Deryck Poole discusses his journey to becoming a defensive shooting instructor. While the process is different for everyone, Deryck’s experience has aspects that are very common for those who become successful teachers. Training as a student, observing other instructors, assisting other instructors, becoming certified as a fundamental instructor, getting some experience, seeking out advanced training and continuing to hone your skills while you build your business are all important steps.
I am an NRA certified Instructor on handguns, firearms safety in the home and am a CCW instructor with my own one-man business. I have been a certified instructor since 1973, additionally in rifle and shotgun. What Defensive Shooting Instructor Courses would you recommend?
Hi Craig. Check out this link to the I.C.E. Training Defensive Firearms Coach course. It is a great course for those looking to expand their understanding of teaching defensive shooting. http://icetraining.us/courses/Defensive_Firearms_Coach_Certification_Course.html