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7 Easy Locations Any Instructor Can Teach Firearm Training

Choosing Your First Training Classroom

You Just Need to Start Somewhere… Literally.

As a new NRA Certified Instructor, you may struggle with where to teach your first class. Personally, I taught my firearm safety classes right out of the spare bedroom of my home. I converted the entire spare bedroom into a permanent classroom.

At the time, I could only fit 12 students in each class. I quickly outgrew this room because I was giving three classes per week – all completely full. As my classes grew, from both word of mouth and by my unique student acquisition process, I realized that a bigger classroom meant bigger classes – and more revenue!

Do the math with me:

  • $65 per student
  • 12 students per class
  • 3 classes per week
  • That’s $2340 per week!

Eventually, I sold my Harley Davidson for a fraction of what it was worth so I could move my firearm training business to the next level. I moved into a 2500 square foot facility, just 5 miles from where I was giving classes already. Rent started at $1450 per month.

Easy!

The most important concept I want you to grasp here is this: Your first classroom will not be the classroom you will be stuck with for the rest of your life. It’s more important to get started than it is to find the perfect situation.

Here are the easiest 7 locations new firearm instructors can train their students without spending too much money.

Easy Classroom Location #1: Converted Garage

 

Garages have a lot to offer. They are dry, cooler than being outside in the hot sun, and they won’t cost you a single penny to use every month.

Converting can be as simple as cleaning it up, setting up some tables and chairs, and adding a TV or projector. Adding a quick air conditioning unit in a side window can transform your classroom into a comfortable and relaxing learning environment.

No AC or window?

 

No problem.

Leave the garage door open for added comfort.

Easy Classroom Location #2: Living Room

If you want to provide an education from the comfort of your couch, just a TV is all you really need. The great thing about using the living room is that it isn’t costly, as you can just grab a TV from your local electronics store.

First, in order to make this space work for you, be sure that the couch is situated with plenty of room around it so that everyone has plenty of legroom and doesn’t feel cramped. To get started, set up extra chairs (folding chairs work great for easy storage) as arrange the seats in an organized manner.

If there’s not enough space around, a projector can be used to project onto a blank wall or screen in another part of the room so that people have an HD view on their screens regardless of where they sit.

This can be a short term option and a very affordable way to get started.

Easy Classroom Location #3: Spare Bedroom

For over a year, I used my own spare bedroom for training. This was extremely convenient – but I was gaining so much momentum that I eventually needed to rent retail space to grow my business.

For this option, you’ll need to have some extra furniture for the class. You may want to buy a couple of folding tables/chairs from Walmart or Craigslist in order to make your classroom feel more like an office space than just someone’s bedroom.

Easy Classroom Location #4: House Parties!

A ton of my instructors use the “house party” idea – bringing their concealed carry classes directly to the homes of “hosts” that are willing to invite friends and family to attend your class in the comfort of their own homes.

But, in order to make it work, you’ll need an “invitation” system and a lot of promotion! You’ll want to have a dedicated email list that will allow your hosts to send out invites for the class…and then follow up with those people on social media or by phone if they don’t RSVP.

Easy Classroom Location #5: Rent Retail Space

So, you’ve got the idea of bringing your classes to people. But what about just getting a retail space?

You get the added advantages of drive-by traffic, advanced promotion, and increased credibility. This should be the goal of every instructor who wants to grow their business and set up a nice nest egg for themselves.

The other best part about a retail space?

Having a retail showroom!

Easy Classroom Location #6: Churches, VFWs, Real Estate Offices

The next easiest location for a class are churches, VFWs, and real estate offices. Churches usually have space available on their grounds that you can rent for your classes. You’ll be able to reserve the space ahead of time if it’s available. You should also check with local veterans groups or other organizations in town about renting spaces in their buildings.

The other benefit of these types of facilities is the increase in business you’ll receive from their existing memberships.

Easy Classroom Location #7: Hotel Conference Rooms

The next best place to teach a class are in hotel conference rooms. You’ll have access to the space for an entire day, so you can create your own agenda and prepare all of the materials ahead of time.

This is also a great way to save money on renting space because they often charge per hour instead of by room size or type.

The added benefit of a hotel is advertising. When your classes are mobile, you can market a sense of urgency by advertising that you’ll be in that location for one weekend only.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Major NRA-Backed Gun Rights Case

It’s about time!

For the first time in 10 years, the Supreme Court has decided to take up a major lawsuit that challenges a New York law restricting individuals from carrying concealed handguns in public.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is backing the lawsuit.

It’s been more than 10 years since the Supreme Court weighed in on a significant case involving the Second Amendment.

This case comes in the wake of Biden’s recent push for more gun-control initiatives, including bans on so-called ghost guns, proposing models for “red flag” laws, and expanding and lengthening background checks.

“The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to the following question: Whether the State’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment,” reads a brief order (pdf) from the high court on April 26.

Over the years, the NRA and other gun rights groups have criticized the Supreme Court for not taking up any major lawsuits relating to the Second Amendment. In 2008, the court stated for the first time that the Second Amendment protects Americans’ rights to keep and bear arms for self-defense at home.

The Sad Reality of the Supreme Court’s 2nd Amendment Views

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, considered possibly the most conservative justice, wrote several years ago that courts have engaged in a “general failure to afford the 2nd Amendment the respect due an enumerated constitutional right.”

“If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly, I have little doubt that this court would intervene. … The 2nd Amendment is a disfavored right in this court,” he wrote.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, after the court dismissed a gun case last term, wrote in early 2020 he hopes the court will take up a Second Amendment-related challenge in the near future. “The Court should address that issue soon, perhaps in one of the several Second Amendment cases with petitions for certiorari now pending before the Court.”

On April 26, the NRA praised the court for taking up the legal challenge, describing it as a case that challenges “New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime,” noting that it sets up the stage “for the Supreme Court to affirm what most states already hold as true, that there is an individual right to self-defense outside of the home.”

Here’s What the Case is About

The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Keith Corlett,  challenges New York state’s requirement for applicants for pistol permits show “proper cause” to carry a gun, which they argue violates the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms.

“The NRA believes that law-abiding citizens should not be required to prove they are in peril to receive the government’s permission to exercise this constitutionally protected right,” the group wrote, noting that if the Supreme Court rules favorably, it will “affect the laws in many states that currently restrict carrying a firearm outside the home.”

Robert Nash and Brandon Koch, the two men who brought the lawsuit, both applied for licenses to carry handguns in New York state for self-defense but were denied. A district court later said that neither had proper cause to carry a handgun because they didn’t face “any special or unique danger to [their] life.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, wrote in a legal brief calling on the Supreme Court not to grant the case, saying the state law is consistent with prior rulings.

James said New York’s law was “supported by a centuries-old tradition of state and local measures regulating the carrying of firearms in public” and that it has existed in the same essential form since 1913. “New York’s law directly advances the State’s compelling interests in protecting the public from gun violence.”

The court is expected to take up the case during the next term.

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Man pulls concealed carry in gun-free mall to defend family and bystanders during shooting

A father pulled out his concealed carry gun in a “gun free zone” inside a Nebraska mall.

He was shopping there with his family when a fatal shooting unfolded.

“Every indication said our lives were in danger, and I was going to do everything in my power to make sure we got out of there OK,” Scott Tafoya said.

The Omaha Westroads Mall is a gun-free zone, but Tafoya said he had to pull out his legal concealed carry gun and “deal with the consequence later.”

“I knew that if I ever pulled that out, it would truly be a life-and-death situation, and I would deal with the consequences later,” he said.

The scene unfolded on Saturday while Tafoya was trying on a new suit for his daughter’s baptism and his wife and two daughters were shopping upstairs in the mall.

He saw a group of people running and made eye contact with a man who yelled, “Shooter!”

He ran to his family while unholstering his gun, and his wife told him she heard gunfire.

He then stood guard outside of a bathroom where mall officials had people shelter.

“I said I have a permit, I’m legal,” he said.

He later moved toward the escalators to draw any danger away from his family.

“Everyone else on the third floor just got added into that because the best way to keep my family safe was to make sure nobody with ill intentions came up that escalator,” Tafoya said, mentioning that he didn’t feel any fear during the shooting situation. “I was sad. Because I wasn’t expecting to. If it was real, I didn’t think I was going to come home.”

Police soon arrived on the scene, and Tafoya unloaded the bullets of his gun and put his hands up.

“I unloaded my weapon. I put it back in the holster where it was very visible that the slide was locked open. I put my permit in my hands and my hands above my head,” he said.

Law enforcement officers also did not charge him for having a gun in a gun-free zone, and he added that those zones put people at risk.

“I don’t condone anyone breaking the law. I made the decision that was right for my family, and I stand behind it. I may still get in trouble for it. If I do, it was worth it,” he said.

Two brothers, both teenagers, were arrested in connection to the suspected “gang-related” shooting, which left one person dead and another injured.

“The investigation indicates this was an isolated incident and not a random attack,” Omaha police said.

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Top 10 Mother’s Day T-Shirts for Moms Who Carry

Top 10 Mother’s Day T-Shirts #10: “I Know How to Load More Than a Washer and Dryer”

When it comes to home defense, women can do it all these days. No longer are they just domestic divas responsible for loading the washer.

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A great conversation starter, these shirts will get some laughs and turn heads everywhere.

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Our Not A Pepper Spray Kind of Girl t-shirt is perfect for women gun owners who pack more than condensed cans of spicy peppers.

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Did you know that the strongest weapon in America is a patriotic woman?

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Back when the Founding Fathers of the USA wrote the Second Amendment, they weren’t giving us the right to keep and bear arms. Are the women in your life a Gun Lover?

If they like showing off their guns, they will love wearing one of our gun t-shirts. Our t-shirts poke fun at those who may be a little wary of firearms while also allowing women enthusiasts to make their pride known.

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Our politically incorrect shirts make an ideal gift for anyone. Grab one for Mother’s Day or friends, family, or co-workers.

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Medical Examiner: Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Died From Natural Causes

This is ANOTHER example of how the media has systematically attempted to portray Trump supporters as evil murders.

But it blew up in their face!

From the Epoch Times:

U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes stemming from a stroke a day after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office confirmed on Monday, ending speculation he was beaten to death by pro-Trump rioters.

Francisco J. Diaz, the chief medical examiner for Washington, D.C., told The Washington Post that Sicknick died Jan. 7 after suffering from two strokes. He did not suffer from an allergic reaction after being sprayed with chemical irritants as he engaged with rioters, Diaz said.

Two men are accused of assaulting Sicknick by spraying a chemical irritant—possibly bear mace—during the Capitol breach. But Diaz told the Post that there is no evidence suggesting that Sicknick suffered an allergic reaction to the irritants, saying that such a reaction would have caused the officer’s throat to close.

The examiner said he found no evidence of internal or external injuries but he added that “all that transpired played a role in his condition.” Diaz did not elaborate.

For the full article from the Epoch Times, click here.

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Officers Shoot Suspect Armed With Ghost Gun

This is the first time I’ve found any evidence of any criminal activity involving a ghost gun.

On March 29, 2021, around 3:49​ a.m., LAPD Rampart Patrol Division officers saw a suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Matthew Blaylock, walking in an alleyway. As the officers approached Blaylock, one of the officers became aware that he was armed with a handgun. The officers gave the suspect commands, but the suspect refused to comply and fled on foot. The officers gave chase and caught up with the suspect near the intersection of 8th Street and Bixel Street, near the 110 Freeway on-ramp. Despite commands to stop, the suspect armed himself with a pistol, resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting.

Blaylock was struck by gunfire. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported Blaylock to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. A pistol was recovered at the scene and booked as evidence. No other officers or bystanders were injured during this incident.

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VIDEO: This is the FIRST UFO Video I’ve Ever Shared

I’m not big on conspiracy theories.

And I’m not big on UFO’s.

I’ve never really seen any compelling evidence that really makes me wonder if we are alone or not.

But lately, I’ve been seeing more and more… and so I’m sharing this video today for the first time.

Watch this video – then comment your own thoughts below.

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VIDEO: Motorcycle Cop Chases Suspect, Shootout

Fremont police released body cam footage of police officer Brian Burch dodging gunfire from a man who tried to flee police in a suspected stolen car on March 24. Burch returned fire and struck the man, who is identified as Joshua Gloria. He died.

Police said Officer Brian Burch was performing traffic enforcement on his motorcycle when a license plate reader was activated by a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was driven by 34-year-old Joshua James Gloria, who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in San Francisco.

Following the shooting, Fremont Police said in a statement that they received word from the San Jose Police Department that they had issued a warrant for Gloria’s arrest in connection with an attempted murder case at an illegal gambling parlor.

Police said last week that Burch is a six-year veteran of the Fremont Police Department and currently assigned to the department’s Traffic Unit.