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Any handgun training in the Seattle-area?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by dmv9, May 1, 2013.

  1. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    Looking for some basic and advanced training in the seattle-area for handguns and self-defense.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Contact Wade's in Bellevue, West Coast Armory at Factoria, Firearms Academy of Seattle...
     
  3. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    Also "Insights"
     
  4. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Right you are. I should have mentioned them individually.
    Don't they do their stuff at West Coast, or am I mistaken?
     
  5. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    I do not know now, it has been about 8-9 years since I took a class with them.
     
  6. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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  7. philpac33

    philpac33 Olympia, WA New Member

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    I also suggest Firearms Academy of Seattle. Definitely not high speed/low drag but solid instruction and great facilities. Sure, I'd love to train with Travis Haley or Pat Rogers or Mike Pannone or Larry Vickers or Ken Hackathorn or Gabe Suarez or Jason Falla(the list goes on and on) but they don't visit the Pacific Northwest regularly. I can honestly say that each class I've taken at FAS made me a better shooter. I train on my own 95% of the time, using drills and techniques learned at classes, in videos, or read about in books or online. When I feel like I'm in a rut or not progressing or becoming bored running the same stuff, I know it's time for another class. FAS is local, half the price of the big name trainers, and have been happy with all their classes I've attended in the past.

    *I'm enrolled in a 2-day class next month. Looking forward to running my new Elzetta ZFL-M60 in the low-light portion. Matter of fact, I have a few new pieces of gear to run and evaluate.
     
  8. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    The Insights classes seem a little pricing.
     
  9. quneur

    quneur Mukilteo, Wa Member

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    Burton's Firearm Instruction in Lynnwood.
     
  10. Dmonwai

    Dmonwai Seattle Member

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    Norpoint Range in Arlington also has defensive handgun classes. Firearms Academy of Seattle used to run classes there, a lot of the Norpoint Instructors are also Firearms Academy of Seattle Instructors too.

    Norpint Training (360)-386-8832
     
  11. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    Suarez international. I have taken a lot of training from several different big and small name schools. They are all basically square range schools where you have 30 guys standing on a line. This is not realistic. It's fine for your 1st class to get the basics down so you learn how to not shoot yourself while drawing but you need to take the next level of class after that so you know how to shoot while you or the bad guys are moving. No one stands still for you in real life. Suarez international is the only school I know of teaching real world training. So I recommend to take their Basic handgun in Olympia. This will get your basics out of the way.
    June 22-23, 2013: Defensive Pistol Skills - Olympia, WA
    Then follow it up with this intermediate class. This will build on what you have learned then teach you the defensive shooting. This one is in Phoenix but if you watch their schedule or call them they can schedule one in Seattle area.
    October 5-6, 2013 - Close Range Gunfighting - Phoenix, AZ
    Then follow that up with this advanced class. This one is in colorado but they also have this class in Vegas several times a year. This is the best handgun class you could ever take. You will learn reactive gunfighting that will get you out of the line of fire and put you on the offense. At the end of the class you will be able to put all your rounds on target while on the move at full speed.
    June 29-30, 2013 - Point Shooting Progressions - Ft Collins, CO
    This is just my opinion from someone who's spent a lot of money unnecessarily on schools that didn't teach me the handgun skills that are needed in the real world.
     
  12. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    Most of their classes seem to be outside of seattle.
     
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    Beck Goodwin USA New Member

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  14. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    I don't see any class information on their website.