http://www.suarezinternationalstore.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=696 "Students must have attended a basic tactical shooting program from a recognized school. While this is an entry level class to the AK, it is not for beginners." A buddy and I are taking the class. Its specifically for AK's, not just an AR course with the AK's tacked on. Numerous AK-specific techniques and shortcuts are taught. Eagle Creek, Oregon is about 20 miles SE of Portland at the Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, which is a very nice facility.