"Beginner Class" - need your criticism
I live in a densely populated part of the country and have made a decision to begin teaching beginner pistol classes. I plan to take the NRA instructors course, for two reasons... The "certification", and to see if I can pick up any pointers on the format. I already have a detailed class outline prepared. I really enjoy teaching and helping people that want and appreciate it. If this evolves into a career, so be it, but initially the plan is part time, and limited expense to see what the appetite is.
I don't want to bore anyone with my background, but I've got an M card in USPSA, area and regional wins, shoot primarily production and L-10 / SS, RO for five years, etc. This isn't going to be a competition class, or self defense, but rather safety, platforms, manipulation, stance, grip, sight alignment, and learning the trigger, without the distraction of live fire. This class will encourage students to avoid live fire until they have established an index, can understand to "call" shots during a dry fire routine, understand the trigger and acceptable accuracy, and can repeatedly break the trigger without disturbing the gun. I'm making arrangements with ranges and the possibities of using their facilities, because I know, some people will want to take a class, shoot, and call it good... But the class as designed could typically be held anywhere. I'll provide the guns and the class size will be from 3 to 6/8 max. We are tossing around $100/per for 2 hours around with unlimited money back for referrals.
I would appreciate your thoughts or suggestions. Both good and bad are welcome.