With my recent relocation to the Tucson area I will initially be concentrating on providing high quality hands on Instructor Training to qualified shooters desiring to become part of the exciting, fast growing USCCA Instructor Program. I plan at least 4 to 6 instructor classes per year.
Next Instructor Class June 10/11 9am to 6pm in Tucson, AZ area
In 2017 I will also be offerring Basic Pistol, NRA Range Safety Officer, Intro to Competitive Shooting, Holster Draw and classes designed to take you Beyond the Basics. While the NRA RSO instructor training will be the standard NRA class, the other classes will be customized private small group handgun classes.
These short, small custom handgun classes are designed with you and focus on what you want to learn, improve on, or master. Everything is based based on where your skiils are and where you want to be in the future. No prearranged 6 or 8 hr class with 10 people of different skill levels, backgrounds and goals being exposed to a variety of techninques and skillls, that may or may not suit there needs.
Details on our personalized handgun training are here for selecting the correct pistol, basic markmanship skills, intermediate skills and drills, holster draw, intro to competitive and intro to defensive shooting skills
It really DOES matter who you select for your training and that they have the knowledge, skills, training and experience to present the topic in a manner that is meaningful and useful to you.
What attributes should you look for in a trainer? Here is a good starting list of what to look for in a trainer. I hit the highlights of my training background and approach, here and show the details on a page linked to my overview. I believe in training constantly and working to perfect techniques, on and off the range.
Equally important to what I do is what I DO NOT DO. I do not have a military or police background, so I do NOT attempt to teach tactical classes or present advanced techniques like disarms, etc. Many others have this background and you should train with them, I have and it's a great learning experience.
Some instructors prefer to yell around, conduct classes in a military style and even put down students who are not keeping up or meeting their expectations. That is just NOT me, and the only time I raise my voice is for a safety issue. I don't allow cursing and screen folks so they should be able to keep up with the class. Student's who violate safety and range rules sit down for a while or get sent home, no exceptions. Range safety is always paramount for everyone on the range.
But what do my instructor class student's say, here are some quick comments:
I had a great time. Bob takes a lot of pride in what he does, was very accommodating
Gregg J 2017 NRA Certified Instructor, USMC Combat vet
Thank you for a great training opportunity, sharing your expertise and empowering confidence! Francis L 2017 NRA Certified Instructor, USPSA shooter, and educator
I was nervous taking my first instructor level class. Thanks for a well presented informative class, learned a lot Kathy M 2016
Good class, solid information, well presented and the materials are great. Corey 2016, NRA Certified Instructor, Chief of Police, college instructor
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