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Quality defensive training in E. Central or SE US?

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by Elkins45, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Member

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    I’m aware of the big names like Gunsite and Thunder Ranch, but they are way far away and quite expensive. I’m in northern KY and would like to get some quality training on defensive handgun use. Anybody want to recommend a good trainer within a few hours drive of the Cincinnati area? Google turns up a bunch of people with websites but many don’t have any classes on their calendars and/or don’t offer much confidence that they would be anything other than ‘Bubba’s Fill ‘um Full of Lead Academy.’

    I’m looking for something that’s more advanced than the basic CCW permit training class. I want to learn the stuff I don’t already know about techniques and tactics to survive an armed encounter. It would really be helpful to hear from someone who has actually taken one of their classes.
     
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    boone county sheriff used to host a ton of itinerant trainers like the late Pat Rogers.
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    I'm registered for a combative pistol class in Effingham Illinois next weekend.
    I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    TDI Ohio. I've taken a bunch of classes there and would highly recommend it. Only an hour and 15 min or so from Cincinnati. Also anything from Greg Ellifritz. He used to teach at TDI, is an excellent trainer and well know author in the firearms"community. He's from the Columbus area and does classes all around Ohio and the surrounding states.

    https://www.tdiohio.com/
    https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/
     
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  7. Elkins45

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    Boone County, KY?

    Thanks to everyone who has replied so far.
     
  8. taliv

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    indiana i believe
    you could probably contact them through eag's website
     
  9. Armored farmer

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    This is just to follow up on my earlier post:
    I attended the COMBATIVE PISTOL 1 class in Effingham.
    The day was quite informative. We worked on awareness, gun presentation, combat accuracy, shooting and moving, point blank range shooting and gun retention. Other topics were covered as well. I took notes during the three hour classroom session. The remaining five hours were spent on the indoor range.
    Kevin from Applied Combative Solutions is a veteran and a retired cop who knows his stuff. He packed a ton of instruction into our 8-hour course.

    Just a few more thoughts from a novice pistolero. I was out of my box on this one.
    I will admit to being an accomplished trap shooter. BTDT. This was different than our gentlemanly sport of clay targets.

    After taking a role in our church security, I felt responsible to take some sort of formal instruction. I have always been a "behind the barn" shooter, very capable of putting rounds in the black. This course made me realize there is much more than that.
    Hammer drills, failure drills. Movement drills, concentrated fire drills. CQD. Etc, etc.
    One thing I had overlooked.... the title of the course...COMBATIVE PISTOL.......I showed up with my SR9C and a Crossbreed Supertuck iwb holster. Almost everyone else had service sized pistols and owb or dropleg holster systems with mag pouches. I should have known that from the title. Oh well, my SR9C faired rather well despite its compact size. I am glad I had two 17rd extended mags for it. One of the guys had a 1911. He did quite a few reloads during the drills. My crossbreed worked great too. I was glad I had brought the kydex hybred iwb because of all the holster work during the drills..
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    www.appliedcombativesolutions.com
     
  10. Elkins45

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like all their scheduled classes are full.
     
  11. Armored farmer

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    I got signed up for pistol III, but II was already full.
    They say they will be scheduling more classes in the fall.
     
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