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What training should I take?

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question What training should I take?

What type of training should I look for? Not trying to be a sharpshooter, but I want to be good. Any recommendations in the Atlanta, GA area would be great.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Kind of depends on your current skill level. If you are brand new to guns then a basic handgun class to learn the fundamentals (grip, stance, sight picture, trigger press, etc). If you already have the basics then a Defensive Pistol class if you are talking about handguns. Beyond that are Advanced Pistol, Close Range Gunfighting, Low Light, etc. All depends on your current level of skill.
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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2 weeks ago I attended a basics course.
A lot of the stuff they go over is the same stuff you read everywhere(stance, grip, sight pic/align, etc...) but it was nice to shoot in front of an instructor to give you pointers & correct you.

The 'basic handgun course' is a great course for your first one (IMO)
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:14 AM   #4
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Kind of depends on your current skill level. If you are brand new to guns then a basic handgun class to learn the fundamentals (grip, stance, sight picture, trigger press, etc). If you already have the basics then a Defensive Pistol class if you are talking about handguns. Beyond that are Advanced Pistol, Close Range Gunfighting, Low Light, etc. All depends on your current level of skill.

Good Points. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:15 AM   #5
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2 weeks ago I attended a basics course.
A lot of the stuff they go over is the same stuff you read everywhere(stance, grip, sight pic/align, etc...) but it was nice to shoot in front of an instructor to give you pointers & correct you.

The 'basic handgun course' is a great course for your first one (IMO)

That's right in line with my thinking as well. Now on to finding one.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:22 AM   #6
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As an instructor I like the way that you are thinking. No, not because you are a potential client, but because as a man, you think that you could do better with some knowledge.

Many people, mostly men, think that this gun stuff should come to us in the womb. It's a learned skill set and we don't know, what we don't know. Think of it as continuing education as well. Just because you took one class once upon a time, that is not the end of it. Keep training so that you can continue to get more out of your own practice sessions.

Whoever said practice makes perfect was an idiot. I see people often with ingrained bad habbits that take a lot of work to break. Learning the basics the right way and then practicing those skills learned with guidance is a grand course.

Good luck with whatever you decide and again, congrats on your line of thinking.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:57 AM   #7
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I took this course last weekend. Guys came from all over.

U.S. Training Center - Training today to meet the challenges of tomorrow: Training Courses

See my updated post for some details.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:00 PM   #8
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Ok...so you have got a gun...now what...basic question to ask yourself...another is reason for having it...do you know the laws in your state in regards to using it...once you have that done...the soul searching you do with the can I take a life question...now you have that done...now what...answer is...practice practice practice...get a good range and practice...but practice what...which stance is better than the other...and such...that is where the professional instructor comes into play...go to the monthly meeting for your club...see and pick the brains of the old guys there...they will give some good and some bad advice but at least they will help point you in the right direction...
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Just because they're old, doesn't mean they got that way by being smart. Maybe just lucky.

Hell, I'm old. Now I'm doing something about it!

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