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    Default Thoughts on training?

    Looking to take some gun courses in the near future, Only place I know that DSR in dingmans ferry offers training. what are your thoughts DSR if you've taken their courses also would you recommend other courses from other places, and thanks again

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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    Not much AFAIK in the northeast. You might try: https://www.rockwelltactical.com/ ..look at their Locations page.

    Realistically, Palmyra PA is your nearest training hub.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    is it worth the 2+ hour trip? I am located in East Stroudsburg about 20 mins east of Stroudsburg. from what I've seen DSR isn't a bad course since they are NRA certified trainers

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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    Depends on where your level is. You should definitely go for every local course first. Unless you're at a certain level, a weekend course plus drive aren't worth it yet.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sdc112994 View Post
    Looking to take some gun courses in the near future, Only place I know that DSR in dingmans ferry offers training. what are your thoughts DSR if you've taken their courses also would you recommend other courses from other places, and thanks again
    What is your skill level and experience?
    If you are new to guns then most indoor range courses will be fine.
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    What are you looking to learn? I might be able to help.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    Im to new to guns but new to basic training and have zero defensive training and I'm really looking to get into training and to take my gun ownership to the next level

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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    subbing.

    subject of controversy right now but there is TACS in stroudsburg and i heard there is a shoothouse in easton but i couldn't verify the source.
    dingmans is great on the service end, never tried their training though. it is a nice place to be at.

    i'm also looking for training and useful certifications.

    you get mint chicklets for wanting to train.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    I have taken my fair share of training classes. Honestly, any NRA curriculum or NRA trainers is usually a deal breaker for me. Try to find someone who is military/LEO that actually knows what they are doing.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on training?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sdc112994 View Post
    Im to new to guns but new to basic training and have zero defensive training and I'm really looking to get into training and to take my gun ownership to the next level
    Start with the fundamentals.
    Look for courses to master pistol marksmanship, and the sub-second draw and fire.

    If you do that you are better prepared than most of the guys out there, and then you can move on to more complex training.
    There is not much point in doing complex training if you can't draw under pressure without shooting yourself, or hit what you're aiming at in under a second.

    One on one courses with a retired trained professional are best.
    As mentioned, NRA certification means little if the instructor has not been professionally trained by the police, military, or related field.

    Ask who the instructor is and what his credentials are.
    A reputable range will be willing to answer your questions before you spend your money.
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