White Horse Nation, LLC is a company providing quality firearms training in south central Pennsylvania. The owner and lead instructor is Wayne A. Bush. Wayne retired from the PA State Police in 2012 and founded the company a short time later. He holds multiple firearms instructor certifications as well as certifications for less lethal force.
Our most popular courses are our three levels of handgun training: Basic Handgun, Level 1 Defensive Handgun and Level 2 Defensive Handgun. We also recently introduced a 3 day Church/Corporate Security Team course.
We also offer a Basic Firearms Safety seminar (great for kids!), Run-Hide-Fight training, gunfire familiarization training (great for school or corporate staff) and more.
Most of our training classes are conducted at the Hollidaysburg Sportsmen's Club’s indoor range which allows us the luxury of being able to schedule classes far in advance without worrying about what Mother Nature might bring on class day. The club is only minutes from Hollidaysburg and not far from the Frankstown Road exit off Interstate 99.
Our goal at WHN, LLC is to prepare our clients for the real world and hope they never need it. We think we do it well but don’t take our word for it, look at our Facebook page and check out the feedback surveys and comments from our clients.
All of the instructors that contract for White Horse Nation, LLC are certified firearms instructors. Some are certified by the National Rifle Association (NRA) while others are certified by a police agency as firearms instructors. Some bear multiple certifications. Many of our instructors are former or current police officers who have been certified by their police agency. Firearms instructors are hand-picked. White Horse Nation, LLC is blessed to have a pool of highly qualified instructors with various backgrounds and experience.
While Ruger is a good brand name, it is my opinion that the original LCP is a poorly built gun. The slide does not lock back after the last round is fired and the slide catch/release is miserably located, very small and difficult to manipulate, even for someone with experience.
Then there's the trigger. The trigger press on the original LCP is stupidly long.
It's a cheap (and I'm using that word intentionally), concealable gun which is why they’ve sold a ton of them but it's a miserable gun for people to try to learn how to shoot with (smaller guns generally are).
More often than not, when someone shows up with an original LCP they struggle with it the entire time and we end up spending an inordinate amount of time working with one person. That means we are taking time away from other clients in the class. We've had a lot of clients show up with an LCP and get so frustrated that they finish the class with one of WHN's guns.
When classes go long, it's often because we had one or more people in the class who were trying to learn with an original LCP. We have time built into the classes to allow for spending time with people who are trying to learn. That's what we're here for, but we spend inordinate amounts of time with original LCPs quite often having to dedicate an instructor just to that person. It's not fair to the others in the class.
The LCP II isn't a whole lot better. The slide is supposed to lock back....... key words being "supposed to." It doesn't always.
Mom always said, "you get what you pay for." If you buy a $185 handgun you'll get a $185 handgun. There's a reason Glock 43s cost more than twice what Ruger LCPs cost.
You can also contact us the old fashioned way by calling 814-932-5697.
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