Well, it’s a new year, so of course we’ve got some new things going at Precision Response Training…
First off, some good news: For the past couple of years there has been a lot of requests for more short seminars–so that’s what we are going to do. We’ve started by scheduling three in the first half of the year, and we are planning on at least two more for the remainder. The topics for the first ones are already set, but while we already have some ideas in mind for the last two, we will entertain suggestions–so if there is anything in particular you want to do, let us know! (Seminar dates: Mar 28, Apr 25, May 09.)
Second, as we’ve been teaching the Handgun Techniques and Shooting Skills courses, we’ve found that not only can they be taught at the same time, but also that the people who have signed up for fundamentals analysis (Shooting Skills) could have significantly benefited from some dryfire instruction on technique prior to the live fire section of the class like what happens in the HT course. In many cases, we see that with a short amount of dryfire work prior to the range time, we could have shortened the time for the improvement process on specific fundamentals. So—the Handgun Technique course and the Shooting Skills courses have been combined into a single 1.5 day course. The initial evening will be dryfire in the classroom to work on specifics of fundamentals, and the next day will be on the range the entire time. (This hasn’t changed for the HT students, but it does add some good dryfire work for the SS students.)
Third, we have put up the schedule of classes for PRT courses through May. While we’d LIKE to be able to offer a CCW State course every month, we have a limited amount of time and we’ve decided that our other courses are more important–because you can find CCW courses all over the place (and if you can’t take mine, among others I recommend Chris Zeeb at Nebraska CCW Training) but you can’t find our Handgun Technique/Shooting Skills, CCW Lifestyle, or Defensive Tactics/CQT courses anywhere else. (Though I have been amused at how several other trainers locally have added practical CCW courses scenario training and other aspects of the CCW lifestyle since I started teaching my course. And suddenly CQB-with-combatives have appeared, too. Hm.)
Lastly (here’s the bad news) due to changes in available resources and general costs, I’ve had to raise a few of my class fees. Seminars are now $40, HT/SS is now $145, and the CCW Lifestyle and Introduction to Handgun courses are now $95. For those last two, I kept them ridiculously cheap as long as I could (truthfully, $85 is a stupid amount for me to charge for a 1.5 day course in which I have to buy required student packets plus use a huge amount of equipment plus supply ammunition for all students) because I feel that people need VERY BADLY to take those classes. And I haven’t changed the cost much–only $10 more. But that SHOULD help me continue to be able to offer those classes because I’m not losing quite so much money on them.
So, get yourselves to the PRT Schedule/Registration page, and sign up for some classes!
Schedule for Jan 2015 – May 2015:
- Feb 07: CCW Lifestyle
- Feb 28: CCW State Course
- Mar 13-14: Introduction to Handguns
- Mar 28: Pistol Skills Seminar
- Apr 10-11: Handgun Techniques/Shooting Skills
- Apr 25: Competition Seminar
- May 09: Tactics Seminar
- May 30: CCW State Course
(I’ll be adding more details about the seminars later this week…)