We offer both NRA Instructor Training in a variety of disciplines including BASIC PISTOL. We also can certify individuals as instructors for the MCPPA (Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act) or more simply put: To teach the MN Carry Permit class. Details of our Instructor offerings are below.

NRA Instructor Course
$375 – 2 Day Course
(One day Basic Instructor Training [BIT 6 hrs.] and 2nd day completion of your firearm discipline)

NOTE: The following description is from the NRA web site at: http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/instructor.asp

To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

  • Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and assessment exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

Become an NRA InstructorNRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. The first 6 hours of an NRA instructor course is NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT), utilizing the NRA Trainer’s Guide. During this portion, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, , training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. The BIT is followed by discipline specific training and will be 5 to 16 additional hours, depending on the discipline. During this portion, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role playing is a major part of an instructor course. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who play the role as basic students.

If you have taken the NRA BIT within the past two years, you do not have to repeat take that portion of the instructor course. You should call us at 952-891-1537 to register for the shooting discipline portion of the class. Pricing is less than the full class where the BIT is included:
Rifle discipline: $200
RSO: $100
Personal Protection in the Home: $250
Pistol discipline: $200 * see Note below
Home Firearm Safety: $100
Shotgun discipline: $200

Training Counselors will evaluate candidates’ performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies learned during the BIT. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Trainer’s Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination (minimum passing grade is 90%).

Instructor ratings are available to conduct the following NRA courses:

  • Basic Pistol Shooting * Taught in two phases: Phase I online through the NRA, Phase II in person
  • Personal Protection in the Home
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home (not offered at this time)
  • Basic Rifle Shooting
  • Basic Shotgun Shooting
  • Basic Muzzle loading Pistol (not offered at this time)
  • Basic Muzzle loading Rifle (not offered at this time)
  • Basic Muzzle loading Shotgun (not offered at this time)
  • Home Firearm Safety
  • Metallic Cartridge Reloading (not offered at this time)
  • Shotgun Shell Reloading (not offered at this time)
  • Range Safety Officer

NRA Certified Instructors provide an invaluable service in their communities by training hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. As more Americans choose to exercise their right to own a firearm, so too grows the need for these courses.

You can be the vital element in meeting this need by becoming an NRA Certified Instructor and conducting NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses. As an instructor, you can experience the personal satisfaction of teaching others the basics – the knowledge, skills and attitude that will lead to a lifetime of safe, enjoyable and successful involvement in firearm and shooting activities.

NRA Certified Instructors are expected to:

  • Conduct NRA Basic Courses in accordance with policies and procedures outlined by NRA
  • Uphold the quality and integrity of national firearm safety and training standards established by NRA
  • Promote firearm safety and the shooting sports
  • Report training data to NRA

Call 952-891-1537 to arrange your NRA Instructor Training.

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Instructor Course for the Minnesota MCPPA (BCA Approved)
$425

This two-day course covers everything you need to know to become a certified instructor for the Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act. The course covers theories about adult learning and how to prepare your curriculum and methodologies to teach adults.

And of course, it covers our favorite topic: Firearms carry, Minnesota laws, the use of deadly force, record keeping requirements, and more! You’ll learn how to schedule and price your courses, and how to market them. Included with the course is an instructional DVD that you can use in your classroom! In addition, you will receive our own exclusive CD-Rom of course materials.

Day one covers the basic instructor topics, required content, and firearm laws and use of deadly force laws in Minnesota. We prepare you so that you are able co-teach a class with us. A range session precedes the classroom portion of the class and is used to evaluate your shooting and range safety skills.

Day 2 the student co-teaches a Minnesota carry class with us and runs a portion of the range session under our supervision. You must successfully complete the instruction portion of the course to be certified. This implies you have a better than average grasp on the legalities of our firearm laws and use of force laws, are able to communicate simple and complex subjects in a manner that others are able to comprehend, provide a professional appearance, and demonstrate superior speaking skills in front of an audience.


IF YOU DO NOT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS PORTION OF THE COURSE
YOU WILL NOT BE CERTIFIED
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We include our own field tested and proven Minnesota Carry Course curriculum at no additional cost! Our curriculum separately sells for $350. This is a value you can’t miss!

Also required is an annual update class (at a nominal $25 to $40 per year fee) that keeps your certification fresh and current.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have a current MN (or other states) permit to carry and one of the following:
    • Proof of military service or;
    • NRA instructor credentials or;
    • Other substantial proof of familiarity with firearms (i.e. a competitive shooter)
    • A current Minnesota Carry Permit
    • Must demonstrate STRONG shooting skills
    • Must demonstrate STRONG interpersonal skills
    • Be able to coach students to better marksmanship via shooting fundamentals

Call 952-891-1537 to arrange your MCPPA Instructor class.