Rather than training being an afterthought, or often not a thought at all, I'd like to promote the idea that it is a necessary part of defensive gun ownership. Gun owners that take training overwhelmingly report that the experience was positive and they learned more than they thought they would. So, I don't know everything about training or the industry but I know more than most. For those that do not know who I am, I run a fairly large training school and I attend a decent amount of training on my own dime at other schools. If you have any questions about any aspect related to training I'll attempt to answer them. I hope those that have take a class or three will chime in with opinions as well.