What to Look for in a Firearm Instructor

Personal Protection is a serious business; however, it has become a business.  There are many schools and many more instructors out their competing for your training dollars.  While it is possible to learn from any situation, your personal defense training should be from the best available instructor.  The following is a guide to what to … Read more

Advanced Carbine Tactics DVD

Book Review: Advanced Carbine Tactics DVD
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Its exceptional accuracy, controllability, and wide array of accessories make the carbine an essential tool for modern warriors.

In this exclusive video from Paladin Press, WARTAC founder Rich Nance and WARTAC instructor Aaron Peachman teach combat techniques and tactics designed to help you deploy the carbine under real-world conditions.

In Advanced Carbine Tactics they first they reveal the mindset needed to master the fundamentals of marksmanship, proper weapon handling and shooting positions, malfunction clearing and reloads, and shooting in low-light situations.

Then step-by-step instruction in one- and two-man room entry and the use of cover provide you with the advanced tools needed to maximize the carbine’s advantages in a firefight.

Ultimately, the will to win and expert training in sound combat tactics are what help you prevail in any violent encounter. This video delivers both.

Rich Nance is a black belt martial artist, with over 25 years of experience. Nance has been a police officer for 13 years and a SWAT team member for six years. He is a firearms instructor, patrol rifle instructor, less-lethal munitions instructor and his department’s lead defensive tactics instructor. In 2004 Nance and David Hallford founded WARTAC CQC , a company specializing in tactical training for law enforcement and military personnel. Aaron Peachman has 20 years of experience in the martial arts. He has been a police officer for four years and is a member of his department’s SWAT team. Aaron is an instructor for WARTAC CQC.

Handgun Ammunition Considerations Course Video

 

Handgun IV Ammunition Considerations
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I am not posting a full article with his handgun ammo video.

This is an experiment making videos using my class PowerPoint presentations. I did feel the need to be a little more brief in my explanations of the slides than I normally am in class, but that’s because in class, with me jumping around and passing around training aids it takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to describe the concepts I posted here. I don’t think I can keep a YouTube Audience interested for an hour long handgun ammunition video.

As always, these videos do not take the place of live interaction with a qualified instructor. This is just another attempt to use a new medium to help give a new shooter a starting point in their training so they may feel a little more comfortable in a formal class.

I enjoyed the process of taking presentations I use in my handgun classes and turning them into YouTube videos – however, it is hard taking slides that are for a 8, 11, or 17 hour class and cutting them down to 3o minutes or so.

I left out a lot, and since I have no way to gauge understanding, then there is no way this video (or any like it) takes the place of a real class.

 

Introduction to Handgun Operation Video

Introduction to Handgun Video

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I am not posting a full article with the next couple videos. I wanted to experiment making videos using my class PowerPoint presentations. I did feel the need to be a little briefer in my explanations of the slides than I normally am in class, but that’s because in class, with me jumping around and passing around training aids it takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to describe the concepts I posted here. I don’t think I can keep a YouTube Audience interested for an hour long Handgun video.

As always, these handgun videos do not take the place of live interaction with a qualified instructor. This is just another attempt to use a new medium to help give a new shooter a starting point in their training so they may feel a little more comfortable in a formal class.

I hope this experiment in turning my class PowerPoints into posts is useful.  I have lots of class material and would love to share it.  I think that information should be freely shared.  Time, however, is limited and valuable so I still have to charge for classes.

I like teaching handgun classes and as soon as I can get everything squared away I want to start teaching at the land so I can share more information face to face.

Simplest Way To Become a Firearm Instructor

 

So You Want to Be a Firearms Instructor
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So You Want to Be a Firearms Instructor?  I can tell you that of all the things that I have done to improve my life, becoming a firearm instructor was one of the best.  I have received much more in return than I put into learning the ropes and gaining the certifications.

The only caveat is, that a weekend NRA firearm instructor course may certify you, but you cannot stop learning if you want to a competent instructor.

It took me over a year of teaching to become comfortable, and I have spent many thousands of dollars on books and continuing education courses, and I think that is only a good start.  I have been an instructor for more than 15 years and I am still learning.

As far as becoming a firearm instructor, unless you are a law enforcement officer and can talk your way into a FBI or P.O.S.T. class, the simplest way is through the NRA training program.

If you are interested, and want to know more, please feel free to email me directly at [email protected]

There are a few ways of becoming a firearm instructor, some better than others.  While I don’t think a 17 hour course on the weekend will prepare you to be a firearm instructor if you don’t already posses the right knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  It is a good start if you are serious about the process.