Just got back from TriggerFarms Basic Defensive Handgun course. I can't say enough about it. John and John run an informative, fun, and educational 3-hour course. 10 shooters max, so they can keep an eye on everyone and give individual suggestions as we work. They put the shooters at ease - taking away the intimidation factor for first timers... which was Me. First up a round of safety discussion which focused on the usual, but added safety notes particular to the drills we would be running. Shooting from 2 yds, then 5 yds. Then from the holster. Then double taps from the holster. Then point and shoot drills. Then shooting double taps while moving laterally. Reloading / tactical reloading. Nine Hole. Finishing with running a steel course.
In between each segment, we went to the back of the range under a tent that had a couple of fans running - it was Africa Hot! - talked shop and reloaded. They had water on ice if needed. We brought a cooler with Gatorade, water, and a few wet towels (frozen) on ice. We also bought some microfiber towels to keep in the back pocket to dry our hands in during shooting drills.
All in all a great day. I was able to work on things I'd only read about. The heart rate was up and it was good to shoot under a little stress, even if it was brought on by my own mind. We will be returning next month. For $50.00 and 200 rounds for three hours, I can work on those things I need to know and perform under pressure. For two hours of indoor range time, you're looking at the same amount of money to not work from the holster, to not do double taps.. .and on and on.
Thanks to TriggerFarms! Great afternoon with my Son and his friend.