I completely understand AimPoint instructors trying to make as much cash as possible but I can't see how any money would be lost by letting existing mid-point students attend empty spaces in Express clinics for free (or sending them a brief description/video of the Express method). As you've said it's a step down from the mid-point anyway so I can't see any existing students paying to attend a clinic, hence no money lost by not charging existing students and if it's only empty slots being filled in existing clinics no money is lost there either?
- A brief description/video would be terrible. One leak and blammo, no more AimPoint instructors. Plus, you still need to learn it in person. A video wouldn't do a very good job.
- Just because you're not displacing a student doesn't mean it's totally "free." The instructor's time is still more split. The class will tend to take longer. You might pay in the future. There's still a "cost" for you to attend, even if it's 15 minutes of the instructor's attention.
- Some existing students would pay to take it… because they don't actually use what they already paid for, and this method might "stick" better.
That said, I've SHOWN former students who paid the $200 or whatever AimPoint Express. They get the quickie, ten-minute version. There's a bit more to the class than that. But it's being positioned as the "intro" class now, and MidPoint classes won't be taught too frequently. So again, I have to almost wonder: why would you want to go? Just be happy you have the full MidPoint read. It's most accurate and quite fast.