NRA Pistol Instructor class-May 22/23-Lincoln, NE

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  1. phorvick


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    Oct 17, 2003
    NW Minnesota
    There have been a few requests to hold a second session of the NRA Pistol Instructor class, so I have tentatively scheduled one for May 22/23 in Lincoln. The deadline for registration is May 8th, as I will need to cancel the meeting room if we do not have a minimum of 4 confirmed registrants. So...if interested in doing this, now is the time to sign up....

    It is a fun time....hard work.....

    Successful completion will lead to certification as an NRA Pistol Instructor.

    Here are additional details:

    The class is in Lincoln, at the Holiday Inn Express, 3939 N. 26th. The Saturday session will be BIT (NRA Basic Instructor Training..required for all new NRA instructors, approximately 6rs); when concluded, we will start the 11 hour Pistol module. Sunday we finish the pistol session, do the test, paperwork for the application etc.

    You should bring basicly yourself....things to write with....and an attitude for learning!

    Not every candidate will have a range component.. There is no need to bring a handgun as I will have several to use in any exercise that would require one.

    To start the registration process, you need to just reply to this by e-mail with your confirmation you are attending, and also include a few paragraphs on your personal experience with handguns and "why" you wish to do this.

    If you attend, you also need to bring a "training aid"....something that you could use in basic pistol classes to enhance a demonstration. It can be something you create on your own, or something commercial.

    Here is more information from the NRA:

    Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms.. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.

    Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have been appointed by NRA to train experienced shooters to teach others to shoot.

    To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

    Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified. Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and assessment exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.

    Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

    NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. The first 6 hours of an NRA instructor course is NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT), utilizing the NRA Trainer's Guide. During this portion, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, , training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach.

    The BIT is followed by discipline specific training and will be 5 to 16 additional hours, depending on the discipline. During this portion, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role playing is a major part of an instructor course. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who play the role as basic students.

    Training Counselors will evaluate candidates performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies learned during the BIT. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters.

    Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainers Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Trainers Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination (minimum passing grade is 90%).

    NRA Certified Instructors provide an invaluable service in their communities by training hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. As more Americans choose to exercise their right to own a firearm, so too grows the need for these courses.

    You can be the vital element in meeting this need by becoming an NRA Certified Instructor and conducting NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. As an instructor, you can experience the personal satisfaction of teaching others the basics i.e., the knowledge, skills and attitude that will lead to a lifetime of safe, enjoyable and successful involvement in firearm and shooting activities.

    NRA Certified Instructors are expected to:

    * Conduct NRA Basic Courses in accordance with policies and procedures outlined by NRA

    * Uphold the quality and integrity of national firearm safety and training standards established by NRA

    * Promote firearm safety and the shooting sports

    * Report training data to NRA

    The class is fun....and is the door opener to many other training options.

    e-mail to register for for more information.

    Paul Horvick