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Old September 28, 2012, 05:10 AM   #26
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Check out Rangemaster (Tom Givins) in Memphis, or Cumberland Tactics (Randy Cain) in Goodlettsville (just north of Nashville)
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Old September 28, 2012, 10:24 AM   #27
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Quote from Camar: "You have to have an agressive mind set while you undergo training. You can attend upteen gun classes, but if you do not have an agressive mind set you have wasted your money and time".

Quote from sliponby: "I see nothing wrong with this statement. If I'm taking a defensive firearms training class, aren't I learning how to fight with my weapon? It's not a square dance class at the community center..."

Agree, you have to put yourself in a mindset that even in training you are truly in danger. Aggression toward the target/threat is paramount because timidity, uncertainty, or hesitation could mean your life. If your mind is in familiar territory and you are analyzing the situation accurately, then greater chance you will act appropriately.
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Old September 29, 2012, 09:26 PM   #28
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You'll probably want to approach it one step at a time and include benchmarks of your performance.

I wrote an article about it.

Building a Sequential Training System
"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." — Warren Buffett

"You can't go as deep [in] training as in a race or a fight. If you don't compete it's easy to convince yourself you're going hard. You're not." — Mark Twight
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Old September 29, 2012, 10:18 PM   #29
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As for some good training--and a positive way to help--have you checked out programs for Reserve Officers in your area?

A Reserve Officer is definitely NOT a hobby cop. They undergo the same training as regular officers, are held to the same standards, and perform the same functions--at least in most Departments.

See if your local Departments, both County and City, have Reserve programs.
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