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    Training in Oregon ...anyone familiar with....

    https://www.defensivefirearmsinstruction.org/

    These guys ? Any thoughts? The reviews look decent, but Iíd appreciate any in-person knowledge.

    I thought I might try their Defensive Handgun 1 class as it is a prerequisite for other classes. I have shot idpa previously and am starting again, and I have had other training but it was long ago.

    I know Iíll try to take Gabe Whiteís class when I think Iím good enough, but it looks like itíll maybe be a while before heís teaching in my area.

    Other suggestions are welcome, too. Just wondering if anyoneís been to the above linked place and what they thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid Butterfly View Post
    https://www.defensivefirearmsinstruction.org/

    These guys ? Any thoughts? The reviews look decent, but Iíd appreciate any in-person knowledge.

    I thought I might try their Defensive Handgun 1 class as it is a prerequisite for other classes. I have shot idpa previously and am starting again, and I have had other training but it was long ago.

    I know Iíll try to take Gabe Whiteís class when I think Iím good enough, but it looks like itíll maybe be a while before heís teaching in my area.

    Other suggestions are welcome, too. Just wondering if anyoneís been to the above linked place and what they thought.
    I think you should do what's necessary to go take training from Gabe now. I doubt you'd ever regret that and the idea that you somehow "get good enough" to learn from a skilled trainer is damn near hilarious. If we thought that as a group, the greats would never have any students.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Dobbs View Post
    I think you should do what's necessary to go take training from Gabe now. I doubt you'd ever regret that and the idea that you somehow "get good enough" to learn from a skilled trainer is damn near hilarious. If we thought that as a group, the greats would never have any students.
    And thatís fine. Iím. Probably ok to take his stuff, but the last time I looked at the schedule thereís nothing soon. Seemingly itís not either / or.

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    If youíre in Oregon thunder ranch seems like the must do.



    Thatís not to take away from Gabe White at all.

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    https://www.clackamas.us/pstc/classes

    This is Gabe White's training center. I recommend it highly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clusterfrack View Post
    https://www.clackamas.us/pstc/classes

    This is Gabe White's training center. I recommend it highly.
    I didnít realize Gabe was in Oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    If youíre in Oregon thunder ranch seems like the must do.



    Thatís not to take away from Gabe White at all.
    Thunder ranch looks spendy AF and not especially female friendly. I may be wrong.

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    Thank you. I saw his other site....didnít think know about this one. I donít need 101 but maybe I can do 101a. Iíll make some inquiries.


    Quote Originally Posted by Clusterfrack View Post
    https://www.clackamas.us/pstc/classes

    This is Gabe White's training center. I recommend it highly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid Butterfly View Post
    Thunder ranch looks spendy AF and not especially female friendly. I may be wrong.
    The woman who runs the place (Heidi Smith) is probably not anti female.

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    I moved across the river from the PDX metro area about 6 years ago so some of my info may be a little dated.

    The training at Clackamas County would be worth your time. They do make you buy their ammo, which is expensive, but the range also has excellent indoor air quality, and you don't have to worry about being on the line next to Sum Dood with his shitty Wolf ammo.

    Unfortunately, Oregon Firearms Academy has shut down. I've been meaning to see if any of them are teaching anywhere else, but haven't gotten 'round to it.

    I don't think I would describe Thunder Ranch as "anti-female." The training is excellent but spendy. I would suggest viewing some of his youtube videos or purchasing some of his DVDs before committing the $$ and time to make sure Clint would be a good fit for you.

    I haven't trained with any of the guys in the link you posted. I know of one of them through two degrees of seperation. If I had to choose between the two, I'd pick CCPSTC. That isn't a slam on the other guys, just because CCPSTC is a known quantity.

    If you've an interest in unarmed training, I can send some thoughts your way too.
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