We've moved to just outside the Smokey Mts in East TN and are now located smack dab in the middle of nowhere. I have a range out back behind the holster shop and the idea of sponsoring a trainer or two has come to mind. I've contacted John Farnam, Dave Blinder, Randy Cain and Chuck Taylor as potential instructors. Facilities are somewhat limited at the moment, but we are going to build a classroom, chow hall and lodging if there is sufficient interest. So, I've got a few questions for ya'll:
First, Who would you like to take a class from, and what type of course would you be interested in?
Secondly, Would you be ok with tent camping onsite (with shower facilities and meals prepared for you)? Or, would you rather wait until full facilities (bunk house/cottages) are available? Please keep in mind that the housing facilities will add $175-$400 to the tuition per weekend - including all meals and snacks(depending upon whether you choose the bunkhouse or a private cottage), so while camping will be somewhat less comfortable, it will be a bit more affordable ($100 for the campsite, showers and all meals prepared for you).
A very humble hotel is also available about 30 minutes away, but by staying onsite you'll be able to maximize training time.
A lot of business folks make the mistake of giving their customers what THEY think their customers would want. I'd rather hear from you and provide exactly what YOU want, so please take a moment and make a post. Thanks for your time.