Some have expressed an interest with networking with other folks that are interested in training. This is a place to comment and meet up for range sessions.
Feel free to post range times and dates as a comment here!
If you need up to shoot together, remember:
1) Have a medical/emergency plan. Do not take it for granted that everyone has medical experience or equipment. Ask what everyone's medical skills are, and establish primary and secondary care givers. Check phones to ensure signal. Remember that you need to tell 911 that you have had a training accident not that there has been a shooting (a shootimg gets a police response first, medical second)
2) Have people observing safety. Make sure that there is someone that is watching for safety violations on the firing line. Everyone can call a cease fire, but make sure that someone has the DUTY to do so if it becomes necessary. Remember the 4 safety rules and enforce them.
3) Establish a firing line. Do not let people who are not on the line handle firearms. On any range, you need to establish the place where firearms are handled. If anyone is behind this line, they CANNOT handle firearms. Having a gun drawn behind the line is disconcerting and dangerous.
4) Don't push people beyond their ability to be safe. If someone is uncomfortable with a drill and they are showing themselves to be unsafe in the dry fire phase, DON'T LET THEM DO THE DRILL. Its OK to sit one out if you are uncomfortable. Its mandatory to sit one out if you are unsafe.
5) Have fun! Have everyone bring their favorite drill so you can experience more and have a good time.
This thread is for posts talking about training through other companies. We can talk about what is coming up, what is good and what is bad.
Here are the rules: if you want to add someone's course, make sure you give a short synopsis about why it is valuable. If you are doing and After Action Review (AAR), please tell is what you think was valuable and why. You can outline your gear if it is pertinent to the other students (failures of gear/what I needed, should have brought).
After a class has passed, the post will be deleted to keep the conversation current. All AARs will remain.
Thanks and let us know what you got!
Just putting out my current reading list. These are books that I have read and gotten significant value. Feel free to add your favorites! In the Gravest Extreme - Ayoob The Cornered Cat - Jackson Gunfight - Nance Combat Shooting - Ayoob The Law of Self Defense - Branca Meditations on Violence - Miller T.A.P.S. - McNamara Warnings Unheeded - Brown Violence of Mind - Freeborn Effective Defense - Hayes The Book of Two Guns - McKee Gunproof your Children - Ayoob Sharpening the Warriors Edge - Siddle Straight Talk on Armed Defense - Ayoob and Others Stressfire - Ayoob I am sure there are more, but this gives us a start.