What types of training topics would you like to see addressed?

Discussion in 'Austin Firearms Training Group' started by SIG_Fiend, Jun 7, 2009.

What type of training would you be interested in? (select all that apply)

  1. Basic pistol skills

    22 vote(s)
    59.5%
  2. Basic rifle skills

    17 vote(s)
    45.9%
  3. Fighting pistol

    29 vote(s)
    78.4%
  4. Fighting rifle

    16 vote(s)
    43.2%
  5. Team tactics

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  6. CQB

    17 vote(s)
    45.9%
  7. Force on force training

    19 vote(s)
    51.4%
  8. Concealed carry tactics

    25 vote(s)
    67.6%
  9. Other (Please post specifics if something isn't on the list)

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Everyone interested, please post up what topics you would like to see addressed at future meetings. Basically, what type of training would you like to participate in? Once we have a list of these things, then we can set some goals and figure out what needs to be done to achieve them.
     


  2. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    Everything. I'd love to learn some hand-to-hand and knife stuff, too. :happy0001:

    I'm one of those weirdos who think learning is fun. :lolz:

    Firearms maintenance might not be a horrible thing to teach/learn, either. I know there's a lot of different info that may or may not be accurate floating around out there. Be nice to share what works and what doesn't with each other.
     
  3. Ranger60

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    I would also like to do some tactical shotgun.
     
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Austin, TX
    I think some 3-gun stuff would be fun as hell and would expose weaknesses that everyone needs to work on. I know I am not fast at all with a shotgun in terms of loading it.

    I'm decent with a pistol and rifle.
     
  5. jay524288

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    There are two other subjects that I think should be addressed - first aid and legal matters. Being prepared for a gunfight includes being prepared for the consequences of a gunfight.

    Everyone that shoots, especially people that carry a gun, should be familiar with first aid, including immediate treatment of gunshot wounds. Shooting ranges tend to be out in the country, far from hospitals. And people, often the good guy, get shot in gunfights. We should all know how to treat ourselves and others, just in case.

    It might also be nice to get a defense attorney to come talk and answer questions. In the CHL courses, the instructors talk about the laws, but then say that we should talk to an attorney with any detailed questions. How many of us have?
     
  6. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    Not bad points.

    I've actually talked to a few EMS types about handling gun shot wounds. The consensus was direct pressure and seek immediate attention. There probably isn't much else that can be done...
     
  7. TxEMTP69

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    If you are willing to spend the money for the quik clot products (not overly expensive) they are great... I know the military use them and several EMS providers do, we do not yet but have had a few patients (non GSW) that would also have benefited from these bandages.
    www.quikclot.com
     
  8. TxEMTP69

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    Definately interested in concealed carry techniques as I am new to this aspect and as alot of us have alot of questions as to methods, etc..
     
  9. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    San Antonio
    Clotters aren't that expensive (I actually have a kit with a bag of Celox among other things within reach right now), but the EMS types I talked to scoffed at clotting agents. "Direct pressure is where it's at." They did admit that a clotting agent would be a good idea in the wilderness where help is far away, though. But that's several hours if not days.
     
  10. TxEMTP69

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    Most of the bad rap quikclot and other products got was before they were produced in a bandage and were loose material poured into the wound, alot of the negatives have gone to the wayside since. Even with applying the "clotting bandage" you still need to apply direct pressure

    I'm not saying that all patient's with a GSW should get this immediately but if you need it, it's better to have it there then to say man I could have used that.

    The basics of shock management would be a good topic to cover, bleeding control, splinting, keeping the patient warm, signs and symptoms to look for, etc...
     

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