• Course Review: Basic Pistol with Alpha Dog Tactical

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to take the Basic Handgun course with Alpha Dog Tactical, with Jeff Patane leading the course, and assisted by a second instructor named Matt. Going in to the course, I was a little concerned it would be a repetition of the NRA Basic Pistol course I’ve previously taken. I completely misjudged the course description, and this course was far more than I had hoped.

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  • Class Review: NRA Basic Pistol with Bill Tidwell

    In November, I took my first formal firearms training course. In this case, I took the NRA Basic Pistol course with Bill Tidwell. This was held at the Livermore-Pleasanton Rod & Gun Club. Overall, it was an excellent course, with a combination of classroom and range time.

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  • About This Blog

    In November of 2018, I took a handgun training class just for fun. My brother and some other people I know like to shoot or go occasionally, so I wanted to build some skills and ensure I was doing it safely. I’d shot once or twice before, but had no formal training, and wanted to get familiar with shooting.

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