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Reloading Certification

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by double d, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. double d

    double d Member

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    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?
     
  2. Claude Clay

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    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
     
  3. zxcvbob

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    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.
     
  4. SSN Vet

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    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.
     
  5. The Bushmaster

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    At least it would look neat above your loading bench...Framed and all. Right next to your CCW badge...
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  7. wyohome

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    They are IMHO just trying to play off the good reputation of University of Phoenix online classes.
    WUT???
     
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    This was discussed a couple of years ago and declared a farce. I don't need no stinkin' university diploma!

    Fred
     
  10. X-Rap

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

    THe Dove BOOMER SOONER!!!

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    I wish I hadda badge!

    The Dove
     
  12. ranger335v

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    "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.
     
  13. The Bushmaster

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    Now that's an idea ranger335v....
     
  14. delta5

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    They should post a warning about this scam and make it a sticky
     
  15. Walkalong

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    Sure is. I wonder if my neighbor would mind signing one for me? :p
     
  16. warnerwh

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    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.
     
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    They also have a bait shop Baiters degree. For $49 you get your minor and for $99 you can get your Masters
     
  18. Bush Pilot

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  20. MissouriBullet

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    Missouri Bullet Company offers a 75% discount to graduates of the Phoenix University Reloading Certification Program (PURCP.)

    No we don't! What a scam.
     
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    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.
     
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    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..
     
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    Anyone dumb enough to believe that kind of nonsense probably doesn't have $99.
     
  24. FROGO207

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    You probably get a tinfoil hat and a tinfoil reloading merit badge.:D
     
  25. Walkalong

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    Many here are already tin foil hat certified. Or is that certifiable? :evil: :D
     
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