GUN Ramping up to take some training

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  1. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I've made the decision today, that since I put so much time into school and work, that I'm going to do something for myself this summer. Been wanting to do it for a while, and now that school's about out, I won't have it to contend with. So, here's what I'm thinking:

    (Tactical Response Classes)

    -Fighting Pistol (July 14-15) $400
    -Advanced Fighting Pistol (July 16-17) $400

    -back to work for a month :squint:

    -Fighting Rifle (August 9-10) $400
    -Intermediate Distance Fighting Rifle (August 11-12) $400
    -Advanced Fighting Rifle (August 13-14) $400

    Is that too much, too soon? I figure if I'm down there (7hr drive south for me), I might as well take them all in a row, so I don't forget anything. :mamoru:

    I figure I'd budget about $5,500 for this little adventure. :)wtc:):
    -Classes = $2,000
    -Ammo:
    -5,000rd of .223 = ~$1,750
    -3,000rd. of 9mm = ~$600
    -Hotel stay = ~$300ish (?)
    -Gear and equipment I don't have = ~$3-500
    -Gas to drive there and back = ~$200
    -Some other shit I haven't thought of = ~$$$



    Should I do it? Gonna have to start preparing soon as I'd imagine these dates will be here before I know it.
     
  2. yar1182

    yar1182 New Member

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    Naw spend the money on more guns :)
     
  3. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    That might be a lot of training all at once. IMO you would probably benefit more if you took one or two basic classes that have the fundamentals, and practice those on your own time like learning how to draw from concealment and practicing every morning in the mirror.
     
  4. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I do agree that more time might help. But if that's all that works in your schedule, DO IT! You'll be beat up, sore, and tired, but you'll have a blast and learn more than you knew existed.
     
  5. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Yea, my schedule sucks. If I don't do the rifle classes this summer, then they'll have to wait til next summer. Decisions, decisions.
     
  6. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    I'd like to take some classes but the ones I've found around here are stupidly expensive.

    I've been watching some training DVDs for pistol and rifle and it's somewhat amusing to see the different ways that the different instructors do things. For example, one DVD professes racking the charging handle on the AR with your off hand, leaving your "fighting" hand on the weapon at all time (my preferred way), while another DVD goes through the fighting-hand motions and says that's the "right" way.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    It's very difficult as many schools have differing techniques. Look out for the Hi Speed, Low Drag type stuff being taught to begining and intermediate shooters.

    We only teach techniques that follow the SUL principal.

    SAFE - Safe for you and those around you
    UNIVERSAL - works on your firearm and most every other one out there, you might not fight with your own gun
    LOGICAL - If it doesn't make sense, why practice it?
     
  8. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Which is good, of course. I wasn't saying either video was doing it "wrong", mostly because I don't have the training or education to have such an opinion, I was more commenting on how someone could easily be confused by the opposing views and not learn either way well enough to make it work.
     
  9. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I completely agree. I was just showing some basic parameters to filter out techniques that you might get exposed to.
     
  10. saxman

    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    after taking the tactical response fighting pistol class, I say go for it. They design their training to compound on one another. I would much rather have taken advanced fighting pistol class back to back then to have to wait to take it later.
     
  11. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    You'll be fine. Take the classes and be prepared to learn.
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    You're just jealous that you only have 1 ar to put all those optics on, the guys on arf can spread them across like 8 guns :big grin:
     
  13. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Dang dood! I'm sweatin' a little from the outlay just for FP. $400 for the class + $325 for ammo + $300 for hotel + at least $100 for food... Gotta space that shit out some. :rofl:
     
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    needs more "the fight" :o
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    that's next on my list of classes to take
     
  16. ShackleMeNot

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    Now that I'm not teaching it, I wonder who will pick up the responsibility for the program. I taught every "The Fight" class for the last 3 years.

    My role players will be still working with Tactical Response so the class should have a lot of continuity with what I was teaching.
     
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    Tdizzle New Member

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    I've heard bad things about the fighting pistol class
     
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    Bro took it recently because he's going to Iraq soon, came back and said a lot of the drills were pointless and stupid. :dunno:
     
  19. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Sounds to me like someone who thinks they know it all....
     
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    Tdizzle New Member

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    Looks like Tactical Response has become the Barack Obama for WMD.
    BRB while I go flog myself for thinking there could be objections to what they teach.
     
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    Tdizzle New Member

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    Cause only close minded people can ever have objections to the teachings of Tactical Response :rolleyes:
     
  22. smartypants

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    Training fatigue is something to consider.
     
  23. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    You have no idea what you're talking about. I instruct at an entirely different school. But if all he can say is negative things, it sounds like he had a closed mind. Now if he said something like the class was too slow paced for him, or they did something dangerous, his report would have more merit.

    Blindly tearing something down without reason throws a flag to me....
     
  24. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle New Member

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    :rofl: How do I not know what I'm talking about? I heard some negative things from someone who took the class and report it to the OP because it was relevant. I'm not criticizing the curriculum of Tactical Response, I'm criticizing the people who immediately think the worst of someone if they don't have a mind blowing experience from this company.
     
  25. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I was saying you have no idea about calling TR Obama, with people blindly following them. I never said mind blowing, but generally when people simply call things "pointless and stupid" they have a personality issue.

    Maybe those weren't his words exactly and he explained them differently, but all we know is what you say.
     

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