Pistol and Shotgun Instructor

Range Safety Officer

Richmond Rod & Gun Club

Richmond, CA

July 11-16, 2022

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CCW Instructor Weekend

Guns, Fishing & Other Stuff

Dublin, CA

August 5-8, 2002

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The Defensive Accuracy, LLC team has been training and certifying instructors since 2006.  We are the #1 producer of successful instructors in the West!   We have produced instructors who now operate throughout California, as well as in Hawaii, Nevada, Texas and Oregon.  Let us help you.

Together, we can spread the word of safe and responsible firearms ownership and the exercise of our 2nd Amendment right.

NRA Instructor Candidate qualifications:

  • 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 they wish to be certified.

  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course and successfully complete qualification exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.

  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete both the NRA Instructor Course in the discipline they wish to teach and the corresponding basic course for that discipline. (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course).  In addition all new instructors and instructors who are adding a new discipline must have successfully completed the mandatory Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class within the last 24 months.


NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.