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    Good Courses

    Are there any good Beginner Defensive Shooting courses in Northern Va??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05warrior View Post
    Are there any good Beginner Defensive Shooting courses in Northern Va??
    The NRA is a good start for the basics.
    After that try here..http://www.teamruthless.com/ruthlessevents.html
    They are located at at Manassas, Va.

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    Good Courses

    I know of 2 Good places to take courses:

    Fredericksburg, Va.
    Perroni's Tactical Training Academy
    www.perronitactical.com

    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

    Winchester, Va.
    Golden Seal Enterprises Firearms Training Unit
    DCJS # 88-1476
    www.goldensealenterprises.com

    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!

    Tom Perroni
    (540) 786-3627
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Temkin View Post
    The NRA is a good start for the basics.
    After that try here..http://www.teamruthless.com/ruthlessevents.html
    They are located at at Manassas, Va.

    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.

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    DCJS which of the two companies would you recommend?? Is either one better than the other?

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    has anybody ever dealt with Tactical Shooting Academy in Hampton??

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    Check out DT-Concepts in Lexington, VA. Randy runs good courses.
    http://www.dt-concepts.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncffp163 View Post
    Check out DT-Concepts in Lexington, VA. Randy runs good courses.
    http://www.dt-concepts.com/
    Never heard of this company but they seem to be worth checking out.
    Very impressive list of courses.

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    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.

    Syllabus
    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

    Prerequisites
    Intermediate Defensive Handgun

    Requirements
    One or more reliable handgun(s) and holster
    At least three magazines and belt carriers
    At least 1000 rounds of quality ammunition
    Flashlight
    Ear and eye protection

    Tuition
    $375 per student
    “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll

    Its not about guns...Its about Freedom!

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    How often does Randy update his Schedule? I'm looking for dates around early March.

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    I have no idea I would send him an Email or PM him.
    “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat, do you reflect or become what is happening in the room or do you change the atmosphere, reset the temperature when you come into the room”?--Chuck Swindoll

    Its not about guns...Its about Freedom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05warrior View Post
    DCJS which of the two companies would you recommend?? Is either one better than the other?
    I am an Instructor at both schools so I would say both are good!

    +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!
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