I've been getting lots of requests from students that we teach the CHL course here in Arkansas for an "advanced" version thats a step up from the course that everyone that gets a permit has.
By advanced, I don't mean shooting a thousand rounds in a course, I mean the next logical step for people that just want to be more secure in their ability to protect themselves.
This needs to be a class geared toward the average person, the one that has accepted the responsibility for their own protection and their loved ones, with the ability to practice with what they carry.
We are looking at several things and are in the planning stage.
Some class time that deals with:
An advanced segment that deals with the law, and the use of deadly force,above and beyond what they were taught in the CHL course.
Some basic understanding of ballistics.
Drawing from concealment, and the ability to do a rapid reload or clear a malfunction.
Shooting ability, hitting a target center mass out to say, 10 yards.
Shooting multiple targets, dispersed with "good guys"
and "bad guys"
Shooting from cover,clearing a doorway or a room, and perhaps learning to move while shooting.
and lots of hands on practice.
This is by no means a "hardcore" shooter class, just a logical step up for people that feel the need for more training. Most of these people aren't "gun" people, just average everyday people from all walks of life that recognize the need to improve their skills.
As far as I know, there is nothing in this state that is even close, and we do perceive a real need for the training. I'd like to limit class size to around 10 and have an Instructor for each 2 people.
So, my question is this...
If you had just got your Concealed Weapons Permit, what is it that you would like to know more of ?How could you be made to feel more comfortable with your ability to defend yourself.?
Let me hear your comments. I'm all ears.