Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
My Experience / Training

Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

I have been so caught up trying to understand the overall structure of the gun training industry and its central individuals and organizations that I have neglected the proverbial elephant in the room: the National Rifle Association Education and Training Department. At some point this past summer I realized I had never taken the NRA’s … Continue reading

Why Gunsite Apprentice Instructors Are Called “Provosts”
Training

Why Gunsite Apprentice Instructors Are Called “Provosts”

As I noted in my last post on apprenticeship as a path into the private citizen firearms training community, Gunsite Academy calls its apprentice instructors “Provosts,” following the founder, Col. Jeff Cooper. The term “provost” here is curious – but significant — because the most common use of the term, according to the Oxford English … Continue reading

The Apprentice – Private Citizen Firearms Instructor Edition
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The Apprentice – Private Citizen Firearms Instructor Edition

Several years ago, the very smart Kathy Jackson published an article on her Cornered Cat website called “How to Become a Firearms Instructor.” Hers is a practical guide rather than an analysis, but is still quite useful for my purposes in trying to understand the private citizen firearms training industry because she distinguishes between “two … Continue reading

Contemporary Private Citizen Gun Trainers – Like Drawfs on the Shoulders of Giants?
Firearms

Contemporary Private Citizen Gun Trainers – Like Drawfs on the Shoulders of Giants?

One final thought on Tom Givens’s Rangemaster Instructor Development and Certification course before I move on to considering apprenticeship, credentials, and branding in the private citizen gun training industry. Listening to the Primary & Secondary ModCast #93 on how to find an instructor, the Rangemaster course was singled out as a high quality instructor certification … Continue reading

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite
Books / Faith / Fear / Firearms / My Experience / Personal Defense

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite

This page provides convenient access to links to all my posts about Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite Academy, in reverse chronological order (i.e., newest first). Why Gunsite Apprentice Instructors Are Called “Provosts” The Apprentice – Private Citizen Firearms Instructor Edition Final Reflection from Gunsite on Being Pro-Gun vs. Pro-Truth The Gunsite Experience: “Dinner and a … Continue reading