Have you had formal training outside of your mandated class?

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    Have you had formal training outside of your mandated class?

    I've been in other discussions where people think that two or three CC people having a gun in a theater would create a worse situation. My main argument against it is that those in the CC community actually take classes in defensive use of firearms because they recognize the responsibility of carrying one.

    I was wondering however, if my premise was true. So do you?
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    yes

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    Added the poll

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    Yes and the next time the Ayoob class comes my way,Im taking it as well

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    I have left of thousands of dollars with John Benner down at Tactical Defense Institute, and will be leaving some more there later this year.
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    It's kind of funny, I've had more training and more realistic training in pistol and carbine since I retired from the military! Couple of fantastic combat pistol courses and a carbine course.
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    My best buddy is a POST certified LEO instructor. I love free training.
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    Do YouTube videos count?
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    Yes, but only one additional course.

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    Yes, 2 formal classes so far with plans to take more. I also regularly participate in our range's Glock matches and women's league, not just because they are fun but it's also good practice.

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    I voted military experience but have also attended Front Sight in Pahrump, NV. I have a buddy who is a member there and had the ability to take a guest now and then. Years ago I took the basic defensive handgun class and later took the advanced tactical handgun class. It was super expensive but it was worth my time and money. My buddy keeps his RV in Pahrump during the winter so that made it cheaper to stay during the training sessions. Exept what money the casino's got. I also shoot IPSC matches to keep sharp.
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    Dang - I should have had another option - "Planning to attend training." Mods - if you could include that one, I'd be eternally grateful!

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    Both military and civilian firearms training; plus, over twenty years of unarmed training that included long and short edged and blunt weapons, and included pistol disarm and retention techniques.

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    CCW course is not required for Alabama

    But I've had LEO and private training
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    Yes, my favorite training facility is Practical Firearms Training In Alderson WV. A two hour drive from where I live. They train police, swat, military, and civilians. They offer a full range of training, many different defensive pistol classes,360 degree shoot house, precision rifle, tactical rifle, tactical shot gun, vehicle based courses. check em out on the web, well worth the drive.
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