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I know that most of us already have our CFP, but I have had a number of people ask about what is involved and where they can take a course. I was hoping that we could compile a list of courses in Utah and a brief description of what our experience was like. If you received your training from a local instructor or know of a good instructor, please post their information and your experience here for others to read. Thanks!
 

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Concealed Carry Specialists
Utah's largest concealed carry firearms trainer
Curtis J. Spain
(801) 568-0197
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I took the course at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show. Curtis uses a room at the South Towne Expo Center, just outside the entrance to the Gun Show, and teaches his CFP course there. He also teaches courses at other times, so you should call him for other course information.

I thought the course was excellent. We covered safety, watched a video, talked about laws, practiced with multiple firearms, discussed scenarios and strategies, etc. The price was also very reasonable. They charge $8 for your Passport photos (same as at Walgreens), $5 for fingerprinting (which they guarantee will be legible by the FBI - so you don't have a delayed application), and $40 for the class with free notarizing by Curtis' wife. This all adds up to $53, but they offer 'the works' for $50. So basically you have $50 for the class and materials and then another $59 for BCI and the state to process your application.
 

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I took mine at Cabelas from Larry Correia at FBMG - http://www.fbmginc.com/
It was an excellent class and Larry kept things fun, yet educational. The class covered the instruction only and didn't offer the photos, etc., but did cover some situational training. I'd highly recommend taking the class there. I enjoyed it so much that I'm looking into some of their other defensive pistol classes.

And if you are faculty, staff, or student at any state university you can take the class for free - take THAT U of U administration!
 

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I took my original course from our own beloved W. Clark Aposhian when he was employed by Totally Awesome Guns in Kearns. For the utmost authority and most current gun laws, Clark is the man.

I also took an advance pistol course which also included all of the requirements for a CFP course from these guys:

http://www.strategictacticalgroup.com/

Chris is a top-notch teacher and has great knowledge of real-world situations.
 

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Took mine 3.5 years ago from a guy named Jack that was associated with the Riverdale Sportsmans Warehouse. He was pretty good and he seemed to know his stuff. I'd love to sit through one of Clark's classes.
 

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I know that you are hung up on the "Simpson" but it is in Springville not Springfield. No condemnation. It just happens to be my former home town growing up.

J0nnyutah
 
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