2017 Training Schedule

Please email tressa@wilsoncombat.com for info, or to sign up.

June 10-11 Mike Seeklander Advanced Handgun – Only 1 Spot Remain. ($500 for class only  or  $200 more for lodging )

Sept 22-24 Hackathorn/Vickers WC Customer Exclusive 1911 Operators class –  FULL.

Oct 7-8 Bill & Ryan Intermediate Self-Defense Handgun – FULL.

Oct 20-21 Leatham Advanced Pistol – FULL.

Requirements

Personal

Basic Classes: Safe gun handling skills are required.

Intermediate/Advanced Classes: Safe gun handling skills and proof of skill level via a minimum IDPA classification of marksman or USPSA classification of D, or a witness verifying you can shoot a score of 41 seconds or less on the 5×5 Skill Test.

YOU MUST BE MUZZLE AWARE, ABLE TO KEEP YOUR FINGER OUT OF THE TRIGGER GUARD WHEN NOT SHOOTING, AND ABLE TO KEEP YOUR HANDGUN IN YOUR HOLSTER WHEN NOT ON THE FIRING LINE TO BE WELCOME IN A CLASS!

Booking a Class: Full payment is required to book a class. A 50% refund will be given if a cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to class date, no refunds 30 days or less.

Gear

Handgun Class

  • Ear and eye protection, electronic muffs recommended
  • Reliable service handgun, 9mm preferable
  • Secure carry or range holster (no Serpa’s please) with a proper gun belt and 2 magazine pouches
  • 4 magazines minimum
  • 800 rounds of ammunition NOTE: NO aluminum case Blazer or other non-reloadable ammo allowed on the range! Range brass becomes the property of Circle WC Ranch when it hits the ground.

 

Handgun/Carbine Class

  • Ear and eye protection, electronic muffs recommended
  • Reliable service handgun, 9mm preferable
  • Secure carry or range holster (no Serpa’s please) with a proper gun belt and 2 magazine pouches
  • 4 magazines minimum
  • 500 rounds of handgun ammunition NOTE: NO aluminum case Blazer or other non-reloadable ammo allowed on the range! Range brass becomes the property of Circle WC Ranch when it hits the ground.
  • Reliable AR Carbine in 5.56/.223 caliber with sling, low power optic recommended
  • 4 – 30rd magazines
  • Magazine pouch
  •  300 rounds of carbine ammunition NOTE: NO aluminum case Blazer or other non-reloadable ammo allowed on the range! Range brass becomes the property of Circle WC Ranch when it hits the ground.

9mm and .233 range ammo will be available onsite at competitive prices. Please let Tressa know if you want us to supply you for the class.

Location / Lodging

Location: Circle WC Ranch, Bogata, TX

Primary Contact: Tressa Caldwell tressa@wilsoncombat.com 870-545-3618, ext 104

Nearest Airports: Texarkana 1:25HR drive, Little Rock, AR 3HR drive, Dallas DFW 3:25HR drive

Recommended Onsite Lodging: We now have two points of housing on the ranch so class attendees who wish to can stay on site and enjoy the full experience of the class by participating in the evening camaraderie and meals. Trust me, when the instructor is Ken Hackathorn or Rob Leatham the evening conversation is worth the price of admission! In addition, it will save students from having to make the hour long drive to Paris or Mt. Pleasant for lodging. Lodging is for the night before the class and during the class. Check-in time is from 4pm to 6pm the day before the class, and check-out time is at the conclusion of the class. Onsite Lodging costs are an extra $200 to the class total, and limited spots are available.

Recommended Offsite Hotel: Recommended Offsite Lodging is Courthouse Inn B&B, Clarksville 903-427-0801 (20 min drive from the ranch). There are more good Paris hotels and also good choices in Mt Pleasant which are roughly 50 minutes away.

Directions to the Ranch: Directions and local contact information will be provided after you book a class.

Class Hours: 9am – 5pm each day unless otherwise specified

Lunch: A sandwich, chips and water will be provided at the range each day.

Class Size:  15

Testimonials

 See the TheTruthAboutGuns’ full article here. “Based on some of the other ‘celebrity shooting courses’ I’ve been to, I half expected the Intermediate Pistol course taught by Bill and Ryan Wilson to be $500 worth of hanging out with Bill Wilson. What I got instead was the best two-day shooting course I’ve ever experienced . . .”   -TheTruthAboutGuns.com (Jon Wayne Taylor)

“Last weekend’s training, through your hard work, was excellently carried out by you both. All aspects of the program were smartly thought out, presented, and managed. Thank you for the excellent class and training. The three of us are gradually developing appreciation of your ways. You not only make excellent firearms, you are sharing your knowledge of how to utilize them in a most intelligent manner. We are grateful. I hope to be able to share time with you both again.”-  M. Potter

“Thanks Bill! Teddy Darrell and I had a great time meeting you and your family and learning more about your guns and how to use them. It is always a treat to get to learn from someone who is truly an expert, and the reputation you and your products have earned– through what I imagine is thousands of hours of blood, sweat, and tears– is best of class. You and Ryan treated us like friends and that is what we consider you now. We look forward to returning for more instruction in the future. Teddy Darrell’s feet haven’t touched the ground since we got home; we really did have a blast. Thanks again.” – Teddy Price

“Thank you for the opportunity you provided me with the training class the past weekend. I really enjoyed getting to know you and really appreciated your patience and guidance during the class. I learned a lot from you and was able to get some good feedback that I believe will make me a better shooter. I look forward to seeing you in July and being able to gain more knowledge from such a quality person as yourself. I am going to place an order with Tressa this week for a full size 9mm. One thing I know is this, I am going to make time to practice so that the next time we meet you will definitely see your teaching in action. Thank you for offering these training classes for me and others. I know it is hard work but you are helping so many people! It was a true pleasure!” – Jim Drennan

“I’ve now attended five of these classes, taught by Ken Hackathorn and by Bill and Ryan Wilson. The range facilities are excellent with a good mixt of paper and steel targets, and if you elect to stay at the lodge facilities, the accommodations and chow are first class. The evening interaction with instructors and other students alone makes it worth the trip. The instructors offer plenty of individual attention. They have photographic eyes, and provide analysis, based on observation of technique and target impacts, on what your errors are and coach you on how to correct your mistakes. They are patient and supportive, and employ a series of skill drills and exercises that progressively become more difficult and complex. This is truly professional level training. No matter how good you are – or think you are – these classes will make you better.” – Don Johnson, McKinney, TX