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#1 KBrek

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

My training partner and I took a basic defensive handgun course this past weekend at Triggerfarm located in Sheridan, Illinois. 


The instructors are excellent and very informative. The class is outdoors and includes various exercises to increase your skills and accuracy. You will shoot 200+ rounds down range. You start on paper targets, move to steel targets, practice shooting through a 9 hole and eventually run through a course. The class is 3 hours and they welcome basic entry level shooters to veteran shooters. 


Class is only $50. Bring your own ammunition. I highly recommend the course to anyone looking to hone in on their handgun skills.


Additional information and to sign up, visit http://www.triggerfarm.com



#2 Flingarrows


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:41 PM

John and John are good people for sure

#3 Chinto


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:39 AM

I am looking forward to taking the July 15th class.



"practice shooting through a 9 hole"   -  what is a 9 hole?  Is that a Dot Drill?

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:09 AM

I was there as well. My second time taking the class. Enjoyed it immensely.


I'm signed up for the Advanced on 7/16 too.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

9 Hole:




#6 Smoke33

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:08 AM

I recently attended their basic class. I had a great time and met some great people. I will definitely be going back again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:11 AM

The advanced class is a hoot. Highly recommended.


#8 Hipshot Percussion


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Posted Yesterday, 06:56 PM

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.

“I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish: I have kept the faith."  Timothy Chapter 4 verse 7


"Legitimate self-defense has absolutely nothing to do with the criminal misuse of guns."   Gerald Vernon, veteran firearms instructor


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