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Old November 9, 2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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Looking for training

South tennessee/north Alabama area..any suggestions for a good instructor? Basically, just looking for handgun training for concealed carry and home defense. If there's one thing I've learned on here it's that no matter how much I try, I never put enough details in my questions/posts so just let me know what else I need to add.

Thanks in advance!
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Old November 9, 2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Check with a local gun shop or the NRA. Should be able to come up with someone local. Good luck. Have fun with it!

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Old November 9, 2012, 08:57 AM   #3
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Old November 9, 2012, 09:05 AM   #4
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Tiger McKee's Shoot Rite Acadamy, Langston, Al:
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Old November 9, 2012, 10:54 AM   #5
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Rangemaster in Memphis. Highly recommended!

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Old November 10, 2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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Old November 11, 2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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tactical response is in camden.
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Old November 11, 2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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RangeMaster training under Tom Givens, if possible (he has a large staff of trainers) OR Shootrite Firearms Academy under Tiger McKee. I've had training under both and I can't say enough good things about them. Both know their stuff and know how to present it.
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Old November 12, 2012, 10:51 AM   #9
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Givens is a great teacher.

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Old November 14, 2012, 04:17 PM   #10
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I like to see people practice.

Any one know of some thing similar in Southern Idaho?
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Old November 14, 2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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I have trained with quite a few instructors at some of the nation's highly acclaimed academies -- including Messrs. Givens (Rangemaster) and Yeager (Tactical Response).

They are two of the best.
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Old November 17, 2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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Some one like Rangemaster would do you well .Don't worry about the cost it will be worth every penny ! I took a course with J Farnam and it was very obvious that I knew so little !
My CCW goes back a longe time ,40+ years .In those days courses weren't even available and that was frustrating. You're lucky now with many courses available .
A good course will keep you out of trouble .#1 avoidance
You'll do better when properly trained . You'll do better in court as appearing a responsible , trained citizen rather than crazy with a gun.
#1 avoidance is the better than trying to survive a shootout and the subsequent court .
When carrying leave your macho at home.
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