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Old 01-20-2019, 3:00 PM
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I feel the need to some training. I'm in the SF Bay Area and I've done a few classes at Reed's (including with the late Louis Awerbuck) but there doesn't seem to be much else around. Last year I did a class at Richmond with Op Spec. Anything else I should look at?
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I can recommend Direct Action Group / TFTT. They offer classes both down south here at Burro Canyon and up north at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center.

Legit tactical training from consummate military and LE professionals. They are focused primarily on Law Enforcement and Military training / contracts around the country / world but also run classes locally for civilians looking for high quality tactical training.

http://dag-usa.com/
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Old 01-20-2019, 6:20 PM
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Check out DSC ( Defensive Shooting Club )they shoot at Metcalf couple times a month. Primarily pistol, but do run rifle and shotgun drills a few times a year.

http://alphadogtactical.com/?fbclid=...ZUsg1VJpwq5020
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Old 01-20-2019, 7:13 PM
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Valley Defense here in Modesto is good. Linden Gun Range hosts different training throughout the year as well.
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Monarch Defense holds training at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays.

www.monarchdefense.org
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+1 for Direct Action Group (formerly known as TFTT)
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Does anyone have any experiences with Northern Firearms Institute https://usgunpro.com
or Threat Scenarios https://threatscenarios.com/?gclid=E...SAAEgKCDfD_BwE ?
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I've been to two Threat Scenarios classes. I learned a lot from them, personally, and think they were well worth the time (and stress).

If you don't mind traveling to the Sacramento area, Gray Ops and LMS Defense teach classes at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center. LMS also teaches in San Jose from time to time, although they don't have much of this year's schedule up yet. I learned a lot from both organizations.
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I feel the need to some training. I'm in the SF Bay Area and I've done a few classes at Reed's (including with the late Louis Awerbuck) but there doesn't seem to be much else around. Last year I did a class at Richmond with Op Spec. Anything else I should look at?
Check out Richmond rod and gun's calendar www.richmondhotshots.com. They usually keep their calendar up to date and get some great instructors to come in.

I've had a couple of buddies take classes with this group out of Castro valley.
http://www.solartactical.com/training.html



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We do classes at Richmond Rod and Gun Club.

Our next one is an intro pistol class Feb 23.

I've taken classes with Louis Awerbuck and Opspec as well, this class would probably be too beginner for you, but we'll be doing more advanced ones later in the year.

Our primary instructor has also trained with Louis and a dozen other instructors, and is a former SWAT cop and current USPSA Master class shooter.

PM your email and phone number and I'll add you to our mailing list.
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Monarch Defense holds training at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays.

www.monarchdefense.org
Is that the guy that teaches “Advanced CQB tactics” but was never in the .mil or LE?

Sounds legit...
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Check out Richmond rod and gun's calendar www.richmondhotshots.com. They usually keep their calendar up to date and get some great instructors to come in.
They lost the ability to update their website last year. I hear they're going to work on getting it back.
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I'm planning on taking the Low Light Carbine CQB course by LMS Defense in March here in northern Nevada. They have a 10,000 sq. ft. live-fire shoot house about 30 minutes from me. Longer for you obviously but might be worth the drive. Its actually not very expensive either. http://www.lmsdefense.com/index.html
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Thanks everyone for the replies - I did do some searches before I posted but didn't see many of these - none I think.

I'll definitely check some of these out.

Any more :-)
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I did some training with Alpha Dog Tactical this past weekend, and it was very high quality. It was an introductory course as I'm just getting into shooting, but good instructor, nice setup, and I learned a lot. I ended up writing a full course review on my blog.
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They lost the ability to update their website last year. I hear they're going to work on getting it back.
Any details on what happened there? I was curious about the outdated calendar...
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https://trainkagwerks.com/course-schedule/nevada-march
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QUOTE=NYT;22582894]https://trainkagwerks.com/course-schedule/nevada-march[/QUOTE]

Dude that is awesome, I've heard nothing but good things about Kagwerks. Right in my backyard too. It's the weekend before the LMS Defense low-light CQB course....I think March is going to be a very fun month!
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Any details on what happened there? I was curious about the outdated calendar...
I saw Vince saying on FB something about losing the token.
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Tactical Performance Center is bringing their 3 day Handgun Mastery Course to Richmond, CA.
https://classes.tacticalperformancecenter.com/calendar/

Info about the course:
https://classes.tacticalperformancec...ndgun-mastery/
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Tactical Performance Center is bringing their 3 day Handgun Mastery Course to Richmond, CA in April and May.
https://classes.tacticalperformancecenter.com/calendar/

Info about the course:
https://classes.tacticalperformancec...ndgun-mastery/
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Dude that is awesome, I've heard nothing but good things about Kagwerks. Right in my backyard too. It's the weekend before the LMS Defense low-light CQB course....I think March is going to be a very fun month!
yeah, garrett is my buddy and a great guy. i was introduced to him about 7 years ago and bought one of his rifles when he was at SWORD international.

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Not sure what classes you are looking for. I am teaching a Utah CCW class (can be used to apply for other non-resident CCW's as well) in Pleasanton in March. I also have one in Vacaville in March.

I also do intro classes, NRA Basic Pistol, and a One Handed Shooting class in the Modesto area on a regular basis.
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Thanks to all who replied. I'm looking into some of the courses recommended.
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