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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by hp-hobo View Post
    I think everyone gets that by now. You just might have to go somewhere else... Like maybe Maine, New York, Connecticut or Assachusetts. If it's that important it's worth traveling for.
    I would rather be shot then step foot in MA or NY or CT OR NJ or CA and so on... Maine is a maybe I will have to cehck into it. I checked into it and they have all of the cert classes I'm looking for. Now I just need to get time off to go do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGH View Post
    Travel is sometimes needed. I have had to travel up to 3 hours for some of the courses.
    That's all well and good when you have free time to travel that long. But when your working two or three jobs you don't have time to do that. I'll keep looking maybe someday soon the NRA will get more trainers in our state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClearSightTactical View Post
    Is this a standardized program to become an instructor?

    I've seen course requirements from as extreme as "must be able to demonstrate competency with a handgun, 3" groups at 25 yards. All the way to the other side where there is no live fire at all..

    Is there an NRA guideline on this course
    The course curriculum and shooting requirements varies from course to course. Some do not require shooting while others do. If you are an experienced shooter, you will probably be able to fulfill the shooting requirements for most courses.

    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    That's all well and good when you have free time to travel that long. But when your working two or three jobs you don't have time to do that. I'll keep looking maybe someday soon the NRA will get more trainers in our state.
    The NRA does not "get" trainers. Folks such as yourself decide they want to first become instructors and then like it so much they decide they want to be Training Counselors.

    Apparently no one in your area has made that choice. You could be the first.

    I just finished some of the instructor courses over the last week or so and paid the TC $1,000 for the courses. He has taught one class with 30 students (he had assistants to help) at around $250 per student. So you can see there is a financial benefit as well as the satisfaction of training folks to shoot.

    If you do not wish to make the effort to receive the training, that is your choice. None of my classes were at home, some were out of state, but it was worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    I would rather be shot then step foot in MA or NY or CT OR NJ or CA and so on... Maine is a maybe I will have to cehck into it. I checked into it and they have all of the cert classes I'm looking for. Now I just need to get time off to go do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    That's all well and good when you have free time to travel that long. But when your working two or three jobs you don't have time to do that. I'll keep looking maybe someday soon the NRA will get more trainers in our state.
    If everyone takes that attitude there will never be any instructors in your state. Did you want to become an instructor to make a difference or just because it'd be cool?
    "I believe we should achieve a national standard on gun control, and that standard should be none whatsoever."

  6. Quote Originally Posted by hp-hobo View Post
    If everyone takes that attitude there will never be any instructors in your state. Did you want to become an instructor to make a difference or just because it'd be cool?
    I know this question wasn't directed at me but i'll answer anyway :)

    I feel that instructors who become instructors to fulfill their own ego will likely not be great instructors. (my opinion..)

    I think being an instructor would be an honor but a burden.

    If you are only in it for the $ I don't think you'll last long as i'm sure its not steady pay like a 9-5 and if you only do it to supplement your income you'll likely have to give up personal time with family/friends to go do a class.

    This is my speculation as I'm not an instructor. I want to go to the NRA Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun course but I need to work on my SG manipulation more.

    Also - I think being an instructor doesn't label you an expert but rather a 'person that should have known better' should anything ever occur.
    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

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    Quote Originally Posted by hp-hobo View Post
    If everyone takes that attitude there will never be any instructors in your state. Did you want to become an instructor to make a difference or just because it'd be cool?
    What attitude would that be? Not having the time to travel that far becasue of working to many jobs/hours so I can make ends meet and support a family. Got news for you EVEN PEOPLE IN those states don't want to be there! So why would someone of sound mind willing choose to enter them?As for wanting to becoming a NRA instructor "because it's cool" LMAO it's far from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
    The course curriculum and shooting requirements varies from course to course. Some do not require shooting while others do. If you are an experienced shooter, you will probably be able to fulfill the shooting requirements for most courses.



    The NRA does not "get" trainers. Folks such as yourself decide they want to first become instructors and then like it so much they decide they want to be Training Counselors.

    Apparently no one in your area has made that choice. You could be the first.

    I just finished some of the instructor courses over the last week or so and paid the TC $1,000 for the courses. He has taught one class with 30 students (he had assistants to help) at around $250 per student. So you can see there is a financial benefit as well as the satisfaction of training folks to shoot.

    If you do not wish to make the effort to receive the training, that is your choice. None of my classes were at home, some were out of state, but it was worth the effort.
    The money is all well and good but that's far from the reason for wanting to become a instructor. I'm looking to do as a way to give back to my local area. If I did charge for it it would be just enough to cover the cost of the books and other aids. The going cost for classes around here is 50-160 Max I have never seen it higher then that.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    The money is all well and good but that's far from the reason for wanting to become a instructor. I'm looking to do as a way to give back to my local area. If I did charge for it it would be just enough to cover the cost of the books and other aids. The going cost for classes around here is 50-160 Max I have never seen it higher then that.
    Only you can decide what your time is worth. You set the charges for your classes and there are expenses involved, as you stated.

    There is a great sense of fulfillment when you successfully share what you have worked hard to learn with someone else. It is not about ego as someone else has stated.

    I was a FTO with the Dallas PD and I wanted my rookies to be trained to safely conduct their business as a LEO and do it to the best of their ability. I train folks in the use of firearms because I want them to be safe and competent in the use of their chosen gun. Our Second Amendment rights take a hit every time someone unintentionally shoots themselves or someone else. With proper training, perhaps we can reduce those incidents.

    Don't give up on getting that training so you can help others be safe, competent shooters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
    Only you can decide what your time is worth. You set the charges for your classes and there are expenses involved, as you stated.

    There is a great sense of fulfillment when you successfully share what you have worked hard to learn with someone else. It is not about ego as someone else has stated.

    I was a FTO with the Dallas PD and I wanted my rookies to be trained to safely conduct their business as a LEO and do it to the best of their ability. I train folks in the use of firearms because I want them to be safe and competent in the use of their chosen gun. Our Second Amendment rights take a hit every time someone unintentionally shoots themselves or someone else. With proper training, perhaps we can reduce those incidents.

    Don't give up on getting that training so you can help others be safe, competent shooters.

    I'm in now way giving up on it I just have to find the time to travel to Maine to take the classes. I'm no way looking to become a instructor for the "cool factor" or the money factor. It's just a way to give back to my area and people wishing to learn how to use a firearm. I will keep you posted.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    Have You ????

    Have you checked with Major Waldrines in Barrington n.h. ???? Or call Belmont arms !!!!

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