Saturday, March 16, 2024

For a Great Instructor

It is not just that when I was recovering from my 2014 stroke, he was there often to play chess.  He is also a very skilled instructor.  As I have mentioned previously, he taught me a technique for defensive shooting that astounds me.


NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course exceeds Idaho 18-3302K


ENHANCED Concealed Weapon License requirement, certificate recognized by all states as firearms training (Though NOT for certain states' CCW , see list below)


$199 Course Fee includes NRA handbook, fliers & NRA Course Completion & Idaho State Police Training Certificate. ( mail check to name & address Below - or arrange to pay cash )


Classes are small (5 at most). 

PAID advance registration is required to reserve your seat. 


Class is open to Instructor-approved citizens who have no felonies or other legal gun-possession disabilities. Liability Release form signature required.


Course consists of approximately 5 Hours Classroom, 4 Hours on the Shooting Range, 1 hour written test 3+ Hours Legal Instruction to be on following Friday.

Includes Basic Handgun Safety, Familiarization, Hands-on Firearms Handling, Shooting Skills & Instruction. Personal security & avoiding violent confrontations will be covered in depth. Safety & Awareness are critical issues covered at length.

Several hours will be spent on the firing range bringing students skills up to standards. Idaho State Law and Federal Law regarding firearms, concealed weapons, self-defense and after-event issues will be taught by a licensed Idaho attorney (formerly served as a public defender, a prosecutor and as an Idaho State deputy attorney general, and has competed in IDPA and IPSC events.

BRING: warm jacket & hat (it often gets cold & windy at the desert shooting range) and a button up shirt or blouse so no hot brass goes down your shirt to painfully ‘brand’ you and make you momentarily unsafe.
Bring Eye and Hearing protection, your handgun (Don't have a handgun or eye/ear protection? let me know I have a few loaners & can help you select the best one that suits your particular needs) 
and Bring at least 2 boxes of 50 rounds of factory ammunition ( Idaho law requires 98 rounds ), also remember a lunch, snacks, drinks. Pen & pencil and a notepad.

Important Note on contacting me: Anti-gun / anti self-defense powers that beand internet service providers and internet censors have affected firearms instructors, myself among them.

If you are interested in taking any of these courses, please call me first, then send me an email that I will reply to with the current class schedule or other requested information. Please reply that you have received that email, and do so for each that you get. I often reply quickly, never hear from the recipient and later they ask why I never replied. PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM or JUNKMAIL folder for emails from me before you empty the folder. Apparently the A.I. Censor looks for key words like gun, firearm, shooting, concealed weapon etc and so toss them into your spam folder.

So if you contact me – stay in touch by replying to every email, check spam folder, and should you take a class elsewhere or the wife simply won't allow you to take a class, just email me and ask to be taken off the email class schedule update emails list, it won't offend me, I understand that there are many reasons folks change their minds. Just let me know.

If I do not hear from you after 4 months, I will delete you from the list after sending one last email asking if you wish to remain on the list.


NRA Certified Instructor                 NRA Training Counselor

                                   (208) 631 3003                                  PO Box 6232 Boise ID 83707



THE IDAHO ENHANCED CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSE IS VALID IN: IDAHO ( & Idaho public colleges) ALASKA ARIZONA COLORADO  DELAWARE NEVADA NEW MEXICO PENNSYLVANIA SOUTH CAROLINA VIRGINIA? LOUISIANA MINNESOTA  WASHINGTON WISCONSIN as well as states that accept the Basic License: ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY MAINE MICHIGAN MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA NEBRASKA NEW HAMPSHIRE NORTH CAROLINA NORTH DAKOTA OHIO OKLAHOMA SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH WEST VIRGINIA WYOMING. VERMONT (no lisc reqd) Oregon non-reisdent licenses easy to obtain with Idaho ECCW. Total WAS 39 states allow CCW w/ID ECCW. note: List per Idaho State Police 9/2022 - states laws change constantly, this list may not reflect current status.  Current political events :  I believe we have lost VA & PA due to politics within those states, subject to change.

Yellowstone National Park honors Idaho Enhanced CCWs that are valid in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming see  Federal Park Service website indicates that which CCW holders may carry in Yellowstone park (but not into buildings of any kind) Shooting, even is self defense is prohibited, so don't unless you are being eaten, and then prepare for possible legal repercussions due to scorn from Grizzly lovers.

NRA Basic-Level Courses: Home Firearms Safety Pistol Personal Protection outside the home Basic Rifle Range Safety Officer


Become an NRA Certified Instructor:

INSTRUCTOR-Level courses, CALL for information:

NRA BIT Basic Instructor Training course $125 (the first class required) Offered weekday evenings by arrangement.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Instructor course $399 (includes both Basic & Instructor courses)

NRA Personal Protection (in the home) Instructor course $399 (BIT&Pistol are prerequisites)


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    1. My expectations may have been low because he is a friend. He is patient, explains the technical aspects of shooting with great skill, and works carefully with each student to master sight picture and trigger control.