Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    7
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    I will be looking into some handgun training in the next few weeks and up to this point had only considered the courses at Targetmaster. However, I recently learned about training at French Creek Outfitters on the forum and will be calling/visiting FCO soon. I do not have much experience with firearms and I am looking for basic handgun training that I can build on. I also plan to utilize the initial visits to pinpoint the handgun that I will purchase as my first CCW.

    Does anybody have any experience or can anyone make recommendations between courses at either location? FCO is closer to me, but like I said until a few weeks ago I was only aware of Targetmaster. Thanks for the input.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Spring City, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    52
    Rep Power
    12

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by 4right2freedom View Post
    I will be looking into some handgun training in the next few weeks and up to this point had only considered the courses at Targetmaster. However, I recently learned about training at French Creek Outfitters on the forum and will be calling/visiting FCO soon. I do not have much experience with firearms and I am looking for basic handgun training that I can build on. I also plan to utilize the initial visits to pinpoint the handgun that I will purchase as my first CCW.

    Does anybody have any experience or can anyone make recommendations between courses at either location? FCO is closer to me, but like I said until a few weeks ago I was only aware of Targetmaster. Thanks for the input.
    I did the Beginners group lesson at FCO about a year ago. Cost $120 and took two nights. Well worth it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Somewhere missing PA..., Iowa
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,157
    Rep Power
    393

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    If you go the FCO way, get classes with Brian and no one else.
    Last edited by jdlv4_0; February 24th, 2008 at 05:57 PM.
    "We shoot to stop. ... Unfortunately, death can be a byproduct."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SEPA, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Age
    41
    Posts
    438
    Rep Power
    4715

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    If you go the FCO way, get classed with Brian and no one else.
    +1 Brian is great!!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    7
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    Sounds one sided so far. So Brian huh? Thanks for the feedback. Did any of you guys consider any other ranges or courses?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Somewhere missing PA..., Iowa
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,157
    Rep Power
    393

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    I never took a class there, or from Target Masters, but my wife use to work at FCO, and I know Al, and I know Brian. If I were to take a class there, it would be from Brian.

    Once you get the basics down, I would recommend InSights Training's General Defensive Handgun, they do it in Harrisburg, and it was well worth the $$$ without having to drive across the state.

    My wife and I took it last September right after we moved to VA. For a brief summary and review you can look HERE.
    "We shoot to stop. ... Unfortunately, death can be a byproduct."

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wallingford, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Posts
    52
    Rep Power
    12493

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    How much experience do you have with firearms and what are you looking for from the training?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Downingtown, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    7
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    Not much familiarity with firearms (at least it has been a long time for me). My dad owned a few revolvers that we shot on a range and learned firearm safety with. So basically I'd say I am starting from zero.

    Interested in finding a beginner course that I can then build on with confidence. Starting from an introductory/safety level then building on that to include CC defensive/situational training. Might have written that in a naive sounding manner but I figure why redo the road when there seem to be so many experienced people here willing to share advice. Like jdlv4_0 who wrote:

    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    Once you get the basics down, I would recommend InSights Training's General Defensive Handgun, they do it in Harrisburg, and it was well worth the $$$ without having to drive across the state.
    I have much to learn...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    829
    Rep Power
    161686

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    I took the classes at Targetmaster... a little pricy... but most firearm training is. The instructors were good, and the training hasn't let me down yet.

    Just because you've sat through the classes dosen't mean you can start playing SWAT... it just means you have a little more knowledge in how to control a firearm, and probably survive better.

    Just my 0.02

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wallingford, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Posts
    52
    Rep Power
    12493

    Default Re: Handgun training at French Creek Outfitters vs Targetmaster

    4right2freedom, it looks like there is going to be an NRA PPITH course in April that may fit your needs.

    http://www.pafoa.org/forum/training-...side-home.html

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. French Creek Outfitters in P-ville
    By Furious Styles in forum General
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: April 4th, 2008, 06:27 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 25th, 2008, 12:13 AM
  3. French creek outfitters
    By JIMMYC308 in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 21st, 2008, 07:21 PM
  4. 2/6/2008 - French Creek Outfitters
    By jtkratzer in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 6th, 2008, 09:19 AM
  5. French Creek Outfitters 1/11 2007
    By TcRoc in forum General
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: January 13th, 2007, 07:07 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops