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Old April 1, 2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Training Schools List

I've noticed more and more posts asking about locations of training schools in certain states (such as Thunder Ranch, and front sight) I figured it would be helpful to every one if we had a list with links and the state they are located in, It would cut down on duplicate posts and make finding schools in your state Much easier. I'll start.

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
Located IN Nevada and Alaska
www.frontsight.com

Thunder Ranch
Located in Orgeon
http://www.thunderranchinc.com/
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Old April 1, 2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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Two I've been happy with:

Gunsite, in Arizona
http://gunsite.com/

Tactical Response, based in TN but they travel.
http://www.tacticalresponse.com/
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Old April 1, 2006, 07:13 PM   #3
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Here's a rather large list: http://www.martialartsresource.com/firearms.htm
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Old April 1, 2006, 10:24 PM   #4
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I haven't been to this school but I live in Florida and it came highly recommended by Suarez International...

Frank Garcia's school:
UNIVERSAL SHOOTING ACADEMY
4300 C.R. 630 East
Frostproof, Florida 33843 USA
(863)635-3425
FAX: (863) 635-5277

www.frankgarciausa.com
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Old April 1, 2006, 11:01 PM   #5
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www.shootrite.org - northern alabama -rec'd by Clint Smith, exceptional training.

www.riflesonly.com - southeast TX - Tiger Mckee teaches there as well.
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Old April 1, 2006, 11:54 PM   #6
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Firearms Academy of Seattle -- located halfway between Seattle & Portland, owned by Marty & Gila Hayes.

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Old April 2, 2006, 12:43 AM   #7
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This is a very nice thread. I'd like to learn as much of these schools. I've just received a nice deal on ebay for a 4-day course certificate at Front Sight, worth $1,600, which I got for less than $100.
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Old April 2, 2006, 02:35 AM   #8
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Frontsight is a great school. Professional training. I also bought a cheap certificate and attended the 4 day defensive handgun course. The last day of the 4 day handgun course, I bought a membership. I just recently upgraded to a lifetime founder's membership. Whatever classes Front Sight offers now, and whatever they come up with in the future, I'll be able to attend for free. Awesome deal.
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Old April 2, 2006, 09:46 AM   #9
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I was told by an LEO that I do judo with that there is a good one in northern Illinois or somewhere in the state. Any one know wich school this is?
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Old April 2, 2006, 11:05 AM   #10
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You are more likely to be near a host location for an itinerant instructor...

I've tried not to duplicate any of the previous suggestions.

Itinerant Instruction

Randy Cain
Louis Awerbuck
Bill Jeans
John Farnam
Jeff Gonzales
Steve Silverman



Home Based & Itinerant Instruction Available

Rangemaster -Memphis
InSights -WA
ITTS -Los Angeles
LFI -NH



Fixed Facility

Rogers Shooting School -Ellijay, GA
Mid South - NW MS
Blackwater -NE NC
Valhalla - Montrose, CO
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Old April 2, 2006, 05:59 PM   #11
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http://www.americanfirearmsschool.com

This is where I took a basic safety course and have a range membership. Many law enforcement agencies in the area train here.
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Old April 3, 2006, 11:22 AM   #12
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I linked quite a few schools in Texas here:

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=205476
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Old April 4, 2006, 01:51 PM   #13
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For some reason I can't edit my first post so here is the current list by state. Still working on this, hope to get it all updated soon. Keep the schools coming.

Alabama
Shoot Rite Firearms Acadamey
www.shootrite.org

Alaska
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
www.frontsight.com


Arizona
Gunsite
www.gunsite.com

Yayapai Firearms Academy
http://www.yfainc.com/

Morrigan Consulting
http://www.morrigan-consulting.com/

Trident Concepts
http://www.tridentconcepts.com/index.asp


Arkansas

California
International Tactical Training Seminars inc.
http://www.internationaltactical.com/index.asp

Calorado
Defense Training International, Inc.
http://www.defense-training.com/

Valhalla
http://www.valhallatraining.com/

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida
Universal Shooting Academy
www.frankgarciausa.com

Georgia
Roger's Shooting School
http://www.rogers-shooting-school.com/

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Main

Maryland

Massachusetts
American Firearms School
http://www.americanfirearmsschool.com/

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi
MidSouth Institue of Self-Defense Shooting
http://www.weaponstraining.com/

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
www.frontsight.com


New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina
Blackwater USA
http://www.blackwaterusa.com/training/

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Orgeaon
Thunder Ranch
http://www.thunderranchinc.com/


Pennsylvania
Firearms Research & Instruction
http://www.f-r-i.com/

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee
Tactical Response
http://www.tacticalresponse.com/

Cumberland Tactics
www.guntactics.com

Range Master
http://www.rangemaster.com/


Texas
Rifles Only
www.riflesonly.com

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington
InSights Training Center
http://www.insightstraining.com/

Firearms Academy of Seattle
www.firearmsacademy.com


West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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Old April 5, 2006, 10:51 AM   #14
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In Oklahoma:

http://www.usshootingacademy.com/

http://www.tdsatulsa.com/index.php (I believe they are joining USSA)

Be sure and check out my link above for Texas schools. I linked quite a few.
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Old April 5, 2006, 11:26 AM   #15
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FAS is located in Washington, not Oregon. It is halfway between Seattle & Portland (Portland is the extreme northern border of Oregon; Seattle is slightly north of Washington's midpoint).

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Old April 5, 2006, 02:47 PM   #16
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I would also mention the SIgArms Academy in NH, sigarmsacademy.com
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Old April 5, 2006, 05:01 PM   #17
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fixed the one, I'll be pulling the suggestions from other links tonight, I'll also ad sigarms tonight.
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Old April 5, 2006, 05:35 PM   #18
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Here's one for eastern Ohio, in Jefferson County. Facility's name is S.T.A.R.T.

I have no first hand experience with them, but I do know a couple of the instructors, and they are first rate. Here is their mission statement:

Quote:
Special Tactics and Rescue Training (S.T.A.R.T.) is a Weapons Training Facility, Target Fabrication, and a Consulting Company Specializing in Special Tactics and Rescue Training in support of Homeland Defense. We are becoming an international global asset. Its founders are Combatant Veterans comprised of Retired Navy Seal, Army 82nd Airborne Soldiers, Green Berets, Pilots, and Law Enforcement Personnel. Special Tactics and Rescue Training is dedicated to expert training of Law Enforcement, Military, and Civilian Agencies. Our purpose is to service our customers in the safest, and most cost effective manner possible. We use the latest training methods from basic self-defense to close quarter's battle. We support the Homeland Defense and believe it STARTs with our United States Citizens.
Web site is http://www.strt.us/
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Old April 7, 2006, 12:05 PM   #19
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Seems to me there's a need for one more category: those that travel.

LFI, for instance, probably does more classes outside New Hampshire than they do in-state.

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Old April 7, 2006, 03:50 PM   #20
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I tried to address that here.
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Old April 8, 2006, 12:03 AM   #21
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In Missouri...

http://www.chapmanacademy.com
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Old April 11, 2006, 10:55 AM   #22
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Here is my list of several schools. I put the main instructor next to some of the schools names.


Combat Shooting and Tactics Paul Howe
http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com/index.html


Practical Firearms Training Pat Goodale
http://www.pgpft.com/Default.htm

10-8 Consulting
http://www.10-8consulting.com/

Trident Concepts Jeff Gonzales
http://www.tridentconcepts.com/index.asp

Backyard Outfitters
http://www.woolrichelite.com/training.htm

Rogers Shooting School Bill Rogers
http://www.rogers-shooting-school.com/

EAG Tactical Pat Rogers
http://www.eagtactical.com/

ITTS Scott Reitz
http://www.internationaltactical.com/index.asp

Triple Canopy
http://www.triplecanopy.com/tripleca...rain/index.php

MISS
http://www.weaponstraining.com/

Gunsite
http://www.gunsite.com/

ATS Tactical
http://www.atstactical.com/

Blackwater
http://www.blackwaterusa.com/

BSR
http://www.bsr-inc.com/

Thunder Ranch Clint Smith
http://www.thunderranchinc.com/

Chapman Academy Ray Chapman
http://chapmanacademy.com/about.shtml

Defense Training International John Farnam
http://www.defense-training.com/

Olive Security (Formerly T.E.E.S) Alan Brosnan
http://www.tees-training.com/

Operational Tactics Stuart Meyers
http://www.operationaltactics.org/

ITG
http://www.itg4.com/

Rifles Only
http://www.riflesonly.com/

PDT David Blinder
http://www.personaldefensetraining.com/

SCG International
http://www.scgonline.net/

Sevigny Performance Dave Sevigny
http://www.sevignyperformance.com/

Storm Mountain Training
http://www.stormmountain.com/

Strategos International Ken Good
http://strategosintl.com/

TFTT Max Joseph
http://www.tftt.com/

Tactical Response James Yeager
http://www.tacticalresponse.com/

TTOS David Scott-Donelan
http://members.aol.com/mantrack/index.htm

HSS International
http://www.hssinternational.com/

Valhalla Rob Pincus
http://www.valhallatraining.com/

Viking Tactics Kyle Lamb
http://www.vikingtactics.com/

Yavapai Firearms Louis Awerbuck
http://www.yfainc.com/

Talon Tactical Mike Benedict
http://www.talontactical.com/

Tactical Waterborne Training
http://www.twoboatguy.com/index.html

McMillan Sniper School
http://www.sniperschool.org/

Practical Shooting Academy Ron Avery
http://www.practicalshootingacad.com/

CRTC Bennie Cooley
http://www.benniecooley.com/

Crucible/Kroll Kelly Mcann
http://www.krollworldwide.com/servic...ty/protection/

D&L Sports Dave Lauck
http://www.dlsports.com/npage6a.html

Glock Training
http://www.glocktraining.com/

Diamondback Tactical
http://www.diamondbacktactical.com/index.aspx

Team Spartan
http://www.teamspartan.com/index.htm

Hoffners
http://www.hoffners.com/info.htm

Rob Leatham
http://www.robleatham.com/

Matt Burkett
http://www.mattburkett.com/

Jerry Barnhart
http://www.jerrybarnhart.com/

Walt Rauch
http://www.eastontacticalops.com/rauch/rauch.html

Operational Skills Group
http://www.opskillsgroup.com/

Morrigan Consulting Bill Jeans
http://www.morrigan-consulting.com/

Cumberland Tactics Randy Cain
http://www.guntactics.com/

Tac Pro
http://www.tacproshootingcenter.com/

Insights Training Greg Hamilton
http://www.insightstraining.com/view...instructorID=3

ESI
http://www.esi-lifeforce.com/Default.htm

Southern Exposure
http://southernexposuretraining.com/

Defensive Edge
http://www.defensive-edge.net/

Khyber Interactive
http://www.khybertraining.com/

Control Concepts Jim Walters
http://www.ccijax.com/

Countermeasures Tactical Douglas Pechtel
http://www.countermeasure.com/pages/1/index.htm

Outdoor Specialties
http://odspec.com/indexa.html

Bondurant
http://www.bondurant.com/

MVM
http://www.mvminc.com/index.htm

Firearms Academy of Seattle Marty Hayes
http://www.firearmsacademy.com/

Lethal Force Institute Massad Ayoob
http://www.ayoob.com/

Options For Personal Security Andy Stanford
http://www.optionsforpersonalsecurity.com/

Shootrite
http://www.shootrite.org/

SigArms
http://www.sigarmsacademy.com/

Weapons Academy
http://www.weaponsacademy.com/

Frank Garcia
http://www.frankgarciausa.com/

Surefire Institute
http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/...10/pgname/Home

Tactical Defense
http://www.tdiohio.com/

APT Academy
http://www.aptacademy.com/index.html

Range Master Tom Givens
http://www.rangemaster.com/

Midwest Training
http://www.midwesttraininggroup.net/

Critical Reaction Training
http://www.criticalreaction.com/

The FARM
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/farmpoli.../training.html

ASAA Chuck Taylor
http://www.chucktaylorasaa.com/

Action Target
http://www.actiontarget.com/_law/training/index.html

Singleton International Phil Singleton
http://www.philsingleton.com/index.html

Blauer Tactical Tony Blauer
http://www.tonyblauer.com/

Center Mass
http://www.centermassinc.com/638277.html

Badlands
http://www.badlandstactical.net/

Security Driver Tony Scotti
http://www.securitydriver.com/

Steve Tarani
http://stevetarani.com/

Linxx Academy Frank Cucci
http://www.linxxacademy.com/whylinxx/

The Site Hershel Davis
http://www.shoot-at-the-site.com/default.htm

Depot Training
http://www.depottraining.net/

ShivWorks Southnarc
http://www.shivworks.com./

PFC Training
http://www.pfctraining.com/

Tactical Shooting
http://www.tacticalshooting.com/

Tactical Security
http://www.tacticalsecuritynetwork.com/

HK
http://www.hkdefense.us/

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Old April 13, 2006, 06:52 AM   #23
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Itinerant Instruction

Rayburn Law Enforcement Training - Michael Rayburn
www.pointshooting.org

Canadian Academy of Practical Shooting - Dave Young
www.caps-inc.com

Both of the above have been guest instructors at

Fixed Facility

Smith & Wesson Academy
www.smith-wesson.com

I have attended courses at/from all of the above and they were excellent.
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Old April 19, 2006, 11:16 AM   #24
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I know that Sooner posted a TX list but I want to explicitly point out

www.krtraining.com

Givens was fun and Karl hosts good folk and teaches great classes himself and with his wife Penny.
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Old April 19, 2006, 12:19 PM   #25
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Don't forget the Smith and Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, MA.

http://www.smith-wesson.com
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