Austin people (and surrounding areas): Lets get a training group together

Discussion in 'Austin' started by SIG_Fiend, May 4, 2009.

  1. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    7,262
    14
    38
    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Like the title says, I have been thinking it would be nice to get a training group of sorts together for the Austin and surrounding areas. What I was thinking about is it would be nice to get a group of local people together to basically get some more regular meetings of some sort going with the ultimate goal being the furthering of the group member's firearms knowledge and proficiency. Doesn't have to necessarily be anything major. We could do things as simple and inexpensive as have BBQ's regularly, sit back, relax, watch firearms training videos (I have quite a few) and chat. We could also try running some force on force drills with airsoft guns (or even incorporate some teamwork/team movement into it). We could also just have plain old shooting range meets. We could even get a group together to go attend some of the Appleseed events or other firearms training events in Texas. Basically the point is, I'd like to get some sort of regular group together just so we can start actually doing something. It's rather boring doing this stuff by one's self, and it really helps refine the skills to have others around to critique and weed out the "training scars", bad habits, or what have you. I'm not experienced by any means, and it doesn't matter if any of you interested aren't as well. The most important thing is getting out and doing something, basically attempting to learn. Even if time or money is an issue and you can't afford to make it to the shooting range much if at all, like I said we could do things as simple as watching training vids and going through the motions with airsoft guns. Nothing beats the real thing, but it's better to do some form of training as opposed to none at all.

    So let's hear it people! Who's interested? If anyone has any ideas or input, please post up and let us know. I would like to see us set something up like this to be much more of a regular thing that local folks can attend regularly and can gain some knowledge from. Any open-minded experts would be gladly welcomed. :)

    *Update* I just created a social group on the site to help facilitate this. If you are interested, please join it and post up here so we can get the ball rolling: http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/groups/austin-firearms-training-group.html

    *Update* The first meet and greet is June 6th @ 6pm at the Rudy's located here in Austin:

    2451 Capital of Texas Highway
    Austin, TX 78746
    (512) 329-5554

    http://rudys.com/SearchResults.aspx?GeoLat=30.4156188&GeoLong=-97.8014482&distance=15
     


  2. jay524288

    jay524288 Member

    142
    0
    16
    Nov 6, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I'm in.

    I was just thinking that something like this would be a good idea.
     
  3. Vellcrow

    Vellcrow Active Member

    402
    0
    16
    Aug 8, 2008
    Pflugerville
    I was part of a group like this in Phoenix. The biggest advantage out there was the open desert where we could actually train (with multiple targets/shooting angles) and learning to utilize our load bearing gear.

    I am very interested, now that I have been in the area for a year, and know my way around a bit.
     
  4. gladi8r

    gladi8r Active Member

    948
    0
    36
    Jun 5, 2008
    Troy Tx
    I live in the temple area just north of austin and would be interested in this, I have some knowledge to offer the group but probably learning alot more.
     
  5. Ranger60

    Ranger60 Active Member

    628
    0
    36
    Mar 28, 2008
    Taylor
    New to Austin, member of the Austin Rifle Club and also shoot at the Lone Star Range.
     
  6. LuckyLuciano

    LuckyLuciano New Member

    13
    0
    1
    Apr 30, 2009
    Austin
    I'm pretty busy these days but I am interested. I'm a total noob when it comes to tactics though.
     
  7. kerryp

    kerryp Active Member

    362
    0
    16
    Apr 12, 2009
    Bastrop
    I'm in Bastrop and would be interested in something like this. I know how to shoot, but have never had any formal training, so I might not have much to offer, but it would be good to get out more often and develop better skills.
     
  8. TSU45

    TSU45 Active Member

    410
    0
    16
    Jun 6, 2008
    San Marcos, Tx
    I was just thinking last night that it would be cool to build some steel targets similar to the ones Magpul uses in their dvd. Could have some fun with them at Lonestar on a slow weekday.
     
  9. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

    4,342
    0
    36
    Mar 6, 2009
    Cedar Park,TX
    I'm in! I live in Ceadar park (north of Austin) and I have very little formal training but I'm willing to learn more always.
     
  10. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    I wish I could drag everyone up into the country where we hunt pigs. There is a nice field that's about 400 yards by 400 yards that'd be perfect for this. It's not my property, so I don't think we can do something like this.
     

Share This Page