New info on the proposed North Carolina Gun blogmeet. How’s October 22 sound for a date? That’s late enough in the season that we should be able to dodge the worst of the heat. October is generally a pleasant month here in NC.
Here’s the proposed schedule
Friday afternoon/evening – Arrive, check in to hotel, informal dinner/meet and greet,
6:30 – 7:45am Car pool to TigerSwan
7:45am – 5 pm TigerSwan for a 1 day Intro to Pistol course
8pm – Open Carry Dinner in private room at Golden Corral (Guns in restaurants that serve alcohol is still banned in NC, sorry)
Sunday – Go home.
For those with an extra day or two, Raleigh is available for touring.
I considered having everyone just go straight to Fayetteville, and hotel it there, but anyone who comes in via airplane will basically have to fly through Raleigh-Durham airport anyway.
We have a HARD limit of 15 participants in the TigerSwan class. The minimum for a private class is 10. The cost is extremely reasonable. For just the class, it’s $210. If you don’t have a pistol, for an extra $130 ($340 total) they will loan you a Glock 17, 500 rounds of 9mm, a holster, magazines and carriers, ear and eye protection. I just looked at LuckyGunner, and 500 rounds of their cheapest brass cased 9mm ammo shipped here is $118, so you see that they are really reasonably priced.
This class is not a high speed run and gun class. For all that they are run by retired Tier 1 military unit vets, their methodology is very simple. TigerSwan believes in proper fundamentals, and will teach those fundamentals to you. You will shoot at 25 yard targets, and you will hit them. By lunchtime last time I took this course I was putting all my shots in the black in a standard 25 meter NRA target at 25 meters. After lunch they had us shooting at USPSA silhouettes at 10 meters and we were shooting like rock stars.
Comment below, but if you want to get in on this, email me directly. Once I have 15 people, I will cut off the class. I’m waiting on more hotel info, but the one I’ve already scouted is $83.14 a night and will make sure that their full breakfast is out at 6am so we can leave in time to get to class.