Greg McLaughlin 1395 County Rd. 6310 West Plains, Mo. 65775 417-255-1612
"Definitely a well presented, informative real world use class. Advanced to beginner this class will teach something to everyone. Period... "
"After completing this class I feel that I am more prepared to protect myself. As a female living alone it is a good feeling to know that I can keep myself safe. I look forward to taking more classes and learning more."
"The class was given in a professional manner and was straight forward and to the point. There was a lot of good information and very good advice in the class. Job well done."
"I am a typical female scared of guns and never have fired a handgun. I didn't even know how to hold a gun much less hit a target at 10 yards with accuracy. Now after taking this course I am confident enough to carry a weapon, use if needed and feel knowledgeable about guns and gun safety. I now feel that I actually enjoy target practice.
"I have learned more in 10 hours than I did in the whole 10 years in the military. This is an awesome course. This guy can teach anyone."
Since I'm new at handgun shooting this course helped me to learn the fundamentals. Everything was taught in a safe, professional manner. I highly recommend this course to anyone that uses or is learning to use a handgun.
I wish I had taken this course years ago.
I believe this course is or should be a must for every handgun owner. This is the second time I have taken this course and am interested in completing the class again. I require all those who work for me to take this course.
Chief Thad Wheeler
Summersville MO P.D.
This is only the second basic firearms class I had since the academy in June 2009. I learned more than ever. And the instructor was great, and didn't hesitate to help.
To let everyone know Greg cares about his courses. I will advise everyone to take his Tac 1 course it was a great course. I have been 2 times and I will always go back to Black Ops. Thanks Greg.
Robert Henry Oregon Co. Sheriff's Department.
"After several weeks of training in the police academy I walked away without any in depth training in the basic fundamentals of shootings. In fact, I barely passed the required qualification. In just five hours at Black Ops I tested to requalify and scored over 24% higher. It was time well spent and I will be back for more courses in the future."
I signed up to be a police officer in September of 1990. I have been through the Oklahoma CLEET program and Transition program to carry a semi-auto pistol. I signed up for the Black Ops Tac 1 in 2008. After completing the Tac 1 I signed up for the Tac 2 and the Night Shoot for 2009.
I encourage anyone out there carrying a firearm on the job or concealed to seek additional training. And I encourage them to go to Black Ops School of Combat.
I learned more in the 10 hours in this class (Tac 2) than 19 years as a Law Enforcement officer.
I now have the tools to build on. Black Ops School of Combat is 500 miles from where I live, but I would recommend it to anyone.
Thanks, Jim T.
"I enrolled in the Night Shoot held on 10-09-2009. This was my second visit to Black Ops School of Combat.
I have been a police officer for 19 years and have never had the quality of training that I had at Black Ops.
The night fire was excellent. I have had night fire training in the academy and semi-auto school. None of this compares to the training I received from Greg.
"This type of training (Low Light) is invaluable. Night time is a whole different world."
"I would recommend any and all classes by Black Ops School of Combat!"
"The quality of instruction and material covered was top notch. I would highly recommend this course (Low Light) to anyone interested in improving their shooting skills in daylight or dark."
"This course (Tactical 2) takes the basics skills and expands them into practical gun handling/shooting abilities. Find a better course and I will take it, but good luck trying."
"This is my fourth class here at Black Ops and each minute and penny I've spent here has been well worth it. The practical applications of the information given by Greg become more apparent with each time I return."
"This course was a ton of fun. I learned more in the last 24 hours than in my whole life about shooting. I can't wait to go on to the next course."
"I am very happy with Greg's courses. He is always ready and willing to answer students questions. The classes are a great bargain. Greg gives you the full time plus." K.R
"This is a great place to learn how to properly handle your gun. You will learn safety for you and those around you. You will improve your speed and accuracy no matter your skill level."
"I just started learning to shoot handguns and I am so glad I took your Tac 1 class to learn the basics correctly. I know that this class has given me a great foundation to build upon. Thanks Greg -you are a great teacher."
"Was good from start to finish. If someone wants to go thru a course this is should be the one."
"In one full day the Tac 1 course improved my comfort level and my shooting skills 400%. The course far exceeded my expectations".
"As a gun owner, I wanted to be more prepared and comfortable handling the gun, and how to react in various situations. This was an excellent experience for me and I learned so, so, much. Thank you for being so patient with me and helping me improve so much".
"This course was great for a first time Tactical shooter to learn the basics. The instructor was first rate and the facilities were very nice. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn more about shooting and improving their skills".
I attended Greg's Tac 1 class last year and realized, after a full day of shooting, how valuable firearms training really is to my decision to carry a hand gun on a day-to -day basis
Almost a year later, when I attended a big-name gun school's four-day handgun class, and I showed up looking forward to learning a whole bunch. I soon realized that, with 40 students in the class, the instructors were only going to be able to help me practice the skills I had already learned from Greg, and I wasn't going to have the chance to really improve.
I quickly noticed as well, that due to the vast numbers of unknown skill levels represented, I was going to have to practice safety precautions that, though I was glad some of my fellow students were observing, detracted greatly from the actual shooting time on the range.
While at Black Ops, Greg's ability to judge skill and safety levels guaranteed a minimum of wasted time on the range, and a maximum of shooting time. Greg's few and effective safety instructions provided an environment in which all shooters could focus on skill development with fear of negligent or careless actions.
At the big-name gun school,
we shot about 650 rounds in the course of the four-day class, compared to
450 rounds in a single day at Black Ops, and when you pay to go to a
shooting school, the one thing you want to get to do is shoot!
Greg's instruction was practical, efficient, and always, always safe and friendly.
Finally, the cost for a one
day class at Black ops was less than a tenth of the advertised cost of the
big-name schools 4-day class.
"All the classes are great! But I think the best quality of this school and instructor is the ability to be able to take someone with not much experience or no experience, as long as they are coachable, by the end of the day they will have the confidence and ability of someone who has shot for years".
"Before taking these courses here at Black Ops I was a relatively good shot. After attending these courses I can not only shoot more accurately and faster, but I am also more confident in my shooting ability! Drilling holes in a target comes a whole lot more natural".
Panama City Beach, Fl.
"The quality of instruction was well above average. The real world knowledge and attention to detail was marvelous. At no time did the instructor cut any corners. In two days I was able to shoot better than 31 years of videos, books, or word of mouth learning. The instructor was knowledgeable, realistic, and practical in helping the student realize their potential. At no time was anyone allowed to revert to bad habits which showed the instructors desire to have you learn rather than take your money and send you home worse than when you got there".
"The Tac 1 & 2 classes should be taken by all police officers. The information given in 20 hours is more than most officers have learned in 20 years".
"This course was great. I watched my best friend whom I have shot with for nearly 10 years improve 100% and even win the TOP GUN award! Take this course and you will be blown away by the results".
"I came here barely able to keep my shots on a silhouette. Now, I am TOP GUN and very confident in my ability to shoot competition as well as defend myself & my family. Thanks Greg".
"This course far exceeded my expectations with knowledge and integrity of Greg McLaughlin. Thank you and God Bless".
"I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed and learned from your classes. You really opened my eyes to several things that I plan to implement into our training.
Instead of just listening to what you taught I paid attention to how you taught. I am not only a better shot after attending your classes I believe I have became a better instructor".
"If you are a beginner or an expert you gotta try this class! Awesome!".
"As an experienced and accurate shooter, I have over estimated my skills because I learned a lot more efficient ways of clearing a misfire or malfunction as well as superior reloading techniques".
"I came today basically knowing nothing. I am leaving with knowledge that I can take home and practice. Greg runs a school that makes you want to learn".
was an awesome hands on instructor.
He puts forth a lot of effort to
make sure you correctly acquire the
skills he is teaching. I feel much
more comfortable shooting now."
"I've been shooting for 30 years and
wish I had done this sooner."
"Definitely worth any price"
"Great course everyone needs to take it".
"Tac 2 is a great extension of what we learned in Tac 1. Before today, I never shot left handed and can now do so with skill".
"Tac 1 was a good course this one was that much better. The best time I've had shooting ever".
"I wanted to personally thank you and let you know how much I enjoyed and appreciated your class on Conceal and Carry that I attended.
You are an excellent instructor that has demonstrated knowledge and professionalism far beyond all industry standards!
This was truly a non stop learning experience that all in attendance enjoyed and benefited from.
Your class proved to be above and beyond all expectations of those in attendance.
I look forward to attending your Tactical series of classes as soon as time permits.
Please feel free to share this unsolicited letter of thanks and recommendation on behalf of myself and The National Meth Lab Sight Registry.
Thanks again Greg!
"This course has great content and is a great value for all that is covered. I will be back for more."
"Greg was very knowledgeable or practical. He taught methods and tactics applicable to every situation not just confronting a perpetrator. I would recommend this course to any one who picks up a firearm for any reason."
"It was the best course I have ever taken. I would like to come back to other courses and would recommend this course to anyone that would like to improve their shooting skills."
" Anyone wanting to learn the proper steps in gun training both safety and shooting needs to try Black Ops."
"A great father and son experience! We both learned a great deal about tactical handgun shooting and had a great time doing it."
I learned some very useful techniques in this class. I defintely feel more confident in my abilities to protect myself and my family."
"This course (Tactical 1 Pistol ) covered the basics of handgun shooting that everyone should learn and reaquaint themselves with often. This was an excellent experience."
"Greg is very supportive of the Law Enforcement community. If there are people on your department having trouble qualifying, Greg's method of teaching will help them out."
This is the second Black Ops School of Combat class I have attended and I can say one thing for sure. It won't be the last. I spoke to Greg regarding an old Ruger .45 that I could not shoot worth a flip. He said to bring it. We did not get a chance at the class to shoot this weapon but it did not matter. Through the duration of the Tac 1 class, I had such a dramatic improvement on my groups with my Sig that I started to doubt that my Ruger was off.
Sure enough, it was me and not the gun. I shot the Ruger today and was much better than before. Greg said that I would be able to shoot small groups with any gun put in my hand. He proved it. In one ten hour day, I showed more improvement than I thought possible. I also learned a lot of new things I had never seen before.
I have never met anyone more serious and professional at what they do than Greg. His mission is to see dramatic improvement from his students. Thanks again for a very well done handgun course. I will be signing up for another.
Kevin B. Falkner
Thank you for the Tactical I training!! Not only has my ability to
control a pistol improved exponentially, my confidence is where it needs
to be in today’s environment. The training was informative, intense,
and fun. On return from the AOR I plan to continue my training at Black
Ops School of Combat. I must again thank you.
Wallis Msgt USAF
The Tactical Pistol I class at Black Ops was a watershed event for me. It was a full 10 hours of non-stop learning through demonstrations, drills, and shooting under Greg's watchful eye. It will take me weeks to process everything I learned in this class."
Greg, I just wanted to say thanks again and tell you how much I enjoyed the class. I was truly impressed by your enthusiasm and dedication to perfection. I'm trying to practice daily now and am looking forward to tactical 2.
Bro. Greg, I would like
to thank you again for the training I received at Black
Pastor Frank Mulford
"I learned more in 8 hours than I have learned in almost 2 years in the military"
Specialist in U.S. Army
"This was the best training I have ever had. It far surpassed the training academy that I had previously attended. This Course has made me more confident in my shooting skills, which will help me in my career in law enforcement."
In the 10 hour Tac 1, I learned more than the entire police academy. The instructor allowed the students to do what was comfortable for them. I recommend this course.
This course was very helpful to me because it helped me become a better shooter and made me more confident in handling my firearm.
"The way that the marksmanship fundamentals are taught for pistol far surpass any military pistol course that I've ever attended".
Sergeant John Randleman
Scout Sniper 3rd Bn 24th Marines
I came here for another perspective. I know firearms, but I'm not the best with handguns. I wanted classroom knowledge with practical exercises. I got everything I wanted. I am now fully confident in my abilities and current limits. I know how to make myself better. This course is the most efficient with the most "bang for the buck" that I have ever taken for firearms. I will be back.
I had a great time & improved my skill and speed in a safe environment.
"Had a great time very informative and professional".
"I appreciate the training and look forward to taking more of the Tactical Courses. It is well worth the money and time".
"The instruction was explained and demonstrated very well. Black Ops demonstrates excellence and professionalism in safety shooting skills and give out a wealth of information. Mr. McLaughlin is an excellent instructor and shows an expertise in all areas of this skill."
"The training you receive at Black Ops gives you the tools to improve not only your speed and accuracy with a weapon, but allows you to see the real world applicability for everything you learn".
"Unlike many other shooting schools Black Ops stressed shooting fundamentals 1st & speed second. Super Class.
"Simplicity and common sense prevail at a level where every student learned practical knowledge and demonstrated it on the range. Loved it so much the first time, I brought two friends this time!"
"I thought I knew a fair amount about tactical pistol shooting (from military training), but I came with an open mind and I learned some things to really improve my shooting skills. I also gained confidence with my new pistol that I had not been very accurate with, overall it was a great experience for me."
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