How do I search for a training facility?

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    How do I search for a training facility?

    I live in Gettysburg Pa. Does anyone know what the closest high-end training facility is to me. Something like Valhalla or Thunder Ranch. Or how would I search for one.

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    Do a Google search and you should have some luck...
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    I have not attend any classes at any of the links below, but they have a good reputation.

    http://www.ayoob.com/
    http://www.midwesttraininggroup.net/

    I have attended the 250 class at Gunsite, and would recommend.

    http://www.gunsite.com/
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    In New England you can try:

    http://www.sigarms.com/EducationTraining/

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    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...&content=10503

    Closer still but not as many classes is this:
    http://www.defenseassociates.com/

    Hope that helps
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    Well here are a few methods:

    - Figure out WHO you'd like to train with! Check their websites to see where they will be and if near you, book a slot.

    - If you know of a local range that would allow a course, check with them and then book your favorite traveling trainer! You'll get a free slot if you do this and help fill the slots. A few buddies of mine have done this, take a look here www.neshooters.com and check who some of the heavy hitters are that have taught or will be teaching in the MA/NH area.

    Many top notch instructors do the "road show" routine when there is interest in different parts of the Country.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks for mentioning Valhalla.... We are now doing "road show" courses also... for more information, check out the newsletter archives through http://www.valhallatraining.com.


    In fact, I'll be in your area in mid January and I'd love to set something up if you can get some other students together. I should be able to get us a range in central PA, if you can't find one.


    -RJP

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    Check with the NRA in your area as they may have a list of places that you're looking for too -
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    What type of training are you looking for (combatives, pistol, carbine, sniper, knife, ECQC, CCW, force on force)? The answer to that question should help narrow the list of schools.
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    There are several excellent instructors who conduct courses in PA so you might check with www.insightstraining.com and www.rangemaster.com

    Unless things have changed, they are normally in the Harrisburg area which isn't that far and both are well worth the trip.

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