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#1 H60driver

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:41 AM

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what's available as far as handgun shooting classes? A friend of mine and her husband would like to buy a handgun for self-defense. While I am a big proponent of self protection, neither of them know much at all about handguns. I suggested the normal handgun safety classes and that they take lessons for a while. I don't live close enough to them to take them shooting very often. Although, I grew up using guns, I feel like I got the best instruction on shooting when I had the chance to take some special shooting courses in the military. Most of these courses involved high stress shooting training (i.e. downed aircraft extraction, rapid target identification, etc). I know the police often have the opportunity to take similiar courses, but does anyone know if these are offered on the civilian side of the house? I would really like her to get the opportunity to take this type of training just because I know how different it is just target practicing versus being pumped up with adrenaline, distracted, and still having to defend yourself, etc. I'd even like to take another course for practice if I knew there were some good ones out there. I've looked online some, but I'd appreciate suggestions from anyone.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:03 AM

H60,

Sort through this list and see who's close to you. (keep in mind that you may have to try a lot of these numbers, since the list is constantly changing.) Even though they are mostly concealed carry instructors, many will gladly offer handgun courses for folks just getting into the sport. Also try your local ranges. One other suggestion: have them visit with the instructor BEFORE buying a handgun. He/she can give them some good tips.

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76424
Ronnie Pendleton, Ronnie's Concealed Handgun Training
Wheeler Street, Breckenridge, Texas. 76424, Home: (254) 559-3725 Cell: (254) 559-0777, Email to ronnieependleton@sbcglobal.net
76437
H. Wayne Taggart
216 CR 102, Cisco, Texas 76437, Home: (254) 442-4662 Cell: (254) 631-3858, Email to haroldwtaggart@yahoo.com
76448
Darrell Dyer
1301 CR 334, Eastland, Texas 76448, (254) 631-0912, Email to darrelldyer@wildblue.net
76470
Buck Schlumbohm, Buck's Gun School
P.O. Box 419, Ranger, Texas 76470, (254) 647-1449, Email to buckette@txol.net
76520
Matthew G. Betros, Aaron's Gun Shop and 25 Yard Indoor Range, Website http://www.aaronsgunshop.com
Rte 3, Box 185, Cameron, Texas 76520, (254) 697-4721, Email to mgbetros@majik-net.net
76527
Patsy L. Williams, Astro Shooting Range
300 US HWY 183 Florence, Texas 76527, (512) 966-6118 or (512) 763-1031, Email to patsylwilliams@verizon.net.
76528
Robert L. Cantu, Ranger Range
1615 Brandy Lane, Gatesville, Texas 76528, (254) 223-2454, Email to inf75@hotmail.com
Joe Don Mangum, Be Ready Shooters
5130 FM 1829, Gatesville, Texas 76528, (254) 865-7503, Email to jdm-em@prodigy.net
Bernard J. McKiernan, Alamo Handgun Academy
3110 West US Hwy. 84, Gatesville, Texas 76528, (254) 865-5422, (254) 865-7208, Email to alamoguns@embarqmail.com
Clayton Williams, Warriors Code Firearms Academy
108 Old Pidcoke Rd, Gatesville, Texas 76528, (254) 206-0774, Email to warriorscode@embarqmail.com
76531
James Lively
P.O. Box 60, Hamilton, Texas 76531-0060, (254) 386-8143, Email to lively@htcomp.net
76542
Peter Yong
4317 Chaparral Road, Killeen Texas 76542, (254) 519-4497, Email to eib_hi50@hotmail.com
76548
Clyde M. Ford, Ford's Gun Shop & Training
1020 Bluebird Lane, Harker Heights, Texas 76548, (254) 699-4700 or (512) 663-6201, Email clydemford@yahoo.com
76574
Nena Young, Blackland Gun Works, Website http://www.blacklandguns.com
6900 CR 101, Taylor, Texas 76574, (512) 365-1306, Email to nyoung@ecpi.com
Eric Winkelmann, Blackland Gun Works, Website http://www.blacklandguns.com
6900 CR 101, Taylor, Texas 76574, (512) 365-1306, Email to texaswww@skyvueusa.com
76656
John Ridlehuber, John's Guns Etc., Website http://www.johnsgunsetc.com/
156 Co. Rd. 305, Lott, Texas 76656, (254) 749-7940, Email to johnsgunsetc@gmail.com.
76656
Johnny Price
Texas 76689, (254) 709-6228, Email to johnnyp_chl@yahoo.com. Teaches in McLennan, Bell, & Bosque Counties.
76705
Charles M. Bates, Bates Firearms Training School
661 New Dallas Hwy., Waco, Texas 76705, (254) 799-4656
76856
Crockett Keller, Keller's Riverside Store, Website http://www.kellersstore.com/
9760 U.S. Hwy 87 South, Mason, Texas 76856, (325) 347-0055, Email to crockett@kellersstore.com.
77807
Joseph P. Lynch
6717 Chick Lane, Bryan, Texas 77807, (409) 823-7354, Email to kd5ev@worldnet.att.net.
77845
Gene Schiller, Schiller Arms, Website http://www.bcsconcealedcarry.com/
5032 Cole Lane, College Station, Texas 77845, (979) 776-8727, Email to schiller_06@verizon.net.
78006
Alex Henslee, Hill Country Handgun Training, LLC, Website http://www.hillcount...untraining.com/
PO Box 1711, Boerne, Texas 78006, (210) 573-3599 or (830) 249-1799, Email to chl@hillcountryhandguntraining.com.
78028
Larry Arnold, Talon Enterprises, Website http://www.talonsite.com/shootsafe
118 Crestwood Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028, Home: (830) 895-2869, Cell: (830) 459-5419, Email to larnold@ktc.com.
Deborah L. Wardlaw, Wardlaw Shooting Clinic, Website http://www.debwardlaw.com/
508 Mockingbird Lane, Kerrville, Texas 78028, Home: (830) 257-7175, Email to dwardlaw@stx.rr.com.
78216
T. Lee Powers, Website http://www.lenderpro...iveservices.com
11314 Sir Winston, San Antonio, Texas 78216, (210) 490.4647, Email to leepowers@sbcglobal.net.
78226
Denise Saucedo, Texas Patro Acadamy
441 Cupples Road, San Antonio, Texas 78226, (210) 651-4768, Email to ds4380@sbcglobal.net.
78230
Steve Brenner
San Antonio, Texas 78230, (210) 325-7547, Email to sbrenner@world-net.net.
78253
Dan Moseley, National Shooting Complex, Website http://www.nationals...ingcomplex.com/
5931 Roft Road, San Antonio, Texas 78253, Office (210) 688-3371 x 123, Fax 210-688-9269, Email to dmoseley@nssa-nsca.com.
78260
John A. Brock
25119 Rock Bend, San Antonio, Texas 78260, (210) 269-3633, Email to johnbrock@satx.rr.com.
78266
John T. Whiteman
21210 Forest Waters Circle, Garden Ridge, Texas 78266, (210) 651-4768, Email to jwhiteman@satx.rr.com.
78612
Dorothy M. Bransford, CHL-Texas, Website http://chl-texas.com
257 Green Mountain Dr, Cedar Creek, Texas 78612, (512) 601-2992, Email to rwbransford@bww.com.
Dean B. McCormick
RR 2 Box 2398, Cedar Creek, Texas 78612, (512) 303-1050, Email to panddmac@io.com.
78623
William (Bill) Gural
P.O. Box 194 Fischer, Texas 78623, (830) 935-3152, Email to guralw@gvtc.com.
78626
Harold Ray Vogler, Chisholm Trail CHL
455 County Road 142, Georgetown, Texas 78626, (512) 868-6333, Email to txchlhrv@yahoo.com.
78628
L.E. Williams, Astro Training Center
4124 Rustle Cove, Georgetown, Texas 78628, (512) 966-6118 or (512) 763-1031, Email to letx2@juno.com.
78633
Hank Michel, Hank Michel Firearms Training
311 Armstrong Dr, Georgetown, Texas 78633, (512) 868-1648, Email to hank@bighank.com.
78634
Christopher Salles, American CHL, Inc., Website http://www.americanchl.com
1601 CR 394, Hutto, Texas 78634, (512) 535-3616, Email to information@americanchl.com.
78641
John Crowder, Capitol Area Practical Shooting, Website http://www.caps-chl.com
100 Golden Gate Dr., Leander, Texas 78641, (512) 944-2911, Email to john@caps-chl.com.
Joe Requejo Jr.
1804 Dublin Drive, Leander, Texas 78641, (512) 260-9238, Cell (512) 626-0464, Email to jrequejo@sbcglobal.net.
78644
Joseph M. (Matt) Billingsley, Lone Star Gun Range, Website http://www.ctxpta.com/
3795 Dry Creek Road, Lockhart, Texas 78644, (512) 801-2624, Email to matt-ctx@ctxpta.com.
78660
Bill Prout
703 Yale Drive, Pflugerville, Texas 78660, (512) 251-4235, Email to neutralize@suddenlink.net.
78667
Dan West, Last Resort Self Defense
P.O. Box 1261, San Marcos, Texas 78667, (512) 754-0674, Email to danwest@corridor.net.
78669
Gail W. Wood
HCR 2 Box 270, Spicewood, Texas 78669, (830) 693-6930, Email to gwood@tstar.net.
78680
Wyatt Bellis & Mark Northrup, Austin Regional Firearms Academy, Website http://www.austinrfa.com/
PO Box 1991, Round Rock, Texas 78680, (512) 535-5324, Email to info@austinrfa.com.
78708
Michael D. Cargill, Central Texas Concealed Handgun Course, Website http://www.txconceal...ndgunclass.com/
P.O. Box 82303, Austin, Texas 78708, (512) 731-3585, Email to chltexas@sbcglobal.net.
78729
Larry G. Joslin, Website http://www.joslinchltraining.com/
78729, (512) 258-4971, Email to texaspm1@sbcglobal.net.
78735
Calvin Tidwell
Red's Indoor Range, 6200 Hwy 290 W, Austin, Texas 78735, (512) 892-4867, Email to ctidwell@zeecon.com.
78738
Alan Lovejoy, LCS-inc
5204 Cueva Drive, Austin, Texas 78738, (512) 263-2417, Email to chl@lcs-inc.net.
78759
Bill Agnell, website http://www.agnell.com
8718 Tallwood, Austin, Texas 78759, (512) 345-4699, Email to bill.agnell@gmail.com.
78760
Ross W. Bransford, CHL-Texas, Website http://www.CHL-TEXAS.com
P.O. Box 19511, Austin, Texas 78760, (866) 514-2197, Email to rwbransford@bww.com.
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#3 H60driver

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:49 PM

Mike,

Thanks a lot. I will pass that along and see if we can't get her started! Appreciate the feedback...
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