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Old August 9, 2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Have a friend who wants to take some basic firearms training and handling courses

Does anybody recommend a reputable instructor / course in or around Clarksville TN?

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Old August 9, 2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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Tiger McKee's Shootrite Academy isn't too far, about 200 miles.
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Old August 10, 2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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classes, firearm trainers....

There are a few top trainers & programs out there.
I'd advise you or your bud take a 4 hr workshop or 1 day class to gauge the skill level & training methods first. Some instructors are better than others.
Well known gun & tactics school cadre do not comment or speak ill of other classes out o professional consideration but you can get input from students or learn who is good & who wants a warm body and a paycheck.
Ask for qualifications and sources that are something you can verify.
I've had great teachers & class trainers. I've also met firearm cadre I would not trust with a bag of marshmellows or a butter knife, .

PS, see; Thunder Ranch, Massad Ayoob Group, SIG Sauer Academy, Duane Dieter, Mid South, Jeff Gonzales, Larry Vickers. Former SEAL Don Shipley posts video clips of a few fakers & posers.
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Old August 10, 2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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The question was about "basic" training. To me that sounds like NRA Basic Pistol, not traveling 200 miles or across the country for some week-long, uber tactical SWAT operator course.

Go to the NRA web site and look up NRA classes in your town. There are NRA instructors everywhere.
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