After that try here..http://www.teamruthless.com/ruthlessevents.html
They are located at at Manassas, Va.
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Are there any good Beginner Defensive Shooting courses in Northern Va??
I know of 2 Good places to take courses:
Perroni's Tactical Training Academy
PTTA Firearms Safety Course
PTTA Basic Handgun (Pistol Course)
PTTA Intermediate Handgun (Pistol Course)
PTTA Advanced Handgun I Course
PTTA Advanced Handgun II Course
PTTA Low Light Shooting Course
Golden Seal Enterprises Firearms Training Unit
DCJS # 88-1476
GSE Firearms Safety Course
GSE Basic Handgun (Pistol Course)
GSE Intermediate Handgun (Pistol Course)
GSE Advanced Handgun I Course
GSE Advanced Handgun II Course
GSE Low Light Shooting Course
P.S. NRA courses are usually target shooting courses not Defensive shooting courses!
Yep, look up Jack Rambaugh's courses. He does both the CCW thing and Suarez International curriculum. After that you will be good to go for the more advanced stuff offered there, including the course with Matt and 7677, my course, and the advanced course offered by Jack.
Roger Phillips Owner of Fight Focused Concepts, formerly know as Sweatnbullets
DCJS which of the two companies would you recommend?? Is either one better than the other?
has anybody ever dealt with Tactical Shooting Academy in Hampton??
NC CCH Instructor, NRA Instructor
Beretta 96 Brigadier
Kimber Pro Eclipse II 1911
I'll second the notion on dt-concepts in Lexington. I do know Randy on a personal level and have worked with him in and out of the classroom.
Randy is one of those sleeper instructors. A lot of instructors know a lot but don't know how to convey the information well. Randy, is going to give you probably all the information at a fraction of the price as a big school simple because he is a smaller operation (for now). And also you'll have more one on one time due to smaller class sizes. Randy will be the star instructor in the upcoming NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home DVD.
I have worked with Randy on other projects related to shooting, including filming. and I must say his knowledge on shooting and training runs the entire spectrum. Hes not a Bull S***r nor does he make things up. Which I have seen some guys due if they don't know the answer.
Every time I ask somebody about what they learned at a big tactical school the first thing they generally say is " I shot about 3000 rounds of ammunition!"
Most courses are "Shoots a lot Courses"
If you want to go to a "Learns a lot course" Try DT-concepts.
Advanced Defensive Handgun
This is a 30 hour course delivered over 3 consecutive days. It will provide the students with an opportunity to utilize skills learned in previous courses as they apply real world situations, scenarios, and the decision making process through practical range exercises and force on force exercises.
Shooting while Moving
Managing Multiple Threats
Proper use of the Force Continuum
Utilization of Cover and Concealment
Application of Disarming and Retention Techniques
Scenario Based Simulations with Force on Force Training
Intermediate Defensive Handgun
One or more reliable handgun(s) and holster
At least three magazines and belt carriers
At least 1000 rounds of quality ammunition
Ear and eye protection
$375 per student
How often does Randy update his Schedule? I'm looking for dates around early March.
I have no idea I would send him an Email or PM him.
+1 for Randy at DTC. Good guy, Great Instructor!
I also just spent some time at Tactical Response with James Yeager
doing a private Firearms Instructor Development Course.
+1 for Tactical Response Great Guy, Great Instructor!
Last edited by DCJS Instructor; December 28th, 2007 at 09:51 PM.