Conceal Carry Instructor (CCW) and License to Carry Instructor (LTC) Training

Level 1 Firearms Instructor Hell Week™ Training Event

The Hell Week™ Instructor Package is an intense training opportunity for aspiring Pistol and Concealed Carry Instructors to maximize their certifications in less time.  Expert lectures, visual presentations, and proven training techniques are taught to the instructors. Practical pistol & personal defense concepts and challenging shooting drills go into this rewarding training experience. By the end of Hell, Week™ instructors gain valuable knowledge and skills to teach concealed carry pistol concepts. Additional self-awareness training includes topics for home and business defense strategies.

Classroom training is essential to teach modern gun training techniques to our aspiring instructors. There’s more to training than simply bringing hundreds of rounds of ammunition, showing students how to load ammunition, and then “practicing” at the range. Our instructor training program encourages pistol instructors to “train” with their students, improve student marksmanship skills, and assist students in building on the fundamentals.

Get More Out of your Education

Large Pistol Instructor Training Class

Classroom training is essential to instill our modern gun training methods. New and experienced instructors have been taught the old way. There’s more to training than simply bringing hundreds of rounds of ammunition and “practicing” at the range.

Our instructor training program encourages pistol instructors to “train” with their students, improving student marksmanship skills, and understanding the fundamentals of pistol shooting. 

The Hell Week™ Pistol Instructor Training Difference

Hell Week™ Pistol Instructor Training experience.

Hell Week™ meets and exceeds state requirements nationally.

Hell Week™ is a great opportunity for aspiring and experienced instructors to learn advanced time-proven training methods, the ability to transfer shooting concepts and skills to students, and improved concealed carry concepts. Applying modern gun training methodologies, training tools, and practical teaching exercises, instructors and students see a vast improvement in their shooting skills.

There are many “become an instructor” weekend training programs available, taught by poorly trained individuals who become certified instructors in just two to three days. Training events are typically less than eight hours a day, conducted over a single weekend, and have a rushed agenda. We call these “paper certifications”. These come about because the instructor just wants to get paid at the end of the day.

Level 1 Pistol Firearms Training Hell Week™ involves more than a weekend of training. Our course regiment is focused on the education of the instructor candidate. Unlike classes such as the “Basics of Pistol Training”, we provide the instructor with more than just how to load and fire a gun. The extensive training is apparent to those who know the Level 1 Firearms Training Certification Program.

Breakout and Teamwork Sessions

Display Table

Breakout and teamwork sessions encourage instructors to work as a team. Instructors use breakout sessions to enhance each other’s knowledge as they grow to develop better ways to instruct students.

Training Aids are an important aspect for the pistol instructor to utilize. There are several ways in which training aids can be helpful but may also be used excessively. Some of these include:

  • PowerPoint® presentations, when carefully thought out can be a great way to present new ideas and concepts.
  • PowerPoint® presentations can also be the worst part of your training presentation. Have you ever heard the expression “Death by PowerPoint®?” Instructors overuse PowerPoint® where the subject matter can become buried. Relying on PowerPoint® to replace your teaching skills simply because it’s convenient is not recommended.
  • Whiteboards can be leveraged to build on ideas one step at a time. The use of whiteboards has diminished incredibly over the years. But when used correctly, whiteboards can be a great addition to a lesson.

These and other topics are discussed at great length together with the proper use of training tools used during the training process.

Advanced Pistol Training Techniques

Pistol instructor candidates At Level 1 Firearms Training LLC earn their certifications through hard work and dedication. Learning objectives are held to much higher standards than those weekend certification programs. Instructor candidates must demonstrate their ability to meet the higher standards and demonstrate the ability to transfer those skills to their students.

Instructor candidates must be able to teach students what’s expected from a drill and why it’s essential. Instructors then demonstrate the drill to verify the drill is attainable. Instructors then have their students perform the drill. Instructors provide positive feedback and suggestions on improving the students shooting skills while providing positive constructive suggestions to help students advance to their next level of shooting skills.

Firearms and the Law

Law Gravel

Each Hell Week™ event is custom-tailored to cover the many laws of your state. Conceal Carry pistol instructors must be fluent and knowledgeable about firearms and the law in the states in which they are instructing. Federal, state, and local laws are highlighted and discussed to provide an in-depth understanding of how they may affect your students. Essential topics are highlighted as what you should know when teaching a concealed carry class. Instructors are encouraged to seek legal advice on what laws they can comment about, and how to legally comment on those laws without appearing to be providing legal advice to their students.

Range Time

NRA Pistol Instructor Training Course

Extensive range time is scheduled for each Hell Week™ event. Instructors must demonstrate mastery of their craft from beginner to advanced instructor levels. Range training is at the heart of the instructor certification program. Instructors demonstrate, teach, and show the drills they will expect their students to perform efficiently.

Observation, positive feedback, and knowing what to look for when students are qualifying are essential during the training qualification process. The instructor’s primary goal when assessing students is to ensure students are safe, responsible, and proficient shooters.

Instructors Take a Break

Instructor Graduates from Montana

We know and understand that training can take a toll on our instructor candidates. Sometimes you just have to stop and take a breather. Some of our most memorable moments are when instructors relax, take a break, and add some fun to the training event.

What to Expect

Every state has specific requirements for becoming a certified pistol instructor. We cater your Hell Week™ experience to exceed your state’s minimum standards. Because of this, classes may be substituted to meet state requirements.

  • Day 1: Beginner Instructor Training
  • Day 2: Beginner Pistol Instructor Certification
  • Day 3: Protection Strategies for Home and Business – Student Seminar
  • Day 4: Protection Strategies for Home and Business – Instructor Training
  • Day 5: Protection Strategies for Conceal Carry in Public – Student Seminar
  • Day 6: Protection Strategies for Conceal Carry in Public – Instructor Training
  • Day 7: Full Range Day for continuing exercises and drills, makeup sessions, and personal free time training.

States Have Different Conceal Carry Requirements

One of the many benefits of becoming a certified pistol instructor allows you the opportunity to train the public on the proper way to conceal carry. To become a conceal carry instructor, you must apply to the state you intend to teach a class. The training you receive during the Level 1 Firearms Instructor Training – Hell Week™ event is nationally recognized throughout the nation. Note: Some states will also have additional pistol training requirements, such as attending a special course taught by the state itself. Level 1 Firearms Training LLC makes every effort to remain aware of these changes and actively reaches out to our instructors about changes in their state.

Nevada Concealed Carry Firearm Permits – Nevada CCW

Level 1 Pistol Instructor Hell Week™ events offer the opportunity to work together with fellow instructors to design a custom lesson plan for your state. For example, the Nevada Concealed Carry Firearms Permit – aka Nevada CCW permit lesson plan is one of the most complicated and demanding conceal carry lesson plans in existence.

The Nevada Sheriffs Association used to be the governing overseer for the Nevada Pistol Instructor for attaining their credentials as a Nevada Conceal Carry Pistol Instructor, however, this has changed. The responsibility has now been left to the county sheriff in each jurisdiction and to the city of Las Vegas police department to determine their own requirements. To apply for authorization to be a Conceal Carry Instructor, pistol instructors must now apply to their local sheriff, many of which will ask for a copy of your proposed lesson plan for review.

The Nevada law enforcement agencies responsible for the review of the lesson plans will make a determination as to their status. It is important to attend the entire Hell Week™ program to gain the necessary experience to write and submit a lesson plan to the state. Training received by Level 1 Firearms during Hell Week™ prepares you for the process.

Additional Information

We support our Troops and thank them everyday for protecting our freedoms while sacrificing theirs. Our soldiers are naturals for pistol and rifle instructor training.

We support our troops. Those dedicated to serving our country, protecting our freedoms, and the many other sacrifices we don’t know about.

Transforming from their military lifestyle to the civilian world is a very difficult, challenging, and long process to complete.

Our serviceman brings a lot of experience to the table. Many are highly trained in pistol defense, rifle, M16, and special operations. Skills that naturally transfer into the civilian world of self-defense. Applying these skills is a natural transition into the world of pistol training and concealed carry weapons courses.