Reloading Certification


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double d
December 14, 2009, 12:13 PM
Is there any truth to the statements made by Phoenix State University's
statements that certified reloaders can purchase reloading components
at wholesale prices? Their online course costs $99 for a couple weeks
of email classes, and awards a certificate to those completing the course.

Also, if one wanted to get certified in reloading, are there better courses?

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Claude Clay
December 14, 2009, 12:19 PM
NRA offers a course.
i think it would be more recognized than an on-line one
had it for years and gave it up the 1st of this year cause
there is such a thing as stupid questions
and they have no place in a reloading class.put another way---
many asking questions outside the box having not done the basic
reading before class and thinking they 'knew' how and were 'entitled'

as for discounts.....don't know

zxcvbob
December 14, 2009, 12:21 PM
Total bull****. They are IMHO just trying to play off the good reputation of University of Phoenix online classes.

If I recall correctly, the NRA has a certification program for reloading instructors.

As far as buying reloading components at wholesale prices, there are already big discounts available to everybody for buying in bulk. Check out http://powdervalleyinc.com for prices of 8# jugs of powder, Midwayusa.com for 1000-packs of bulk bullets, etc.

SSN Vet
December 14, 2009, 12:21 PM
certified reloaders

:scrutiny::scrutiny::scrutiny:

sound totally hokey to me...
more like advertising PR to get you to shell out mucho denaro for their class, when most of the info. is already available online for free.

then they probably have at least 10 min. out of every 30 min. devoted to banal safety warnings, made over and over.

simply call Midway, or Midsouth or Graphf's and ask them "do you give a discount for ""certified"" reloaders.

The Bushmaster
December 14, 2009, 02:18 PM
At least it would look neat above your loading bench...Framed and all. Right next to your CCW badge...

rcmodel
December 14, 2009, 02:21 PM
Phoenix State University is nothing more then an internet scam.

They have no campus, no address, no phone number, and no contact info on thier website except an email address listing themselves as the host server.
They do accept Pay-Pal though!

There is no such thing as a "Certified Reloader", any more then there is "grandfathered in CCW instructors" who are not subject to proposed gun bans by Obama..

Its a scam to get your money, nothing more!

rc

wyohome
December 14, 2009, 02:33 PM
They are IMHO just trying to play off the good reputation of University of Phoenix online classes.
WUT???

rcmodel
December 14, 2009, 02:46 PM
The University of Phoenix is a real university, with a real campus, and a real on-line class program.
http://www.phoenix.edu/

The Phoenix State University is an on-line scam.
http://www.e-psu.com/

rc

ReloaderFred
December 14, 2009, 04:19 PM
This was discussed a couple of years ago and declared a farce. I don't need no stinkin' university diploma!

Fred

X-Rap
December 14, 2009, 04:23 PM
At least it would look neat above your loading bench...Framed and all. Right next to your CCW badge...
__________________

Man ya beat me to it.
Maybe they could make a Reloader Badge too.

THe Dove
December 14, 2009, 05:55 PM
I wish I hadda badge!

The Dove

ranger335v
December 14, 2009, 06:11 PM
"The Phoenix State University is an on-line scam."

Why bother with a $99 two week "course", use your own printer to make a flowery looking diploma and get your daddy and grandmama to sign it for you. That will get you as much discount value as the paid for but equally phony one will.

The Bushmaster
December 14, 2009, 06:44 PM
Now that's an idea ranger335v....

delta5
December 14, 2009, 07:02 PM
They should post a warning about this scam and make it a sticky

Walkalong
December 14, 2009, 07:04 PM
Now that's an idea ranger335v....
Sure is. I wonder if my neighbor would mind signing one for me? :p

warnerwh
December 14, 2009, 07:51 PM
This is part of the first paragraph of their ad:

My PSU Certified Reloader Degree unexpectedly opened doors to a great new 2nd career, and now I'm making over $150,000 a year in my garage, just by using the licensure...

Here is their web site: http://www.certifiedreloader.com/

You can call or email Midway, Wideners, Graf and Sons and see if they give "certified reloaders" dealers prices. My bet is on no way.

kelbro
December 14, 2009, 09:58 PM
They also have a bait shop Baiters degree. For $49 you get your minor and for $99 you can get your Masters

Bush Pilot
December 14, 2009, 10:02 PM
There is no need to send them $99.00 for a certificate, for $50.00 I'll send you one that'll be just as valid. Do you want it blue, green or red?

gearheadpyro
December 14, 2009, 10:48 PM
Q: I saw that some other schools offer "tools" with their programs, but they take almost a year and cost over $750 compared to your $99. How do you differ?
A: We've seen that ad too! First, that school is NOT accredited and is not even in the top 20 for reloading and gunsmith programs (PSU is NUMBER ONE in BOTH). Your certificate will NOT be recognized by the trade, wholesalers, manufacturers, ATF, insurers or City and State business licensing departments like it is with PSU. The "tools" they offer are a small caliper gauge and a screwdriver set you can get from Brownell's or Numrich for $29. How do you spell rip off?(hmmmmmmm, irony?) Reality... PSU is the ONLY accredited online University with Reloading and Gunsmith programs that offers grads equipment financing, wholesale trade acceptance, and approval by all major insurers, manufacturers and distributors.


But their accredited....


Just reading their sight smells like a pile of crock.

MissouriBullet
December 15, 2009, 12:14 AM
Is there any truth to the statements made by Phoenix State University's
statements that certified reloaders can purchase reloading components
at wholesale prices? Their online course costs $99 for a couple weeks
of email classes, and awards a certificate to those completing the course.

Also, if one wanted to get certified in reloading, are there better courses?
Missouri Bullet Company offers a 75% discount to graduates of the Phoenix University Reloading Certification Program (PURCP.)

No we don't! What a scam.

Sport45
December 15, 2009, 01:30 AM
reloaders can purchase reloading components at wholesale prices?

The easier way to do that is to get a C&R FFL for $30 every 3 years. Several outfits, MidwayUSA for one, give dealer pricing to C&R license holders.

tommyintx
December 15, 2009, 03:29 AM
It's a scam. Go for a C&R FFL.. maybe a tax license if you want to cut out of tax locally on big purchases..

qajaq59
December 15, 2009, 07:00 AM
My PSU Certified Reloader Degree unexpectedly opened doors to a great new 2nd career, and now I'm making over $150,000 a year in my garage, just by using the licensure... Anyone dumb enough to believe that kind of nonsense probably doesn't have $99.

FROGO207
December 15, 2009, 11:22 PM
You probably get a tinfoil hat and a tinfoil reloading merit badge.:D

Walkalong
December 15, 2009, 11:23 PM
Many here are already tin foil hat certified. Or is that certifiable? :evil: :D

ranger335v
December 15, 2009, 11:54 PM
"They also have a bait shop Baiters degree. For $49 you get your minor and for $99 you can get your Masters"

Now I don't care what anybody says, THAT'S FUNNY!

editingfx
December 16, 2009, 08:20 PM
My wife finds reloaded ammo in my pants pockets, the nightstand, my office desk.... does that mean I'm certifried too?

FROGO207
December 16, 2009, 08:30 PM
Oh yea I forgot :neener:

Offfhand
December 16, 2009, 09:08 PM
There are two ballistic engineers at the lab where I work. I'll check with them to see if they got their degrees at Phoenix. If so I'll sign up for the Masters.

Walkalong
December 16, 2009, 09:31 PM
Me too. :D

RustyFN
December 16, 2009, 10:39 PM
Total BS. If you want a discount then spend $30 and get your C & R license. It is good for three years and will get you some good discounts at a few places.

Otto
December 17, 2009, 02:05 AM
Tom M Halstead, age 60 of Prescott AZ is the person responsible for this scam and others like it.

His FFL is 98601022 under the business name of ETI POLICE EQUIPMENT.

JDGray
December 17, 2009, 06:16 AM
Right next to your CCW badge...

LOL..:D

ddcarter3
December 17, 2009, 04:41 PM
That's right! You don't need to be a Master Caster just a ..... well you get it!

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