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Posted: 5/19/2022 10:42:39 AM EDT
Do we have a listing of current courses and schools operating in Middle TN and available for regular schmucks like me? Not looking for a whole list of courses but maybe a listing of places that offer classes?

One's I know of:

Tactical Response (Camden, controversial)
Royal Range (Nashville, offers Gunsite)
Outpost Armory (Murfreesboro)
Nashville Armory (Nashville)
Strategic Edge (Chapel Hill, precision rifle)

Is PRI still operating? Anyone know of a red dot pistol or basic night vision course from a reputable instructor(s)?

Might be willing to take a weekend trip to East TN if the school is reputable and affordable enough.

Link Posted: 5/19/2022 6:59:56 PM EDT
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PRI has been out of the game for a while.

Royal Range is about the best out there right now for indoor range training in the Nashville area. They have a RDS course which is pretty good.
Link Posted: 5/20/2022 2:23:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Merlin] [#2]
Strategic Edge does more than precision rifle classes.  BTW, I highly recommend the SE PS I course.  I took it last year and Tony (the owner) is an excellent teacher.

There is Marshman Training just south of the border in Elkmont AL:  https://www.mtcrange.com/about-us  Know nothing of them but their website.

There is a 1000 yard range NE of Pelham TN.  I had to cancel from a 2 day PR course last year unfortunately.  Elk River Training, don't have the link handy.   https://www.elkrivertrainingcenter.com/contact-us/

There is a range east of Ethridge, TN (Lawrence county), don't recall the name, but they may have training courses.   They shoot IPSC/Action Pistol type matches.

There is Top Guns also near Ethridge, TN.  https://www.topgun-arms.com/  These guys probably know about the range discussed above.  They are not the same.

There is a big rifle range north of Dunlap, don't recall the name, but someone here will remember it.  Don't know if they offer training, but the range is highly spoken of here.  Dead Zero, something like that.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 11:30:08 PM EDT
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New to the area ourselves and interested as well.  Have been to the Outpost.

What's controversial about Tactical Response?
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 11:32:17 PM EDT
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Assuming just eh Yeager part?
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 11:33:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Shepherd9:
New to the area ourselves and interested as well.  Have been to the Outpost.

What's controversial about Tactical Response?
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In the hope of keeping this thread sane, I'll just say it's owner and founder is what makes the school controversial.  I've taken several classes there and thought it was good training but that was over a decade ago. Hell I just realized my avatar picture is from the precision rifle class I took over there in like 2010 or so.

I would just say to google James Yeager and read up a little.
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 1:50:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Merlin:
Strategic Edge does more than precision rifle classes.  BTW, I highly recommend the SE PS I course.  I took it last year and Tony (the owner) is an excellent teacher.

There is Marshman Training just south of the border in Elkmont AL:  https://www.mtcrange.com/about-us  Know nothing of them but their website.

There is a 1000 yard range NE of Pelham TN.  I had to cancel from a 2 day PR course last year unfortunately.  Elk River Training, don't have the link handy.   https://www.elkrivertrainingcenter.com/contact-us/

There is a range east of Ethridge, TN (Lawrence county), don't recall the name, but they may have training courses.   They shoot IPSC/Action Pistol type matches.

There is Top Guns also near Ethridge, TN.  https://www.topgun-arms.com/  These guys probably know about the range discussed above.  They are not the same.

There is a big rifle range north of Dunlap, don't recall the name, but someone here will remember it.  Don't know if they offer training, but the range is highly spoken of here.  Dead Zero, something like that.
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I think Eagle Eye is the range in Lawrenceburg.

Also, there's this:

https://www.strategicadvantage-education.com/

Never been there myself but I know the owner, he's a good dude.
Link Posted: 6/10/2022 4:19:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Merlin:
Strategic Edge does more than precision rifle classes.  BTW, I highly recommend the SE PS I course.  I took it last year and Tony (the owner) is an excellent teacher.
There is Marshman Training just south of the border in Elkmont AL:  https://www.mtcrange.com/about-us  Know nothing of them but their website.
There is a 1000 yard range NE of Pelham TN.  I had to cancel from a 2 day PR course last year unfortunately.  Elk River Training, don't have the link handy.   https://www.elkrivertrainingcenter.com/contact-us/
There is a range east of Ethridge, TN (Lawrence county), don't recall the name, but they may have training courses.   They shoot IPSC/Action Pistol type matches.
There is Top Guns also near Ethridge, TN.  https://www.topgun-arms.com/  These guys probably know about the range discussed above.  They are not the same.

There is a big rifle range north of Dunlap, don't recall the name, but someone here will remember it.  Don't know if they offer training, but the range is highly spoken of here.  Dead Zero, something like that.
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https://deadzeroshooting.com/

1000 yard range and other stuff.  When I was looking they only went to 500.  I have no clue what training they offer and if it is tier one or zero.
Link Posted: 6/10/2022 6:32:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Scoobysmak:


https://deadzeroshooting.com/

1000 yard range and other stuff.  When I was looking they only went to 500.  I have no clue what training they offer and if it is tier one or zero.
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Originally Posted By Scoobysmak:
Originally Posted By Merlin:
Strategic Edge does more than precision rifle classes.  BTW, I highly recommend the SE PS I course.  I took it last year and Tony (the owner) is an excellent teacher.
There is Marshman Training just south of the border in Elkmont AL:  https://www.mtcrange.com/about-us  Know nothing of them but their website.
There is a 1000 yard range NE of Pelham TN.  I had to cancel from a 2 day PR course last year unfortunately.  Elk River Training, don't have the link handy.   https://www.elkrivertrainingcenter.com/contact-us/
There is a range east of Ethridge, TN (Lawrence county), don't recall the name, but they may have training courses.   They shoot IPSC/Action Pistol type matches.
There is Top Guns also near Ethridge, TN.  https://www.topgun-arms.com/  These guys probably know about the range discussed above.  They are not the same.

There is a big rifle range north of Dunlap, don't recall the name, but someone here will remember it.  Don't know if they offer training, but the range is highly spoken of here. Dead Zero, something like that.


https://deadzeroshooting.com/

1000 yard range and other stuff.  When I was looking they only went to 500.  I have no clue what training they offer and if it is tier one or zero.
That be it.  I've heard nothing but good from people here since they opened a couple years ago.
Link Posted: 6/13/2022 2:29:28 PM EDT
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I can't recommend Tactical Rsponse enough. If you don't get your moneys worth you are offered a refund at the end. I have always recieved my moneys worth.
Link Posted: 6/29/2022 10:55:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bwhited:
PRI has been out of the game for a while.

Royal Range is about the best out there right now for indoor range training in the Nashville area. They have a RDS course which is pretty good.
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Royal better then Nashville Armory?
Link Posted: 6/30/2022 8:15:43 AM EDT
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Royal better then Nashville Armory?
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Originally Posted By bwhited:
PRI has been out of the game for a while.

Royal Range is about the best out there right now for indoor range training in the Nashville area. They have a RDS course which is pretty good.


Royal better then Nashville Armory?


Interested in this as well.  Will start a new thread to see what everyone says outside of this thread.
Link Posted: 6/30/2022 2:28:13 PM EDT
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I am a member at Dead Zero and shoot long range steel challenge matches there monthly.  Their rifle range is probably the best in the state.  Electronic targets at 100, 300, 600, 800 and 1000 and steel at all of those distances. They have numerous pistol/pcc bays, and their shotgun courses are amazing, though I've not shot them personally.   They are an active IDPA club.  The only training I'm aware of there though is the permit class.
Link Posted: 6/30/2022 2:56:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bwhited:
PRI has been out of the game for a while.
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Was informed recently that PRI is back up and running as PR, LLC.
Link Posted: 7/7/2022 9:43:20 AM EDT
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Hilltop Training Center just west of Dover off 79. They host some "name" trainers. A buddy from the 82nd drove all the way out here for either Blowers or Fisher.

Link Posted: 7/7/2022 8:53:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Paulie771:


Was informed recently that PRI is back up and running as PR, LLC.
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Thanks for sharing. Never heard of the new owner, but im not doing Gunsite classes either. Looking at the instructors page, Ron Fielder is the only one I know and I don't know how much teaching he is doing now days...the man is getting up there in age.
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