsd:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    As much as I love Mother Green... no.

     
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    Either him or Randy Cain
     
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    MCSF contract FTW.

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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    You're Security Forces? Ouch.

    You'll fam-fire and eventually qual with the M9, and maybe one or two others.

    And there is only one thing scarier than a Lieutenant with a map and compass...

    ... and that's a PFC with a gun and a badge.

    Good luck, when do you leave?
     
  13. Accord

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    I ship this summer. I know they also train us on shotguns in MCSF School, not sure what model they use though. I'm hoping to get into FAST when i'm at MCSF School.

    Do you think it's worth buying a 92FS to practice with before I leave? I've had the money burning a hole in my pocket for a while now and since I don't ship until the summer that's more than enough time to become proficient on my own. I was planning on buying a Glock 19 and still favor that over the Beretta, but figured it would be better to just buy a 92FS instead since that's what i'll most likely be using. What do you think?
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    They'll probably be old school 870s or maybe a Mossberg M590A1.

    Do you have a handgun yet? If so, I'd skip the 92.. the basics of handgun proficiency transfer from weapon to weapon. Get the gun you want, you'll have plenty of time to get range time with the M9.. more than you'll want.
     
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    I don't own a handgun yet, whatever I decide to buy will be my first. In this case would you recommend I go for the 92 since you said if I already had one then I should skip it?

    Thanks
     
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    It is a fullsize 9mm, fairly decent aftermarket for it.. not the sexiest gun in the world, but not a total POS either. In my judgement, it wouldn't probably be one I would add to my collection. I think you'd be better served by the Glock, but you could get used to manual safety features on the Beretta and firearms handling skills would be more in line with Corps SOPs.
     

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