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#1 Flingarrows

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 09:14 PM

I don't get anything out of it, just very satisfied with their service. Yay/nay? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:05 PM

It is perfectly acceptable to give a glowing review. What better promotion is there than that?


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 04:33 AM

Three years ago there was a trainer review thread here.

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:52 AM

Thanks guys. TRJ, I'll look it up and post up a review



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:00 AM

I didnt find the thread, so I'll add it here. 

 

TriggerFarm.com, In the Sheridan-Newark area (LaSalle County-30 miles west of Joliet):

 

Took the conceal carry in June. My son took it in Aug, and we both just to the defensive pistol class yesterday.

 

Both John and John are great instructors; lots of deal and huge on safety.

 

Prices are great. The defensive pistol class is $50.00 for 3 hours of instruction at their outdoor range



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Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:08 AM

Why don't you invite them to post their classes in our training forum?

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:12 AM

Why don't you invite them to post their classes in our training forum?

 

Ok, will do, Thanks mauserme



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:54 AM

TriggerFarm posted up here:

 

http://illinoiscarry...topic=63140&hl=



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 05:55 AM

I didnt find the thread, so I'll add it here. 

 

TriggerFarm.com, In the Sheridan-Newark area (LaSalle County-30 miles west of Joliet):

 

Took the conceal carry in June. My son took it in Aug, and we both just to the defensive pistol class yesterday.

 

Both John and John are great instructors; lots of detail  (not deal) and huge on safety.

 

Prices are great. The defensive pistol class is $50.00 for 3 hours of instruction at their outdoor range



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:27 PM

I didnt find the thread, so I'll add it here. 
 
TriggerFarm.com, In the Sheridan-Newark area (LaSalle County-30 miles west of Joliet):
 
Took the conceal carry in June. My son took it in Aug, and we both just to the defensive pistol class yesterday.
 
Both John and John are great instructors; lots of deal and huge on safety.
 
Prices are great. The defensive pistol class is $50.00 for 3 hours of instruction at their outdoor range



I've been looking for something like this. A reasonably priced defensive class that's not too far away. Can you be a bit more specific on what you liked and what might be improved upon?

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 05:04 PM

I liked that they built the habit of safety by repetition - rehandling a gun that was shown empty 10 minutes ago. It obviously didn't load itself from the last demonstration. But checking to build the habit. 

 

I liked the detail and discussions during the conceal carry, and also re-intro of the fundamentals at the beginning of the defensive pistol, working up to shooting and moving, shooting in awkward positions. 

 

I am more of an archer and shotgunner, than a handgunner (hence the name - Flingarrows), but did shoot on the pistol team in the ANG 25 years ago. I needed some help getting my group tightened up, and getting reacquainted with a handgun. Both John and John were more than willing to spend a few minutes analyzing what I was doing wrong.

 

The class built confidence in handling/holstering a pistol in battery. I am expecting my license in the email this week, and will have no issues carrying chambered after this class. 

 

I plan on taking the defensive pistol again in the spring (too close to hunting season, my busy time of the year :)



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 05:26 PM

Perfect! I'm in kind of the same situation. My dad and I were shot gunners and I did just a little pistol many many years ago and restarted back in Decemberror when I went through CCL class. Been looking for a more one on one or small group that isn't so expensive to take a look and correct my bad habits.

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 06:13 PM

I didnt find the thread, so I'll add it here. 
 
TriggerFarm.com, In the Sheridan-Newark area (LaSalle County-30 miles west of Joliet):
 
Took the conceal carry in June. My son took it in Aug, and we both just to the defensive pistol class yesterday.
 
Both John and John are great instructors; lots of deal and huge on safety.
 
Prices are great. The defensive pistol class is $50.00 for 3 hours of instruction at their outdoor range

Just out of curiosity, what was covered in a 3 hr defensive pistol class?

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:19 PM

It started with a range safety briefing, then shooting on paper, drawing from holster, double tap, retention against a grab, surveying after a shoot, moving while shooting, shoot in awkward positions (using one of those walls, with slots and holes at different places. Not sure what it is called), engaging multiple targets. I went through about 350 rounds during the class Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 09:30 PM

Interesting. A class short enough to fit in an evening or "half day" on a Saturday. Sounds like a nice next step really for folks that are comfortable with the whole carry/draw/shoot concept but maybe haven't committed or don't have time for an 8hr gig. 350 rds sounds pretty good for such a short class.


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 05:07 AM

Interesting. A class short enough to fit in an evening or "half day" on a Saturday. Sounds like a nice next step really for folks that are comfortable with the whole carry/draw/shoot concept but maybe haven't committed or don't have time for an 8hr gig. 350 rds sounds pretty good for such a short class.


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Having no prior experience in this area, it was definitely a great learning experience.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:56 AM

I think I'll sign up for the 10/22 class. Anyone else want to join me?


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:34 PM

October is bow hunting season, but if you are up for a second class in December or spring, I am game Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 03:40 PM

Outside? December? Uh, no thanks ;)

Signed up for the 10/22 class. Looking forward to it.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:43 PM

:) I stay out as late in the year as I can. It takes the edge off of winter Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 09:57 PM

Skiing used to be my way of getting through winter but bad knees eventually put an end to that.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:45 AM

Same here, scoped knee slowed that hobby down Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:41 AM

Just hope the weather holds and is at least dry.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:19 PM

The day that I went it was supposed to start at 9am, but was raining. They called at 820 to see if I would mind starting at 1230. That worked for me so we just had it after the rain passed. If you are traveling far and rain is forecasted, you may want to email the night before to see if there is a plan B Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:40 AM

It's less than a hour away for me and I told the wife I'd be out most of the day anyway.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:37 PM

Good deal