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HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by JAYTEAM » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:11 pm

Are you guys thinking about having a MilCopp Defensive Handgun course anytime this summer out at Jeff's?

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Re: HEY DAVE...

Post by v3rs3 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:58 am

I'd be interested in that.

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Post by JAYTEAM » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:56 pm

Anybody else?

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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Murph » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:38 pm

RIFLE FIRST! :lol: RIFLE ALWAYS!!
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by doc66 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:01 pm

You are asking the wrong guy. Handguns are Doc.
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by JAYTEAM » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:09 pm

doc66 wrote:You are asking the wrong guy. Handguns are Doc.
OK... Are you going to have a Defensive Handgun course out at the farm anytime this summer?

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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by JAYTEAM » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:11 pm

Murph wrote:RIFLE FIRST! :lol: RIFLE ALWAYS!!
It's never a bad idea to dedicate some training to the weapon you are 99.9% likely to have to use in response to a threat against you or your family though. That weapon for me is a Glock 19, which is why I'm asking about a handgun class.

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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Murph » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:32 pm

JAYTEAM wrote:
Murph wrote:RIFLE FIRST! :lol: RIFLE ALWAYS!!
It's never a bad idea to dedicate some training to the weapon you are 99.9% likely to have to use in response to a threat against you or your family though. That weapon for me is a Glock 19, which is why I'm asking about a handgun class.

Jay
I couldn't agree with you more about training for realistic circumstances. Sorry my sarcasm failed on you though.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Kelvar » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:55 pm

Murph wrote: I couldn't agree with you more about training for realistic circumstances. Sorry my sarcasm failed on you though.
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Gingerbread Man » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:57 pm

I'm not sure I can do a summer class but I'd like to do a handgun class for sho'.
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by JAYTEAM » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:42 pm

Murph wrote:
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Murph wrote:RIFLE FIRST! :lol: RIFLE ALWAYS!!
It's never a bad idea to dedicate some training to the weapon you are 99.9% likely to have to use in response to a threat against you or your family though. That weapon for me is a Glock 19, which is why I'm asking about a handgun class.

Jay
I couldn't agree with you more about training for realistic circumstances. Sorry my sarcasm failed on you though.

No worries... I suspected, but wasn't sure (don't know you). I've seen a lot of guys who are all "hardcore commando training or you're a pussy" on boards over the year. Personally, I think you need to do some training for what is most likely to happen in addition to preparing to be a god among men when the SHTF.

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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by doc66 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:58 pm

We'd like to, but most people seem to want carbine/rifle classes.
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by JAYTEAM » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:30 pm

doc66 wrote:We'd like to, but most people seem to want carbine/rifle classes.

I understand... I guess I'll keep looking.

Maybe I can sweet talk Ben into spending a day helping me tighten up my pistol skills. He's a really good handgun guy, and an NRA certified instructor.

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Post by Rev » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:46 pm

I'd be interested but I'm probably going to sell my only handgun very soon. Torn between using the cash on another gun or paying student loans.
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by doc66 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:23 pm

JAYTEAM wrote:
doc66 wrote:We'd like to, but most people seem to want carbine/rifle classes.

I understand... I guess I'll keep looking.

Maybe I can sweet talk Ben into spending a day helping me tighten up my pistol skills. He's a really good handgun guy, and an NRA certified instructor.

Jay
Hey, if you can get eight people together, we'll do a class. I'll post it on the FB and the website. Tell you what, you give me a date. Right now, with classes and moving, it's easier for me to work YOUR time into my schedule than for me to set aside a date in my calendar and have a blank space where I could be doing something, if you get my meaning.
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Murph » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:01 pm

Rev wrote:I'd be interested but I'm probably going to sell my only handgun very soon. Torn between using the cash on another gun or paying student loans.
Cool Story, Bro. Sounds like you don't have the money for a course or the ammo. :wink:
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Rev » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:12 pm

Murph wrote:
Rev wrote:I'd be interested but I'm probably going to sell my only handgun very soon. Torn between using the cash on another gun or paying student loans.
Cool Story, Bro. Sounds like you don't have the money for a course or the ammo. :wink:
:lol: This would be true if I didn't have about fifteen head of cattle to draw on. I'm just funny how I spend my money sometimes. I'm selling a Sig P250 Compact and while I thought about putting the money towards another gun four hundred dollars to the student loans would be a more realistic investment.

I'm still weighing my options.
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by DannusMaximus » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:57 pm

Nth90 wrote:- Also I see the rifle classes everyone goes commando...
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How could you tell we were all going commando?!?!
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Chris@MTCT » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:26 pm

DannusMaximus wrote:
Nth90 wrote:- Also I see the rifle classes everyone goes commando...
:shock:

How could you tell we were all going commando?!?!
I made it a point not to wear any pants with blow outs.

Moving and shooting equals no underwear...
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by DannusMaximus » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:38 pm

gravediggerfour wrote:
DannusMaximus wrote:
Nth90 wrote:- Also I see the rifle classes everyone goes commando...
:shock:

How could you tell we were all going commando?!?!
I made it a point not to wear any pants with blow outs.

Moving and shooting equals no underwear...
And no underwear = no swamp ass (or monkey butt, take your pick).

At least in my experience!
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Murph » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:58 am

DannusMaximus wrote:
gravediggerfour wrote:
DannusMaximus wrote:
Nth90 wrote:- Also I see the rifle classes everyone goes commando...
:shock:

How could you tell we were all going commando?!?!
I made it a point not to wear any pants with blow outs.

Moving and shooting equals no underwear...
And no underwear = no swamp ass (or monkey butt, take your pick).

At least in my experience!
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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by Nth90 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:46 pm

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Re: HEY DAVE... Defensive Handgun course?

Post by DannusMaximus » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:10 pm

Nth90 wrote:Ok! Let me add I also do not know many of the technical terms when it comes to tactical training! :D

That being said I need to waste some money on that t-shirt ASAP.
Yeah, we're just busting your chops a bit. No worries. :wink:

I've gone to a few handgun classes, and for the most part the rules were:

1. Bring whatever gun you normally carry and/or use for self-defense. It that's a tricked out $5,000 1911, bring it. If it's a stock revolver or Glock, bring that. No fancy attachments are expected, unless that's what you always have hanging off your gun.

2. Wear whatever. Most self-defense classes encourage you to wear standard street clothes, and whatever holster you normally use for your every day carry purposes. You will need some way to carry a couple of extra magazines so you can practice reloading skills. I bought a plastic double magazine paddle carrier for $20 bucks or so that has worked just fine. The classes I've taken require a collared shirt or higher necked t-shirt (no tank tops) to keep hot brass from dropping down your shirt, and a ballcap and shooting glasses to prevent brass from hitting you in the face.

3. Most instructors offer various levels of training based on a student's exisiting skill. With rare exceptions, you will be expected to know basic safety rules, and how to load, unload, aim and fire your pistol. Knowing the basics of marksmanship (sight picture, etc.) is also helpful, although many courses will also review this stuff with you.

Specfic to Dave and Doc, they do a great job of working with all skill levels. If you have never fired a pistol before, their intro classes might start off too quickly, but maybe not. At any rate, it sounds like your skill level is plenty high to take their basic pistol classes.
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