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Thread: RFI - Training in Los Angeles (and rest of SoCal)

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    RFI - Training in Los Angeles (and rest of SoCal)

    Iím going to be spending time in LA and I am interested in classes (and maybe a training group).

    Iím pretty aware of the Ďnationalí trainers and can figure out when they pass through.

    But Iím really interested in finding the switched on local instructor(s) that may be under my radar. Thereís got to be some folks doing good things, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigD View Post
    But Iím really interested in finding the switched on local instructor(s) that may be under my radar. Thereís got to be some folks doing good things, right?
    It might be difficult to find unknown gun trainers who are as capable as the, ahh, senior instructors.

    Personal experience: I know several highly ranked martial artists who teach, and I know several of the same rank who do not teach. Those who have taught for several years are invariably better in their Art than those who haven't. It's not a secret why that's the case: teachers spend more time on the mat. I would imagine that the same observation would apply with shooting instructors.

    But if you would accept shooting (without the training focus), try https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/...play.php?f=288

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    Member John Hearne's Avatar
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    You are aware that Uncle Scotty is based in LA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duces Tecum View Post
    It might be difficult to find unknown gun trainers who are as capable as the, ahh, senior instructors.

    Personal experience: I know several highly ranked martial artists who teach, and I know several of the same rank who do not teach. Those who have taught for several years are invariably better in their Art than those who haven't. It's not a secret why that's the case: teachers spend more time on the mat. I would imagine that the same observation would apply with shooting instructors.

    But if you would accept shooting (without the training focus), try https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/...play.php?f=288
    Who said Ďunknown?í Thereís a difference between people flying below my radar because Iím not from around here and being unknown because they suck. I know good trainers in NoVa that people in CA probably havenít heard of. (Who outside of Virginia would be aware of John Murphy just a few years ago unless they happened to read about him here?)

    Secondly, Iím not really interested in debating here if itís possible to be a good instructor and choose not to spend 30 weeks a year on the road teaching classes.

    There are a lot of people in California. Lots of LEOs, lots of ex-military, a fair amount of USPSA shooters. For all I know, thereís a local guy that teaches weekend classes because heís got a full-time job and isnít interested in criss crossing the country teaching classes. I'm not arrogant enough to thing only big-name trainers can teach me anything.
    Last edited by BigD; 09-05-2019 at 04:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Hearne View Post
    You are aware that Uncle Scotty is based in LA?

    https://internationaltactical.com/
    Yes. Thank you.

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