XDm45 wrote:Lol... after reading that, i swear i heard faces hitting palms all over ohio....
Is that based on the fact that he found a cheap place? I've got no association with them, nor have I heard anything about their training, but I assume it meets the requirements. If it was substandard I probably would have heard something.
Everybody has choices to make based on what is important to them, for some that is cost, for others it is based on the type of quality they want (again, I am not commenting on their quality, this is just a general comment). For our model we have elected to have a permanent classroom with appropriate displays and equipment, and a minimum of three instructors per course, usually 4. Having a permanent classroom increases our costs slightly, but we also provide a lot of value, from providing food to having a large number of firearms for use if a student does not have one or wants to try something different. We also have a very low student to instructor ratio. Some people prefer the intimacy of training in a home. I don't want to disparage anyone's training model as long as it is an acceptable program that meets the ORC. I like to think our way is best but not everyone will agree; that's why we have so many different ways of meeting the goal. Same as why there are so many different guns available, everyone has an opinion of what will work best for them. Having said that, 45ACP is the only caliber that anyone should ever use and it must be shot from a 1911 (just kidding