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Old December 9, 2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Upcoming Training: Post Your Training Events Here

Got info on an upcoming school? Post your times, dates, locations, subject matter and instructors here instead of in separate threads. This way your information won't get lost in the daily thread shuffle.

Note: Old posts in this thread have been deleted to keep room for newer information. I did my best to only toss the classes that have already gone, not anything still upcoming. If you posted something that should still be here because the class is still in the future, please send a PM to me, aka pax. Thanks!
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Old July 29, 2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Bob Marvel Custom 1911 Classes

Deep River Customs, a maker of quality 1911 pistols, is proud to sponsor Bob Marvel, who will be teaching custom 1911 courses in Asheboro, NC, beginning in April 2015.

Bob Marvel is nationally and internationally acclaimed for his craftsmanship in building exceptionally reliable and accurate 1911 pistols. In the past thirty years he has built national championship and world championship winning pistols, as well as pistols for the military, law enforcement, and for civilian use. Bob is well known for a series of .22/1911 conversion designs, 1911 design improvements, and products for the 1911, as well as being a consultant in the firearms industry.

This will be a thorough, comprehensive 10 day course to teach the participants how to build a custom 1911 pistol using specific knowledge of each part. The requirement for the 10 day schedule is due to the amount of information, knowledge, and custom pistol building skills that are to be passed on to the students. Simply put, five days is not enough time.

The classes will involve supervised “hands-on” training, lectures, class discussion, trouble shooting, range time and reviews. At the end of the course, each student will walk away with a custom built 1911 pistol, knowledge of how the pistol works, and how to build and repair 1911 pistols from the training acquired in class.

Brief course overview:
Introduction and basic gunsmith hand tool use
Slide to frame fit including breech prep, extractor, firing pin stop, feeding relief
Barrel preparation and barrel/bushing fit
Action work – trigger, hammer, sear, disconnector
Frame work – grip safety, thumb safety, mainspring housing, ejector, plunger tube, magazine tuning
Range – test fire along with malfunction and troubleshooting instruction

Detailed information can be found on the Deep River Customs website:
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Old November 14, 2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Bob Marvel Custom 1911 Classes, Asheboro, NC


“I appreciate the tremendous support and feedback you have given for my 1911 classes to be taught beginning in April of 2015. As a result of your feedback, I have decided to modify the time frames of my classes by decreasing the course length from 10 days to 7 days. Hopefully, by decreasing the class length, participants will encounter fewer conflicts with family responsibilities and work schedules.

Rest assured that I will maintain the same rigors and level of instruction of the original class schedule in the 7 day course. I will be able to cover the same material and provide the same quality of instruction by decreasing the maximum class size from 14 to 7 participants. The minimum class size will be 6 students. The cost of the course will remain the same as the quality of instruction and end products will not be affected.

Thank you again for your feedback and your support for my 1911 classes.”
Bob Marvel


April 12th though April 18th
September 13th though September 19th
**The June class is closed to enrollment

Please visit the Deep River Customs website for more information and to make arrangements to attend the class –
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Old November 30, 2014, 09:39 PM   #4
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Pistol Courses in Maryland

Handgun Training courses forming in Frederick County MD for

>>NRA Basic Pistol, MD HQL Training, Personal Protection in the Home

Scheduled one day courses and on-demand 4.5 hr courses

Private Range, Heated Shooting House, Guns and everything provided- shoot warm all winter!!

Current NRA and MD Certified Instructor, over 7 years’ experience

Email for info
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Old December 16, 2014, 01:41 AM   #5
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Badlands Tactical 2015 schedule is up!

There are a couple of new classes to check out.
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Old December 21, 2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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Roger Phillips and Fight Focused Concepts

2015 Course Schedule

NEW COURSE for 2015
January 24-25, 2015 (Weekend after the SHOT show)
Fight Focused Handgun IV – Fight Focused Marksmanship
Las Vegas, NV
8:00AM – 4:00PM
500 rounds ammunition (bring more if you want to shoot more)

February 28 & March 1, 2015
Tom Sotis and Roger Phillips Integrating Pistol and Knife
Las Vegas, NV
Enroll here

March 2-3, 2014
Fight Focused Handgun III – Point Shooting Concepts
Las Vegas NV

March 21-22, 2015
Fight Focused Handgun Fighting at Night
Las Vegas, NV

March 21-24, 2015
Extreme Night Fighter Week
Las Vegas NV

April 10-12, 2015
Close Quarter Battle – The Study
Phoenix, AZ

April 25-26, 2015
Fight Focused Handgun III – Point Shooting Concepts
Las Vegas, NV

April 27-28, 2015
Fight Focused Handgun V – Advanced Point Shooting Concepts
Las Vegas, NV

April 25-28, 2015
Fight Focused Handgun Week
Las Vegas, NV

May 16-17, 2015
Fight Focused Handgun IV
Reno, NV

June 6, 2015
Fight Focused Handgun I – Introduction
Las Vegas, NV

June 7, 2015
Fight Focused Rifle I – Introduction
Las Vegas, NV
"Situations dictate strategy, strategy dictates tactics, tactics dictate techniques.....techniques should not dictate anything."
Roger Phillips, Owner and Operator of Fight Focused Concepts
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Old February 9, 2015, 12:09 PM   #7
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Tom Givens Intensive Pistol\Defensive Shotgun Hosted by NOLATAC April 11th-12th


Date: April 11- 12

Facility: The St.Bernard Indoor Shooting Center , 212 Aycock Street, Arabi LA, 70032

Cost: $425.00
Registration link\Gear List:

Instructor Bio: Tom Givens

Class Description Intensive Pistol: This is an intensive one-day course that covers all of the essential skills involved in fighting with a handgun. Topics covered in this course will include:
  • Rapid presentation from concealed carry
  • Effective gun handling techniques, designed to work under stress
  • Rapid reloading techniques
  • High speed accuracy at close ranges
  • Precision shooting at mid-ranges
  • Proper defensive mindset and more.

This course is designed expressly for the armed citizen who carries a concealed handgun, or the plain clothes or off duty police officer.

Class Description Defensive Shotgun:
Many people keep a shotgun at home. The shotgun is one of the most effective and versatile weapons available to the average private citizen or police officer. It is also the least understood and most under-utilized weapon system. Learn how to properly select, modify, feed and operate your defensive shotgun for optimum effectiveness. This intensive course will teach you efficient techniques for handling and shooting the shotgun under stressful conditions for self-defense.

Covered topics include:
  • Shotgun Selection
  • Shotgun Training
  • Types & Operation
  • Loading Techniques
  • Modifications
  • Ammunition Selection
  • Shooting Techniques

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Old February 23, 2015, 06:39 PM   #8
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Personal Defense Network Training Tour Dates & Locations

Here are the Training Tour dates for the 2015 Personal Defense Network Training Tour, March 20th-Late July:

2015 Training Tour Calendar

Hope to see some course reviews posted by TFL Members!

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Old March 1, 2015, 11:12 AM   #9
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Massad Ayoob's Armed Citizen's Rules Of Engagement Hosted by NOLATAC

Date: March 13- 14
Facility: The St.Bernard Indoor Shooting Center , 212 Aycock Street, Arabi LA, 70032
Cost: $450.00
Registration link:
Instructor Bio:

Class Description: A two-day, 20-hour immersion course in rules of engagement for armed law-abiding private citizens, emphasizing legal issues, tactical issues, and aftermath management. Topics will include interacting with suspects, witnesses, responding police officers…threat recognition and mind-set…management of social and psychological aftermath after having had to use lethal force in defense of self or others…and preparing beforehand for legal repercussions and minimizing exposure to them. Situations in the home, at the place of business, or “on the street” will all be covered.

Additional Information: We have a climate controlled classroom with projector and surround sound. There is a refrigerator on premises for anyone that wants to bring their lunch\snacks\drinks, however we will have a catered lunch and snacks will be available. Additionally there are several restaurants nearby in Arabi and the surrounding area. The range is about 15-20 minutes from most downtown New Orleans hotels and nightlife.

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Old March 18, 2015, 01:11 PM   #10
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King 33 Training upcoming classes in Connecticut

King 33 is running our own classes and hosting some special guest instructors:
King 33 Facebook
King 33 YouTube Channel

Upcoming guest instructed classes:
2 Day Home Defense (Live Fire) - Larry Vickers
March 28-29 (Open to All)

CQB 1.5 by Z.E.R.T.
March 28 (Sold Out)

Trijicon Handgun Reflex Sight Instruction - Trijicon (guns provided)
March 25
8 am to 12 Open to All ($20 door charge to non-LE)
1 pm to 5 pm SWAT only
6 pm to 10 pm Open to All ($20 door charge to non-LE)
For more info or to register, contact Frank Martello at fmartello (at) trijicon [dot] com or call (248) 409-8010

Low Light Instructor/Operator 1 - Surefire Institute
May 2-3 (Open to All)

Advanced Opposition Based CQB - Northern Red Training
May 16-17
See website for prerequisites

Full schedule can be found here.

King 33
75 Aircraft Road
Southington, CT 06489
info (at) king33training [dot} com
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Old March 18, 2015, 01:50 PM   #11
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The Cornered Cat instructor development class is definitely happening! I'm running it as a co-ed class, and we will focus specifically on teaching women. It will run four very full days, from June 22 through 25 (M-Th) at the Firearms Academy of Seattle near Chehalis, WA.

Cost is $600 / student for this 4-day class. If you'd like to get in on it, please send me an email: pax at cornered cat dot com.
Kathy Jackson
My personal website: Cornered Cat
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Old April 2, 2015, 05:09 PM   #12
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5 Day Instructor Certification Course Hosted by NOLATAC July 17-21

Hosted by: NOLATAC
Date: JULY 17-21
Location: St Bernard Indoor Shooting Center: 212 Aycock St , Arabi La,70032
Registration: Link

This is the first step in becoming a certified Second Amendment Foundation Training Division (SAFTD) Instructor. The SAFTD is devoted to professional instruction in a defensive context. This is the next level of training after familiarization with a firearm.

Check out the information in the flyer attached. For those needing the CPR/First Aid/AED certification which is a pre-requisite, we have a class that will be held the day before to meet those needs. Info can be found HERE!

Snacks and drinks will be provided during class and we will break for lunch. All training will take place at The St Bernard Indoor Shooting Center.

This course will be co-instructed by Brannon LeBouef of NOLATAC Training and Consulting (SAFTD Regional Master Instructor) and Richard Smith of the Firearms Training Academy (SAFTD National Master Instructor)

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Old April 2, 2015, 06:43 PM   #13
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Very excited to announce that on May 30-31, 2015 I’ll be one of the featured trainers teaching at the first-ever Families With Firearms Conference near Des Moines, Iowa. If this is something you might be interested in, I’d urge you to follow the link and get yourself signed up. Seats will probably fill very quickly for this valuable weekend.

One of the things I love about this is that inside the training world, we’re finally beginning to tackle many of the tough questions that are important to women. A lot of these issues really haven’t been addressed before, at least not to the depth they deserve. The fact that more women own firearms for self defense means that we in the training community are beginning to look at a lot of questions that historically, defensive firearm instructors were unable to cover in depth just because there just wasn’t a big enough audience for that type of work.

Helping parents learn how to help their children grow in healthy awareness without fear, learning how to role play with your kids, playing games that help develop child-friendly family preparedness, finding comfortable ways to carry a gun that work safely and well for people who spend a lot of time around young children — all of these are questions that have never really been seriously considered and discussed among the concealed carry community. And they should be!

This is far more than just repeating the Eddie Eagle rules for your children (though that’s really, really, really important!). It’s about finding ways to take your own self-defense plans and turn them into family defense plans. Learning to stay safe for yourself is one thing. Learning how to keep your family safe, and teach your family members how to keep themselves safe — that’s a whole different kettle of fish.

From the official announcement...

Topics in this seminar include:
  • Securing your home
  • Less-than-lethal defensive options and how to safely use them around children
  • Family games to help children and parents grow in personal awareness and joyful alertness
  • What – and when! – to teach your children about the firearms in your home
  • Tools to help children learn to resist gun-related peer pressure
  • How to safely babywear and carry a firearm
  • Choosing a safe holster
  • Practical concealed carry solutions for the busy parent
  • And much more…
We will have live-fire instruction starting with a practical introduction to handguns, moving through the basic draw stroke, and ending in one-handed manipulations that include techniques for shepherding family members to safety in the event a firearm is needed.

There will also be live training in safely moving through your home with a firearm, with the option of scenario-based instruction in a state-of-the-art computer-operated simulation room.

No experience is necessary. No children required. No children under the age of 18 will be allowed in the range at any time.

This seminar is to be held in Johnston, Iowa, at Crossroads Shooting Sports, on May 30 and 31st from 9am-5pm each day.


Kathy Jackson

Author of the book The Cornered Cat and the website, Kathy is an experienced defensive handgun trainer who successfully raised five very active, homeschooled boys to young adulthood. She spent four years as the editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, stepping down in 2012 to focus on her own firearms education and training company. A staff instructor at the Firearms Academy of Seattle since 2003, Kathy also holds teaching certificates from the Massad Ayoob Group and Rangemaster. Under her own Cornered Cat banner, she now travels across the nation teaching good people how to live safe, happy, armed lifestyles and protect the people they love.

Dann Sternsher

Dann Sternsher is a NRA Appointed Training Counselor and Certified Instructor for all disciplines, Chief Range Safety Officer, and Refuse To Be A Victim Regional Training Counselor. He has also trained over 1,000 kids in firearm safety and use as an Ohio 4H Shooting Sports Certified Instructor for Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun. He is a father of one and currently a full-time university professor and instructor/consultant for G4 Personal Safety. With previous experience in law enforcement, Dann has over 20 years of experience carrying a concealed firearm.

Chuck Haggard

Chuck Haggard is a 30-year veteran of urban law enforcement and a father of two. He is certified as a civilian and law enforcement trainer on various weapon systems, including pistol, shotgun, rifle, carbine, oleoresin capsicum (O.C.), baton, and Taser. He is also skilled and experienced at teaching weapon retention, disarming, and other empty-hand techniques. He enjoys teaching and is proud to be able to contribute to this nation’s widespread community of responsible, law-abiding advocates of self-defense. He remains active in the law enforcement community, but he now devotes even more time to training private citizens on the art and science of personal defense.

Melody Lauer

Melody Lauer is a Rangemaster and NRA certified handgun instructor who is also certified in Home Firearms Safety and the NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim program. A mother of three whose oldest child is six years old, Melody is an experienced babywearer. Active in the self-defense community, Melody has carried a defensive firearm for nine years. She authors a self-defense blog and continues to train in a variety of self-defense methods. She is a strong advocate for safe handling and storage of firearms around children and enjoys sharing her experience with others.
If you’d like to join us, do step over to http://www.limatunesrangediaries.wor...with-firearms/ and sign up. We’d love to have you add your voice to the conversation.

Kathy Jackson
Kathy Jackson
My personal website: Cornered Cat
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Old April 15, 2015, 10:50 PM   #14
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Rangemaster (Tom Givens) Courses, May & June

Here are some Rangemaster courses coming up in the next few weeks. Tom Givens is the primary instructor for each of these courses. The links contain detailed information, plus on-line registration.

May 9 Intensive Pistol Skills, One Day, Franklin, TN

May 16-17 Intensive Pistol Skills/Defensive Shotgun (1 day each) Athens, GA

May 23-24 Intensive Pistol Skills/Defensive Shotgun(1 day each) Zanesville,OH

May 29-31 Firearms Instructor Development Course,Litchfield,New Hampshire

June 6-7 Combative Pistol 1, Pelham, New Hampshire

June 13-14 Intensive Pistol Skills/Defensive Shotgun,(1 day each) Culpeper, VA
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