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Thread: BASC Pre-DSC1

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    BASC Pre-DSC1

    Has anyone any experience of the BASC Pre-DSC1 course who can provide any feedback?

    Ade

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    A pre course course. Aren't they making enough money from the DSC1 courses now?
    Q: if the DSC1 is a "teaching course", what can be taught on the pre course that can't just as easily be taught on the actual course?
    Or has DSC1 now just become an attendance for a test?
    Genuinely interested in this, as when I did my NSCC I seem to remember quite a high teaching content.
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    Its just a money making scam.

    Get yourself on a propper 4day DSC1 course run by either Ronnie Rose or the BDS and you will learn everything you need to know.

    The shorter courses only teach you how to pass the test and are no where near the same bang fer yer buck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep 6.5x55 View Post
    Its just a money making scam.

    Get yourself on a propper 4day DSC1 course run by either Ronnie Rose or the BDS and you will learn everything you need to know.

    The shorter courses only teach you how to pass the test and are no where near the same bang fer yer buck
    Thanks

    How much does a 4 day course cost and are guns provided if you don't have one or a FAC?

    Ade

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    Just short of 300 including the inch thick A4 manual and the loan of a rifle you will just be charged for the ammo you use about 1.50 a round count on minimum of 12 rounds max 30

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    Ade,

    I did a pre DSC 1 course before doing the four day DSC 1 course. The one I did was not with BASC but followed a similar syllabus.

    The Pre - DSC1 course that I did was about rifle shooting only. I understand it was created because some DSC1 candidates with limited experience of rifle shooting were struggling with the DSC 1 shooting test. There is no instruction on rifle shooting on the DSC1 course - just a shooting test, so if you've never shot rifles before you'll be in at the deep end on DSC1.

    I had no experience of rifles (except airguns) prior to doing my DSC1 so the pre-DSC1 course was really useful for me. The course comprised a couple of hours of classroom work on history, basic rifle mechanics, calibres / cartridges and safety theory. We then went onto the range for the rest of the day and shot rimfires and centre fires from all the positions required by the DSC1 shooting test.

    I learnt alot from the Pre DSC1 and I would suggest that if you've never used rifles before it is well worth doing. However, if you already have a rifle or you have experience of using them then it would probably be a waste of your time.

    Don't write the pre-DSC 1 off as simply a money spinner because its a very good course for those who lack rifle shooting experience. My Firearms licensing officer appreciated the fact that I'd done it when he came to interview me.

    Cheers,

    Bob

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    Bob,

    All of that is covered on the better quality DSC 1 courses

    It is not DSC1 candidates with limited experience of rifle shooting who struggle with the DSC 1 shooting test they are fine as they do not have bad habits or technique and do as instructed.

    It is the great white hunters who have shot everything all over the world, shoot everything through the left eyeball at 1000yrds with a 17hmr, that struggle with the DSC1 test.
    And then they trot out the same old excuses like it was zeroed last night when I shot a fox at xxxyrds or its fine on deer I just can't do targets.

    The pre DSC1 is just another way of making money out of newbees and doing less teaching on the DSC1

    JMHO

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    hi,

    imho, time and money spent on training is seldom wasted.

    f.

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    Ade, as in Keith's post (Sikadog), you are only 12 miles from us here in Chester, if you are struggling, I am able to offer you access to ground where anyone needing to shoot a full bore rifle in safety, can do so, with qualified M.O.D / N.R.A. range personnel, & can be coached, no charge, on an invited guest basis............ P.M. if you need us. Steve.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    I am able to offer you access to ground where anyone needing to shoot a full bore rifle in safety, can do so, with qualified M.O.D / N.R.A. range personnel, & can be coached, no charge, on an invited guest basis............ P.M. if you need us. Steve.
    Is that a pre -pre -DSC1 course you're offering there Steve?

    Seriously though, for any novice to CF rifle shooting in the area that is a very good (and commendable) offer of help and guidance.

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