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OFA Defensive hand gun 1 class

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by AndyH, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from my DH1 class today. Best class I have ever taken. The quality of training and the profesionalism of the I instructors is second to none. Best money I ever spent. Thanks again guys


    Andy
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Gotta give the big +1 on that. Great training and great guys.
     
  3. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Andy, that is great to hear, I wanted to sign up for the class when they posted there were 2 openings but Sundays don't work for me.....would like to hear more about the class
     
  4. Zippo Joe

    Zippo Joe Oregon New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    It was great meeting and working with you! Everyone worked really hard and improvements were seen overall!

    Thanks!

    -Zippo Joe
     
  5. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Still pissed I missed the gold by one. Guess I will just have to find an excuses to take the glass again
     
  6. greenLED

    greenLED Beaver Nation expat Member

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    Wait 'till you take DH2 and do some FoF - that's a real eye opener!
     
  7. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I bet, but I think I am going take DH1 again. So much new info I had a hard time processing it all. I want to feel competent in all the skill sets they showed me before I move on.
     
  8. greenLED

    greenLED Beaver Nation expat Member

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    :D That sounds familiar. I know of folks who take DH1 yearly. Sometimes they might try something different (shooting weak hand the whole class, use a pocket holster, etc.). Great class.
     
  9. drand

    drand Stayton Member

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    I took DH1 earlier in the year and know I am going back to take it again (maybe a couple of times) before I go on to DH2.
     
  10. 4Freedom

    4Freedom Boise, Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I just finished the DH1 class last week as well. Not sure if I saw you there or not. I like to take DH2 because I think I would like to learn some more tactics with my S&W M&P 45. However, when I go on to training with my S&W 629 44 mag revolver and my S&W 442 pocket snubby , I will want to start all over. While I am at it, I reallly want to take the courses relating to tactical/defensive use of AR-15 rifle.

    I just don't have enough money right now for ammo/course fee/gas to take another course soon. Really sucks. :(
     
  11. ricsha

    ricsha Oregon Coast - Lincoln City Member

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    +1 for DG1 at Oregon Firearms Academy. I was in that same DH1 Class with Andy, and second all he said. A real eye-opener for me. Went in thinking I knew most of what I needed to know about shooting; and learned a lot about what I didn't know. Excellent instruction by professionals. I'm with Andy about maybe taking DH1 again in a year as a refresher; but the class that really intrigues me is the Low Light class shooting in low light with and without a flashlight and in darkness. BTW I shot gold on my second try, missed by 1 on first try, and am still beaming about it. Throwing in one-handed and off-handed shots makes it a lot tougher, I never practiced off-handed before.
     
  12. greenLED

    greenLED Beaver Nation expat Member

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    Ricsha, the low light clases were the most challenging classes I took at OFA - learned lots! Highly recommended.
     
  13. Gendaito

    Gendaito PDX Member

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    The force-on-force scenarios in the Adjudicator are very educational. Gives you a chance to really think through a situation and how to survive.
     
  14. BigMac

    BigMac Hillsboro New Member

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    I agree. It was a great class! How many of you are sore today? :eek:
     
  15. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    I'm with you guys, took DH1 with my wife this spring, we both want to do DH1 again. Tac rifle for me too, then DH2, OK I want to take them all.
     
  16. rayd8

    rayd8 Formerly Portland, now Alabama! Member

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    +1. Put me on the list as sore from yesterday (10/17/09).

    Great class. A lot of good take away information and drills for practice (which I need to do).
     
  17. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    +2 I'm also a little sore....but well worth it. I'd strongly recommend everyone who has a CHL take the DH1 class thru OFA.

    The OFA team is very knowledgable and extremely friendly. I learned a lot and now have a solid basis of knowledge to develop.

    Dan, you and your team were great. One recommendation....don't order the wet weather for the next class...ha ha ha ha
     
  18. mccullogh

    mccullogh NW Oregon Member

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    It was a great class yesterday. There were about 21 in the class and 7 or 8 instructors so we you got lots of personal instruction. all the instructors were professional and courteous. I will Definitely be taking more class from OFA in the future, after I get in some more practice.

    A big thank you to Dan and all of the staff at OFA
     
  19. BigMac

    BigMac Hillsboro New Member

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    I actually thought the wet weather was a blessing. We don't usually choose to train in foul weather. Since we can't pick when we may have to use our trianing, and it's unlikely it'll be under ideal circumstances, it's good to be forced to do a little training in some incliment weather. Is was very good practice trying to draw from my IWB holster under a t-shirt, light jacket, and raincoat. Especially so as we're heading into that season now and will likely be dressed like that till May or June.
     
  20. aga7040

    aga7040 Aloha Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It was wet out there, but the instructors were very encouraging, friendly, and professional. ;)