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#1 morgantron

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:03 PM

Hello all.  I am trying to get between 10 and 15 rifle owners together for a training day in April.  It would be a one day course led by Frank Sharpe of Fortress Defense Consultants.  My hope is to have it at Aurora Sportsmen's Club in Waterman, IL.  This would be the equivalent of a Level 1 Rifle course condensed into one day.  My goal is to get out and get tuned up for the training season and have a chance for some of you to meet one of the best instructors in the Midwest.  Did you get an AR for Christmas?  Come on out and learn how to use it.  Its one thing to stand out on the range and a whole other world to participate in some awesome instructor led training.  Lets make this happen.  Please contact me via private message or leave a comment  if you are interested.  Once I get a few interested people we will put out some dates to have the class.  Cost will be $225 a person.

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 07:18 AM

I would love to do this but unfortunately our son is due in March.  It just isn't a good time at this point.

 

Frank and Co. are great though!  Good luck!



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:45 AM

I would love to do this but unfortunately our son is due in March.  It just isn't a good time at this point.

 

Frank and Co. are great though!  Good luck!

Having a young one at home I completely understand.  Please tell any friends or family if they might be interested.  Best of luck with the baby.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 05:49 PM

I might be interested depending on the actual dates.  I have a RUC I would love to run to see how good it is. Maybe I will have my AUG by then who knows.



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:46 AM

How many people have you got? I'm interested, but can't say if I'm free until there's a date. I'm reluctant to commit until I know if this is happening regardless of my attendance or not. I hate it when classes get scrubbed due to low interest, it's such a letdown.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 09:48 AM

I'd be interested.



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 09:45 AM

I would be interested if it is held on a weekend?



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:44 PM

I'd be in.


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 03:01 PM

Interested depending on the date.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 12:53 PM

Wonderful finally some replies!!!!  lets narrow it down to a Sunday in April.  I will start with April 3rd or 10th.  Let me know what date works better for any of you.  I am hoping to get 10.  Thanks for the interest guys and gals.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 01:35 PM

I'd be interested. Can I bring an AK?

What all is covered in the class? How many rounds? What do we get to do?

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:27 PM

I'd be interested. Can I bring an AK?

What all is covered in the class? How many rounds? What do we get to do?

I don;t see any problem with using an AK.  Round count will likely be 500 to 800.  What we will cover will be released soon.  Class will start with basic fundamentals and safety, and depending on everyone's skill level we will move forward.  You will get to move and work on real life scenarios for practical rifle application.  We learn how to fight with our guns.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 06:54 PM

Excellent, I will keep an eye on this thread.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:01 PM

Hello all.  I have finally nailed down a date.  We are planning on Sunday April 10th at Aurora Sportsmen's Club in Waterman, IL.  I will be posting a payment link in the next couple days with a course outline.  I am super excited to be able to organize this class.  Its going to be a great time and an awesome learning experience.  Those of you who have not met Frank Sharpe, you are in for a great experience.  Round count will likely be between 500 and 800 rounds.  I know you will need a sling, at least two spare magazines, a non magnified sighting system, eye and ear protection, and a positive attitude.  Who will not regret attending this class!!  More information coming soon!!


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 02:05 PM

Will there be any discounts for ASC members?

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 03:17 PM

Will there be any discounts for ASC members?

This is really a shoestring budget to cover expenses but I do think ASC members should get something. $210 for ASC members. Once the payment link goes up pay $210 and put your badge number in the paypal message box.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 04:08 PM

I'd be game


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 04:16 PM

I'd be game

Hey Ty. It's been a while. Would love to have you in class. It's going to be a fun one

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 07:02 PM

Ok ladies and gentlemen here is the official sign up link.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  And of course feel free to reach out to Frank Sharpe if you have any questions.

 

http://fortressdefen...efensive-rifle/


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 07:06 PM

There is a discount for ASC members!  A course description is also available.

 

I am considering offering lunch.  $5 a person sandwich, chips, drinks, and a dessert.  Let me know if you are interested and I will post a couple options.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 09:16 AM

 

I'd be game

Hey Ty. It's been a while. Would love to have you in class. It's going to be a fun one

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 10:57 AM

The paypal link is charging me an extra $225 for shipping and handling?



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:05 AM

The paypal link is charging me an extra $225 for shipping and handling?

It certainly is! So sorry. I will post an update as soon as it is fixed.

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:19 AM

Glad to know that it wasn't just me. Thank you.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:30 AM

The payment system is screwed up. It will be fixed by this evening. My apologies to everyone. As soon as it is working properly I will post an update! Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 05:19 PM

The payment link should be working now. As you sign up let me know if you will be interested in having lunch provided Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:05 PM

I may be interested, been looking to take a rifle class.   Are there certificates given upon completion and is it for 8 or 16 hours?   Just curious since you said it was a condensed course and there web site says this is usually a 2 day course.   The reason I want to know is I plan on taking courses beyond this one and I want to know what I will qualify for either taking classes at Fortress or at other schools.   This would qualify me for their level 2 rifle class I would assume?  Thanks!


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:21 PM

I may be interested, been looking to take a rifle class.   Are there certificates given upon completion and is it for 8 or 16 hours?   Just curious since you said it was a condensed course and there web site says this is usually a 2 day course.   The reason I want to know is I plan on taking courses beyond this one and I want to know what I will qualify for either taking classes at Fortress or at other schools.   This would qualify me for their level 2 rifle class I would assume?  Thanks!

I am so glad you will be joining us. Certainly this will qualify you to take more courses with Fortress Defense. I will verify with Frank if he will be presenting certificates. Usually he does. Thanks for the interest and we look forward to having you.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:37 PM

You will receive a certificate for 8 hours of training. There is no guarantee that other instructors will recognize it. Frank is a respected instructor, so my guess is other respected instructors will recognize your time spent. I want to applaud you for choosing to take this course. You will certainly end the day understanding your rifle and building your skill set. I can promise you will want to.train more. Hence the reason I.scheduled this for early spring. That way you can sign up for a bunch of great courses. Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk
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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for checking!   I will more than likely sign up for this.


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