Greater Saint Louis Area Council - 2019 Rifle Instructor Course

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2019 Rifle Instructor Course

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This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting. and teaching NRA's Basic Rifle Shooting course. 

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises. Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (BIT), and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer's Guide, NRA Rifle Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course student packet. Note the requirements listed in the pre-course questionnaire/assessment document; it is suggested that students complete the Basic course prior to an Instructor class. Instructors MUST be able to perform and demonstrate the four shooting positions, no exceptions.

To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

  • Candidates must have completed the basic course in the discipline they wish to be certified to teach, e.g. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, NRA Basic Rifle Shooting, etc.
  • 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 for which they wish to be certified.
  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearm handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Certified 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.

Students should bring a lunch, drinks, and snacks for the day.

Basic Instructor Training is on Friday night for this course. 

When & Where
January 11-12
S-F Scout Ranch
Friday 01-11-2019 4:00 PM CT to
Saturday 01-12-2019 6:00 PM CT Past
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May 17-18
Camp Warren Levis
Friday 05-17-2019 4:00 PM CT to
Saturday 05-18-2019 6:00 PM CT Past
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