I spent the last two days at the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center learning how to be an NRA pistol instructor. I’ve now got to wait 6 to 8 weeks for my paperwork to come back. After that I have to submit the paperwork to get my certificate to teach the NC Concealed Handgun Permit course.
My favorite type of firearms training is teaching people how to take those first shots. I will probably never be qualified to teach people how to run and gun, and even if I was, I can’t imagine that it would be as fun as teaching a person how to take his or her first shots safely.
Now I have to start collecting equipment for class. If anyone knows of any deals from manufacturers, let me know. The instructors suggest that I have both a double action and a single action revolver for the show and tell section of the class. It’s hard to teach about the different types of guns without actually having one to show them.
One handed shooting is no longer a mandatory part of the Basic Pistol class, but they made sure we could teach it. That meant we all had to shoot it. We stood at 5 yards and fired 10 shots for score.
I think I did all right.