About the Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Instructor Training

Level 1 Firearms Instructor Hell Week™ Training Event

The Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Instructor Training is an intense training opportunity for aspiring Idaho Concealed Enhanced Carry Instructors to maximize their certifications in less time. 

Expert lectures from local Idaho guest speakers, 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 the Instructor Training, instructor candidates gain valuable knowledge and skills to teach concealed carry concepts. Personal self-awareness training includes topics for home and business defense strategies.

Classroom Training

Classroom training is essential to teaching students Modern Gun Training Techniques. The class demands instructor candidates know and understand new techniques to train their students properly.

When leveraging Modern Gun Training Techniques, students learn more in less time than with traditional training methods. Having students shoot hundreds of rounds of ammunition at the range accomplishes nothing. Taking students to the range is a waste of time when you cannot improve the students shooting. Hoping students will shoot better, without a formal training regiment, is a waste of everyone’s time and energy. Especially the students.

Our instructor training regiment encourages pistol instructors to “train” with their students. Leveraging a “training approach” each time they go to the range. This instills in students they don’t go to the range to “practice”; they go to “train.”

Get More Out of your CCW Instructor Education

Would it surprise you to learn most firearms instructors have no idea how to load, cock, decock, and unload a single-action revolver? Would you be surprised pistol instructors from other training schools told us they’ve never seen one except for cowboy movies?

This level of poor pistol instructor training has just got to stop! Imagine having to Google a single-action revolver – that’s insane. And that’s why Level 1 Firearms Training LLC created our modern gun training methodology.

We’ll focus on getting you intimately familiar with all pistol models before you even begin to teach new students. By the end of the training, you will only need to look at a gun and identify it as a single-action, double-action, or double-action-only revolver.

The Hell Week™ Pistol Instructor Training Difference

Hell Week™ Pistol Instructor Training experience.

The Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Instructor class is an intense training opportunity to earn your certifications in 1 week.

The Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Instructor Course is a great opportunity for aspiring and experienced instructors to learn advanced time-proven training methods, transfer shooting concepts and skills to students, and improve concealed carry concepts. Applying modern gun training methodologies, training tools, Idaho Law, and practical teaching exercises, instructors and students see a vast improvement in their shooting skills.

There are many “become an instructor” scams available. These training programs teach instructors to teach the basics of pistol shooting. Classes are taught by poorly trained individuals (often called “Counselors”) who possess little knowledge about concealed carry concepts. Students receive sub-par training focused only on how to shoot their guns without concern for concealed carry concepts.

The course regimen is focused on the education of the instructor candidate. This includes extensive training designed to exceed state requirements. As a result, instructors become subject matter experts (SMEs) in concealed carry concepts within their states and when traveling.

Our extensive training is apparent to those who know the Idaho Level 1 Firearms Training Certification.

Breakout and Teamwork Sessions

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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.

Idaho Advanced Pistol Training Techniques

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Pistol instructor candidates At Level 1 Firearms Training LLC in Idaho 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.

At each step, instructors must demonstrate the drill is attainable. Instructor candidates must demonstrate that the goals are attainable to their students. Instructors provide positive and constructive suggestions.

Firearms and Idaho Law

Firearms and The Law - Idaho Legal Lecture

Each Hell Week™ event is custom-tailored to cover the many complex laws. Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry instructors must be fluent and knowledgeable about firearms and the law in Idaho and the states they are instructing. Federal, Idaho state, and Idaho 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.

Idaho instructors are encouraged to seek legal advice on the law. Idaho Instructors cannot comment on nor interpret laws, period. We discourage this practice at all costs.

Idaho Concealed Carry Instructors cannot interpret the law
unless they are licensed attorneys.

Range Time in Idaho

Idaho Pistol Instructor Training Qualifications

Extensive range time is scheduled for each Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Hell Week™ event.

Idaho instructors must demonstrate mastery of their craft from beginner to advanced. Range training is at the heart of the instructor certification program. Idaho instructors demonstrate, teach, and show the drills they expect their students to perform efficiently. Observation, positive feedback, and knowing what to look for when qualifying students are essential during the training qualification process.

The Idaho instructor’s primary goal is to ensure students are safe, responsible, and proficient shooters.

Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Instructors Take a Break

Level 1 Firearms Instructor Training pose as Charlie's Angels.

We know and understand that training can take a toll on our instructor candidates. Sometimes you 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 During The Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Class Training

Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Instructor Training

Idaho 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 Idaho 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, drills, makeup sessions, and personal free training.

States Have Different Conceal Carry Instructor Requirements

The CCW-certified instructor’s responsibility is to train students on how to conceal and carry a firearm in public. To become a conceal carry instructor, most states require you to provide a lesson plan. The training you receive during Hell Week™ provides the necessary skills to create an acceptable lesson plan.

Note: Some states have additional instructor training requirements. This may include attending a course taught by the state to be certified as a firearms instructor. Level 1 Firearms Training LLC makes every effort to be aware of these requirements and actively reaches out to our instructors about these changes.

Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit – CHP

Level 1 Pistol Instructor Hell Week™ events offer the opportunity to work together with fellow instructors. Colorado Concealed Handgun permits only require a basic pistol safety class.

While the state of Colorado itself does not require pistol instructors to teach anything more than a basic gun safety course, you could be jeopardizing more than you think. Here’s Why: Students are attending your course because that’s the minimum requirement to apply for their license.

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 Colorado did not authorize you to teach a Conceal Handgun Permit course – it only recognizes you can teach a basic pistol course, period.

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.