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Posted: 10/17/2005 1:00:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 4:42:33 AM EDT by Va_Dinger]
Hello, and welcome to the 2006 Phase I pistol & carbine class thread. This years class will be instructed by none other than Mr. David Pennington himself and a yet to be named AI. The class will be held at a private range in South Hill, Virginia.

We will be holding two indentical classes back to back so everybody interested can attend. Dave did not want anybody to miss out.

Class Dates:
Class A: March 10th-12th, 2006
Class B: March 17th-19th, 2006



South Hill, Virginia.


Cost is $450
Payment will be sent directly to Mr. Pennington. I do not want to handle anybody's money.

Required Ammunition:
400 Handgun
800 Carbine

Class size:
Each class can have a max of 16 students.
We have 32 available seats.

Accepted Credentials (Need only one of the following):
(1.) Photocopy of current CCW
(2.) Criminal Background check from LEO agency - printed on there letterhead
(3.) Photocopy of active duty military ID card
(4.) Evidence of employment with Local, State, or Federal Law Enforcement Agency


Each of us will need to arrange our own hotel rooms. The range is not equipped for camping, showers, etc.

Hotels in South Hill:



(3.)Hampton Inn
200 Thompson St, La Crosse, VA
434-447-4600
(4.)Super 8
250 Thompson St, La Crosse, VA
434-447-2313
(5.)Comfort Inn
918 E Atlantic St, South Hill, VA
434-447-2600
(6.)Holiday Inn Express
101 Thompson St, La Crosse, VA
434-955-2777


Basic Gear Requirements:

Quote from Dave himself:

"The gear recommendations are just that, recommendations. If you don't have something small like a handheld light you can borrow one from someone on the other relay. Dot sights and weapons mounted lights are great but don't go rush out and buy either/or just for this class. One of the great things about this class is that you WILL swap guns for familiarization with other systems. If there is an AUG on the line, you will shoot it; if there is a Romanian WASR, you will shoot it. You will also receive recommendations on gear and gear set up based on current real world usage.


What you absolutely need is:

-quality eye and ear protection
-a reliable service grade pistol
-a good quality holster, concealment, duty, or tactical; if you have several types, bring them all
-a minimum of 3 reliable magazines; 5 is better but NOT needed
-a good way to carry your spare magazines on a belt or vest
-a reliable service grade carbine; M16 series, AK series, AUG, whatever as long as it runs well and is safe
-a working sling
-a minimum of 3 reliable rifle high capacity magazines
-a way to carry at least 1 spare magazine; back pockets will get you teased but you are welcome to use them if that’s what you’ll use in real life
-good quality ammunition
-notepad and pen
-hydration

If you have the above, you will be fine.

Nice, but NOT necessary, is:

-a quality handheld flashlight
-a quality weapons mounted light for the carbine
-kneepads
-active ear pro (Peltors/Sordins)

I'd recommend bringing whatever pistol/carbine you use for carry or home defense and using, primarily, the same carry gear you use. If you want to use "tactical" vests/holsters/etc, you are welcome to but this stuff isn't needed.

This class is about building core skills, most importantly safe, efficient gun handling and marksmanship. We all love cool kit and whiz-bang gadgets but this class will focus on the fundamentals. You can do anything required with a $400 Glock and a $400 AK---it might take you a little longer on the timer and it might require a bit more concentration but it can be done."

Class Intineray:
Phase 1 Pistol and Carbine class

Day 1---0800-1200

Introduction/Waivers/Safety Briefing

Marksmanship evaluation

Basic Marksmanship

Walk back drill

Drawing from the holster (basic intro)


Day 1---Lunch Break---1200-1230

Day 1---1230-1700

Drawing from different holsters (concealment/tactical)

Reloads

Malfunctions<­BR>
Trigger reset drills

Multiple targets

Strong hand only/weak hand only

Day 1---Night fire---1900-2200

Night sights

Without night sights

Crimson Trace lasers

Hand-held flashlight techniques

Weapons mounted lights



Day 2---0800-1200

Carbine sight-in

Discussion of ballistics

Basic Positional shooting

Close quarters marksmanship assessment

Day 2---Lunch Break---1200-1230

Day 2---1230-1700

Equipment discussion

Reloads

Malfunctions­

Trigger reset drills

Multiple targets

Strong hand only/weak hand only

Day 2---1900-2100

Flash signature comparison

Weapons mounted lights

Hand held lights

Day 3---0800-1200

Carbine to pistol transitions

Marksmanship assessment

Failure to stop drills

Basic use of cover/special positions

Introduction to shooting on the move

Day 3---Lunch Break---1200-1300

Day 3---1300-1700

Shooting on the move

Final marksmanship assessment

Certificates


Please fell free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 1:37:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 2:29:25 PM EDT by Va_Dinger]
My list of interested members:

This is not a class list, nor is it in any particular order.

Please do not be discouraged by the long list. In my expierence it takes 2x the number of actual seats to fill a class. Many people will drop out due to work, family, injuries, money, etc. We have had guys sitting at the bottom of the list make it into both the other classes.

We are also now holding two indenticle classes back to back over two weekends, that makes for 32 available seats.

(1.)VA-gunnut
(2.)Aimless
(3.)LeitnerWise
(4.)SHIVAN
(5.)Subzero
(6.)Hoplophile
(7.)dport
(8.)David96Z
(9.)MAP - (Beware of blast zone)
(10.)Bladerunner (AKA:”The Colonel”)
(11.)bulldog1967
(12.)chris914
(13.)DrMark
(14.)Bobby_the_Hun
(15.)Sjauch
(16.) JC_ (Indiana's finest)
(17.)SlimHazy
(18.)C4iGrant
(18.)whisper300
(19.)PogueMahone
(20.)PEVRS114
(21.)Spade
(22.)kaiheitai17
(23.)Va_Punisher
(24.)OODA_Loop
(25.)Magyar
(26.)Kbi
(27.)Tirador223
(28.)hardcorps1775
(29.)Hawk_308
(30.)gplg
(31.)Dough_Boy
(32.)QuantumPion
(33.)Hondaseoul
(34.)Vinh
(35.)steven1513
(36.)spector4
(37.)METT-T
(38.)NCPatrolAR
(39.)riverguides2005
(40.)koolaid
(41.)hydroranger
(42.)CA2VAyay
(43.)magyar
(44.)Wes
(45.)Ghost-Shooter
(46.)King_of_All_Tyrants
(47.)TheYeti
(48.)THE_FERRET
(49.)Templar
(50.)PrivateJoker
(51.)LawyerX
(52.)scuba_ed
(53.)noboss
(54.)DarkViper
(55.)Jacketch

If you have already contacted me and do not see your name just send me an IM or email.



Link Posted: 10/17/2005 1:44:43 PM EDT
I'm interested as well.
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 1:45:16 PM EDT
Dinger, sign me up. I will take vacation if necessary. Just let us know.
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 2:04:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2005 3:20:43 PM EDT by Va_Dinger]

Originally Posted By chris914:
Dinger, sign me up. I will take vacation if necessary. Just let us know.



Chris, your already #9.
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 3:08:35 PM EDT
Sweet. Tag for further info.

For once, Chris got here before I did.
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 3:57:43 PM EDT
.
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 4:43:05 PM EDT
Thanks for working on this, Dinger.

I'm still interested, if the dates work out.
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 5:46:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SlimHazy:
Thanks for working on this, Dinger.



Big +1... Thanks Dinger.

and tagged and whatnot...

Link Posted: 10/17/2005 6:10:52 PM EDT
dinger, please put me on the list as well. maybe i will get lucky.

does a participant need all the equipment as described in the syllabus....concealed and non concealed holsters, lasers, lights, etc. having never taken such a class, i am not sure what all all to bring other than ammo, pistol, carbine.

thanks for any info.

bill p
Link Posted: 10/17/2005 8:08:43 PM EDT
Dinger,
Will there be a required gear list published? I may need to start purchasing some items.
Also, would a couples discount be available? Mrs. K17 might be interested.
Thanks for honchoing this....
Scott
Link Posted: 10/18/2005 12:09:15 AM EDT
I will talk to David today and ask for a gear list.
Link Posted: 10/18/2005 11:42:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2005 11:43:07 AM EDT by MAP]

<--- Like This ?


Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
My list of interested members:

(6.)MAP - (Beware of blast zone)



Link Posted: 10/18/2005 5:32:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MAP:
<--- Like This ?


Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:
My list of interested members:

(6.)MAP - (Beware of blast zone)





Seriously, if we're in class together, use my gun, PLEASE!

<--Me next to map on the firing line.

Link Posted: 10/19/2005 11:02:30 AM EDT
Please stick me on the list.
Hopefully the dates will work out for me.
Link Posted: 10/19/2005 3:37:40 PM EDT
I am interested, Please inform me of dates and equipment/firearms needed
all subject to dates.
thanks for consdidering me
Link Posted: 10/20/2005 2:36:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 4:10:54 PM EDT
I see you finally added my name to the list.
Link Posted: 10/21/2005 8:52:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David96Z:
I see you finally added my name to the list.



Link Posted: 10/22/2005 7:13:11 AM EDT
Im wondering were in south hill is the range , Im very close to there.
Link Posted: 10/22/2005 7:19:07 AM EDT
Add me too please. This is a month after I get out of the Navy.
Link Posted: 10/22/2005 7:21:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hawk_308:
Im wondering were in south hill is the range , Im very close to there.



The range we will be using is private, so directions will not be posted on the net. Only the guys who sign up for the class will get directions.

I hope you understand.
Link Posted: 10/22/2005 11:17:45 AM EDT
I would like to be on the list. I was unable to take a class for 2005 due to a major career change and move, but 2006, watch out!
Link Posted: 10/23/2005 6:03:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2005 6:35:15 AM EDT by Va_Dinger]
The gear requirements have been added. Please note that these are just the basic requirements. Nothing fancy or expensive is required as far as gear goes, but feel free to bring/wear whatever you like. This would be a great opportunity to let the experts evaluate your rigs and for you to give them a workout. Dave has assured me we will not need to carry more than three AR mags at any one time. We will have plenty of time to hydrate and load mags. I do not want guys to think they need to run out and buy $500 rigs to attend this class. While they may be usefull and fun, expensive rigs are not a requirement. The goal of this class is to learn from the experts and have a fun & safe time doing it.

Basic Gear Requirements:
-Duty grade pistol with a minimum of 3 spare magazines
-A safe holster (Belt or Tactical) and magazine pouches for at least 2 pistol magazines
-Duty grade carbine with a minimum of 5 magazines
-Reliable AR mag carrier (Belt pouches, Vest, Chest Harness, Etc.) Nothing elaborate or expensive is needed. You will not need to carry more than three AR mags at a time.
-Sling
-Eye and ear protection
-Carbine weaponlight
-Quality handheld flashlight
-Spare batteries for everything (Optics, lights, etc.)
-Weapon cleaning & lubrication gear
-Cold weather and rain gear recommended.


I put this together based off a phone conversation with Dave and the requirements from my last class from 10-8. Dave is going to look it over and let me know if he wants any changes. This should be enough to get the ball rolling for guys who need to purchase items.


Link Posted: 10/24/2005 6:58:24 AM EDT
Definitely in. Look forward to Phase II as well.

I need to know which of those hotels is closest to the range, or quickest....

I suck at getting up in the AM.
Link Posted: 10/24/2005 8:46:18 AM EDT
Thanks fo the heads up on the gear. It looks like I got somethings to buy.
Link Posted: 10/24/2005 3:54:15 PM EDT
VA_Dinger is doing an outstanding job of organizing this class and keeping me in line!

The gear recommendations are just that, recommendations. If you don't have something small like a handheld light you can borrow one from someone on the other relay. Dot sights and weapons mounted lights are great but don't go rush out and buy either/or just for this class. One of the great things about this class is that you WILL swap guns for familiarization with other systems. If there is an AUG on the line, you will shoot it; if there is a Romanian WASR, you will shoot it. You will also receive recommendations on gear and gear set up based on current real world usage.

What you absolutely need is:

-quality eye and ear protection
-a reliable service grade pistol
-a good quality holster, concealment, duty, or tactical; if you have several types, bring them all
-a minimum of 3 reliable magazines; 5 is better but NOT needed
-a good way to carry your spare magazines on a belt or vest
-a reliable service grade carbine; M16 series, AK series, AUG, whatever as long as it runs well and is safe
-a working sling
-a minimum of 3 reliable rifle high capacity magazines
-a way to carry at least 1 spare magazine; back pockets will get you teased but you are welcome to use them if that’s what you’ll use in real life
-good quality ammunition
-notepad and pen
-hydration

If you have the above, you will be fine.

Nice, but NOT necessary, is:

-a quality handheld flashlight
-a quality weapons mounted light for the carbine
-kneepads
-active ear pro (Peltors/Sordins)

I'd recommend bringing whatever pistol/carbine you use for carry or home defense and using, primarily, the same carry gear you use. If you want to use "tactical" vests/holsters/etc, you are welcome to but this stuff isn't needed.

This class is about building core skills, most importantly safe, efficient gun handling and marksmanship. We all love cool kit and whiz-bang gadgets but this class will focus on the fundamentals. You can do anything required with a $400 Glock and a $400 AK---it might take you a little longer on the timer and it might require a bit more concentration but it can be done.
Link Posted: 10/26/2005 4:11:04 PM EDT
I'm very interested. Count me in.


OK I'll profess ignorance and pray not to be flamed, but can I get a bit of background on the instructor? I'm not big into the training scene (yet) so I just don't know much about who is who, and who people work for, who's got a good rep, etc.

Any info will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
PEVRS114
Link Posted: 10/26/2005 4:16:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2005 4:17:18 PM EDT by Simian]
sorry!
Link Posted: 10/26/2005 4:26:20 PM EDT
Simian,
Sorry for what?
Link Posted: 10/26/2005 4:44:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2005 4:45:01 PM EDT by METT-T]
Dot sights and weapons mounted lights are great but don't go rush out and buy either/or just for this class.

How else am I supposed to justify spending $ on things I've been wanting anyway? (METT-T puts fingers in ears, whistles)



Definitely looking forward to this!
Link Posted: 10/26/2005 5:09:15 PM EDT
Okay, for you guys who have an urge to go out and buy stuff, here's a brief list of recommendations:

AR carbine:

-Colt
-Aimpoint M2/M3
-Larue mounts/rails; KAC is second for both
-SureFire Scout lights or SureFire 6P/Weaver ring
-USGI or HK mags
-2 point sling (Boonie Packer or Viking Tactics
-I don't like vertical foregrips but Tango Down and KAC make the best
-CAR-15 type stock of whatever style (Colt 4 pos, Colt 6 pos, Crane/LMT, Vltor)

Pistol:

-BladeTech or Alessi holsters/mag pouches
-Wilderness 5 stich or Alessi belt
-Safariland 6004 tactical holster
-SureFire X 200 lights

Misc:

-Peltor ear pro
-Oakley eye pro
-Alta buckle style kneepads
-CED 6000 timer (not for class but for practice)
-SureFire 6P/6Z or Aviator
-SigTac "range" vest

Those are my very general recommendations... You don't NEED any of the above stuff but if you want to buy stuff, buy it right the first time...

Link Posted: 10/27/2005 3:32:33 PM EDT
Sounds great. Put me on the list please. I missed the Phase 1 BW Class earlier in the year and was hoping something like this was going to come along again.

Thanks Va_Dinger for putting something like this together again. Your efforts are much appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/28/2005 4:48:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DavidPennington:
Okay, for you guys who have an urge to go out and buy stuff, here's a brief list of recommendations:

AR carbine:

-Colt
-Aimpoint M2/M3
-Larue mounts/rails; KAC is second for both
-SureFire Scout lights or SureFire 6P/Weaver ring
-USGI or HK mags
-2 point sling (Boonie Packer or Viking Tactics
-I don't like vertical foregrips but Tango Down and KAC make the best
-CAR-15 type stock of whatever style (Colt 4 pos, Colt 6 pos, Crane/LMT, Vltor)

Pistol:

-BladeTech or Alessi holsters/mag pouches
-Wilderness 5 stich or Alessi belt
-Safariland 6004 tactical holster
-SureFire X 200 lights

Misc:

-Peltor ear pro
-Oakley eye pro
-Alta buckle style kneepads
-CED 6000 timer (not for class but for practice)
-SureFire 6P/6Z or Aviator
-SigTac "range" vest

Those are my very general recommendations... You don't NEED any of the above stuff but if you want to buy stuff, buy it right the first time...




Thanks Dave, this should get guys off on the right foot.

Link Posted: 10/28/2005 5:02:51 PM EDT
Dave,
Can you please edit your post about the "nice to haves" and change it to "must haves?" That way I can print it off and show it to the wife. Help a brotha out!
Link Posted: 10/29/2005 11:15:48 AM EDT
dates in March?
Link Posted: 10/29/2005 5:32:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By spector4:
dates in March?



Its looking like the first two weekends in March 2006, but thats not official yet.

I still need to call Dave and work this out. My work has been hell.
Link Posted: 10/29/2005 9:30:27 PM EDT
Tag.

I have been out and just seen this thread....

Dinger, I tried to call you earlier today. Next time you see a 765 area code pop up, answer it! I don't answer odd numbers either.... I also don't check IMs very often. But, you knew that.

Hope all is well,

JC
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:39:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JC_:
Tag.

I have been out and just seen this thread....

Dinger, I tried to call you earlier today. Next time you see a 765 area code pop up, answer it! I don't answer odd numbers either.... I also don't check IMs very often. But, you knew that.

Hope all is well,

JC



I did not get a call.

IM sent with cell number again.

Link Posted: 11/1/2005 1:26:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/1/2005 10:34:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Templar:
I know David and he's a hell of a good guy, and he buys good stuff too!

I'll see if I can make this.



Welcome aboard.

I look forward to hearing at least one AK on the line.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:22:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2005 5:40:03 PM EDT by Va_Dinger]
I spoke with Dave today and we got the class dates worked out. This info has also been added to the first post in this thread. This was the last detail that needed to be worked out. The class is set. After the first of the year we will need to start getting paperwork and payments sent out to Dave. I will post when it's time. Now it's time for everybody to arrange for the time off, test weapons, buy gear, and set money aside. This is going to be a fun and very informative class. I look forward to it.

These are the class dates:

Class A: March 10th-12th, 2006
Class B: March 17th-19th, 2006
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 4:33:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 5:26:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By dport:
Dave,
Can you please edit your post about the "nice to haves" and change it to "must haves?" That way I can print it off and show it to the wife. Help a brotha out!



Can I take your targets home this time. My g/f found my silhouette targets from Blackwater in the truck somewhere. "Why did you shoot him in the hip and the shoulder?"


I doubt you'd want them. I've only fired 80 rounds since early June.
Link Posted: 11/2/2005 5:29:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2005 5:29:39 PM EDT by Va_Dinger]

Originally Posted By dport:
I've only fired 80 rounds since early June.



Thats just sad!

You need to move back to VA. Beach so we can keep you up to speed.

Link Posted: 11/8/2005 1:03:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2005 1:03:46 PM EDT by QuantumPion]
I have a question, is this class for the uber-tactical camo-wearing tactical-gear toting survivalists? Or do you take out-of-shape office nerds too? How much experience is required? If I've never had and sort of formal firearm training before and have just been shooting guns for fun, is this class for me?

Oh yeah and does a 20" AR count as a carbine? If not I might have to get something cheap like that kel-tec dealy.
Link Posted: 11/8/2005 2:58:38 PM EDT
QP,
This is the perfect class for you. It is a solid, basic, introduction to weapons handling and marksmanship in a practical setting. The instruction you receive will help you at your current level or provide a basis to build on to reach a more advanced level.

Here's the secret: advanced, high-speed shooting is just the basics of weapons handling and marksmanship done extremely well. What you'll learn is exactly what makes the the best shooters out their so "high speed"---they just execute it better than most---the basics are the same.
Link Posted: 11/9/2005 5:57:38 AM EDT
WoW David Pennington has given us more feedback and advise on this board than BW ever did. I sure hope my new employer gives me just 4 days off to attend your classes, David.
Link Posted: 11/10/2005 8:48:35 AM EDT
For those of you that asked for a bio and credentials, here it is cut and pasted from www.10-8forums.com.

David Pennington is a subject matter expert on tactical equipment, to include body armor, helmets, load-bearing gear, night vision, small arms, and others. He is also experienced in the use of electronic and physical surveillance techniques. David is a former Government Programs Manager and SPEAR BALCS Program Manager for Point Blank Body Armor, ending September 2005. He is currently Vice President for another armor/gear manufacturer and still serves as a reserve Deputy Sheriff at his previous narcotics unit in Virginia. David was formerly assigned to a FBI multi-agency task force as well as a post-911 DEA multi-agency task force. During this assignment, he specialized in the investigation of high profile federal narcotics violations and related violent crimes, and served as the tactical medic for the Richmond (VA) Division FBI SWAT team. David is a Virginia DCJS certified Police Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Undercover Officer, and Law Enforcement Instructor. He is also a graduate of DCJS’s Advanced Tactical School, HK ITD Tactical Entry, and various other specialized law enforcement courses. David has also trained with Larry Vickers, Ken Hackathorn, Rob Haught, and Pat Rogers among others.
Link Posted: 11/11/2005 4:13:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2005 4:14:53 PM EDT by JC_]
Dinger,

You are the man!

JC
Link Posted: 11/11/2005 7:27:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2005 7:28:43 PM EDT by Spade]
Do we know of a "you must have your money in by" date?

'cause I haven't been paid in 9 weeks, and may be suing my school. Could be a problem if the money needs to be in "soon".

On the plus side, my mother called and said she and my sister had been to Cabelas. She was going to pick stuff up for me for Christmas, but didn't know what I'd want so, "make a list of that gun stuff you want so I know what to look for".

Somebody needs more Beretta mags, a tac holster, and a belt.

Really glad we're starting from "basics". Nobody I know really shoots much; so far I've been teaching myself pistol from books. Probably why I shoot my Walther okay, and my 92 not so well.
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