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I will opening up a range and more especially ,a gun school, in June in central Colorado. I need to talk to any and all (male and female) persons interested in attending our 2 Day ID (Instructor Developement) classes. They will be in mid Jan. 14-15 and 21-22 on our site. You can PM me with contact info and I will get back to you.
 

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Cleric,
If I understand your question...these ID classes are free, we do not charge for them. It is our obligation to train our staff and the cost for it.
 

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My goodness... can't type a coherent sentence. Sorry, I must be full of holiday spirits. :D Thanks for responding quickly!
 

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I'm training right now to be the youngest certified firearm safety instructor in Vermont--ever. I'm taking a two-day class near the end of the month and (assuming I pass the almost-too-easy test) then I'm certified. It's a local volunteer job. You're not paid or nothing but you get benefits such as having the ability to use confiscated firearms that've been appropriated from jackers and stuff.
 

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Hey GUtdeere;

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 gunds?

Jut curious.

I have hosted a lot of Instructor workshops over a long period in my life.
I have now helped many young people become "counselors" those who host instructor workshops and enable others to become instructors. So I am always encouraged when new people get interested enough to actually become instructors and then get out and work with people who want and need firearms instruction so badly all over this great country.

Thanks

UF
 

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Re: re: Firearms Instructors

UncleFudd said:
Hey GUtdeere;

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?

Jut curious.
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?
 

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Gutdeere;

I hope I did not come across as condesending as I sure did not mean too in any way. I don't care what reason a person has only that if they take the time to become rated they share their experiens with others. Mostly for the very reasons you named.
So congrats on your ratings and your desire to get out and take the time to share this knowledge and your abilities with others.
Goodness knows we need good people who will do so and in my experience there are no limit to the numbers of people who are needing and looking for instruction at every level.In fact there are a lot who are wanting advanced instruction and are really in need of more basic, but that is a post all by itsself.
Your community is fortunate to have you and I wish you the very best in your endeavors. I believe you will have some of the fnest experiences of your life helping others with their knowledge of firearms. One only has to look at signs along the major roads or the cans and bottles all over the countryside to see we need lots of training in ETHICS.

Thank you for clarifying and please accept my sincere apology to you my friend if I offended you with anything I said. I am just always trying to build up more and better instructors.
If you are ever in Arizona, please stop by my shooting range and allow me to introduce myself and some of my instructors.
I welcome you or any of the folks here to stop by and sit in on one of ur classes any time. After all we live and play in a very small and tight knit group. We all have firearms safety in mind along with promoting the different shooting events.
Take care and I hope to meet you one day. In the interim, if ever I can help you with your classes let me know I will always do all that is reasonable possible to help anyone who is sincere in their approach to teaching others.

UncleFudd
 
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