Any Defensive Handgun Training in TX

TxEMTP69

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Are there any classes in TX that any of ya'll have taken or would recommend for defensive handgun, concealed carry, force on force or scenario based training?

Also I have never participated in an IDPA or similar would this be of benefit for a defensive training? I do plan to attend an IDPA match in the near future just looking for opinions.
 

SIG_Fiend

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IDPA can be beneficial in some ways. HOWEVER, please note that even in IDPA there are some things people do to remain competitive, and some things within the rules that are counterproductive from a self defense standpoint. The one main benefit I see with IDPA is it gets you learning to shoot on the move and while physically active, which is a huge hurdle to overcome for all those used to the square range. It's much more dynamic than the square range, but it's not perfect. Take what is tactically beneficial from it and discard the rest.

Here's some trainer's in Texas or visting Texas I'd recommend:

CSAT

Training

There are actually plenty of others in Texas or that visit Texas as well, but I can't remember some of them off hand.
 

jay524288

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There is also KR Training.

Karl offers various classes including defensive pistol and rifle and force-on-force classes.

They are held about halfway between Bryan and Austin.
 

TxEMTP69

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Definately think I'll look into the IDPA for what I can take from it, move and shoot is definately something I'd like to work on.

Thanks for the links, will be looking into these.
 

htxred

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DTI; john farnam.

John comes down to tx twice a year and holds classes in victoria. the shiloh guys go see him every time he's down. for some of us its a refresher, for others, its a weekend off. we always bring new people with us and they always enjoy the class. you'll learn a lot in a farnam class, just listening to the man speak is worth tuition.
 

DirtyD

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Farnam's class is definatley worth it, I went for the first time about 3 or 4 months ago, and will be there again in October.....
 

fm2

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CSAT, KR training, and Farnam all have good classes. If you can get a defensive pistol class under your belt, I highly recommend the Combined Skills class on Sept 11-13, at K R Training.

If you are interested in more scenario/FOF training Shivworks is going to have a class in Dallas Oct. 16-18 that covers unarmed and close quarters material.
ShivWorks
 

txgolfer45

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I'm taking a class with Scott Caylor at the North Texas Shooting Academy on Saturday. I'll let you know how the class goes.
 

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