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Starting a Carry Permit class
« on: August 14, 2014, 05:44:03 PM »
Recently, I was approached by a young man who wants to start teaching Carry Permit classes. He has had advanced training in hand guns. (Very intense tactical stuff).

He knows that because he is young and has a baby face, some older people may not take him serious. He approached me, being an old deprecated, retired professional type guy to be the face of the business. We will put the class together, I will teach part of it and then he will teach a lot of the gun stuff (his 24/7 heart beat passion).

We will be taking our Instructor course in 60 days or so.

I am thinking of adding a session with some emergency gun shot First Aid and in addition, getting some photos of gun shot wounds to show people.  Too much?  Good idea? Bad idea? 

Any other suggestions or ideas?
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    Re: Starting a Carry Permit class
    « Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 10:10:09 PM »
    I've noticed a number of instructors partnering with local attorneys and offering "insurance" style programs. In the class, it could be a simple as handing out business cards and telling folks to mention your class when they call the lawyer's office to sign up. Basically, it's an inexpensive retainer for defensive shooting cases.
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    Re: Starting a Carry Permit class
    « Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 02:11:59 AM »
    Sorry, been ill.

    Thanks for that. Great idea.
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    Re: Starting a Carry Permit class
    « Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 12:44:33 PM »
    In the past when I have assisted with CCW classes, the legal aspect was heavily shared, in fact required.

    We also shared it was best to shoot a variety of guns, before making a purchase. Granted some new folks arrived with a new purchase...and we had those renewing a CCW or getting a Non-Res that had guns that fit them and they shot well.

    We also shared some good reading material ...now-a-days this can be done via Internet, including videos.

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    Re: Starting a Carry Permit class
    « Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 02:38:37 AM »
    In the past when I have assisted with CCW classes, the legal aspect was heavily shared, in fact required.

    We also shared it was best to shoot a variety of guns, before making a purchase. Granted some new folks arrived with a new purchase...and we had those renewing a CCW or getting a Non-Res that had guns that fit them and they shot well.

    We also shared some good reading material ...now-a-days this can be done via Internet, including videos.

    Thanks for the tips.

    There are certain things the state requires us to cover and we will. I like the idea of reading material and videos on the net.

    At this point, we are researching videos and I've been saving articles for a long time.  Our plan is to take the class in the next few months, put the program together, get it approved by State Law Enforcement and start advertising.

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    Re: Starting a Carry Permit class
    « Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 05:25:09 PM »
    I wish you and yours all the best!

    Another thing is "how to avoid situations" as we all know. You mentioned you have some articles saved and videos. I suspect this includes Clint Smith, Mas Ayoob, Tom Givens..., etc. DO include SouthNarc.

    Nor would I forget we have folks here on WTA, very knowledgeable and experienced, that could share a lot as well.

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    Re: Starting a Carry Permit class
    « Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014, 03:10:27 PM »
    I am thinking of adding a session with some emergency gun shot First Aid and in addition, getting some photos of gun shot wounds to show people.  Too much?  Good idea? Bad idea? 

    Personally I think that is a great idea. If you plan on carrying a gun that you plan to use on what may become a two way range it follows you may be the one who ends up getting shot. Or some one else may take a stray round weather from your gun or from the bad guys knowing how to help someone who has been shot may save the day. Not all stories have a happy ending and the more knowledge you have to stack the odds in your favour the better. As well it is more likely that your story will have a happy ending. When or if that happens it would sure come in handy to know how to stabilise gunshot wound/s.

    If it was me looking into taking a CCW class that part would be a great selling point. When I originally took my CCW class I chose the one I did precisely because it offered more than just the very bare bones basics needed to get a permit. It cost me more but was worth every penny. It was the first time I had any real firearms training and I learned much. It was a turning point in my shooting. It was great beginning on which to build further skills.

    Keep in mind though I am no longer a beginner. I tend to look for training that covers a broad range of topics and or is realistic. I have always wanted to know more than just the bare minimum. I want to know as much as I can so if it ever comes down to it I am not just likely to survive but to prevail.

    As it stands though from what you describe of your planed course even though I already have my CCW if you were in my area I would look into taking your class if nothing else just for that part of it. I love learning new things that I feel may be relevant one day. Especially if your partner shows more than just the basic don’t shot yourself gun skills.
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    Re: Starting a Carry Permit class
    « Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 01:29:29 AM »
    Just for the record - this idea is on hold for at least a year or so.  I decided to work on my masters degree instead.
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