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Old 02-23-2017, 10:32 AM
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Default Looking for Defensive Pistol training in So Cal...

I'm having trouble finding the right place to train with my pistole. I know I can travel to a number of other states to train with the best instructors, but are there any here in Southern California?
If you have done any defensive pistol training here in So Cal, please let me know, or if you just have recommendations I'd love to hear about them.
Thank you!
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:35 AM
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Its been many years, but I always thought Max Joseph at TFTT ran a nice outfit. I think they are on calguns, and they are easy to find online.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:39 AM
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You just missed it! Micky Schuch of Carry Trainer was just in Azusa, CA at Burro Canyon teaching a defensive pistol class. I regard him as one of the more practical and reality-oriented instructors out there. No bull****, no posing, just teaching you how to win a fight when your life is on the line.

I believe a lot of out-of-state trainers go to Burro canyon to conduct classes, so I would check with them.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:49 AM
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ITTS in L.A. is probably the premier SoCal firearms training school. Scotty Reitz is a 30 year veteran of LAPD SWAT and has been training LE/Mil and civilians for over 25 years.

Other good ones I've heard about are TFTT, St Crispian and Academi in S.D.

Top level national trainers that travel a lot to the L.A. area are names such as Mike Pannone, Ernest Langdon, Kyle Defoor, Frank Proctor, Pat McNamara, to name just a few. A web search will turn up info on any of the names above.

It amazes me sometimes the extensive amount of firearms training available in a state with some of the ****tiest gun laws around. Good luck in your search!
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Old 02-23-2017, 1:52 PM
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TAC-1 has a defensive pistol course coming up on March 25.


Their instruction is great, especially for pistol. Class sizes are small and you get attention.
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Old 02-23-2017, 4:03 PM
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You guys all ROCK! I asked this same question 3 days ago in another area, and got 1 reply. It was a great answer, but I really like how many responses I got here!
Thanks again, and keep any suggestions coming.
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Old 02-25-2017, 3:05 PM
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International Tactical Training Seminars, Direct Action Group, and Aegis Academy.

There are more time-suck classes out there than quality ones.

Many people pick a class on how cheap it is.

Beware of taking a class based on the suggestion of someone who took it, when that's the only class they've ever taken.
"there is no appreciable difference in the effectiveness of the 9mm and the .45 ACP cartridges" -Dr. Vincent JM DiMaio, Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques

Don't consider this an endorsement, but you can buy Front Sight Diamond memberships off eBay for $39.
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Old 03-25-2017, 2:27 PM
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Awesome info here!!

Thanks for the suggestions!
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