finished my instructors class in december . talked to a safety officer at the local range and said they would be happy to have another instructor, wrong. someone over ruled him and now i am here with no place to teach. invested time and money for equipment and class. so, am i stuck or can i teach no firing classes?
Where are you?
Can you find out why the safety officer was over ruled? Might be some issue of insurance or rules of the range that you might can appeal. Perhaps a RSO cert of some type? (Not saying you need it, just might ‘need’ it for that range.)
The lead instructor , who also teaches classes and is basically in charge, said the had enough instructors.
Ahh… Perhaps you could ‘rent’ the range and bring your own students in? Good luck, it can be hard to find a range that allows much beyond standing and firing from the line.
Welcome to the family brother @Danny32 and you are blessed to be here.
Is there only one range in your area? Perhaps a drive is in order? If I were teaching formal classes I would definately stick with an official range. I would never assume the liability of taking students out to some BLM or Forest Service Land. One on one, maybe, but not a class.
That’s a bummer man. When I was in the DSF instructor course, there were 11 other guys in the class. Only myself and one other guy had land for a range. And, the other guy had no range even built out yet.
A good handful reached out to me to co-instruct or use my range. I don’t need any instructors but did tell them they could rent my range if they needed to. None have yet, saying they aren’t able to get students without a home range.
I had my range built, a website, FB, LLC, and insurance prior to taking my first instructor course.
I am in the same boat. I frequent different ranges in my area and keep in touch but no room for a newbie. I have even seen that a couple ranges are back logged on the classes but yet nothing. I am even willing to move.