Sig Academy or other local training?
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone here has gone to any of their classes. I feel like this is the year that I really work on my handgun skills, and think I could seriously benefit from some instruction. Sig Academy seems to keep popping into my head, but I haven't heard of any experiences from people who have gone there. I would also be interested in other classes, depending on what is around.
I have been through two of their trainings, and they are TOP NOTCH. From a facilities and instructor standpoint, you couldn't ask for better. Facilities are immaculate, and the instructors are professionals with ACTUAL EXPERIENCE which is a plus. Both of my instructors were professional, but very personable. Another plus is that they offer training in EVERYTHING. It is a 2.5 hour drive from my house, and well worth it. I am planning to take one of their rifle courses this summer.
I've taken several classes a year there for the last three years and highly recommend it. Even if I didn't live in New England it would still my top choice.
Go and visit a Sig class. Top notch. Folks come from all over, I know of a bunch that came down last summer fron Alaska. You can learn tons with no BS.
I've never personally trained there, but I have some friends who have. No complaints.
A friend of mine was an adjunct inctructor there until he took a federal LE job and moved. I have personally trained with two other instructors who taught classes there in the past, Bruce Gray
and Michael de Bethencourt
. If these instructors are any indication of the level of training they still offer at the Sig Academy, I would highly recommend them.
Another plus 1 for the Sig Academy. Just got back from their "Social Collapse" class and it was excellent.
I went to Sig for the Semi-auto Pistol Instructor course. Spent a week training with Scott Kenneson, Adam Painchaud, and Rance DeWare.....All excellent instructors and great guys. The training fundamentals are effective and the facilities are nice.
We send all of our trainers to Sig every three years to maintain their pistol and patrol rifle instructor quals.
I've heard good things about Sig Academy but no direct experience there.
You might also want to look at http://www.neshooters.com/
they bring in top-notch trainers from around the US and run the classes at Pelham, NH. I have taken 4 classes with them a few years ago, taught by Jim Crews (Marksman Enterprises, Montana), Randy Cain (Cumberland Tactics, TN) and Gabe Suarez (Suarez Int'l, AZ IIRC).
I have no affiliation with NE Shooters, but am friends with the two principals who run it.
Thanks for the tips guys. Now I just have to figure out what class to take first and what gun to bring