How Much Training Have You Had?

How Much Training Have You Had?

This is a discussion on How Much Training Have You Had? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just curious as to the level of training people have had. For me I have taken the following courses: Basic Handgun Safety - 4 hours ...

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    How Much Training Have You Had?

    Just curious as to the level of training people have had.

    For me I have taken the following courses:

    Basic Handgun Safety - 4 hours
    Defensive Handgun 1 - 8 hours
    Glock Defensive Handgun (Same as Defensive Handgun 2 but only Glocks are allowed in class) - 16 hours
    Defensive Shotgun - 8 hours

    I am signed up for two more classes this summer from a different school.

    Defensive Handgun 1 - 16 hours
    Tactical Handgun 1 - 16 hours
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    US ARMY six years.

    CCW New Mexico Required......that is it.

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    USAF Security Police,Air Base defense training,several civilian LE departments with monthly training,most LE training had to do with mainly laws and any changes plus refresher courses on vehicle stop procedure ,clearing buildings,and armed robbery response.We only qualified semi annually for firearms but gun range was open 1 day a month for practice and we got 100 rounds furnished.Also CCW course in Texas,and reading posts on DC.I also shoot 300 to 500 rounds of ammo a week between 22,9mm,45,40
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    (2) 4 hour sessions in use of force judgment training trailer*
    (2) 8 hour classes with simunitions
    (1) 7 day Executive Protection training program
    (1) 8 hour basic carry class
    (1) 8 hour shotgun class

    (a dozen or so) specialized training sessions for work.

    * 4 hours personally... 3 days of training as a group.

    Seem like a lot? It's not. I'm comfortable knowing how little I know.
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    Utah CCW permit class (not that it should really count as training) - 4 hours
    Advanced Concealed Carry class - 12 hours
    Close Range Gunfighting - 16 hours
    Interactive Gunfighting (force-on-force) - 16 hours
    Plus 4 hours per month of Utah Polite Society events for the last year and a half.

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    24 Years in the military and 6 years as a Federal Agent. In addition a number of courses by trained police firearms instructors.
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    I think this is great question...but not so much how much training someone has...but how much does one spend maintaining their skills. I harbor the belief that once someone gets their CCW...they never practice again, or at best, once or twice a year.

    Rick

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    Tn Handgun carry permit class
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    16 years military. Most recently advanced force protection tactics and militarylaw enforcement (i.e.ticket nazi and and large campus/building clearing)
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    Military
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    Nebraska Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Course

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    14 years municipal police
    ....and about 25 years of just plain shootin'

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    Gosh, I dunno where to begin or how to break it down.

    I started with all the NRA foo foo fluffy stuff when I was still in school for the fun of it, my buddies Dad taught all that stuff on weekends, so I had an in.

    Then I went into the military, and that became my job; Teaching the real deal CQB to the guys and gals who use it everyday. That was a long road getting that assignment and took a lot of training and real world learning on the job to get there. It was a neat job though, all the big boys with the Hollywood type acronym names in the military came to us to learn how to run a pistol... good stuff.

    Then, I did a short stint teaching my own classes to local L.E. as a side business... I quickly found out its tough to make a living on a shooting range. So, I became an LEO myself and continued my side business for over ten years now.

    As an LEO, I've been able to attend the best schools there are and work with the most impressive operators. I usually get to go to two to four weeks a year of firearms stuff, and bring it all back to regurgitate what I've learned to everyone else.

    I've found that most of my learning happens when I'm showing somebody else what I've learned, so I keep doing just that.

    So, I really don't know how much training I've had but I do know I've got myself into a never ending cycle thats a lot of fun.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I've found that most of my learning happens when I'm showing somebody else what I've learned, so I keep doing just that.
    +1... one of life's universal truths...

    I'm glad you mentioned this, I make an effort to train/cross-train with a group of folks who run in different circles for this very reason. Showing each other what we learned elsewhere helps a hell of a lot.
    "Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington

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