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    Dear all,

    I really need to work on my trigger squeeze and sight acquisition.

    I have heard about intensive 1-3 week long handgun shooting seminars/schools in the UK and with Blackwater.

    Are there any good ones? Has anyone here ever been to one?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Jody Holeton
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    Jody
    There is no handgun training in the UK apart from that done by the military and the police.
    There are a number of organizations offering training with pistols and even subguns, but these are with Airsoft weapons [and they charge real money for training with toy weapons!]
    You are better seeking such training in the USA, there are numerous highly qualified instructors who will teach you using live weapons, not toys.
    By the way, Airsoft have a place, and a lot of tactical teams find them very useful..... but as a supplement to live training with the actual issue weapons.
    Cheers,
    Dennis

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    You can't get more intense than with Blackwater.
    Or with Bill Roger's school in Ga.

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    In the US, I like Larry Vickers and Paul Howe for pistol training. Both are ex Delta and well respected. You may not need to spend a whole week training. 3 days is plenty and after that, you are so tired that things go downhill.

    Just like in martial arts, it takes a lot of self training, which I see lacking in shooters who don't come from a martial arts background.
    John Lindsey

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    Just a few more thoughts about "intensive" schools. There are more than a few schools that have really nice ranges, drive you out in golf carts, and are basically a Disney Land for shooters. I prefer courses in which not only is my weapon stressed, but I am stressed as well. Jody, it sounds like what you need is to find someone local to coach you on what you want, and then spend a lot of time dry firing and range firing. Then, seek out a course to attend. BW has some good training, and a friend of mine is an instructor.

    There are plenty of excellent instructors who tour around the country, using sponsored ranges for the training. These can be a be cheaper, and still have high quality training.
    John Lindsey

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    Sir,
    If you already know what it is you are having difficulty with, I suggest practicing that particular skill on your own. I can't see paying $$$ to someone when I can just go to the local range and work on my own. I'm sure there are some folks in your unit who can help too.
    Respectfully,
    Tony Casella

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