I am honored to be in the NRA Training Blog. I have been blessed to have taken training through the NRA programs since 2009 when there weren’t as many NRA Instructors or Training Counselors. I advanced through their programs quickly and reached a level and the requirements needed to take the NRA Training Counselor Training and in 2014 I achieved that rating. I feel there is a great responsibility to teach NRA Instructors how to be Great NRA Instructors and set them up for success. The NRA Instructor rating of Personal Protection Outside the Home is one way to achieve the requirements needed to teach the NV Conceal Carry Weapons courses, so I have many Instructors who come through our programs with that goal in mind. I also always recommend lots of additional legal and defense information to add to the NRA knowledge.
To this day, I offer the NRA programs and feel they are a great starting point to learning the fundamentals and have important information for anyone interested in learning how to use a firearm. With the number of students who have taken training with my company over the years, I have seen the vast difference of “learning how to shoot a gun vs. how to use a gun for Self-Defense”. With the recognition of the majority of people wanting to use a gun for their own personal safety, I wanted to give my students the best information and skill development possible so I invested my own resources to learn far more than the NRA Curriculums.
To add to my knowledge tank of Defensive Shooting I have followed the defense training doctrine through the I.C.E. Training Programs. On an Instructor Level, the Combat Focus Shooting and the Defensive Firearms Coach Instructor Deployment were so much more complex as they are based on a level of Understanding instead of memory or following a specific PowerPoint or book learning. These programs answered the “Why” questions based on science, physics, kinesiology and empirical evidence and I am proud to be the ONLY Instructors in our area who offer these great programs.
I still encourage the NRA programs to all my students who are wanting that “follow along the book type of learning” in a classroom and shooting range environment. I see the value in the NRA Programs as a great foundation to one’s skill development and I encourage ongoing learning of realistic force on force skills.
We are proud to offer a dynamic training program from the NRA Courses and way beyond. If you are looking for the NRA Classes, please look at the “Training Calendar” on this site to find more of the upcoming NRA Classes.