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

Did you know most pistol instructors do not know how to properly clean a pistol? It’s true. This is why attending the Level 1 Hell Week™ event is so important. During a recent training class in Boise, Idaho, the instructor literally stated “Everyone knows how to clean their gun so we’ll skip that portion”. You can just imagine the disservice the instructor delivered to his students. We know because it was part of this instructor’s lesson plan.

What’s the problem with the previous illustration? Instructors tend to rely on their previous experience and assume their students have the same or similar experiences. This is not the case. Students are coming to an instructor to learn the right way to handle their firearms, treat their ammunition, and clean their guns afterward. It is up to the instructor to deliver these skills.

In the photo shown, clearly, the training company does not know the proper way to demonstrate how to clean a gun. There is no consideration for the direction of the lands and grooves, the crown of the barrel, the chamber of the barrel, and the feed ramp. Knowing the proper way to do things goes a long way for the instructor’s credibility.

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

Range Safety Officer Providing Safety Instructions

Break-out 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 teach students.

Essential to assuring a pistol or conceal carry class runs smoothly is assigning instructors and the roles they will participate in while training. Ideas are discussed and shared to make these assignments.

For example, you might decide you will need someone at the range watching students as they shoot. That person will participate in the training process as the Range Safety Officer (RSO) or as the Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO); depending on how large the event is. By participating and working as a team, more work can be done more easily. This is just one example of why team breakouts can improve your teaching skills.

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.

Georgia Weapons Carry License – WCL

Georgia's Weapons Carry License - WCL

Level 1 Pistol Instructor Hell Week™ events offer the opportunity to work together with fellow instructors. Georgia Weapons Carry License – WCL permits requires absolutely no training.

While the state of Georgia itself does not require its residents to attain any training, you could be jeopardizing more than you think. Here’s Why: Students are attending your course to learn how to be safe while having a Georgia Weapons Carry Licence – WCL.

Here’s where everything goes bad. A student attends your class, the use of deadly force is discussed, and the student commits homicide and blames you for bad advice. Your defense? You have none. The state of Georgia did not authorize you to teach a Conceal Handgun Permit course – you took that on yourself and should know what you’re teaching and how to back up your claims.

Additional Information

Advanced Pistol Training Opportunities

Once you have completed your core Hell Week™ Pistol Instructor Training, it’s time to elevate your training skills to a whole new level.

Advanced pistol instructor training opportunities include more robust, highly-focused, instructor challenges and drills. These training events introduce new classes such as defensive pistol, tactical pistol, precision pistol, and others. Some of these training events are coupled with week-long training events while others can be completed in just one weekend.

Advanced pistol training events are designed to assist firearms instructors in developing new skill sets and applying them to upcoming student classes.