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Hangun training in Everett area?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by UA8, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. UA8

    UA8 Snohomish County New Member

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    I looking for some local training in handgun use for my wife in the Everett/ Seattle area. Anyone know of some that they can recommend?

    Josh
     
  2. CarlMc

    CarlMc Safely north of Seattle Active Member

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    Check out Norpoint (norpointrange.com) in Arlington. I'm sure Sam's in south Everett has some classes, but the inclination of Norpoint to make women feel more comfortable being there (including the nice lady behind the counter...) makes my wife much more happier there. They partner with Firearms Academy of Seattle, which also has women only classes, which, while my wife and I haven't taken any of their classes yet, are very preferred by women, since there's none of that testoserone thing going on to distract the more timid sex. FAS is based out of Onalaska, and I think Norpoint is the nearest site they offer training. It's a little bit more of a drive for me from Everett, but it's a nicer place with more space everywhere.
     
  3. UA8

    UA8 Snohomish County New Member

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    Yeah even though I shoot at Norpoint didn't think about training for the wife there. I won't shoot at Sam's or send my wife for training anywhere that the range has a rule such as no more than 1 round fired per second. I guess the other thing I maybe looking for is a recommendation on particular instructor.
     
  4. CarlMc

    CarlMc Safely north of Seattle Active Member

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    You can't avoid that at any indoor range you go to. It keeps out the folks who like to spray fire downrange, harrass other shooters, and pick off other's targets. However, providing you don't do it a lot, an occasional rapid fire usually doesn't raise any red flags. Just be judicious and considerate of others, and you'll be fine. I have emptied my magazine quickly before, but I don't carry a hand cannon, either.

    The other alternative is an outdoor range or a gravel pit. Oh, wait, there's none that I know of in the north end of the Seattle area. :(
     
  5. UA8

    UA8 Snohomish County New Member

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    Norpoint took no issue with me doing double tap drills or rapid firing. When I asked if it was an issues I was told as long as you an do it in a safe and responsible manner you can shoot however you want. Which is why even though it's farther away and cost more to shoot there I will continue to shoot at Norpoint over Sam's.
     
  6. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    FAS offers training classes at Norpoint. Look at the Firearms Academy of Seattle website for details.