How to become an NRA certified instructor in Erie County?
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    How to become an NRA certified instructor in Erie County?

    Hello all,

    Iíve read in multiple threads that a good way of trying to get your restrictions removed is to become an NRA certified instructor. I know Rochester Personal Defense offers some courses...

    First of all, is there anyone in the Buffalo area that offers these courses? And also, what is actually required to become an NRA certified instructor?


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    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    State of Confusion
    Certified pistol instructor is generally a two day class. One must have satisfied the pre-req of NRA Basic Pistol first. You can find qualified courses in your area by searching at - Portal for NRA certified Instructors, NRA Education and Training. If close to your home you might try bordering states as well.

    If you can't find any courses listed try contacting the NYS rifle and pistol association. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Western NY
    Blog Entries
    Hey guys and ladies: I'll toss in my answer as a Certified Training Counselor for the NRA. To become an NRA Pistol Instructor, you have to either have attended the NRA Basic Pistol class, (or you can pass the exam) and demonstrate that you can safely handle a handgun and that you have a working knowledge of both revolvers and semi-autos. You should also be able to demonstrate the basic fundamentals of shooting and be able to hit a specified target at 5-7 yds reliably.

    We take care of the rest during the workshop to develop the Knowledge, Skills, and attitude to teach beginning shooters correctly.

    We are planning a Pistol Instructor Workshop soon. Email us for details or to be put on the list and we will let you know when it gets set up.

    If you want to read it, here's the page:

    Rochester Personal Defense -, Self Defense Classes, Firearms Training in Rochester New York

    Hope to see you soon!
    Rochester Personal Defense

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