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M4 Carbine/AR-15 training classes

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by brausso, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. brausso

    brausso Mill Creek, WA Member

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    Anyone know of any local training classes? I've read a bunch online of 2-4 day carbine classes. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Me thinks Firearms Academy of Seattle, and Insights does type of thing.

    There is a local group over on M4Carbine.net that gets together every now and then for some training.

    I did a class last Sept. for a group. No cost, kind of one of those get togethers where everyone has input to what they are wanting.
     
  3. brausso

    brausso Mill Creek, WA Member

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    thanks for the info. If you ever put one together, feel free to contact me.
     
  4. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Here is one from OFA....May not be that local though.....Thinking about it myself
     
  5. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Check out the PNW group on m4carbine, to stay up on get togethers.
     
  6. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes for the last 14 years OFA has been offering a two-day Defensive Carbine course. When you say "local" I guess that means the group of students who traveled 12 hours one way from Montana to attend last year's course would say it is local as would those from the Idaho Nat Gaurd who came as well.

    It is a very comprehensive class for two days and we are one of the very few places where we have factory trained armorers on site to work on student guns, slings, sights etc. We'll cover the entire spectrum of carbines from ballistics, defensive manual of arms, room clearing, tactics, factory recommendations for care/cleaning, appropriate accessories, moving drills, establishing a combat zero, shooting around various cover, moving threats/non-threats, dynamic threats (non-static), and team tactics.

    Sometimes if we have extra time we'll even do a world tour of defensive carbines which is an OFA variation of how the SF does a multiple weapon orientation to dignitaries or visiting officers when they visit SF training at the JFK School of Warfare.

    The class even draws instructors from other schools from other states.

    It is popular as the June class has been full since October '09. So we just opened up the July course. It will fill so give us a call if you're serious.
     
  7. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I would recommend Marty and FAS ( Firearms Academy of Seattle),have been through some of his courses. Learned alot and had fun at the same time,he has good instructors with a very nice facility.
    RK
     
  9. Gendaito

    Gendaito PDX Member

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    I've taken the 2-day carbine course at both Oregon Firearms Academy and Firearms Academy of Seattle. Both were great. Clearly FAS is a lot closer to you, so that's probably a major factor to consider. Marty and his team at FAS are great instructors, as are Dan and the gang at OFA.

    The biggest difference between the two are the range facilities. FAS has a much larger facility which allows for longer distances.