Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center

14415 Sunset Ridge Road, Woodstock, IL 60098 14415 Sunset Ridge Road, Woodstock Directions
+18472359528
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Report | a year ago
Hard to get a hold of to scheduke
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Dan is thorough and covers more aspects on handling and caring for firearms than most training courses. Being a lifelong marine from a family of marines, for us civilians, he can be a little intimidating. But our class was diverse, including teenage girls and senior citizens. And we learned to adapt to Dan's military way of engaging the class because he's a decent man with tons of incredibly useful information. Dan's wife will greet you upon arrival and helps those during the course when a more civilian touch is needed. The 2 hours training is superior. Training class is done in Dan's garage and the group drives together to the shooting range.
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It was very interesting!!! Need a whole series of classes to really absorb all the info Especially for the first time ever holding a handgun
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Take this class! Taught by an ex-marine, it's fantastic!!
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Good class. I will probably take another one.
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The class is a small group setting and completely hands-on. You pretty much jump right in where, after a brief introduction, you receive instruction on the workings and handling of an actual handgun. You later travel to a nearby range for live-fire practice. The range gun is small and easy to use, so don't feel intimidated. Having never handled, let alone fired a gun before, I hit almost the very center of the target on my first shot, so he must be doing something right.
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Professional & informative - a must if you are interested in firearms!
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Great intro and instruction for first time gun handlers. Liked Dan's presentation.
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It is a small operation, but the operator is a very knowledgeable Marine Corps. veteran. He is very thorough and easy to understand.
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Great Intro Class! I will be doing the next class too.
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The Range

Live-fire training takes place at an indoor range.

The Rentals

Instructors supply ammo and handgun rentals, including semi-automatic pistols.

At a Glance

Daniel J. Laudick, Sr. has a lot of reasons to feel proud. He has served in the Marines, worked on the US Department of Defense's counter-drug and counter-terrorism unit, and appeared on the Discovery Channel's One Man Army. Despite all this, his proudest moment may be a weapon-retention class he taught one Saturday. Soon after, someone attacked one of his students, a federal contractor, and went for his gun. Daniel's student not only retained his weapon using the techniques he learned in class, but also subdued his attacker without firing shot.

The instructors at Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center aim to prepare students for those kinds of situations. And they each have pretty impressive resumes as well. Adrian Rivera is a federal police officer who protects the president during Chicago-area visits, and Matthew Boelhower is a three-tour Iraq veteran appearing in The New York Times bestseller Joker One and whose platoon was featured in Soldier of Fortune Magazine. All three share the belief that in these rare but life-threatening situations, people revert back to their training.

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