After taking a few local classes I really want to try out one of the magpul carbine classes. Is the Vickers course next year the one in NY?ChrisFry said:I will be training at United States Shooting Academy in OK later this month and plan on taking a carbine class with MagPul Dynamics sometime this year and a pistol class with Larry Vickers next spring.
Dave has done a lot of training with Insights from what I understand. They are a Tier 1 training provider and offer some really great courses according to some people I know. How were the classes you did with Dave?darkvibe said:I took a class at GCL last winter with Dave Jenkins. I think it was called defensive pistol basics I and II. It was normally two 4hr. classes and he put them together to make a full day.
Very cool.darkvibe said:I really liked the class with Dave. It was my first training and it was geared for people like me. We covered some classroom type things in the morning like deescalation and a little bit of law stuff. He didn't get too much into that, probably for legal reasons. Then we did dry fire, trigger reset, draw, clearing jams and did a lot of range drills involving reloading, moving and shooting. Even though it was a full day it was pretty revealing on how much there really is to learn.
He arranges the class where insights instructors fly in to rochester and do a 2 day class at GCL every year. I think it's usually in February.
I was over at GCL today and saw a sign hanging at the rifle range for a class with Larry Vickers. At least I think that was the name. I saw the sign and remembered you mentioned him in your post above.
Dave, can you PM me more info on those classes? Thanks.RochPersDef said:Hey,
Thanks for the kind words guys. I really appreciate knowing that the program I offer is well received. By the way, I do have a few slots left for the August 3 DPS101 class and then the DPS201 on the 17th.
Feel free to email me or keep in touch at the club guys.
I'll be there tomorrow in the AM for a lesson and then cleaning up our storage area. Stop in and say hey
I know this is an OLDER post, but for all the subjects covered, it appears to be a really GOOD deal... I look forward to maybe attending one of these classes in 2009 as a comparison to other Defensive Courses I have taken in the past.RochPersDef said:FYI everyone:
I have three seats left for next Sunday's DPS 101 class (Defensive Pistol Skills 101).
Here are the details:
Sunday, August 3 8am to 6pm
Location: Genesee Conservation League, 1570 Old Penfield Rd. 14624
Cost: 85.00 per person
Dave and the instructors of Rochester Personal Defense have taken the Defensive Firearms Skills Classes 1 and 2 and combined them into Defensive Firearms Shooting Skills 101
* Firearm safety
* Legalities and justification in self defense (Article 35)
* De-escalation and disengagement from an encounter
* Verbal commands
* Drawing the handgun effectively and safely
* Trigger control and manipulation
* Malfunctions and stoppage clearing
* Tactical vs combat reloading
* Movement of line while engaging your target
You will get to practice all of the skills with an unloaded handgun until you are comfortable, then you will get to go live on the range.
Note: This is not a basic level class. If you have never fired a handgun before, you should look to attending an NRA Basic Pistol class or similar training before attending this class. You must be familiar and comfortable with your handgun to attend this class. All attendees will be asked to provide verifiable experience as well as a NY State Pistol Permit. If you have any questions, call before registering.
Equipment needed: Eye and ear protection, A working and reliable firearm, 300 rounds of ammunition, 3 magazines or speedloaders with holders, a quality strong side type holster, comfortable clothing, ie: shoes and appropriate clothing (no sandals or flops). We will shoot unless there is bitter cold, a downpour, or lightning. Dress for the weather of the day.
If you have any questions, contact Dave at [email protected]