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Old March 25, 2014, 02:52 PM   #301
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Rigo Durazo at Red River West, Gainesville, TX in April

RIGO DURAZO and RANDY DeHAY will be teaching a SACP (Structural Alignment Combative Principles) class April 25-27, 2014 at Red River West Outdoor Firearms Training Facility ( Email us at or call 940-284-3200 for more details. Red River West is a PRIVATE training facility situated in the country northwest of Gainesville, Texas, just below the Red River.

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Old March 25, 2014, 03:10 PM   #302
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Ron Avery in Gainesville, TX (RED RIVER WEST)

Mark your calendars for May 23-25, 2014. RON AVERY will be teaching a REACTIVE HANDGUN SCIENCE class at Red River West Outdoor Firearms Training Facility. Red River West is a PRIVATE training facility situated in the country northwest of Gainesville, Texas just below the Red River. Don't miss this opportunity. Go to for more details or you can email us at or call us 940-284-3200.
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Old March 31, 2014, 06:55 PM   #303
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Concealed Carry Course-May 3, 2014 Cortland County, NY VERDAD Facility

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Presented by IPI VERDAD

This comprehensive one day class will encompass the issues encountered by the legally armed citizen. The issues covered: the justification and use of force, when and where appropriate, criminal and civil liability, weapon selection, methods of carrying concealed, maintenance of your weapon and support equipment and range training, including dynamic range exercises.

This course is an approved prerequisite course by the licensing officer for persons applying for a full carry, unrestricted permit or upgrading their existing permit in Broome County and other counties. This class also satisfies requirements for a Florida CWP.
Our course is taught at our New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Certified Training facility. We are not a gun club, we are an advanced training facility designed specifically for police and self defense training.

**The successful completion of this training does not guarantee the issuance of a full carry permit. The issuance of a full carry permit remains at the discretion of the licensing officer of the county. **

Pre-registration is required, please call for information, 315-453-3660. Class size is limited.

Course Cost $195.00
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Old April 29, 2014, 01:51 PM   #304
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IndianaPrecision Long Range Rifle Immersion Course

Precision Long Range Rifle Immersion Course

Who: Course Conducted by Will Farrugia, Lead Instructor for Florida Firearms Training LLC (

How Many: This class is limited to 6 Students only! First 6 to sign up are in.

What: This course will be invaluable to anyone who wants to experience the satisfaction of long range precision marksmanship. It is specifically designed around the needs of shooters (both new and old) that are interested in learning the fundamental skills for shooting accurately at long range. Course intent is to cover the techniques required to achieve first round hits out to 600 yards with bonus targets out to1000 yards.

Where: Course will be hosted at the beautiful Hillside Shooting Sports range located just outside the small town of Roanoke in the northeast part of Indiana. The range is positioned on 600 hundred acres of rolling hills and beautiful farm land. There is convenient access to the range and plenty of parking to accommodate. Location is just 5 minutes east of Highway 24, and about 6 minutes west of I-69.

The facility has a reactive steel rifle range with paper and steel targets on berms located at 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 600 and 1000 yards. See more:

Course Includes: Classroom and on-range practical training that includes Rifle Set-up, Optic Set-up and Correct Placement, Sighting In, Bi-pod, Sling and Ammunition Selection and Ballistic Comparisons, Correct Bench and Prone Shooting Positions, Understanding Eye Relief, Breathing, Grip, Trigger Control, Follow Through, doping rifle to 1000 yards. Anyone interested in placing precision fire on targets at or near the maximum effective range of their rifle will learn the art and science involved in doing so in this course. Students that complete the course will leave with a combined knowledge of their personal capabilities with their equipment. Space is limited to six students.

When: Monday August 11th & Tuesday August 12th 2014.

Ammunition Required: 200 rounds of match grade ammunition min. NO Steel Core or Penetrating ammo allowed.

Prerequisites: Students must be safe and competent with their chosen rifle.

Additional Equipment: A .308 or similar caliber Precision Rifle capable of Minute of Angle Accuracy (Precision rifles are a necessity for a course of this kind.), Quality Adjustable Scope (A scope that will allow for precision shooting at 500+ yards, Mil Dot, Target Turrets, BDC or Meridian Reticules are recommended.), Bipod, Sling, Rear Bag, Shooting Matt, Binos / Spotting Scope, Head Cover, Cleaning Kit, Pen / Pencil, Highlighter, Rifle Data Book and Notebook, Calculator.

Cost: $450 if booked by July 7th or $550 if booked after July 7th.

Registration: Sign up here:
Or call 561 450 9586 for more information.

Will Farrugia: Is the lead instructor of FFT and has been a certified professional firearms and tactics instructor for over 25 years. Teaching military, law enforcement, security contractor and civilian classes across the globe. In addition to being a small arms instructor and competitor, Will has also worked as a military security contractor and executive protection agent, (including U.S. Congressman and international dignitaries) on 3 continents.
"There is no problem so great, that a well placed .308 will not cure"
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Old July 8, 2014, 02:44 PM   #305
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Intensive Pistol Skills, Eustace, TX, Sept

Intensive Pistol Skills, One-Day
Eustace, Texas
Sept 6, 2014 Saturday

This is an intensive one day course that covers all of the essential skills involved in fighting with a handgun. There is an all day session Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm.

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.

Expect to fire about 400 rounds of ammunition. This course is designed expressly for the armed citizen who carries a concealed handgun, or the plain clothes or off duty police officer.

You will need a good handgun, holster, belt, and magazine pouch, at least three magazines, a ball cap and concealment garment (vest, jacket, windbreaker, etc), eye and ear protection, and rain gear (we train rain or shine). A cooler with soft drinks and snacks is a very good idea.

You will need a quality handgun and gear. It is a good idea to bring a second gun just like your primary, in case something breaks on your primary gun. Please bring good quality ammunition. You will shoot better, your gun will function better, and you will learn faster.

Your primary instructor will be Tom Givens, of Rangemaster, assisted by other Rangemaster certified firearms instructors. Tuition is $225.00.

Advance registration is required. Go to
to register. Location, directions, etc will be sent to registered students.
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Old July 26, 2014, 02:01 PM   #306
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Rangemaster Firearms Instructor Course, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Rangemaster Three-Day Firearms Instructor Development and Certification Course, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Aug 29-31, 2014, Friday through Sunday

This is an intensive three-day course that runs from 9am to 6pm each day (24 hours total). The course teaches candidates:
• Modern adult learning theory
• Preparation, delivery, and documentation of training
• Development of training aids, including power points and others
• Coaching methodologies, diagnosing and correcting shooters' errors
• Modern, effective gun-handling techniques, designed to work under stress
• Proper handling/operation of a variety of handgun types

Learn to teach effective, efficient combat marksmanship technique. The course time is divided about equally between classroom sessions and range firing, and each student will fire approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Students will act as coaches for other students, and each will be coached extensively in turn. Students also receive a 200 page training manual, which is a valuable information and reference resource. To graduate from this course, students must pass a shooting qualification, pass a written examination, and conduct a brief presentation in the classroom on an assigned topic. Students will need:

• A serviceable sidearm, of at least .38 Special or 9X19mm caliber
• A serviceable uniform duty or concealed carry holster, worn on the belt, of leather or kydex construction, with a covered trigger guard
• At least three magazines or speedloaders
• 1,000 rounds of full power ammunition for the sidearm
• Everything else is supplied by Rangemaster.

Tuition is $525.00, which includes 24 hours of training and a 200 page training manual. Advance registration is required. For more info, please email Richard Smith at or Tom Givens at .

This course will be conducted on an indoor range. Reviews by prior students are available on request. Ft. Lauderdale and the Miami metro area offer lots of tourist and entertainment opportunities for your family, so this would be a good way to combine an educational opportunity and a family vacation.

To register go to .

Rangemaster Instructor's Course Sept. 6-8 2013, McLoud, OK AAR
Kirk Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico
I would like to start by saying thank you to Tom Givens, our assistant instructors Spencer and Gabe, our host Wes of Practical Shooting LLC, my brother for accompanying me to yet another training adventure in a far away place and all 19 of my fellow students who came together to make this a great long weekend of training.

Link to course description:

The Rangemaster Instructor's Course serves several purposes. It teaches students critical information, tactics, techniques, mindset and statistics. The class also teaches shooting methodology, proper shooting coaching and tests student's skill level on the range. Lastly, students are tested on their ability to retain knowledge taught over the course of the weekend and available in the workbook and to present knowledge to fellow classmates in a 5 minute presentation assigned to the student by Tom Givens.

This was my fourth instructor's course, the first three being through Sig Academy, the NRA and Tactical Response. The Tactical Response Instructor's class comes close, but in the end I believe that if you could pick only one of the above classes, you should pick the Rangemaster course. The Rangemaster course is the only one of the above that goes into detail about how to properly coach a shooter on the firing line. It also forces students to give informative, properly delivered coaching and to receive and implement the same.

The Course is a nearly even split between class time and range time. At first this might seem a bit range heavy for an instructor's course, but the split worked just right because of the way range time is used in the course. When you are not shooting you are observing and coaching. When you are shooting you are implementing the coaching given by your training partner. Whether in the classroom or on the range you are in turn learning and teaching, developing vital skills as an instructor.

Speaking to our class specifically, there were 20 students, with a pleasantly and surprisingly high 5 female shooters. Law Enforcement was also healthily represented. This class was notable for being a "that guy" free zone with all the students being safe, attentive and well adjusted. Skill levels ranged from very new to very experienced. I managed to win the Casino shoot, but finished in second place overall after being bested by the very talented Lieutenant Chuck Haggard.

I would strongly recommend this course to any shooter. Whether or not you plan on instructing full time or part time, you will (hopefully) eventually be given the responsibility and opportunity of teaching a friend, family member, child or spouse the basics of shooting, firearms safety, firearms storage, and or the realities and legalities of the use of firearms in self defense. This class will help you with all of the above, maximizing the learning experience of your loved ones, your customers and yourself. As usual Tom Givens offers an amazing training experience that is presented in proper context and executed successfully. Two Thumbs way up.
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Old July 29, 2014, 09:54 AM   #307
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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   #308
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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   #309
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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   #310
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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   #311
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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 January 7, 2015, 06:01 PM   #312
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Old January 17, 2015, 06:18 PM   #313
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Rangemaster (Givens) Courses in Florida

Lynn and I will be teaching three courses in Florida, back to back in March. We will be in the Pensacola area on Feb 27- Mar 1 for a Three-Day Firearms Instructor Development Course, then another iteration of the same course in Ft. Lauderdale on March 6-8.

On March 14-15 we will offer an Advanced Firearms Instructor Course, also in Ft. Lauderdale. This class is limited to prior graduates of our three-day instructor course, anywhere.

The links below have details on each class, along with on-line registration. These are our only Florida classes in 2015.

Feb 27-Mar 1 Instructor Course, Pensacola, FL area (Robertsdale, AL)

March 6-8 Instructor Course, Ft Lauderdale, FL

March 14-15 Advanced Instructor Course, Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Old February 9, 2015, 12:09 PM   #314
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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   #315
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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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