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Houston shooters: let's do a handgun class!

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by Richard.Howe, Jun 23, 2005.

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  1. Richard.Howe

    Richard.Howe Member

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    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!
     
  2. Spreadfire Arms

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    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.
     
  3. onerifle

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    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!
     
  4. Richard.Howe

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    Great opportunity for clarifications, Spreadfire Arms:

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

    yes, though if we all used revos... :D

    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

    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.

    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
     
  5. Spreadfire Arms

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    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.
     
  6. Texas Tass

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    I would be interested in "continuing education"! Can it wait until Fall? It's only June and i'm already melting!

    Tass
     
  7. Spreadfire Arms

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    yeah especially if its outdoors. Houston humidity is terrible. :uhoh:
     
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    Count me in, and ditto on the request for fall timing!
     
  9. Spreadfire Arms

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    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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