Improve Your Shooting: Why You Don’t Need a Firearms Instructor
Can I get some love?
I’m a retired Navy SEAL firearms instructor and I currently provide food for my family by running a business that teaches firearms and tactics. So what I’m about to tell you may come as a bit of surprise. You do not need a firearms instructor to improve your shooting. Hopefully by the end of this you’ll be on your way to mastering marksmanship; and I’ll still be able to feed my wife and kids. Either way, if you’re looking to improve your performance with firearms, hear me out.
Now Hiring Instructors
I’ve been a firearms instructor for quite some time now and I have taught at every skill level. After I retired from the Navy and started my own training company, I started getting resumes from people who wanted to come on as instructors. I’d read through their resumes and although they may have had operational experience or been to some great shooting schools, only a select few had any actual experience as an instructor — the job they were applying for…
I thought this was a little odd. I mean, if I was hiring people to start an overseas security company or wanted someone who could win a shooting competition, they had great credentials, but what I really needed was people who knew how to teach — and so do you!