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NRA CCW Instructor Training Course (2 Days)

NRA Instructors; it’s finally here!! The NRA’s newest and most comprehensive instructor discipline course ever…NRA CCW Instructor. This course is a 16-hour (over 2 days) course with an extensive amount information covering everything from how to teach each lesson plan in Basic CCW to, teaching defensive pistol skills, drill preparation, running a line, etc. It will also include 5 live fire qualification drills an instructor candidate must pass in order to achieve this discipline.

You MUST be an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor who has completed the NRA BIT within the last three years.

You will be an active participant student, learn how to properly run a live fire range, participate in mandatory live fire drills as you work towards NRA CCW Instructor Qualification.

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Course Location Gun For Hire:

• This course is held at Gun For Hire 1267 McBride Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424

Course Schedule:

• Two-Day Course
        • Day 1: 8am – 6pm
        • Day 2: 8am – 6pm

What to Bring:

•Defensive Pistol (must be registered to you) 
•Three Magazines
•Mag Holders (double or two)
•Holster (strong side hip holster – no cross-draw or shoulder holsters)
•250 minimum rounds of factory ammunition (minimum caliber allowed .38/9mm)
•Speed Loader 
•Cover garment that effectively and safely conceals your firearm
•Sturdy Belt
•Eye and Ear Protection.
•Jeans or BDU style pants. No Sweatpants, No shorts, No open-toed shoes.

What We Will Cover:

Firearm Safety
Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
Drawing from Concealment
Loading and Stoppage Remediation
Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment
Firearm Cleaning
Sport Shooting and Training Activities

july 2024

sat27jul(jul 27)8:00 amsun28(jul 28)6:00 pmNRA CCW Instructor Training (Two Days) Saturdays July 27th and July 28thEmail with questions8:00 am - 6:00 pm (28) Woodland Park Range, 1267 McBride Ave Woodland Park, NJ 07424 Event Organized ByCharles Lehnert


“He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved.”

Last night I attended the Basic Pistol class with Tony. Even though this class is geared for beginning shooters and I have been a gun owner since 1983, the class was very informative and I learned a lot. Tony has a great teaching style that made learning a serious topic fun and easy to understand. He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved. During the live fire session Anthony worked with me and helped me overcome some bad habits I’ve developed over the years and he also has a nice approach to teaching firearms safety and handling. I also observed both Anthony and Tony taking first-time shooters from nervous first trigger pulls to consistent groupings. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Last week I also took the UT & FL non-resident CCW courses. He also has a great presentation style and managed to get a room full of applicants trained and processed promptly. Your Gun For Hire  facility is also first class. It’s clean and welcoming. Most indoor ranges I’ve been to are dark and not user-friendly. GFH stands head and shoulders above the competition. Thanks again for offering this opportunity to the public to increase firearms safety and skills. I look forward to another class soon.

Kevin K.

“The minute I walked in we were greeted and welcomed like family.”

“The minute I walked in we were greeted and welcomed like family. I never thought businesses did that anymore it was truly refreshing for my son and I to experience that type of environment. Even the owner came over and welcomed us to the family. We’re new gun owners and didn’t know much about what we bought. I was a bit embarrassed but that was put to rest the minute we met the instructors. Not only did these guys know there stuff they knew how to deliver it to the entire class. I am truly fortunate we began at Gun For Hire. Next up Holster draw! Anthony please feel free to use this on your site or email” – Sincerely John & Sebastian

Sebastian L.
I wanted to thank you and Luann again for a fantastic training program.  I really enjoyed it and I learned a ton of great information.  I’ll do my best to make you guys proud as an instructor.  If you ever need any assistance with any training moving forward don’t hesitate to reach out.  Have a safe trip down to Florida.
Matthew D.

The Best Firearm Instructors

If you’re looking for the best Firearm Instructors delivering the best Firearms Education, Gun For Hire is incomparable.
Since 1992, we have been the Gold Standard for Firearms Training. Our Instructors have over 375 combined years of Military and Police training.
NRA Fact: So many students have trusted us to train them that we are only second to the Boy Scouts of America.
If you have any questions regarding Gun For Hire Courses or you would like to schedule a private lesson, please send Tony Urena our Director of Training an email. We look forward to welcoming you to the family!
Tony - NRA CCW Instructor Training Course (Two Days)

Tony Urena Director of Training

Tony is a United States Navy Veteran as well as a Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with over 25 years of experience. During his illustrious career he was the training officer for his department, and was responsible for their bi-annual qualifications and training for approximately 100 law enforcement officers. Tony was also state certified in all aspects of firearms training which included handguns, shotguns, sub-guns, semi and automatic rifles, as well as scoped rifles. In addition, Tony was qualified to testify as a firearms expert, as well as in the “Use of Force”. Tony is also a high level martial artist, with well over 30 years of training, and was a state certified Defensive Tactics Instructor.

You will not find a more loyal and passionate group of instructors that are so committed to ensuring you feel safe, comfortable and excited. Not only do they have the decades of on the job training they also have decades of teaching and interacting with every level of student.
Let’s get started! Make the call, stop in or shoot us email! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the family.