This is a discussion on Post the schools you know of! within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; www.OPStraining.com [Andy Stanford] www.Shivworks.com [SouthNarc's site] www.InsightsTraining.com [Greg Hamilton & John Holschen] www.TDIohio.com [John Benner] www.TacticalResponse.com [James Yeager] www.KRtraining.com [Karl Rehn] www.TDSA.com [Len Baxely] www.Rangemaster.com ...
www.OPStraining.com [Andy Stanford]
www.Shivworks.com [SouthNarc's site]
www.InsightsTraining.com [Greg Hamilton & John Holschen]
www.TDIohio.com [John Benner]
www.TacticalResponse.com [James Yeager]
www.KRtraining.com [Karl Rehn]
www.TDSA.com [Len Baxely]
www.Rangemaster.com [Tom Givens]
www.SuarezInternational.com [Gabe Suarez]
These are guys that I have trained with and have known for a number of years. There are a plethora of training options available these days...Get training.
I'd love to have everyone come to one of my classes, but that is not realistic. Get training.
aptacademy.com located just south of Springfield MO offers several course. I have taken the Tactical Handgun Course and it is very good. Taught by ex navy seal, and now deputy sheriff. Check there web site.
Thunder Ranch is no longer in Texas sold out and moved.
Originally Posted by richa60
He's not a SEAL and never was. He is not respected by most LE in the area....except for his devotees. See the link below:
I've taken many course with wwwpfctraining.com . There based in Las Vegas, NV , but they do travel also if needed. The instructors there a very skilledand also very easy going.
GlockGuy, if you have the time and do not mind, would you mind doing a review of the classes you have taken with PFC???
Originally Posted by Glockguy
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live!!!
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
Henry Ward Beecher
Let's see I'll start from the top ( and let me say im not a great reviewer )
The first classes i took with www.PFCtraining.com was there Protocom classes 100 and 200 .They are classes that show all sorts of ways of dealing with force encounters.Tactical pistol , empty hand fighting, ground fightin, knife tactics. Me being a CCW holder i want to be more informed and skillful in all the areas i can. The way the instrcutors teach it , its a very easy way to understand and also from the mat training in the morning to the " hot range " in the afternoon everyones saftey is always number one thing !
The class i enjoyed most, was CQB conflicts. Its a 2 day class force on force with realistc weapon systems. our class used a H.U.D house the was just vacant , there was a number of tactical senarios that we were run thru from active shooter drills to seacrhing outside in and inside out drills, working as teams and solos. I don't there is any better way for training than force on force like that " it may be paint " but your heart rate goes up once you start a training senario
In furture post ill do my best at explaining how much i enjoy training with this group of guys. One thing i do have to say about PFC the instructors there " have been there " ( meaning in real life combat ) there not guys who are buisness savy , there just a bunch of very skilled guys whom are trying to past it on !
Glockguy , ill quote from one of the instructors , from principiles of indoor combat 1)" You are going to get shot " 2) " If you are going to get shot , your adversary better be shot a lot .
I just laugh all the time at that thought i would share it .
Just was going to stay I've taken some other courses with them . But didnt want to type for 2 hours so as time goes on and the subect presents itself i'll review some of the others.
I PERSONALLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKEN ANY CLASSES YOU CAN WITH THIS GROUP OF TRAINNERS !!!!!!! www.PFCtraining.com
I've had a basic defensive firearms class from Personal Security Consutants in West Mifflin (near Pittsburgh):
Pretty basic stuff, like malfunction drills, firing techniques, reloading, drawing from a holster, shooting at multiple targets.
The Oregon Firearms Academy in Brownsville, OR (Linn County just north of Eugene) is an excellent school.
Thunder Ranch is now located in eastern Oregon.
This probably would only concern Oregon residents, but have any of you taken the Defensive Handgun courses at the Oregon Firearms Academy in Brownsville? I'm scheduled for DH 1 in Nov. and I'm curious about good/bad impressions of the training. I've had training before when I was a Probation Officer, but that was long ago in a galaxy far away.
I have not but one of my fellow instructors have. I would like to know what you thought of their style since it appears you were there by now.Originally Posted by buzzg
I am in Salem Oregon and teach here Jim jacobe
ACCJT Certified LEO DT Instructor