I’m a new member in the Portland Metro area. I’m in the process of becoming a firearms instructor. Just finished my E-Learning so I just need to set up my training appointment with a Training Counselor. If anyone has any advice or things I should consider, I’m all ears! (Or, I guess, eyes, since I will be reading it haha!)
A little bit about me: I was a Search and Rescue Explorer for 7 years and got to attend our Law Enforcement Academy which gave me lots of training on officer survival, investigations techniques, defensive tactics, etc. I later joined our competitive team and competed against other cadet and explorer programs in events like high-risk traffic stop, active threat scenario, suspicious person, domestic violence investigation, and more! It was a great experience, I won a marksmanship competition beating out over 100 other cadets and explorers who had WAY more training than I did, and I learned A LOT!!! I’ve carried that knowledge with me and it’s help me keep myself, friends, and loved ones safe on numerous occasions.
Since then, I’ve graduate college from the UO and have struggled to find meaningful, well paying work despite all my experiences and education. But I’m working and able to feed my shooting habits, so long I’m not blowing through 200 rounds every other weekend haha. I got first gun when I was 18, a Remington 870. I quickly bought myself a used .22 rifle, which was later replaced by a 10/22. Got myself a G19 as soon as I turned 21, followed by my CHL. And, most recently I got my first AR15 for a STEAL at $350 at a pawnshop.
I’m interested in joining a competitive league and am wondering what’s active around here?I’d really like to try 3-Gun and IPSC or IDPA.
Hope to hear and maybe see some of ya’ll at the range, competition, or taking one of my classes