Firearms Instructor Development

Firearms Instructor Development

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This two-day course focuses on how to optimally train others in marksmanship at speed. Our goal is for every student instructor to finish this class with a deeper understanding of how to train their students so that they can improve as efficiently as possible.

Topics Covered:

  • Principles of adult learning and performance psychology
  • Diagnostic and coaching skills
  • Technical efficiency and individual optimization of technique
  • Drill selection for desired training effect
  • Isolation of skills and training methodology for improvement
  • Technical experimentation in training
  • Complex drills for training skills in aggregate
  • Maximizing performance under pressure
  • Creating a feedback loop for maximizing efficiency of training 

Course Prerequisites 

  • Good health and a fitness level sufficient for strenuous physical activity. All our classes incorporate vigorous athletic movement.
  • All our classes require safe weapons handling at an unconsciously competent level of skill. This includes drawing from a holster, reholstering, reloads, and weapons safety during dynamic movement and under physical and mental stress. Flagrant or negligent unsafe actions will result in removal from a class without refund.
  • This class also requires at least one of the following prerequisites:
    • Completion of a military or law enforcement firearms instructor course
    • Completion of a military special operations pipeline
    • Minimum B class in USPSA or Master in IDPA
    • Firearms instructor course from a reputable instructor (NRA or CCW instructor certifications are not sufficient)

Equipment Requirements

  • Serviceable pistol of 9mm or larger caliber, minimum 3 magazines (6 for single stack guns), belt, holster and at a minimum two mag pouches capable of retaining weapon and magazines during strenuous movement. Minimum 1,000 rounds of ammunition, although more is recommended. Eye/ear protection for range. No Serpa holsters or soft nylon/leather holsters permitted in class.

Student Information

  • We send out two student emails for every class. You will receive one email approximately two weeks before the class date containing waivers, student information, range location, and amount of range fees where applicable. Please complete the waiver in a timely fashion, this helps us greatly for the class. You’ll receive a follow-up email the week of the class. If you don’t receive the first email, please check your spam folder. The emails will come from