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Old 04-05-2013, 12:56 PM
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Default Has anyone trained with Rudy Waldinger?

I'm taking his Close Quarter, High Speed Shooting class in a couple of weeks and was just curious if anyone else has been.


I've had some great personal referrals about the training, from folks who attend a lot of training, so I'm really looking forward to the experience
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:32 PM
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All I can say about Rudy is that he is an amazing shooter. He is a friend from when we shared RO duty at Richmond together for a few years back when he lived in the bay area.

I would unhesitatingly recommend him as a trainer. Best revolver shooter I have ever seen outside of Miculek.
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Old 04-06-2013, 2:35 PM
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I thought DFT requires students to pass their basic course before moving on to advanced? or do they actually accept waiver?
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Old 04-06-2013, 2:37 PM
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Rudy is good folk . . . don't get out of there without making him show off some of his skills shooting a revolver. Amazing.
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I trained with Rudy when he was a 4DDHG Rangemaster at FrontSight. He helped me fix a flaw in my presentation. Excellent instructor.

Didn't get to see him do any revolver tricks.
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Old 04-06-2013, 7:53 PM
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Rudy is good folk . . . don't get out of there without making him show off some of his skills shooting a revolver. Amazing.
I have watched Rudy take Open Division shooters lunch money with a revolver
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As others here, Rudy is a fantastic instructor. I just finished up one of his three day handgun classes last month. He fixed my issues on presentation as one other here, and made me run my gun in double action only to get the feel down and accuracy, since I would be drawing and shooting from the holster that way with the first trigger pull. Really made me work and was shooting 200% better by the third day. I will be taking his three day carbine class in August and the wife is going up for a handgun class soon. Also, watching Rudy shoot is amazing.
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Rudy is good folk . . . don't get out of there without making him show off some of his skills shooting a revolver. Amazing.
Now I'm almost tempted to take the class with my Apex Tactical tuned 2.5" M-66. Alas, I don't have enough ammo on hand.

But I'll bring it anyway and see if I can pick his brain for some pointers
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Rudy 's a solid shoter hands down and will have no problem doing a demo of each of his drill's before he makes student's do it. Bring extra ammo !!!You'l have a great time at his bad as range!
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Rudy is the Real Deal –
Been to his 3 day handgun, and his three day Xtreme shooting, and his 3 day Carbine. I had plans to do his 3 day speed one, and 3 day speed two this year but the ammo shortage has nipped that in the Butt.
Enjoy, as you can’t not enjoy. It’s going to be a great ride!!!
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Thanks for all the input, it was a really great class.

Speed really does bring out all the flaws in your technique...I knew they were there before hand...and gives me to more things to clean up. It was enlightening to see that I could shoot a failure drill at twice the speed I had always shot it before.

He was great about explaining why some of his techniques differed from that of other instructors.

Yup, I'll be going back
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Nice.

Rudy Waldinger's Defensive Firearms Training is a good 250 miles from me near Coarsegold (north of Fresno) it needs planning. Very reasonable pricing ($300 for a 3-day handgun class) and seemingly small class sizes.

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Hi,

9mmepiphany, did you have to take the basic traning class?
"thought DFT requires students to pass their basic course before moving on to advanced? or do they actually accept waiver?"

Long drive from the Bay Area and Sacto, hope the basic class is worth while. Would some IDPA intro class apply?

Do you hold some informal training classes?

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Thanks for all the input, it was a really great class.

Speed really does bring out all the flaws in your technique...I knew they were there before hand...and gives me to more things to clean up. It was enlightening to see that I could shoot a failure drill at twice the speed I had always shot it before.

He was great about explaining why some of his techniques differed from that of other instructors.

Yup, I'll be going back
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:51 AM
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Very reasonable pricing ($300 for a 3-day handgun class) and seemingly small class sizes.
The class when I attended was 6. The $100/day is amazing when you consider that most outfits change $200-$250/day, for a much larger class

The HS/CQB class was originally designed as a 3k round course, and he's cut it down to $1k to reflect ammo shortages.

For 2014, he has restructured some 3 day classes into a 2 day format...saves you a day of instruction cost as well as lodging and food. It is about 180 miles from Coarsegold to Sacto and I drove home after the last day of instruction...I did arrive a day early because I wanted to start fresh on the first day.

I really want to try his Combat Tomahawk, but it is only by special arrangement...so I'll need 5 other folks who want to take it (plus a tomahawk)
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(plus a tomahawk) Ha Ha, for Christmas maybe
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The Firing Line Clovis employees took his class and loved it! The highly recommend it.
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Why would you bring up a motivational speaker in a thread about firearms training?
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I'm familiar with the movie...it is the same person...what does a movie about football have to do with this thread. For a joke to be understandable, when it is clearly in a different genres, you have to give a frame of reference

...or are you just mocking the name?
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^^over 6000 posts, 6 years, 1 itrader for mags. Go talk to yourself.
That is your response to being called on a faux pas...pointing out that I never sell or don't buy often in the Classified Section
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You two are having way too much fun. Merry Christmas.
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In addition to his Revolver skills, ask him to show you some of his rope tricks.. I'd heard about him from several Richmond members over the years and then finally met the man when he came out and shot the Golden Bullet a few years back.. Classy guy.
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I wonder what's the test standard for DFT CQH Master Test?
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