Basic firearms classes can be intimidating and unnerving. Quality firearm training should be serious and fun. Below we discuss 10 tips to help you find the right training course.
Research the instructor. Check on their certificates, training, and experience. Check reviews for their courses and other feedback.
Assess your physical limitations. Research the course and know what you are signing up for. If you don’t like running, you won’t like to run and operate a firearm.
Make sure your firearms are operational. Come prepared. Arrive to class with firearms that are clean, properly lubricated, and in good working condition.
Bring appropriate gear. Holsters and mag pouches are as important as your firearms. Use a quality holster from a reputable manufacturer.
Review the recommend gear list. Don’t overlook the gear list. Review the gear list thoroughly and bring what it tells you to.
Report unsafe acts immediately. Let your instructor know about any unsafe discipline and horseplay.
Prepare for inclement weather. Research the weather and bring the appropriate weather gear and accommodations.
Arrive zeroed. Make sure your firearms are properly sighted in before arriving to class.
Insure proper hydration. Don’t assume that the course will have a water point. Bring a cooler with beverages as a back up.
Don’t be that guy. Don’t be the “know it all” or the “arguer”. Arrive with a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
To learn more about these tips, check out 10 tips for successful firearms training.