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Postby Paladin » Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:57 pm

Since Thunder Ranch moved, I thought I would start a list of training schools that are in Texas:

Rifles Only Location: Kingsville http://www.riflesonly.com/

Paul Howe Location: Nacogdoches http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com

Tac Pro Shooting Center Location: Mingus http://www.tacproshootingcenter.com/

KR Training Location: Austin area http://www.krtraining.com/index.html

GLC Shooting Academy Location: Houston http://www.glcshootingacademy.com/

Tiger Valley Location: Prairie Hill http://www.tigervalley.com

MAST Solutions Location: Katy http://www.mastsolutions.com

Hoffners Training Academy Location: Houston area http://www.hoffners.com/info.htm

Strategic Weapons Academy of Texas Location: Dallas area http://www.weaponsacademy.com

Texas Pistol Academy Location: Whitewright http://www.texaspistol.com/

North Texas Shooting Academy Location: Allen http://www.learn2shoot.net/

ArGent Firearms Training & Education Location: Friendswood http://www.ArGentTraining.com

Tactical Trainers Location: Conroe {link down, try SRVA}

TEXAS DEFENSIVE SHOOTING ACADEMY Location: Dallas area http://www.tdsa.net/

Texas CQB, INC. Location: Grandview http://www.txcqb.com/welcome.html

American Shooting Centers Location: Houston http://www.amshootcenters.com/index.php?page_id=8

APG (Adrenalin Proving Grounds) Location: Greenville http://www.apgtraining.com/

Spartan Tactical Location: Various http://www.spartantactical.com/index.html

Bluff Dale Firearms Academy Location: Weatherford http://bluffdalefirearmsacademy.com/default.aspx

North Texas Tactical Training Location: DFW http://www.northtexastactical.com/index.html

SUMMIT Self Defense Location: Austin http://www.summitselfdefense.com/index.htm

The Impactzone Location: Hempstead http://www.theimpactzonerange.com/

Tim Oxley Location: Houston area, 281.330.8571 {no link available}

360 Tactical Training Location: Houston http://www.360tacticaltraining.com/

Professional Defense Solutions International Location:Woodlands http://www.pdtgroup.net/firearms.aspx

Proactive Defense Location: DFW http://www.proactivedefense.net/

Israeli Self Defense: Israeli Tactical Handgun Location: Houston http://www.fight4selfdefense.com/Home.html

Critical Defense Group Location: NE of Dallas http://www.criticaldefensegroup.com/index.html



Visiting Instructors:

Suarez International http://www.suarezinternational.com/index.html

John Farnam/Defense Training International http://www.defense-training.com/

Tactical Response http://www.tacticalresponse.com/

Appleseed http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

Rob Pincus, I.C.E. Training http://www.icetraining.us/

Craig Douglas, ShivWorks http://www.shivworks.com/

Steve Claggett, Tactical Skills and Strategies http://tacskills.com/
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Postby Kalrog » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:19 pm

Thanks! Anyone have any feedback on any of these schools? I haven't heard anything about any of them...


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Postby John » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:42 pm

I took a course at American Shooting Centers on Defensive shooting. I recall writing an outline of the course afterwards and should be able to find it on my computer somewhere. If anyone wants to see the outline, PM me.

The course was on defensive shooting and was a two day course with about 800 rounds fired. Only one person got shot during the course :shock: and no it wasn't me.
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Postby Paladin » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:56 pm

I've been to Tactical Trainers and learned quite a bit.

Rifles Only is recommended by Clint Smith

Tiger Valley is growing fast has some good recommendations


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Postby KBCraig » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:19 pm

I've never been to any of those schools, but I have heard great reports from Karl Rehn's classes (KR Training).

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Forgot one of the best in Texas

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Postby Poohbear » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:40 pm

I have no personal experience with these folks. They are located in Grandview, TX

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Postby brewer90 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:10 pm

I have taken one of Karl's classes at KR Training. It was an intermediate class - I learned a lot and highly recommend him.


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Postby therooster » Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:30 pm

John wrote:I took a course at American Shooting Centers on Defensive shooting. I recall writing an outline of the course afterwards and should be able to find it on my computer somewhere. If anyone wants to see the outline, PM me.

The course was on defensive shooting and was a two day course with about 800 rounds fired. Only one person got shot during the course :shock: and no it wasn't me.


was it the class that David Burton was teaching? he told me he had someone shoot themself a while back.



i have taken a 2 day course with Paul Howe at http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com... the guy definately knows his stuff. good instructor, but might not be around much longer... he is probably going to work for triple canopy (you can read on his website). did i say he was a good instructor? ;-)
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Postby Paladin » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:56 pm

A another review of Paul Howe:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=13&t=439317

"4 of us brave Okies ventured South to Nacogdoches, Texas to take Paul Howe's Advanced Tactical Rifle. We braved frigid temperatures, ice, rain and wind but all came away with a better understanding of fighting with the carbine.

There were a total of 13 brave souls and we had an excellent time. We were probably the last civilians that will train with Paul at least for the next couple of years.

We worked on barricades, movers, automobiles (of which someone broke the back glass) and shot the dreaded "Scrambler". Then we did pretty much the same thing at night using weapons lights and other lights.

If you don't know who Paul Howe is, read the book "Black Hawk Down". Then you'll know that Paul is one of the few who have been there, done that, and he doesn't mind imparting his wisdom on others (and he is a nice guy as well).

Attending this course were private security contractors headed for Iraq, law enforcment officers, fire fighters, college students, national guardsmen, a lawyer and one math teacher.

For you gear ------ out there, there were several Rock Rivers, a couple of Colts and several frankenstiens that outshot everything else. My own frankenstien 11.5" shorty functioned perfectly.

If you ever get a chance to train with Paul, or just meet him, jump on it. There are very few men of his caliber in this world and you should take advantage of every opportunity you have to meet them."

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Postby Paladin » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:08 pm

Some recommendations for http://www.tacproshootingcenter.com:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=13&t=436356

"Tac Pro Shooting center is now offering Force on Force training using Simunitions for CHL holders. If you have never experienced this type of training I strongly recommend it. Dealing with thinking, moving, human adversaries instead of paper targets provides an extrodinary intensity to the experience. It is an opportunity to experience as close to a real gunfight as possible without anyone dying or going to the hospital. Check it out."

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"I can second this course. I took the November Force-on-Force class and it was a great learning experience. Everybody in our class had at least two formal classes on pistol and we had several shooters who were llong-time IPSC shooters. Everybody who took the class learned something new and felt it was a valuable learning experience.

The role players were great as they were all accomplished shooters themselves; but played their roles exactly as briefed (sometimes flagging guns intentionally, allowing themselves to be distracted, approaching too closely), so you could get a feel for how to exploit certain situations to your advantage. However, if you didn't act immediately to take the advantage they offered, they were definitely capable of making you pay for it.

I think we did 10 scenarios over the two day course, which may not sound like much but believe me that you will still be processing the info from the first scenario after you have finished the last."


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Postby John » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:13 pm

therooster wrote:
John wrote:I took a course at American Shooting Centers on Defensive shooting. I recall writing an outline of the course afterwards and should be able to find it on my computer somewhere. If anyone wants to see the outline, PM me.

The course was on defensive shooting and was a two day course with about 800 rounds fired. Only one person got shot during the course :shock: and no it wasn't me.


was it the class that David Burton was teaching? he told me he had someone shoot themself a while back.



i have taken a 2 day course with Paul Howe at http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com... the guy definately knows his stuff. good instructor, but might not be around much longer... he is probably going to work for triple canopy (you can read on his website). did i say he was a good instructor? ;-)


Yes! Sorry i missed your post, but Yes, I was in that class, but it wasn't me who shot themself. :)

It was a young guy and he left his finger on the trigger when reholstering (safety was off) and shot a hole in the middle of his foot. After that, one guy droped out of the class because it freaked him out. David handled it all quite well and very professionally. This was at least two years ago.
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Thanks, Paladin

Postby tsteven1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:52 pm

I have been looking around at Texas training resources. I just got off the phone with Hoffner's down in Houston. (Thanks to your listing of Texas training schools.) I think I'll set up to study with them in later February in the 'Tactical Pistol I' course.
I've been looking at schools in other states too, but would prefer to stick with Texas. (I wasn't born here, but got here as fast as possible. '77)
I spoke with Brian Hoffner, and he sounds to be a good guy with structured priorities. I don't yet have my ideal carry weapon, but I'll take what I've got. (Bersa 380 Thunder.) As budget allows, I want a Springfield XD, but have decided to grab the training first.
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Postby 0DDJ0B » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:16 pm

http://www.apgtraining.com/

APG (Adrenalin Proving Grounds) is another school here in the area.

I've been to Tiger Valley and to APG. Both schools were great. I did a pistol class at APG and a carbine class at Tiger Valley.
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