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Offline Tycoon

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Firearms Training
« on: November 11, 2008, 04:17:06 PM »
For anybody that is from the Southwest or planning on traveling to the Southwest area and is looking at improving their weapon handling skills check out Frontsight Firearms Training.
They are located outside Las Vegas, NV and it is some of the best training I’ve ever had. Whether your Ex-Military, Law Enforcement or a Private Citizen the classes and instruction they provide is excellent. They are big on the “No boot camp mentality” training and their facility is just plain awesome. Check out their website if you’re interested. They train more students than all the Firearms Schools in the country combined.  The classes aren’t real cheap unless you buy into their Lifetime membership program but they are well worth every penny. If somebody is serious about attending but doesn’t think they can afford a class I would even be willing to give one of my free class certificates away that I received for my Lifetime Membership. “Wow, you would think I work for these guys”. No, I just really believe in what they are trying to accomplish, and living in California I’m a minority. The certificate is good for 1 student attending a 4 day Shotgun, Handgun or Rifle Course, or two students attending the same courses for 2 days. Just me giving back. First come first served!!

http://www.frontsight.com/

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 07:01:37 AM »
Have been to numerous other schools but never to Frontsight. Have heard good things about it though. If you don't mind me asking, what all have you taken there?

TIA

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 07:13:44 AM »
Tycoon,

Thanks for your training suggestion.

If you are ever in the North East, might I suggest Storm Mountain Training Center. I have taken a couple carbine classes there as well as their High Risk persons course, and had a quality experience each time.

Rod Ryan has put together a quality staff that puts the emphasis on fighting with your tools not just operating them like your in a coordinated ballet with firearms.

If you spent your time and money here, it would be a pay-off too.

http://www.stormmountain.com/index.php?Who-We-Are

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 07:55:58 AM »
If somebody is serious about attending but doesn’t think they can afford a class I would even be willing to give one of my free class certificates away that I received for my Lifetime Membership. “Wow, you would think I work for these guys”. No, I just really believe in what they are trying to accomplish, and living in California I’m a minority. The certificate is good for 1 student attending a 4 day Shotgun, Handgun or Rifle Course, or two students attending the same courses for 2 days. Just me giving back. First come first served!!

http://www.frontsight.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJrec1zVT9s
That is a very generous offer Tycoon! I wish I had the time to take you up on it. Hopefully someone will enjoy it.

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 08:32:31 AM »
Tycoon,

Thanks for your training suggestion.

If you are ever in the North East, might I suggest Storm Mountain Training Center. I have taken a couple carbine classes there as well as their High Risk persons course, and had a quality experience each time.

Rod Ryan has put together a quality staff that puts the emphasis on fighting with your tools not just operating them like your in a coordinated ballet with firearms.

If you spent your time and money here, it would be a pay-off too.

http://www.stormmountain.com/index.php?Who-We-Are

swanson


Hey Swan,
Heard of the school but never been out that way. Do have in laws out that way, I'll have to make it a trip. Thanks

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 01:14:55 PM »
any company in the DFW someone could recommend in sks training.  I have shot pistols and rifles forever, but never been in the millitary and have no experience other than just shooting a friends AK 47 and sks.  I would like to learn about the weapon properly.

thanks

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 02:39:52 PM »
Tiger Valley for Fort Worth area. Excellent. You won't be disappointed.

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2008, 10:12:18 AM »
Hello Everyone,

 For those of you who haven't heard of us I would like to formally introduce Tactical Response. Here is our YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=JamesYeager

 If you read SWAT magazine the cover of the December issue has one of our students on it and I have two articles inside.

 Let me know if I can answer any questions about training.

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 12:11:22 PM »
I can also vouch for FS. I attended 4-Day Defensive Handgun last year and had  a great time and learned so much. I can't believe how much I learned and the skills I developed.

Go buy the $100 Blue certificates on E-bay...they are a great deal.

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 12:37:51 PM »
I attending the 2 day Defensive Hangun Class at FrontSight last weekend.  The first day I was totally overwhelmed since I was used to shooting my little S & W .38 special and was now using a 9mm Beretta.  I switched after the first day to a 9mm Glock that fit my small grip better, and by the end of day two felt like I really had accomplished alot.  As a middle age woman, I would highly recommend all TSP women to take a handgun class.  There are two schools mentioned on this thread already.  I am looking forward to continuing my training.

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 04:52:48 PM »
I attended two handgun training classes at the Firearms Academy of Seattle http://www.firearmsacademy.com/

It's run by Marty and Gila Hayes. and their staff  Awesome people.  Professional, highly qualified, skilled teachers.  They offer a full range of classes and bring in guest instructors like Massad Ayoob. 

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 05:25:45 PM »
I attended two handgun training classes at the Firearms Academy of Seattle http://www.firearmsacademy.com/

It's run by Marty and Gila Hayes. and their staff  Awesome people.  Professional, highly qualified, skilled teachers.  They offer a full range of classes and bring in guest instructors like Massad Ayoob. 

Marty is a friend of mine and the training is top notch.

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 10:01:50 AM »
I attended two handgun training classes at the Firearms Academy of Seattle http://www.firearmsacademy.com/

It's run by Marty and Gila Hayes. and their staff  Awesome people.  Professional, highly qualified, skilled teachers.  They offer a full range of classes and bring in guest instructors like Massad Ayoob. 

Hmmm,
I'll have to check that one out. Dad lives up in that area, Sammamish to be exact and I'm up there 2-3 times a year.

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 06:59:15 PM »
I attended two handgun training classes at the Firearms Academy of Seattle http://www.firearmsacademy.com/

It's run by Marty and Gila Hayes. and their staff  Awesome people.  Professional, highly qualified, skilled teachers.  They offer a full range of classes and bring in guest instructors like Massad Ayoob. 

Hmmm,
I'll have to check that one out. Dad lives up in that area, Sammamish to be exact and I'm up there 2-3 times a year.

You will not be disappointed.  I flew from Alabama to Washington to attend and it was worth every dollar.  I'd take every class if I lived nearby.

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Re: Firearms Training
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 07:07:10 PM »
I attended two handgun training classes at the Firearms Academy of Seattle http://www.firearmsacademy.com/

It's run by Marty and Gila Hayes. and their staff  Awesome people.  Professional, highly qualified, skilled teachers.  They offer a full range of classes and bring in guest instructors like Massad Ayoob. 

Marty is a friend of mine and the training is top notch.

Absolutely true about the training.  I spent more time with Gila than Marty.  Gila develops such good rapport with her students.  Marty has a dry, no-bull manner that is entertaining and instructive at the same time.   It is obvious how much they care.  I'd go back in a heartbeat.