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  • Tall Guns has been awarded the right to use the By Colorado logo by the byColorado licensing program. This signifies companies that are based, design their products and make their products in Colorado. (10/2014)
  • Colorado West Firearms Institute has joined the Tall Guns network Affiliated Independent Instructors licensing our Colorado Handgun Permit course program serving Colorado West from the Grand Junction area. (10/2014).
  • Tall Guns announces a price reduction in its combined Colorado and Utah CCW/CFP Course. The new price is $99.95 for both highly valuable permit course. (08/2014)
  • Tall Guns now offers certification training for security officers in firearm, baton, handcuff, Taser and OC Spray. (05/2014)
  • Tall Guns is actively instructing courses at this time (June 2020).
  • To support the ongoing efforts to control COVID-19, Tall Guns will be limiting class sizes to eight (8) persons. (16 Mar 2020).
  • Tall Guns is certified as the only TASER certified civilian training academy location in Colorado (10/2012)

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NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Course

The NRA Instructor Basic Pistol course is what is referred to as a discipline course. You must have completed and passed the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) prior to taking a discipline. Upon completion of this discipline the Instructor candidate will be able to conduct and instruct Phase 2 of the new NRA Basic Pistol course.
As of April 04, 2017 the NRA has re-implemented the Instructor Led Training (ILT) for Basic Pistol along with the "blended" learning program for the Basic Pistol Discipline. This has changed some of the pre-requisite requirements for the instructor candidate.

As a result of receiving the certification for the Basic Pistol you can instruct either using the ILT based format or the blended learning format. You also will be able to instruct the additonal Simulator based pistol program also, giving you three different courses that the instructor can conduct and in up to seven unique subject content. This will be explained more fully during the class.

The instructor candidate must complete the following pre-requisites prior to attending.
  • As an instructor candidate you must have completed the NRA Pre-Course questionnaire, sent to you from our enrollment system.
  • The shooting qualificaiton, which may be waived various criterias enplained in the email attachment we send you, or during the live fire exercises during the course.
Instructor candidates will be provided two lesson plans one for the ILT and another for the Blended Learning program by email. A printed version of the ILT version will also be provided at the time of the calss. 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.
Training Counselors will evaluate candidates’ performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies learned during the BIT. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters.
Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, NRA Trainer’s Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination (minimum passing grade is 90%).
The NRA Instructor Basic Pistol course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.
Instructor candidates will learn how to instruct :
  • NRA’s rules for safe gun handling
  • pistol parts and operation; ammunition
  • shooting fundamentals
  • range rules
  • shooting from the bench rest position
  • shooting from the two handed standing positions
  • cleaning the pistol
and continued opportunities for skill development.

This course price is all inclusive for all course materials, range fees and instructional aids.

You will need to bring your own firearm and ammunition (100 rounds) that will be explained in the enrollment document sent to you upon enrollment.

Tall Guns NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Package

No Classes are currently scheduled. Please call 970-619-8154 or email us at Info@TallGuns.com to inquire about scheduling a course.