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.

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.