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Subject: pistol marksmanship courses
Category: Sports and Recreation > Training
Asked by: gwandja-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 Oct 2005 20:13 PDT
Expires: 19 Nov 2005 19:13 PST
Question ID: 582902
Where can I take a pistol marksmanship course with a reputable
trainer/expert.  I am in northwest Pennsylvania and would be willing
to travel a reasonable distance, i.e, western PA, northeastern ohio,
western New York.

Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 20 Oct 2005 20:55 PDT
Howdy gwandja-ga,

Would a list such as the following fill your requirements?  Thanks!

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Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 20 Oct 2005 20:57 PDT
Here are the listings for Ohio and New York as well.


New York

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Clarification of Question by gwandja-ga on 20 Oct 2005 22:24 PDT
I'm really looking for a course which concentrates on marksmanship.  I
have found courses, such as you have, called "basic" or similar
titles.  I'm looking for something more than "this is a gun, this is
ammo" etc...  something for a person who is experienced in the
handling/use of a pistol, but would like to improve marksmanship

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 21 Oct 2005 09:10 PDT
How about this one?

Lethal Weapons Training Academy
8470 Edinboro Road
McKean PA 16426

They offer an intermediate training session designed to improve
handgun management for experience users. One of the focal points of
Advanced Pistol Level I is ?Principles of marksmanship?.

The also offer ?Handgun 301-Advanced Handgun Course? for graduates of
the Level I cource:

How?s this?


Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 21 Oct 2005 09:17 PDT
Howdy gwandja-ga,

The National Rifle Association (NRA) references I linked to are still going
to be your best bet.  They have a "Marksmanship Qualification Program" that
at least some, if not all, of the referenced instructors probably teach.

"The NRA Handgun Qualification Course provides the perfect self-paced
shooting activity to help develop your skills ..."

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Clarification of Question by gwandja-ga on 21 Oct 2005 10:47 PDT
regarding the NRA "Marksmanship Qualification Program":  if you read
into it, you'll see it is a self-taught, self-paced program that
involves no instructor.  It can be administered on an "honor" system,
or administered/monitored by a friend/family member etc...  There is
no instrustion.  Not sure how familiar you are with shooting but it is
called a "COURSE OF FIRE"  because it provides guidelines/criteria etc
in order to qualify for the various levels (expert, pro-marksman
etc..)  The guidelines would be, for example, 5 of 10 shots from 15
yards, standing, in 30 seconds.  That is a "course of fire".  i'm
really looking for something with one-on-one instruction, with a
concentration on more accurate marksmanship.

P.s.  I have already contacted one of the instructors for the NRA's
BASIC PISTOL course, and he advised that would be TOO basic for me. 
He also was unable to refer me to a more appropriate course, which was
suprising.  His suggestion:  practice.  I'm looking for MORE than

Thank You
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: pistol marksmanship courses
From: senatus-ga on 21 Oct 2005 08:00 PDT
US Army Sniper School...?

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