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Firearms Instructor Development with Tom Givens

This is an intensive three-day course, with a lot of classroom work and a lot of shooting. The course time is divided about equally between classroom sessions and range firing, and each student will fire approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Students will act as coaches for other students, and each will be coached extensively in turn. Students also receive a 200+ page training manual, which is a valuable information and reference resource. To graduate from this course, students must pass a shooting qualification and pass a written examination.
This course is geared toward teaching you how to teach others. Instruction includes:

  • Modern adult learning theory
  • Preparation, delivery, and documentation of training
  • Development of training aids, including power points and others
  • Coaching methodologies, diagnosing and correcting shooters’ errors
  • Modern, effective gunhandling techniques, designed to work under stress
  • Proper handling/operation of a variety of handgun types
  • Effective, efficient combat marksmanship technique

You will also increase your own shooting skills. Students should already have basic shooting/gunhandling skills and be above average shots prior to this course.
Equipment list below the Read More link.

Class date: June 16-18, 2017
TUITION: $650

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About the instructor--

Tom Givens is the owner/operator of Rangemaster, a premier training company to which he has dedicated his full time efforts since 1996. Before that, Givens completed a 25 year career in law enforcement and specialized security work. At Rangemaster, his duties have included firearms instruction, and he has trained law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level; foreign government agents; and military personnel including members of the 20th Special Forces Group.


Given's education, training, and experience in this field includes FBI certified Firearms Instructor, Graduate-NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development School, NRA Law Enforcement Tactical Shooting Instructor School, Certified Handgun Instructor, Tennessee, Graduate-U.S. Army Instructor School, Graduate with Expert Certificate Gunsite Training Center API 499, Graduate-Advanced Tactical Pistol, Tactical Explosives Entry School, attended numerous other schools and seminars across the U.S.

He is author of five published textbooks, including Fighting Smarter, numerous DVD lecture presentations, and over one hundred published magazine articles in S.W.A.T. Magazine, Combat Handguns Magazine, and others. Givens holds numerous championship titles in IDPA competition, and formerly completed in I.P.S.C. as an A-Class shooter.

Member of these professional associations: National Rifle Association, Police Marksman Association (Life Member), American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, American Society for Industrial Security, International Wound Ballistics Association. He is a certified Expert Witness on Firearms, and Police Firearms Training, in both state and federal courts. Givens has made hundreds of arrests, including numerous armed felons and has successfully used a handgun to defend himself and others against armed criminals.

Class Equipment List

  1. A reliable handgun in caliber .38 Special or 9mm or greater
  2. A safe belt holster suitable for concealment or uniformed duty, worn on the belt, of leather or Kydex construction, with a covered trigger guard
  3. At least 3 magazines or speed loaders and pouches
  4. 1,000 rounds of full metal jacket ammunition
  5. Wrap-around eye protection, a brimmed ball cap, ear muffs and kneepads.

Due to the nature of the instruction, we must require that students have a valid, state-issued permit or license to carry a concealed weapon, police or military I.D. or a letter from your local law enforcement agency showing that they have performed a full background check on you and that you have no criminal history.

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