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Places in the NW with awesome training classes?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Zeshio, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Zeshio

    Zeshio Olympia Active Member

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    Hey everyone. So it looks like I might be able to have some more free time on my hands in the spring and summer, and am looking into taking some more handgun and carbine classes. Do we have any great training centers around the area for civilians, or have any cool guys coming to the area putting on classes? I'm most interested in defense and tactical classes, and I can travel a state outside of Washington if needed.

    Thanks for any suggestions ahead of time!
     
  2. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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  3. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like a shameless plug and perhaps it is...we are an NWF sponsor and actually the first business sponsor of this forum if memory serves me correctly. Anyway, for the last 17 years we've been providing defensive small arms training with students traveling from all over the U.S. Our student body includes men/women from the military, law enforcement, security, private contractors, and corrections just to name a few. Most of students comprise of "Jane and Joe Doe's" who take their personal security and small arms skills/tactics seriously. We have a highly seasoned and professional staff along with an impeccable safety record. In fact our unique Emergency Response Plan has been featured in a trade publication.

    We have a dedicated academy situated on over a 1000 acres located in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon with classroom, support buildings, range and a tactical "simulator village." Because we have a dedicated private academy you do not have to compete for space or parking or have distractions or noise from others like you would at a local gun range. Our facility is totally dedicated to enhancing "learning effectiveness and student comfort." When you show up to an OFA class you and your class have the entire facility dedicated to you - and we're not nomads living out of a suitcase...our community is our home also so we try to give back and make our community (on this forum and elsewhere) a priority.

    We'd be humbled and honored to have you give us careful consideration. Choosing a quality school to train from is an important first step and we understand this. If you want to chat with me personally then feel free to call our business office at 541-451-5532 or email at dan@oregonfirearmsacademy.com If 'm not in the office then ask the office for me to return your call and I'll gladly do so on our dime.

    Best of luck as you begin your training journey!

    Join us on Facebook! Here is our website - www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com

    Dan
     
  4. Zeshio

    Zeshio Olympia Active Member

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    Dan, I appreciate the shameless plug. I will definitely consider OFA as I look for classes. Glad to see we have an awesome training area in Oregon!
     
  5. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! We'd be honored. Please feel free to give me a call. Even if you want to train with someone else I'll glad help you out along your way!

    Oh and we have a sponsor's section on this forum if you want to go in there and learn about other members experiences, photos of classes etc. One of our moderators attended a Defensive Handgun 1 and provided an unsolicited article. Here is his write up - http://www.northwestfirearms.com/fi...training-day-ofa-oregon-firearms-academy.html
     
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  6. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    James Yeager from Tactical Response is in Sacramento next month.
    Tactical Response
    He has got a lot of you tube videos.
     
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    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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  10. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Johnnny13 Bend, Oregon Active Member

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    I'd have to say that within driving distance that magpul is the best. There are a few here I would avoid and some I am not aware of.
     
  12. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Thunder Ranch is down here in Lakeview.
     
  13. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget about Firearms Academy of Seattle. They are in Onalaska WA, just past Centrailia
     
  14. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 for OFA - I've heard great things about them. I signed up for my first Defensive Handgun class with them recently, can't wait!
     
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    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    BroncoFan Eastern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    +1 for OFA. I'm an LEO and have taken 100+ hours of Handgun and Carbine training from OFA, including a week long instructor development course. If you want VERY professional and top notch training from a group of knowledgable, squared away but humble folks, OFA is the place. Looking forward to Advanced Carbine later this year!
     
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  17. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Does anyplace in the PNW teach the Center Axis Relock method of shooting?