CCW class @ Firing Line in Westland
I just wrapped up the 12-hour "Personal Protection In The Home" NRA course offered at The Firing Line in Westland. This class satisfies the training requirement for the Michigan CPL. Saturday was 8-hours of classroom instruction (8 am - 4 pm) followed by 4-hours on the range today (8 am - noon).
Ken Kline was the instructor, formerly with the L.A. County Sheriff and currently with Westland P.D. Ken did a great job covering the book material and kept the class of 15 interested with some pretty good on-the-job stories of shootings from his own experiences as a police officer.
What impressed me most about the class was the range experience. I had taken another class (different range and instructors) about 5 years ago when I got my first CPL and the range time was a joke. I think I fired maybe 20 rounds, all from a standing, square-to-the-target position. Ken had us firing 200 rounds using different stances, with and without cover, in low light, rapid fire, head shots, strong and weak arm one-handed shooting, reloading...the works. I feel that I really have a good working knowledge of how to shoot under multiple conditions.
If you're looking for a CPL class, I'd highly recommend this one. The class is being offered again in mid-September.
Last edited by G30MI; 08-26-2007 at 13:04..