Let me expand on my first post... I donít want Gubment controlled or mandated anything. I do think the instructors should have enough pride in the product they turn loose to really test and make sure they are signing off on QUALITY CCWrs. Most of them do not, its just about making a few bucks, process in then out the door the go.
I used to do a lot of CCW training; I have all but completely stopped. I didn't want to testify in court that I trained some of the people that came to me, let alone even knew them.
At that time I rewrote my program, and now itís much tougher than the states requirements. I tell anybody that going in. I only take two students at a time, and I'm expensive. I will spend as much time as I need to, in order to make sure I have a good shooter when they leave me.
I do a written test that covers ethics, legal, theory and mechanics. The shooting test is the state required, and some moving, shooting from cover, draw and presentation.
I will fail anybody who cannot make the grade. I also tell them that before we begin, but I will work with them until the do pass.
I guess I get a little irritated with the NRA "instructors" that do no more than read from the provided material. That is not instruction. The people they pass through their program are no better than when they came in, other than a little lighter in the wallet.
OK, I'm done now, flame away.