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    Today, Proactive Shooters launched its' new website. I have spent the better part of the day tweaking it and I'm sure that I've missed a few things. I'm still working on the Google calendar section.

    I would like it if you guys could check out the site and provide some feedback. If you notice anything that needs to be fixed, just shoot me a pm.

    http://www.ProactiveShooters.com
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    Looks very professional and deliberate. Nice job.

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    Thank you SouthernBoy. We contracted with a local company and I'm very pleased with their work.

    I hope to add some additional features in the future.
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    Very Very Nice Jim!

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    Thank you Don!
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    Unless I somehow missed it, nowhere does the site state the fact that you do not allow ammunition in any of your classes.

    Given that Bass Pro Shops allows lawful carry - open or concealed - while shopping, the ban on ammunition in the classroom forces a student to either return to their car and secure their handgun (generally not an acceptable option) or to return to their car to unload and then return to the classroom (a PITA trip).

    It's your class and you can set whatever rules you want. I just think you should give students advance notice of the rules so they cancomply with them without additional inconvenience.

    stay safe.

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    Very professional and a well thought out design. Everything is right where a visitor would expect it to be. Good job




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    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!

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    vt357 wrote:
    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!
    No BFR either. How can you have handgun training without a real handgun

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    skidmark wrote:
    Unless I somehow missed it, nowhere does the site state the fact that you do not allow ammunition in any of your classes.

    Given that Bass Pro Shops allows lawful carry - open or concealed - while shopping, the ban on ammunition in the classroom forces a student to either return to their car and secure their handgun (generally not an acceptable option) or to return to their car to unload and then return to the classroom (a PITA trip).

    It's your class and you can set whatever rules you want. I just think you should give students advance notice of the rules so they cancomply with them without additional inconvenience.

    stay safe.

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    You are both correct, and incorrect....

    The website does not say anything about the "no ammo in class policy". There's a reason for that.Often times,students register 30-60 days in advance. Asking them to remember such a policy that far ahead of time is setting everyone up for failure.

    We do however have the "no ammo in class"policy listed in:

    - the brochures that we distribute at Bass Pro

    - the emails that we send to each student several days before the class

    - the classroom policy form attached to that email which each student is asked to read and sign.

    So, they are notified, twice at minimum. Then, when they walk in they are asked if the firearm they have has any live ammo. Then, before I start the class I ask about live ammo. Often times, after taking a break, I ask if anyone picked up any live ammo while on break.

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    vt357 wrote:
    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!
    I agree vt357!

    In all fairness, I did give the designers several images (including Glocks) and they chose those that displayed best from the given angle. I had some beautiful Glock images but none that fit what they thought would work best.
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    skidmark wrote:
    Given that Bass Pro Shops allows lawful carry - open or concealed - while shopping, the ban on ammunition in the classroom forces a student to either return to their car and secure their handgun (generally not an acceptable option) or to return to their car to unload and then return to the classroom (a PITA trip).

    stay safe.

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    The one north of richmond asks you to check all guns at the service desk when you enter.
    I assume this is just for people who may be shopping for accessories for that gun and mostly for people with long guns and whatnot. I assume they wouldn't have a problem with OC or CCing a pistol in a holster. I just CC and don't ask, as is my policy.
    illegal ≠ immoral legal ≠ moral
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    simmonsjoe wrote:
    skidmark wrote:
    Given that Bass Pro Shops allows lawful carry - open or concealed - while shopping, the ban on ammunition in the classroom forces a student to either return to their car and secure their handgun (generally not an acceptable option) or to return to their car to unload and then return to the classroom (a PITA trip).

    stay safe.

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    The one north of richmond asks you to check all guns at the service desk when you enter.
    I assume this is just for people who may be shopping for accessories for that gun and mostly for people with long guns and whatnot. I assume they wouldn't have a problem with OC or CCing a pistol in a holster. I just CC and don't ask, as is my policy.
    That sign is not for guns that you are carrying on your person, per se. Its for guns that may be cased, for example being returned, repaired, etc. A gun you carry for self-defense does not need to be checked.
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    Misfire, redirect.
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    ProShooter wrote:
    I had some beautiful Glock images but none that fit what they thought would work best.
    Yeah they were probably too ugly :P


    j/k there's nothing wrong with Glocks, I'll admit it

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    vt357 wrote:
    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!
    Thats a PLUS!
    Carry On.

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    ed wrote:
    vt357 wrote:
    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!
    Thats a PLUS!


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    peter nap wrote:
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    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!
    Thats a PLUS!
    No love for the finest handgun on the market.....I see how it is!
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    ProShooter wrote:
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    ed wrote:
    vt357 wrote:
    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!
    Thats a PLUS!
    No love for the finest handgun on the market.....I see how it is!
    Hardly the finest. I've seen some beautiful HKs, Kimbers, Springfields and so forth. They even shoot good too.

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    ProShooter wrote:
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    I found a major problem... the cycling image of various handguns doesn't include a Glock!
    Thats a PLUS!
    No love for the finest handgun on the market.....I see how it is!
    You're right. They are fine guns. I plan to use one this weekend to squirt Tinks Scrapemaker (Diluted) all over a bunch of dogs.

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    Looks good. Maybe its just my computer, but the top ~10% of the image of the cycling handguns is cut off.

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    essayons wrote:
    Looks good. Maybe its just my computer, but the top ~10% of the image of the cycling handguns is cut off.
    It cuts off a tiny, tiny portion on mine too. Its a style thing. In fact, the original layout for the NRA logo on the homepage cut off the top and bottom. Apparently its one of those "this is the current style of websites" things. I had the NRA thing changed though as I liked the entire logo to display.
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    You're right. They are fine guns. I plan to use one this weekend to squirt Tinks Scrapemaker (Diluted) all over a bunch of dogs.
    That is an evil, vile, nasty thing to do -wish I had thought of it.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    peter nap wrote:
    You're right. They are fine guns. I plan to use one this weekend to squirt Tinks Scrapemaker (Diluted) all over a bunch of dogs.
    That is an evil, vile, nasty thing to do -wish I had thought of it.

    Yata hey
    I'm thinking about hooking a drag rag soaked with the stuff on the back of my truck...and taking a ride to North Carolina.

    I've got something to spray on the doghunters too, but I don't need a squirt gun to dispense it

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    Spell check: "Available" is misspelled on the last line of this page:

    http://proactiveshooters.com/persona...s-instruction/

    I was just wandering around different pages and didn't really read every word of every page, but that one just jumped out at me.

    I'll wander around the rest and let you know. Overall, a very professional job. I was an instructor in the military (Coast Guard) from 86 until I retired in 05.

    Mike


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    I haven't taken your course, but do you explain that we don't have it in VA, but have something similar that supposedly covers us in similar situations? You may want to clarify that or omit it from the page. Just a suggestion. Tellme to "pack sand" if you want.
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