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Tactical training in central florida

Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by JerryVO, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. JerryVO


    Oct 22, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Does anyone know of a good place for tactical training in central Florida, preferably Tampa, but I am willing to travel.

    I am looking for a combat / self defense handgun and shotgun class to hone my skills.

  2. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

    Sep 15, 2004
    Gator Nation
  3. njl


    Sep 28, 2000
    Or check the web site and see when Bill Jeans is doing his next visit to Gainesville.
  4. pearldrummerelx

    pearldrummerelx Giggity Giggity

    Jul 30, 2008
    South Florida
    i've heard multiple good reviews on southern exposure. a co-worker has gone several times and he has nothing but good reviews. look for randy cain.

    i'm going to jim clark's class in march. it appealed to me because it fits into my busier schedule with a one day class instead of 2-3 days. right now, i can't get that much time off when the classes are scheduled. his range where he does the class is supposedly south of bartow.

    i sent in my registration form over a week ago...i haven't heard anything back just yet.
  5. Historian

    Historian NRA Benefactor Lifetime Member

    Bill is an oustanding instructor. I've had 12 (I think it's that high) classes with him.
  6. Mr. Blandings

    Mr. Blandings

    Jun 20, 2001
    Count me in for another endorsement of Southern Exposure Training Facility and Randy Cain. Southern hosts different instructors (past appearances have included Bill Jeans, Louis Awerbuck, Steve Tarani and many others), so keep an eye on the schedule for changes and additions. It's best to just get in touch with Irv (contact info on the website) to receive regular updates.

    Southern Exposure and Randy are great, but I acknowledge that budgets and schedules are not always what we may hope for. With that in mind, here are some other instructors and locations in the Tampa area that may be able to help you. These are not listed in any particular order, and you should research each instructor or location to see if what's offered is what you are looking for:

    Jim Clark / High Point Personal Security Training (Ruskin / Lakeland)
    S2 Institute (Clearwater / Pinellas Park): Advanced Firearms 1 - Street Ready Skills and AF 2 - Tactical Engagement.
    Norm Belson (Pinellas County)
    Wyoming Antelope Club (Pinellas Park)
    Knight's Shooting Sports (Clearwater)
  7. RF7126


    Sep 19, 2003
    Western Florida
    I took the G license course with S2 and I felt the instructors there were excellent. I haven't had the opportunity to take the more advanced courses but I know a few guys who have and were very pleased with them, though those that already had significant training felt it was more of a refresher for them.

    (apologies for resurrecting an old thread, I saw it linked from another thread and didn't see that this was from years ago...)