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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2011, 09:33:05 PM »
Cool, thanks for the input on Hoffner's!
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2011, 01:33:34 AM »
Hey guys, just FYI...Neither Gregg Garrett, Brian Hoffner, nor I (Gary Montgomery) are currently affiliated with TopGun (long story to be discussed offline).  Gregg stopped teaching "Tactical Tuesday" there in late 2008.  In Gregg's absence, I continued the Tactical Tuesday program and supported the IDPA-like shooting league until the fire on July 2, 2009 (even longer story to be discussed offline).  Brian's group are now training at Shiloh Shooting range (Friday nights I think) or the Impact Zone several weekends a month locally and several times a year in Victoria.

Gregg still occasionally teaches as do I when our schedules allow it but, for the most part, we are doing other things.  We do private classes for individuals or groups when time permits.  Gregg's company, Comp-Tac, has continued to grow and taken more and more of his time so his availability has become very limited.  I've been trying to compete more in IDPA and USPSA but, it seems that if I'm not working or training, I'm injured and if I'm not injured, I'm working and training these days.

I will offer this to anyone seeking training.  The unfortunate thing about this industry is that it attracts a lot of outright posers and type-A personalities who may or may not have the abilty to demonstrate any real proficiency with the skills they are supposed to be teaching.  Worse, you have people are teaching skills and "tactics" they have no business teaching but, they put on a good show that seems convincing enough until something goes wrong like the student who shot himself and bled out on a range north of town last year while his instructor froze with no clue of what to do.  If you are taking a class from someone, find out about his/her training and or employment background.  Don't assume that police/military are automatically qualified, some are not inspite of their employment and have no business touching a firearm let alone teaching others to use them.   Make sure your instructor has planned for the unexpected and has the resources to manage the class safely...One instructor with fifteen people on the line at the same time, no assistants/assistant instructors, and no basic medical kit on hand for cuts, scapes, let alone gunshot wounds is asking for trouble.  The training community is actually fairly close knit and we all either know each other or know of each other.   If you're going to take a class from someone, shoot me a PM and I'll tell you what I know or don't know.
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2011, 08:16:23 AM »
Thanks for the advise Gary as well as the curious intrigue.
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2011, 09:37:52 AM »
Good advice.  I will definitely consider those points when reviewing another class and the instructors.  Thank you!  I'll probably PM in the near future.

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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2011, 08:19:19 AM »
I have taken all 3 phases of the tactical pistol training offered by Guardian Defensive Solutions. Each phase last about 2 hours and cost $75. However, after you have taken all 3 phases you can take any of the phases again for $25. There is no limit on retaking the phases either. Classes are held at Hot Wells off Hwy 290.

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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2011, 01:45:46 PM »
I am planning on taking a class with James Preston at Preston Tactical. He has a tactical carbine course on November 18th I believe. I will write a review when I get done with it.

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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2011, 02:09:02 PM »
I have taken all 3 phases of the tactical pistol training offered by Guardian Defensive Solutions. Each phase last about 2 hours and cost $75. However, after you have taken all 3 phases you can take any of the phases again for $25. There is no limit on retaking the phases either. Classes are held at Hot Wells off Hwy 290.

FYI Guardian Defensive also has "try before you buy" handguns.
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2011, 07:51:51 AM »
I am planning on taking a class with James Preston at Preston Tactical. He has a tactical carbine course on November 18th I believe. I will write a review when I get done with it.
This sounds like a great class! The price is reasonable as well. I might look to take something like this come spring time.

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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2011, 09:09:53 AM »
I have taken all 3 phases of the tactical pistol training offered by Guardian Defensive Solutions. Each phase last about 2 hours and cost $75. However, after you have taken all 3 phases you can take any of the phases again for $25. There is no limit on retaking the phases either. Classes are held at Hot Wells off Hwy 290.

Hi Texanron,

If you wouldn't mind, could you possibly create a new forum thread with your review of the Guardian tactical pistol classes?  I took their tactical shotgun class earlier this year and am interested in tactical pistol training.

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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2011, 09:53:23 AM »
I am planning on taking a class with James Preston at Preston Tactical. He has a tactical carbine course on November 18th I believe. I will write a review when I get done with it.

I'm interested in the same course by Preston Tactical.  Have you heard of any reviews by other people or forums?
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2011, 02:10:52 AM »
I took Kenan Flasowski's F.A.S.T. tactical night handgun class. http://www.fast762.com/ It was on of the coolest handgun experiences i have ever has. Made my skills a lot better too.
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2012, 01:15:03 PM »
I'll dredge this back from the dead...

Patriot Handgun Training - NW Houston - I've taken Tac I & II with them.  Three to Four hour classes $100-$150 depending on the class. Good private venue, knowledgeable & safe instructors. Classes start with the basics and move into more advanced scenarios.

Suarez International - I've taken the Defensive Pistol Skills class in Victoria with Jay Richardson - Great class, 2 days, 16 hours fired approximately 400 rounds.  Basic skills from trigger manipulation to drawing & holstering all the way to rapid fire, multiple targets and slight movement. Keep an eye out for Houston classes this year, they will be held out at the Impact Zone.  Cost ranges from $350 to $450 depending on the class. Highly recommended.

I have no affiliation with either outfit.

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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2012, 04:51:25 PM »
What I am frequently curious about is how individual persons would define "tactical".

As a general rule I cringe at the mere thought of the word it is so bastardized into so many different connotations. When I think of "tactical" training I think of a school that I attended related to my job. The course was held at a federal facility, and was presented by a cadre of instructors from several states with varying backgrounds that were all active and functioning operators; the course was roughly 85 hours long and took place over the course of 7 consecutive days. I know this is comparing apples to oranges; but when I think "tactical" those are the lines I think along.

Soooooo... I was just curious what others referred to when using the T word, and (if any of the other instructors would care to contribute that would be most-awesome !!!) perhaps a readers digest version of some of the course objectives that a student might expect.
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2013, 02:18:38 AM »
What do y'all know about 360tacticaltraining.com ?

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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2013, 06:39:41 AM »
I work with a guy who's brother started that company.  He was also their main trainer....he no lo get owns his portion of the business, but I would love to take I struction from him...happens to be deployed right now though
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2013, 07:50:11 PM »
I took a 1 Day Basic Carbine class in Carthage, NC with Larry Vickers a few months ago. Best day I've had in quite some time. We were shooting from 8am to 4pm.
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2013, 08:42:04 PM »
I took a 1 Day Basic Carbine class in Carthage, NC with Larry Vickers a few months ago. Best day I've had in quite some time. We were shooting from 8am to 4pm.
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Re: tactical classes
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2013, 09:46:39 PM »
Thanks for the advise Gary as well as the curious intrigue.

+2!

I really wanna take a class of something. But they are either too expensive, or I am not sure if I can do it with my knees. Like that Vickers carbine class posted on another thread... I would love to do that.