View Full Version : Training Recommendations in SF Bay Area?

January 24, 2009, 01:40 PM
I recently purchased my first handgun, a S&W 686P to use for home defense purposes. I'm looking for a recommendation on a quality instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to safety and practice, I'd like to find someone who had a background in the type of training involved to prepare for a potential home defense scenario. Most local ranges have people teaching classes but I want to make the right decision. If you send a suggestion, please let me know a little about the persons background and why you recommend them. Any help would be appreciated.

January 24, 2009, 02:55 PM
By the way, I did check the training school list above and didn't see one in my area.

January 24, 2009, 03:26 PM
Check out the following:





January 24, 2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks JTB, this place looks perfect.

Frank Ettin
January 30, 2009, 12:53 AM
Bill Tidwell teaches the basic classes at Reeds and is very good. Louis Awerbuck also has some classes at Reeds (http://ezine.m1911.org/awerback.htm ).

Also, BayProfs (http://www.bayprofs.org/ ) teaches an excellent Basic Handgun class at Target Masters in Milpitas, and also teaches Personal Protection classes.

January 30, 2009, 02:53 PM
Someone recommended Walt Marhsall and I've signed up for my first class with him. I'll keep you posted. Here's some info: