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#1 tricky1

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:57 PM

Does anyone know of anywhere in NW IL that is decent? I see Impact is currently closed. Not sure where else to go. Looking for basic defensive for me and wife.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:29 AM

We - Fortress Defense - are offering a 2-Day Level I Defensive Pistol Course at the Aurora Sportsman's Club May 26-27.

Level I Handgun Course - $285.

The Fortress flagship the one all of our other shooting courses are built upon.

We take the student from novice to competent gunman, capable of drawing a concealed pistol and consistently hitting moving targets in a defensive situation. We attempt to provide a Fortress staff member for every 2-3 students to provide the most personal instruction experience possible.


Required student skill level: None

Equipment required: Functional handgun, .380 caliber or larger. At least 3 magazines or speedloaders. Proper holster and magazine or speedloader carrier. Flashlight.

Ammunition requirements: 800-rounds factory ammunition.

Duration: Two full days (20-hours)

"The mind must be wide open in order to function freely in thought. For a limited mind cannot think freely." -Bruce Lee


Fortress Defense: State of the Art firearms training for citizen, soldier and peace officer.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

We - Fortress Defense - are offering a 2-Day Level I Defensive Pistol Course at the Aurora Sportsman's Club May 26-27.

Level I Handgun Course - $285.

The Fortress flagship the one all of our other shooting courses are built upon.



I am a very happy with the course graduate (and voted by my classmates as "Fastest accurate shooter of the class in the post age 60 group)

I can't say enough good things about the training

Bud

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#4 Glock21

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:57 AM


We - Fortress Defense - are offering a 2-Day Level I Defensive Pistol Course at the Aurora Sportsman's Club May 26-27.

Level I Handgun Course - $285.

The Fortress flagship the one all of our other shooting courses are built upon.



I am a very happy with the course graduate (and voted by my classmates as "Fastest accurate shooter of the class in the post age 60 group)

I can't say enough good things about the training


LOL!

...we should have had a trophy for you. Perhaps next time!

"The mind must be wide open in order to function freely in thought. For a limited mind cannot think freely." -Bruce Lee


Fortress Defense: State of the Art firearms training for citizen, soldier and peace officer.

http://www.fortressdefense.com
frank@fortressdefense.com
708-522-8060

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#5 tricky1

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

Is that a per person cost? I'm looking for something decently priced for my wife and I both. 570+ammo is a touch out of our range.

#6 Chiburbian

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:26 PM

Figure about $200 per day for professional level "fighting" firearms instruction.

If you are looking for more "intro to pistol" stuff, take an NRA course.

Although, individual trainers might cut you a deal. I can't speak for them though.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

Tricky,

You might want to look up Excel Training Group (www.exceltraininggroup.com) I took their “Handgun Manipulation” course with my wife. My wife had no prior training aside from what she had been taught by me and she really enjoyed it. The course was cheap (cost wise) and VERY informative. The course fee is $100.00 per person, plus the cost of your own ammunition. We shot a little over 100 rounds. The course covers, safety, drawing from a holster, re-holstering, basic handgun manipulation, controlling recoil, proper sight alignment and follow-through. I had prior experience and training and it was still a great refresher. For $100.00 you will be hard pressed to find a better course if it is possible. It is a “basic” course though.

Best of luck to you.

Edited by output, 04 March 2012 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

Yes, it's $285 per person.

"The mind must be wide open in order to function freely in thought. For a limited mind cannot think freely." -Bruce Lee


Fortress Defense: State of the Art firearms training for citizen, soldier and peace officer.

http://www.fortressdefense.com
frank@fortressdefense.com
708-522-8060

Twitter: twitter.com/FortressDC1



#9 John Wisch

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:04 PM

Does anyone know of anywhere in NW IL that is decent? I see Impact is currently closed. Not sure where else to go. Looking for basic defensive for me and wife.


Impact has been SOLD to a Chicago Cop who is the real deal. My FBI Swat friend filled me in on it. He is in the process of getting the business and the range ready for a spring summer opening. Pay attention to it in the future.

I have been training hard lately with Aurelio DeLarosa at Couter Predator Training and Tactical in Rockford, IL.
http://www.counterpr...om/default.html
Aurelio is the real deal too...

Ive taken the Defensive Pistol Course twice, and multiple hand to hand courses, including knife and edged weapons, and hand gun disarming and retention courses.

He puts on a great class and he is priced super right. He wants every good quallified citizen to be able to afford top quality training.

Aurelio is a patriot. and no I am not affiliated with his business at all, I just know a great thing when I see it. Good luck to you.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

this as option also
http://illinoiscarry...showtopic=29143
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

NRA BASIC PISTOL

We have the class available in Marseilles.

http://str8shotgunsafety.com/

-Jerry

Edited by STR8*SHOT, 05 March 2012 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:39 AM

Check us out- we are based out of Elk Grove Village, and shoot at Article II in Lombard as well as various outdoor ranges:

www.uritraining.com

We specialize in private instruction and coaching.

Thanks