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NRA Instructor - Basic CCW

Firearms, Live-Fire Included, Instructor Course

Class Length: 16 hours (2 days)

Prerequisites: 21+, NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Certification, current NRA Basic Instructor Training, NRA Basic CCW Course

The NRA CCW Instructor Course is for firearms instructors who want to teach Defensive Shooting Fundamentals. This class will focus on further developing the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for Instructor Candidates to teach carrying and using a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. The NRA CCW Course is modular program that can easily be customized to meet the training requirements for each specific state, or broken into several shorter classes. The Instructor course provides training material for both the classroom and the range, including live-fire drills and shooting range instruction to safely and effectively teach defensive shooting skills.

Instructor Candidates must demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, pass a written instructor certification examination, and the CCW Instructor Level shooting qualification Course of Fire with a score of 90% or better.*

Lesson 1: NRA CCW Course Introduction

Lesson 2: Teaching Drawing from Concealment

Lesson 3: Loading and Stoppage Remediation

Lesson 4: Mindset, Responding to an Attack and the Aftermath

Lesson 5: Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment

Lesson 6: Student Defensive Pistol Skills

Lesson 7: Running/Managing a CCW Live-Fire Line

Lesson 8: Range Preparation

Lesson 9: Drill Preparation

Lesson 10: Student Live-Fire Drills

Required Equipment:

  • Handgun (at least 9mm) and 300 rounds of Ammunition

  • Quality Gun Belt & Hip Holster

  • 3 Magazines & a Magazine Pouch

  • Hearing & Eye Protection

  • Concealment Garment

It is highly recommended NRA Instructor Candidates have an active NRA Membership prior to the Instructor Course. NRA Membership Discounts

*Instructor Candidates are given two opportunities to successfully complete the Shooting Qualification standards, any addional attempts will need to be scheduled as an Individual Lesson at a later date. Range fees not included.

Register for NRA CCW Instructor Course

NRA requires a minimum of 4 students enrolled in each Instructor class, classes with less than 4 students enrolled may be refunded or rescheduled.


Susan Hutchcraft

Susan Hutchcraft

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