NRA Instructor training

What do I need to do to sign up?
Please make sure you have done the following prior to class:
Place a deposit or payment for you seat by going to the bottom of this page and clicking View all classes.  Then the register button!

What do I need to bring?

  • Pen and paper for notes
  • 3-Ring binder at least 1 inch
  • Firearms: In NRA instructor courses we teach about all different action types of firearms, so bring 1 firearm from each action type that you currently have.  If you do not have a specfific action type you can use one of ours at no addtional cost.  
  • You will need only 1 box of ammo (No reloads, american manufacture brass cased only) for your firearm.  You DO NOT need 1 box per action type, 1 box total for which ever action type you wish to shoot.  
  • *IF you are loaning alamo defense's fiearms please bring 9mm ammo for pistol course, 223 ammo for rifle course or 12 gauge ammo for Shotgun Instructor course. NO extra fee for using our fiearms!
  • If you are a NRA member please bring your NRA Member # it is located on your magazine or NRA member card.  It will make things go faster and cheaper but you are not required to be an NRA member.  .


Below is a list of examples:

a.Pistol Instructor course: Double action Revolver, Single action Revolver, Single action semi auto, Double action semi auto, ect
b.Rifle Instructor Course: Bolt, Semi, Pump, Hinge, Falling block, ect.

c.Shotgun Instructor Course: Pump, Semi, Hinge

  • You will need at least one (50 round) box of Ammo must be commercial quality 

Examples: Winchester, Federal, Blazer, CCI, Speer, Remington, Fiocchi, Hornandy, PMC, Black Hills

 Ammo NOT allowed: Any reloads, Monarch, Magtech

  • Eye and Ear protection you may also rent/buy at the range.
  • $10 dollars cash for your range fee. Almost all ranges only take cash.


Optional Items:

  • Laptop (purely optional not needed but helps with power points)
  • Dummy rounds for your firearm/s (again optional)
  • Drinks


Location: Where?

Alamo Defense teaches many different classes at many different locations so to ensure you have the right location click on the List of Classes Link and find your class and then click on the text to the right of Location for your class.


Who is qualifyed to begin NRA Instructor training?

Canidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience.  Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certfied.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercies administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.

Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.