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
Training / Uncategorized

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

Gunsite 250 Defensive Pistol Class and Jeff Cooper on Mental Conditioning for Combat
Firearms / Personal Defense

Gunsite 250 Defensive Pistol Class and Jeff Cooper on Mental Conditioning for Combat

Day 3 of the 5 day Gunsite Academy 250 Defensive Pistol course is the day on which the classroom presentation on mental conditioning or “mindset” is given. Rangemaster Bill Halvorsen delivered the mindset lecture today. The three key elements were: The Combat Triad: Mindset, Gun Handling and Practical Marksmanship The 7 principles of personal defense … Continue reading