Firearms Academy, Seattle Wa. Opinions?

Firearms Academy, Seattle Wa. Opinions?

This is a discussion on Firearms Academy, Seattle Wa. Opinions? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Anyone shoot at this range or taken their courses? Was thinking of taking one or two CCW course down there and wanted an opinion of ...

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Firearms Academy, Seattle Wa. Opinions?

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array Colin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    1,862

    Firearms Academy, Seattle Wa. Opinions?

    Anyone shoot at this range or taken their courses? Was thinking of taking one or two CCW course down there and wanted an opinion of value for money. Thanks

    http://www.firearmsacademy.com/


  2. #2
    JD
    JD is offline
    Administrator
    Array JD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    19,361
    I'm not familiar with them, but the wife and I are taking a class from THESE guys later this month in PA, they are based out of Bellevue, WA. and do classes in other states as well.


    We'll be giving a review after the class at the end of the month.

  3. #3
    Distinguished Member Array Colin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks, nothing on thier site saying Canadians can't apply, will have to ask them.

  4. #4
    Member Array PaulBk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    221

    FAS

    The folks at FAS are absolutely first class. Facilities, instructors and curriculum are all first rate, great 'bang for the buck'. Marty and Gila run a stellar program.

    -Paul

    A very satisfied customer of FAS.

    BTW - For those north of the border
    http://www.firearmsacademy.com/canadian.htm
    Hero's aren't born, they're cornered - According to Jim

  5. #5
    New Member Array Tardola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    6
    This is my first post here.

    From Insights I have taken:

    General Defensive Handgun
    General Defensive Rifle
    Tactical First Aid

    From FAS I have taken:
    Advanced Defensive Handgun
    Tactical Handgun
    Tactical Scenarios
    Handgun Rention
    Precision Rifle I

    I'm scheduled to take Precison Rifle II in 5 weeks. This is not called a sniper class.

    Insights is an excellent school, I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the instruction received. Their range is indoor 25 yard which limits what training you can do past the basics IMO.

    I transferred to FAS specifically because of their range facilities which are, to be understated, outrageously excellent. They have everything from scenario houses to dark houses, 270-degree moving targets, 360 degree shooting pits, 100/200/300/400 yard rifle ranges, a 3-story shooting tower, a combat run-thru course... a steel-target range... 50 yard pistol.. It's nuts.

    The instruction is excellent, they are easy to deal with and no matter what you skill level you will learn. No yelling, no BS. Their classes run like clockwork: always doing something, never rushed nor bogged-down.

    I just took the FAS tactical scenarios class this past weekend which really really brought up my awareness of my weaknesses. I need to MOVE and SHOOT, baby, keep moving!

    I can recommend both places highly without reservation, but the range facilities at FAS alone is worth the drive.
    If you live close enough, you can take their 6-hour special interest seminars which are inexpensive and great. I don't live closely enough for that at todays gas prices.

    Soon I'll be out of classes at FAS and I plan on taking one of the scenario-based Insights classes next year.

    I'm not involved with them in any way except as a happy student. Marty has made me a serious shooter and for that I thank him.

    I live in Machias, WA
    Steve

  6. #6
    New Member Array bgdawgrr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    7
    Steve,
    Great info, thank you! You have helped me make up my mind on classes and whether it would be worth the drive and stay for a two day.

    I'm in Federal Way, so right in between both places.

  7. #7
    Distinguished Member Array Colin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks, now that our dollar is on par, I will have to contact them for courses.

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Tiger McKee, Shootrite Firearms Academy
    By sliponby in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 10th, 2010, 04:01 PM
  2. Firearms Academy of Seattle
    By bal_g23 in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 13th, 2009, 08:29 PM
  3. Shootrite Firearms Academy
    By john452 in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 4th, 2008, 07:24 PM
  4. Need Opinions Please - 7yo w/ADHD firearms training
    By steve63 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: November 10th, 2007, 05:54 AM
  5. Training - NJ Firearms Academy
    By mrreynolds in forum Defensive Carry & Tactical Training
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 28th, 2007, 11:24 PM

Search tags for this page

firearm academy of seattle reviews
,
firearm academy seattle
,

firearms academy of seattle

,

firearms academy of seattle review

,

firearms academy of seattle reviews

,
firearms academy seattle
,

seattle firearms academy

,
seattle firearms academy complaints
,
seattle firearms academy review
,
seattle firearms academy reviews
,
seattle firearms training
,
www.firearmsacademyofseattle
Click on a term to search for related topics.