Re: re: Firearms Instructors
Congrats on your prnding instructor rating.
I have a question or two.
Who are you instructing for or better yet, what ratings will you hold and what will you be teaching?
Or is this just something you want in order to be able to shoot a lot of different guns?
No sir! I hope that is not at all what you inferred from my previous post. I was trying to be quick in my post and apparently the wrong message was conveyed. That about sums up forums though right? =) The states give its instructors the ability to shoot confiscated firearms as a way to "repay" their volunteered time. The job is entirely volunteer so the state does what they can to creat incentive. Honestly, I don't care. I already have enough guns to choose from, come hunting season.
As to what I will be instructing: I will be instructing in a firearms/hunting/sportsman's safety/responsibility course that will teach basic first aid and introduce students to hunting and sportsman's responsibility. It will be strongly geared toward firearms, however, and teach how to properly and safely use them.
I chose to become an instructor in my town because of the instructors already there. Most have been there over 40 years and no youth have stepped up to help out. We've got a great community and I want to see this program continue. These same guys I now work with were once instructing me how to handle a firearm only a decade ago. I consider it an honor to work with them. The wealth of information possessed by this small group of veterans and experienced rifleman is incredible. I also joined because I know many of the dozen volunteers personally so I was invited to join their ranks one day at the range. One fellow, that I knew well, told me who to contact and it went from there.
I hope I have now adequately explained myself. =) How many years have you been involved with instructing?