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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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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.hillcountryhandguntraining.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.lenderprotectiveservices.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.nationalshootingcomplex.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.txconcealedhandgunclass.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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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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