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Citizens Safety Academy posted a topic in Tactics, Training, KnowledgeHey, everyone! Citizens Safety Academy (CSA) is offering two back-to-back pistol courses at the end of this month at a nice, comfy range in Ripley, TN. For those who would like to teach Tennessee permit classes, Mississippi enhanced permit classes, or NRA pistol classes, we're offering the NRA's two-day pistol instructor certification course. And if you haven't already had NRA Basic Pistol (now a prerequisite for instructor certification), we have that class the day before, so you can cover everything in one weekend. Details are listed below, including links to register. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting When & Where: Friday, June 29 (Ripley, TN) Name of Training Organization: Citizens Safety Academy Name of Instructors: Tiffany Johnson and Aqil Qadir Cost of Training: $85.00 Course Info: No prerequisites; No experience necessary. This course covers the universal safety rules, the fundamentals of marksmanship, and pistol operation, selection, storage, and maintenance. Great for brand new shooters, veteran shooters looking for a refresher or training documentation, and everyone in between. Participants will need a reliable handgun, eye and ear protection, approximately 100 rounds of ammunition, an open mind, and a positive attitude. Please let us know in advance if you think you'll need to borrow a handgun. More Details & Registration: https://citizenssafety.com/event/nra-basic-pistol-6-29-2018/ (or see our Eventbrite page) NRA Pistol Instructor Certification Course When & Where: Sat-Sun, June 30 - July 1 (Ripley, TN) Name of Training Organization: Citizens Safety Academy (CSA) Name of Instructors: Tiffany Johnson and Aqil Qadir Cost of Training: $295.00 Course Info: This is not a shooting course; instead, it's for experienced shooters who are interested in teaching others about handgun safety and marksmanship. We'll cover adult learning theory, best practices for effective instruction in the classroom and on the range, and ways to properly teach the NRA's Basic Pistol lesson plans. Participants will need a reliable handgun, eye and ear protection, approximately 100 rounds of ammunition, an open mind, and a positive attitude. More Details & Registration: https://citizenssafety.com/event/nra-basic-pistol-instructor-6-30-2018/ (or see our Eventbrite page) Who are Aqil and Tiffany? We are both certified instructors, NRA training counselors, and longtime members of the Rangemaster training community, with years of mentorship from Tom Givens and his contemporaries. We invite you to check out our bios and credentials on the CSA website, or you can reach either one of us right here on TGO. We know there are lots of NRA classes available, but we really have worked hard to refine this content and present it in the most effective way possible. We keep our classes small to ensure low student-teacher ratios and lots of one-on-one instruction. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to training with you. Aqil Qadir and Tiffany Johnson Info@CitizensSafety.com www.CitizensSafety.com
On Sunday June 3 we will be offering a special 1 day training event in the Knoxville area. The class is an expanded version of the block of instruction that I presented last month at the 2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference in Little Rock Arkansas. http://rangemaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Tac-Con-18-Brochure.pdf CLASS DESCRIPTION Point Blank Pistol Skills is a study in the deployment and effective use of the pistol in the 9 feet and closer distance envelope. This is the distance where time (and timing) are paramount. In this critical space there is little time to react and no time to be wasted with misses or ineffective marksmanship. At touching distance empty hand combative skills are often needed to help facilitate a clean unfouled draw stroke and decisive hits. We will focus on improving drawstroke, gaining better position, in fight weapons access, and making fight stopping hits from full extension all the way in to shooting in physical contact with the target. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT Students will need their pistol, holster, and a minimum of 2 spare magazines, or 3 speed loaders for their revolver if they plan to party like it is 1899. They will need 150-200 rounds of ammo, eye and ear protection. Also a "non live firing" replica (blue gun, red gun, Cert pistol, Sims gun or airsoft gun) that will fit in their holster. We will do some interactive dry work and will use those non firing replicas for that. A few loaners are available if you don't have a blue gun or an airsoft gun. This class focuses on shooting solutions 10 feet and closer but as opposed to most "shooting classes" this one has an interactive component so that each technique is also drilled against a live opponent so that there is no question as to the viability and applicability of the techniques and when and where to use each one. The use of Tac Man targets allows the ability to fire in very close proximity to the targets including allowing us to shoot in contact with them unlike paper targets which tend to blow apart. Also the 3 dimensional Tac Man targets provide a much more realistic looking target including it wearing clothing. Instructor Bio - With over 18 Years of experience in the shooting and training industry, Randy is a staff instructor for Suarez International, an NRA certified Instructor, Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Instructor, Rangemaster certified Instructor (1st in his class) , and Rangemaster Advanced Instructor (1st in his class). Randy has shot in both the IDPA Nationals and IDPA World Championships where in 2015 he finished in the top 20 overall in the Stock Service Pistol division. With a focus on integrating skill sets and interdisciplinary problem solving , his training influences include Suarez International, Rangemaster (Tom Givens) , Shivworks (Craig Douglas) , AMOK (Tom Sotis) , Massad Ayoob, Dave Spaulding , the Rogers Shooting School and many others. Date: Sunday June 3, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Subject: Point Blank Pistol Skills Price : $100 ( $50 deposit holds your spot ) Contact me through private message here to sign up. Class size is limited so don't wait ! Equipment needed : Pistol and 3 magazines (or 3 speed loaders if you use a revolver) Location: 1818 Tarklin Valley Rd Knoxville Tn 37920 Looking forward to seeing you there!