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Overdue: NRA CCW Instructor training from the NRAAM

NRAAM= NRA Annual Meeting. Yep. I had the chance to go to Dallas and participate in the NRA Annual Meeting and the first NRA CCW Instructor Certification course. Read below for my commentary. Thoughts on the NRA CCW Instructor course First. Thanks to the training Team of Brett, Nathan, Diane, and Dr. Logar for putting on a good, solid course.…

Are you a practitioner or just a practicer?

You’re a gun owner. That’s great. Why? It’s because for one of a myriad of reasons, you’ve decided that being a gun owner is important. But with that ownership, there are responsibilities. Serious ones. A mistake with a gun can have grave consequences. This is about education and training. Why? Because it is important. Too many people feel that all…

Tom Givens’ Rangemaster Instructor course

Rangemaster Instructor course review Hello all. Once again, I decided to go outside of my own circle (and outside of the NY State border we affectionately call “The Wall”) to see what others are teaching, what skills they are using, and how they are evolving with the industry. This trip outside of The Wall was well worth it. On June…

ALICE Active Shooter Instructor course

This week I completed the ALICE Training Institute’s Active Shooter Response Instructor certification course. Why ALICE instead of the other programs out there? Here’s why: The ALICE format is recognized in many states as the benchmark training course for preparing staff and building occupants for the best response plan possible during a VCI or Violent Critical Incident. Here’s what it…

Glock Operator April course

GLOCK Operator Course- The April 2018 Version I just wrapped up another 2 days of hosting GLOCK Training for the second Operator’s Course, or OC as they call it. The last time was in October of last year with Scotty Banks. This time, it was with Lynn Freshly. Lynn has over 27 years as a law enforcement officer in Ohio,…

So you want to be an instructor?

An informative and, hopefully, eye opening semi rant follows: Recent messages coming in asking me the following: “I saw your recent post about a course you did and was wondering: does it really only take 2 days to become an instructor?” The answer is: NO The instructor process…..if done correctly, is not as easy as some of the shortcut takers…

NRA Practical Pistol Coach Training Workshop

Practical Pistol Coach Course review –my thought, observations, suggestions, and random ideas. Just recently, I participated in the NRA’s Practical Pistol Coach training course. It was held at the NRA’s national headquarters (NRA HQ) in Fairfax, VA on December 4-6th. I found out about this through colleagues on the NRA Training Counselor Facebook page I co-administer, and on my NRA…

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