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On Saturday JUNE 27 we will hold our June meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group ! NEW FOLKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME !
For those in Knoxville or anywhere north of Chattanooga this will be closer for you than the Ga or AL locations. 

Subject : Rifle and Pistol Skills and Drills 

Instructor: Tier 1 Suarez Int Staff Instructor Randy Harris

Location: The Ridge  11534 Rhea County Hwy (HWY 27) Dayton TN 37321 (phone #423 605 4242) 
From downtown Chattanooga it is just straight up hwy 27 through Dayton and look for a big orange Glock on top of a mailbox on the right. It is approximately 2 miles north from the Rhea County Medical Center.  

Time: 9AM EASTERN time - 3PM EASTERN time

Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check.

What you need to bring: Pistol with at least 3 pistol magazines and at least 150 rounds of ammo. Revolvers (with 3 speed loaders) are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899.

Also you will need a RIFLE with at least 3 rifle magazines, a way to carry the 2 spare rifle mags on your person and bring at least 100 rounds of ammo for the rifle. 
 
Hope to see you there!!! 
 
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A full, fun day with Randy Harris and 13 other shooters at the Ridge.  If you don't know Randy, he is an excellent resource to our area and TGO.  I have had a 1/2 dozen classes with him  and certainly add to my toolbox with each one.  We started with several pistol drills before lunch then after lunch we did rifle drills.  Finished the day with transition rifle/pistol.  Load of fun with like-minded folks.  Certainly  get your money's worth, plus it is a local class.  

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@chances R   is was great seeing you again, thanks for coming out and and the positive review!

What I really enjoyed about this class was seeing alumni reconnect and meeting new clients who have trained with Randy.

Without getting too deep into the weeds, a training day can be skill assessment or skill development.

This was a skill assessment day, in your laboratory of one, shoot some drills, how did you do?

Randy as always, on hand to give advice or lend a helping trigger finger.

Fun fact, I believe everyone shot the John Wick Drill slower with their rifle than handgun. @Cruel Hand Luke can you verify?

The Ridge allowed us to have 14 handgun and 5 rifle shooters on the line, saving a bunch of time.

While it rarely occurs with a modern firearm in good working condition and decent ammo, we had an AR fail to eject and then double feed.

Practicing malfunction drills is not being tactically correct or cool, it's just plain smart.

We're always looking for feedback to make the client experience better, let us know how we can get better!

We offer training in Dayton TN, Rocky Face, GA and Ider, AL,  a complimentary one-hour church security seminar and can provide private training at your location.

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