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While it is highly encouraged to post notifications of upcoming training courses and events, this forum is not a venue for free advertising. Regardless of whether you are the instructor or host, you must be a productive member of the forum. You are expected to contribute to the discussions and failure to do so will potentially result in the revocation of your privileges and the deletion of your announcements.

Word of warning: If your first forum post is for marketing purposes, expect it to be deleted!
 

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It would be very helpful if the posts/post titles contained the entire name of the state the training is held in because two letter state abbreviations are not accepted by the forum search engine.
 

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While it is highly encouraged to post notifications of upcoming training courses and events, this forum is not a venue for free advertising. Regardless of whether you are the instructor or host, you must be a productive member of the forum. You are expected to contribute to the discussions and failure to do so will potentially result in the revocation of your privileges and the deletion of your announcements.

Word of warning: If your first forum post is for marketing purposes, expect it to be deleted!
I see a lot of advertising and exceptional bios but there seems to be very little interaction from some folks (who get paid for instruction).


Did I say that out loud?!?!?
 

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OK, so why is it there is a ton of advertising for classes but very little interaction amongst us shooters?????
We do two classes a week for 45 weeks and can't advertise here but I try to interact with the shooters here as much as possible.....
 

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Actually I have no intent to whine or be difficult. I am a full time contract DT/Firearms instructor after retiring from a PD and SO but I enjoy the interaction with other shooters. I could advertise training that is independant from my employer and have no further interaction like happens here but I prefer to discuss topics with my peers.
It seems there are literally dozens of advertisements by those who have no intention of interacting with the rest of us...
Why is that????
 

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You may not have intended to whine but it came across that way with you initially implying that the forum prevented you from posting courses when in fact, you have personal restrictions that keep you from doing so.

As to your question, I would never be so presumptuous as to speak for others but in the +20 years I conducted training, I was always cautious about posting "advice" as I worried about others not having the proper context to utilize it. Fwiw, I do know quite a few highly regarded trainers scrutinize this forum and others but never post as they don't want to water down their worth and/or prefer to avoid pissing matches. As for the ones who do post courses but don't interact in other meaningful ways, they are counseled to participate or find somewhere else to post.
 

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You may not have intended to whine but it came across that way with you initially implying that the forum prevented you from posting courses when in fact, you have personal restrictions that keep you from doing so.

As to your question, I would never be so presumptuous as to speak for others but in the +20 years I conducted training, I was always cautious about posting "advice" as I worried about others not having the proper context to utilize it. Fwiw, I do know quite a few highly regarded trainers scrutinize this forum and others but never post as they don't want to water down their worth and/or prefer to avoid pissing matches. As for the ones who do post courses but don't interact in other meaningful ways, they are counseled to participate or find somewhere else to post.
Maybe I could have worded the part about posting better as that wasn't my concern at all (political and funding issues). I know some trainers who feel like the only way they will talk to you is if you pay them to do so. Others are not like that at all and share whenever possible. Then there are the guys that actually have their own websites to expand the interaction as well. You might see them on the weekend interacting at a local match. We had a local trainer here in TX who stopped shooting with us on the weekends as his financial partner said it didn't
look well that he was not shooting at a higher level and that was hurting his training business. I guess when you are trying to make a living at training it can make a difference.
Technical advice is something to be careful about but the biggest thing I think shooters should hear for advice is to avoid using deadly force (or other degrees of force) unless you can carefully evaluate and ascertain what is needed with great scrutiny. That is something not easy to come by....
 

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