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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do before class?

How advanced are the classes?

What is the cancellation policy?

Can I make a deposit to reserve my slot?

Will you teach private classes?

What type of pistol do I need?

Can I use a Serpa?

What type of carbine do I need?

The store says “SOLD OUT” Is there a waiting list?

Do I need to bring a Zero’d Rifle?

Do you offer a Layaway?

What type of ammo should I bring?

Can I record video/audio or take photos?

Where should I buy my Ammo?

Can I just watch a class?

Can I host you?

Why no certificates?

What pistol should I buy?

What Carbine should I buy?

Whats the best safety gear to get?

Will you train my dept?

Any other gear brands I should look into?

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What do I need to do before class?

Before coming to class, read the ENTIRE FAQ page. I recommend that you watch these videos. The playlist is always being updated so it may have changed since your last visit. Back to top

How advanced are the classes?

Dynamic Pistol and Dynamic Carbine are what I would call intermediate level classes. Having a basic class or two from another instructor wouldn't be a bad idea. Day 3 Pistol & Carbine are advanced, but they are a direct continuation of the Dynamic Classes. It is perfectly fine to sign up for all three. Vehicle Dynamics is also an intermediate level class, with Day 3 Vehicle being more advanced. Back to top

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What is the cancellation policy?

Booking a class at Tremis Dynamics is a commitment to train on your given course date. The tuition sale is final. We do not offer refunds to students who cancel or fail to show up for class. We do offer a refund or credit in the unlikely event that Tremis Dynamics finds it necessary to cancel a class. This policy is firm and there will be no exceptions. Back to top

Can I make a deposit to reserve my slot?

Starting in 2020 we are offering the option of reserving your slot with a deposit. The amount of deposit varies based on the class location. You will be invoiced the balance which will be due within 60 days of the deposit or within 30 days of the beginning of class whichever comes first. If you are not paid in full at the deadline, your deposit may be forfeited. 30 days before class starts, the deposit option will not be available on the signup page.  If you would like to make smaller installments in that time-frame, thats good with us. Over on the class sign up page, there's an option for layaway & installments. Just add as many 20-dollar and 1-dollar increments as you'd like to pay. It is imperative that you put the class name/date in the comment box so we know where to apply it. If you don't tell us, we're going just add it as a generic layaway payment. Back to top

The store says “SOLD OUT” Is there a waiting list?

Class sizes are kept small, on purpose. They fill up, and they fill up quickly. Once in a while, a student cancels or fails to pay off his deposit. And his slot opens up. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, just send an email to waitlist@tremis.us with the class name and date in the body. I will backfill any cancellations first come, first serve. Back to top

Do you offer a Layaway?

Yes, we do. Just go to the webstore, click layaway and add as many $25 increments as you want. We'll email you a current balance as soon as we can after your payment. Once you have enough balance, just let us know which class you'd like to use your layaway for. Back to top

Can I record video/audio or take photos?

There is a strict NO MEDIA policy. Unless an instructor directs you to take any photos or video, NONE will be allowed. This pertains to still photos, video and audio. Failure to follow this will result in removal from class with no refund. Gun-Media organizations are welcome to contact us and we can work something out. Back to top

Can I just watch a class?

I often get asked if somebody can come and just watch. If you are an alumni of the class being taught, you must contact me before you show up. If you have not taken the class in question, then you must take it first. However, spectating is still an option. It just costs considerably more. A spectator is still the responsibility of the instructor and frankly it's easier if you are on the shooting line. If you do not have the requisite skill level to participate, but still want to come, it's going to cost you. Just click on the Spectator link in the webstore, and tell us which class you'll be watching in the notes. Back to top

Can I host you?

Of course! Just send an email and ask for a host packet. We basically need a safe place to shoot, a minimum number of students and reasonable facilities (portajohn, not needing  4WD to reach the range, etc) )Back to top

Why no certificates?

They are a distraction. The goal of the student is not to get a piece of paper for his “I-love-me” wall, it is to learn. Your certificate is the notebook full of notes that you wrote.

Any student who is paid to be armed at his place of employment can request a certificate stating the hours of training completed for his employers file. The cost for this is an additional $40 after proof of employment is provided. Back to top

Will you train my dept?

No. Your entire department is completely welcome to sign up for any open enrollment classes. Nothing makes me happier than seeing officers at class and they are more than welcome to join the other civilians on the shooting line. Back to top

Will you teach private classes?

Yeah, I'll do them for alumni, but you'll pay more per student/per day for it. I'd prefer you all just come to an open enrollment class. Or if you are looking for me to come to you for a private class, just host me and I'll work on filling out the rest of the slots. Either way,  Shoot us an email at info@tremis.us and we'll figure out the logistics. Back to top

What type of pistol do I need?

I need you to bring a Fighting Handgun to Dynamic Pistol. 9, 40, 45, 357Sig are acceptable calibers. Preferably Double-stack magazines. Not a pocket-gun. Nothing smaller than a S&W Shield (Sorry no G43). Pistols with external safeties are allowed but will cause you issues.

Day 3 pistol it is required to have a striker-fired pistol in the above calibers.

All pistol classes are shot from concealment. A kydex holster with the ability to be concealed is a requirement for any pistol class. No hybrid holsters! No Injection Molded holsters. No leather holsters. No nylon/cloth holsters.

Holsters.

Must.

Be.

Kydex.

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Can I use a Serpa?

Leave them at home, better yet, throw them in the garbage. Any holsters that have active retention that is disengaged by the trigger finger are not allowed. If you are a manufacturer and make this type of holster, you are welcome to contact us to take a look at how it works. Just because I haven't seen a holster like this that isn't garbage, doesn't mean you might not design one. I have an open mind and am willing to take a look. Back to top

What type of carbine do I need?

Dynamic Carbine requires that you bring a magazine-fed, semi-auto rifle suitable for harsh use. AR pattern, AK pattern,   5.56, 5.54, 7.62x39, 7.62x51, 6.8, 300BO are all fine (that’s not an exclusive list). A carbine in PISTOL calibers is strictly forbidden in ALL classes. Back to top

Do I need to bring a Zero’d Rifle?

Yes! Do you know why they call it a zero? Because that's how much time we are going to spend doing it. There's a tiny block about which zero is best, but we aren't going out to the bench to adjust a gun that should have been squared away before you came to class. Back to top

What type of ammo should I bring?

Class is not the time to skimp on ammo. I’ve been the guy at class with a ton of problems, trust me when I say there is less learning going on when you don't have functioning gear.
Generally speaking, factory brass cased ammunition is the way to go. I've seen many “factory reloaded” ammo work just fine. I have not seen many reloads from “Uncle Cletus“ perform reliably. Steel cased ammo is great in AK pattern carbines.

No green tip on steel targets. They wear out the target faster. I cant always vouch for the material of a host ranges steel targets. No AP nor 855A1 as these often perforate steel targets. “Bi-metallic” bullets are fine. All the materials in that alloy are quite soft and do not damage targets nor your bore.

You are free to use it, but I don't recommend Magtech ammo. Back to top

Where should I buy my Ammo?

You can buy it anyplace you want. However, I recommend Ammo Supply Warehouse. If you put in the notes that it is for a Tremis Dynamics class and you order it at least 2 weeks prior to class, I can have it waiting for you at any class in PA. Saves you on shipping! Back to top

What pistol should I buy?

I’d like to tell you that there are a ton of great pistols out there, but there aren't. I recommend 3 brands, with a few models for each. I do have a larger list of “approved” pistols, but these are what I recommend.

Smith and Wesson 9mm
M&P (4.25”)   M&Pc (3.5”)   M&P2.0 (4.25”)   M&P2.0 compact (4”) AKA M&P2.19    M&P2.0 compact (3.6”)    Shield   Shield 2.0


Sig 9mm

P320   P320c  P365   P365xl

Glock 9mm (gen3 gen5)

G19   G17  G26   G19X  G45

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What Carbine should I buy?

There are so many different model variations from each manufacturer that it would be impossible for me to list them all. There are only a few brands I recommend generally. There are other quality manufacturers but I have some strict requirements to get on this list and often I haven't seen enough unique examples from a company to be able to include them.

AR pattern rifles
Midwest Industries
LMT

Colt
BCM

AK pattern rifles
Occam Defense
Arsenal
Rifle Dynamics

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Whats the best safety gear to get?

Electronic Earpro from Peltor, Sordin, OpsCore or Howard Leight are highly recommended. Oakley makes the best Eye Protection, hands down. Back to top

Any other gear brands I should look into?

Rifle Slings from Blue Force Gear are highly recommended. Holsters from Yetitac and Stevens Concealment are preferred. Optics from Trijicon, EO Tech, Aimpoint and Holosun have all performed well in class. Pistol sights from XS Sights are never wrong. Chest rigs from UW Gear are the Rolls Royce of Load Carriage. Pmags are awesome! Back to top