How to Choose the Right CCW Class Instructor
If you are looking to obtain your CCW in Florida your first step lies in choosing the right instructor. A firearm instructor is trained to help you safely handle a firearm, get you familiar with state and federal laws, and provide additional tips that help you to be a responsible CCW holder. Below are some qualities to look for in a CCW instructor to help you reach your goals.
Choosing a CCW Class Tip #1: Safety First
One of the main objectives of a good firearms instructor should be to promote and advocate safety. A safety first mentality is of upmost importance when choosing an instructor and if you feel for any reason that this portion of training is overlooked you might want to consider a different instructor.
Choosing a CCW Class Tip #2: Class Size
Firearms training classes are generally not considered to be the most challenging courses that you will go through in your life. However, there is a certain amount of information that you will want to absorb to help keep you safe, be more confident in concealed carry, and to help you abide by the laws that govern your privilege.
In a bigger class it may be hard to absorb all of this important information which is why it is important that your class is small enough so that it affords you some one-on-one time between you and your instructor. Larger class sizes can mean that students are competing for the instructor’s time and attention. If possible, ask your potential CCW instructor how big their typical class size is to see if it will provide the intimacy you need to get the best experience.
Choosing a CCW Class Tip #3: Reviews
Customer reviews are often the second best thing (the first is personal recommendations) to reference in terms of determining what others have to say about an instructor. Citrus CCW for example has over 40 reviews on Google + alone, most of which are in the excellent classification. Here is a testimonial taken from our reviews page:
Andy was very thorough and I appreciate the time he took to clarify the laws and rumors that are out there about carrying a defense mechanism. Good course for females, he doesn’t make you feel like an idiot.
Take some time to read the reviews regarding your potential CCW classes to get an idea of what others think.
Google is always a great place to look for reviews on CCW classes!
Choosing a CCW Class Tip #4: Location
CCW classes are taught in a variety of different places around the country. However, not all classes are created equal and the training and skills you will get from your instructor will vary from location to location. You can knock out a CCW class in a few hours or a full day, depending on the class you sign up for. In this regard it may be worthwhile to drive a little farther to spend the time with an instructor who can best prepare you for the primary reasons you are getting a concealed weapons permit.