Okay, so I'll admit, it's been probably 6 years since I've had any sort of firearm training and that was courtesy of Uncle Sam. I've never done any courses as a civilian. Now that I'm starting to get back into a routine where I'm shooting on a regular basis, I'm getting the itch to get back into a class. AND... with everything that's been going on, my wife has come around and wants to get some firearms training and a CHL. Problem I'm having is finding unbiased info on the quality of the training. Lots of people saying how much time they spent in the police or military, but I know that doesn't necessarily mean anything. So, I'm looking for either specific suggestions for courses in the Central Texas area or places to look for reviews of courses.
For my wife, I want a basic defensive pistol course. She can load, chamber, line up the sights and shoot, but isn't comfortable with a firearm. And I'm a terrible teacher.
For me, I want a defensive pistol course. Reading what is covered in the various course levels, I have the training/experience for the advanced courses, but since it's been 6 years since I've been in an actual class, I might be better off in an intermediate course. So I'm not sure exactly what I want.
Here are the two places I have found online with pistol courses, but nether have any real outside reviews I can find. And I don't know which classes I'd want for my wife or me. Also, they all say must have "this or that training beforehand." Obviously I haven't done any civilian training. Am I going to have to sit through 4 hours of "This is your bang stick. The noisy end goes toward the bad guy."???
Guess I'm just looking for input. Thanks!