NRA certified instructors

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  1. norton

    norton

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    My gun club is looking for individuals who are NRA certified to teach basic pistol and other courses at our gun range. Any of you ladies or gentlemen of GT do this type of instruction? I am thinking about it myself. Any suggestions or guidance would be appreciated.
     
  2. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    I do.

    1. Do not teach criminals.
    2. Do not teach wack jobs.
    3. Do not offer legal opinions.
    4. Teach by the book. Do not stray from it.
     

  3. Jake Starr

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    You will have to have at least four for the class. All good stuff but they tend to be too long.
     
  4. BamaBud

    BamaBud NRA Life Member

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    Keep your basic courses small. Most of my students are first-time Shooters, and about 90% are women.

    They need lots of close supervision, to help overcome their fears.

    Have lots of .22 pistols to introduce techniques, moving to larger calibers only after they master them.

    I try to keep the student-instructor ratio at 2-1 or 3-1. More than that and things can get too impersonal.

    It is very rewarding to coax them into being comfortable with their firearm.
     
  5. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    I've been doing it for 20 odd years. As above, start with .22 revolvers and work up if they are new to the sport. Nobody gets any ammo until I am convinced they know how to handle the gun.

    Nobody has ever left with more holes than they showed up with.

    wp
     
  6. norton

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    I would like to instruct one on one. Is this not possible?

    Also, what is the insurance angle? Will I need a separate policy to cover my potential liability exposure?
     
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    I do, and so does my wife. Go for it :)
     
  8. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    I only do one on one any more. I have a separate insurance policy through the company that the NRA has ads for -I forget the name right now, but I teach at home on my personal range. if you use a commercial range, you might be covered by their policy. Something you need to check on.

    wp