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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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