taking my wife to get her class taken care of
wouldnt mind meeting some people if anyone is goin..
just throwin it out there, i know most of us have had our licenses for a while
its 12-4pm from what ive seen, at the community church i believe
thinkin of goin to the dam road shop FINALLY after wanting to get down there for a few months to check it out that day too in the morning, then back up to Laubers in East Troy if they are open yet
anyone know for SURE where its at? cant find it on any of the paperwork i printed and cant find the link again ..
Originally Posted By touchdowntodd:
anyone know for SURE where its at?
Community Church of Elkhorn
4654 Briggs Road
I should be there helping with registrations and stuff. I totally forgot about it and am a bit sick rite now but if i feel better I should be there and possibly my girlfriend too helping out.
Yep, noon until around 4pm. Last class we had some carry related videos running to pass the time until everyone was registered but we made registration more efficient so we start nearly on time. The class has been tweaked each time based on the feedback forms to make it better.
To make it a quick registration make sure all the forms are filled out (registration and Waiver), and have an ID handy. If you've been through these types of classes before you may find it a little boring but Phil (the instructor) tries to keep it pretty lively. There are usually a surprising amount of women there so your wife doesn't have to worry about being the only lady there, I get asked that by a lot of women when they first show up.
We have regular breaks and the bathroom line moves pretty quick. We usually have bottled water, soda and coffee for free if you need refreshments.
ETA: Link to Register
Almost forgot the link encase anyone wants to register or you need to download more forms.
see you guys tomorrow.. the wife is EXCITED for the class ..
Good turnout for the class.
great class ... wish i had taken this one originally .. the wife learned a LOT and feels far more confident now about carrying ..
thank you again .. it was a pleasure to sit in on and meet a few people from the site .. i loved the refresher and learned a few new things about recent changes..
Originally Posted By 14TheKid:
Did anyone catch what holster Phillip recommended during the presentation?
I'm not 100% certain but I do know he usually carries with a thumb operated holster now, I want to say something from the Safariland line but I'm not sure. For him
it fits his draw style well and he prefers it over the Serpa style.
Glad you guys liked the class, I left early (my girlfriend and I both were sick) so I didn't get a chance to sit in and see how it went. If you came, I was most likely the one with the blaze orange shirt badgering you to check and see if your forms were filled out
, or you met my girlfriend checking you in. Usually we have more helpers but we were short this time, it's a shame Krista wasn't there (shes helped every-time but this one) as it would have been a good chance for you guys to meet her without the media bias and Phil likes to raze her a bit during class.
We had about 197 people registered but we also had a high number of no shows on Saturday (weather?), we made up for it with a bunch of walk-ins and a large number of people who just wanted to sit in and not get the certificate.
As always: This is just a basic class I believe based on the DOJ material and if you don't feel it was enough for you to carry a firearm for protection PLEASE
seek out more training.
If you have any questions that may have not been answered don't hesitate to post on WCI's Facebook page, The WI section of Opencarry.org or right here in the HTF.
There will be one more class at the same location on 5/19 and I believe Paul and Nancy are going to take a break from hosting anymore until possibly fall as their schedule's as well as the other volunteers schedules get very busy in summer. I personally won't be-able to help in the May class as I have previous plans. There will still be free classes throughout the state. No one is paid and everyone is a volunteer that helps put on the classes, so it's tough to get the big classes together on everyone's schedule.
I have to give tons of credit to Paul and Nancy, they buy all the supplies with there own money and whatever is donated goes right to WCI. They also setup and clean the church, handle logistics and much, much more. Also Phil for giving up some of his precious family time to come out and teach the classes.
If anyone's in the area and was interested, we usually have a meet up in Delavan at a Starbucks on the first Sunday of the month or dinner in Kansasville(?) usually every two weeks. More details can be found at the open carry website.