Rob Pincus is with Chuck Usina at the Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augustine, Florida, to talk about how range owners can find good firearm instructors to teach courses. Chuck advises doing research on what the firearm instructors teach, talking to their former students, and checking to make sure the instructors have positive feedback. Don’t rush the process—taking the time to find good instructors will pay off in both the short and long term, since hastily choosing a poor instructor will drag the range’s reputation down with him.
Interesting. There are seven ranges in my general area that I have used. Two of them were actually built by training companies and they have their own trainers. Of the other five, there are many instructors using each range, none of whom are “associated” with the range. We’re all fighting for time on the ranges. About the only question asked by the range is “do you have insurance?” and a couple not even that. Long as you don’t violate range rules they don’t care.
Rob & Chuck
Thanks for making this video. I don’t have a range (yet) but I am in the process of hiring my first instructor to help me with my classes and this info helps.
I had the pleasure of bending Chuck’s ear about the range biz for about 5 minutes when I took a UTM Instructor class at his range. I learned a lot.
Keep up the good work guys.