Houston shooters: let's do a handgun class!


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Richard.Howe
June 23, 2005, 11:32 AM
Houston shooters -- let's do a 2-3 day handgun class somewhere!

My preference would be to do something local-ish (i.e. not Montana) but more in-depth than a single 10-hour CHL course...with locals who I can keep in touch with afterwards.

I'm open to recommendations!

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Spreadfire Arms
June 23, 2005, 02:49 PM
what kind of "in-depth" topics are you looking to do, like:

1. shooting from cover
2. recognizing cover vs. concealment
3. shooting while moving
4. tactical reloads
5. clearing weapon jams/FTF/FTE, etc
6. room clearing
7. using a longarm in combination with a handgun
8. shooting at multiple aggressors

?

i suppose those are more "in-depth" than a standard CHL class......but im not sure in what direction you're going.

i would like to put on an MP5 class sometime...but i'd need more MP5's lol.

onerifle
June 23, 2005, 03:13 PM
Great idea, Richard! Best bet would be to have one of the "names" come into a local range. As long as we plan far enough out (IOW October/November as opposed to mid August), it shouldn't be as much of a problem for most people's schedules, or budgets.

Some names that come to mind are Suarez, Farnam, Ayoob...

Let's make this thing work!

Richard.Howe
June 23, 2005, 06:13 PM
Great opportunity for clarifications, Spreadfire Arms:

1. shooting from cover
yes

2. recognizing cover vs. concealment
yes

3. shooting while moving
yes

4. tactical reloads
yes, though of relatively minor importance to most people in most shootings -- might be taught as an elective portion during lunch or after dismissal

5. clearing weapon jams/FTF/FTE, etc
yes, though if we all used revos... :D

6. room clearing
yes. Critical competency for the homeowners out there with children, for whom 100% retreat is not an option in the middle of the night when the alarm goes off

7. using a longarm in combination with a handgun
no, if we morph this into multi-platform training, it's bound to take a bunch longer than 2-3 days. Especially if attendees aren't already handgun saavy.

8. shooting at multiple aggressors
maybe


In addition:
1. state case law / incident / scenario review of real-word shoots, maybe even replication of conditions at the range
2. introduction to low-light handgun situations
3. target recognition and evaluation

Please let me be clear: I am not an expert, but an interested and motivated consumer. If this content already exists somewhere locally, then there is no need to reinvent the wheel!

I am just envisioning tactics- and techniques-training for the average CCW/CHL permit-holder and homeowner. I want to know what to do and how to do it, and practice the heck out of whatever instruction I'm given in the presence of my instructor.

This could easily work if we developed a committed core of attendees who agree on content and schedule.

Rich

Spreadfire Arms
June 23, 2005, 07:04 PM
the only thing about bringing in a big time instructor is that they will most likely not only charge for instruction but also want expenses covered, i.e. plane fare, hotel, meals, transportation, etc.

im thinking you can get a local NRA-certified instructor or other qualified person to teach.

in fact, i know a THR board member who is Army Special Forces (and he is still in the Army) who could probably teach us all a few cool mall ninja tricks. ;) he lives between Austin and Houston too. he'd be much cheaper lol.

Texas Tass
June 23, 2005, 11:19 PM
I would be interested in "continuing education"! Can it wait until Fall? It's only June and i'm already melting!

Tass

Spreadfire Arms
June 24, 2005, 03:00 PM
yeah especially if its outdoors. Houston humidity is terrible. :uhoh:

No4Mk1
June 24, 2005, 04:00 PM
Count me in, and ditto on the request for fall timing!

Spreadfire Arms
June 24, 2005, 07:07 PM
if we do it after the first week of August i will be a certified Texas CHL instructor for those THR members who want to get certified....if that is in the agenda for this project.

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