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Girls With Guns: How to Become a Firearms Instructor

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 09:37 AM

There are several avenues for becoming a firearms instructor and what route girls with guns take depends upon what the ultimate goal is. If you've been shooting for a while, you've probably gotten requests from friends asking you to teach them to shoot. It only makes sense that you would want official credentials to support what you are already teaching.

The fast growing Second Amendment Foundation offers an intense five day instructor training program. To attend this training, candidates must be First Aid, CPR and AED certified.

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Instructor candidates are taught the most effective methods of instruction to maximize learning by their future students, and of course, they must have exceptional firearms handling and safety experience.

The Second Amendment Foundation requires that its firearms instructors maintain ongoing, continuing firearms training to ensure that they are kept up to date on class changes and organizational policies.

The United States Concealed Carry Association offers an in-depth, three day instructor certification course that includes classroom and live fire exercises. Instructor candidates learn to teach the required material from various multimedia tools, provided in the Instructor Toolkit, which must be used to teach an official USCCA firearms course.

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Students will also learn about the most common instructor mistakes, how to avoid them, as well as proper business and financial management as a firearms instructor.

The National Rifle Association currently offers several different instructor development courses taught over a two day period. NRA instructor candidates must be able to demonstrate safe firearm handling skills either obtained in previous courses or through prior shooting experience. Each candidate must pass both a written and a shooting qualification test.

Lastly, it's important to continue taking regular, ongoing firearms training courses yourself, from reputable instructors and shooting schools.

Continuing your shooting education after you become an instructor is one of the most valuable things you can do for both yourself and your students. There is no such thing as knowing too much about the subject you are teaching, and what you learn, you will naturally impart to others.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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