Congrats Bunny! And good luck!
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Hey all! Remember how I said I know what I want to be when I grow up, and it's an instructor? Well guess what??? I'm set for taking the NRA's BIT (Basic Instructor Training) next month!
I'll be taking BIT and then a day or two later, the Basic Pistol portion, so that I can teach pistol (pistol only at this point, but I'm thinking about maybe going back later and doing rifle & shotgun as well, as soon as I learn more from practical experience with them.) I've already been offered a job as the first Female instructor on staff...by my own NRA instructors!
Pretty cool, huh? Wish me luck! It all goes down August 23rd and 25th. I'm told that IF I pass with a 90% and then IF the training counselor recommends me for an Instructor Rating with the NRA, it's still an 8-10 week processing time from the NRA right now, so the earliest I could officially start would be end of October, right after I get back from the US Training centers Tactical Pistol class.
But in the meanwhile, I am getting a copy of the class manual, the guys asked that that I look it over, and if there's any part I'd really like to teach, to speak up and let them know, and that could be the part that I get to do for the class. And until I get my rating, I'll be attending the classes to watch from an "instructor POV" instead of being the student!
I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!! (Why is there no bunny-hop emoticon?)
Congrats Bunny! And good luck!
close to a bunny hop...
"Run for your life from the man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another-their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun."
Who is John Galt?
"Don't Tread on Me"
Please don't grow up too much Bunny, we love you the way you are!!
CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.
Congratulations and good luck!
If you have never broken your gun or bled on your gun in training, you're doing it wrong!
Train hard, live easy.
Congrates and good luck!
[One Nation Under God]
Good Bunny. Hopefully you will inspire more ladies to get involved in shooting and carrying for self defense.
Congrats ..........you will find teaching very rewarding
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
Senior Instructor for Tactical and Defensive of Texas
Thanks, all! Oh, on that note, I forgot to ask: if anyone here has already gone through BIT and Basic Pistol, and you feel so inclined, would you please shoot me a PM or an Email about it? Any tips on what to expect and how to best be prepared would be appreciated. Thank ya :)
That's great Bunny.
Please keep us informed on how it proceeds.
Best of luck to you in your Instructor goal.
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
Congratulations, it's great that your dream came true.
You rock, Bunny!!!
"I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."
Congrats on the offer. I'm sure you'll pass. We need more high quality Instructors. I know exactly how you feel. I went through FLETC twice before I got my Instructors rating (failed the first time). Now in addition to being a police officer I am also one of my department's Instructors.