Misunderstood meaning: teacher. Actual meaning: guide
Why it matters: Because it’s composed of the roots sen (before) and sei (life), the literal translation of sensei is “before in life,” “A sensei is somebody who guides another person. For example, if you went to climb a mountain, you’d probably need a guide. Why? Because the guy has climbed that mountain before, and he made it.”
It’s the same thing with firearms. The sensei was once at the same stage of training you’re at, and he can show you the way up. If you understand what his role is, you will have a better idea of what you can expect from him and what he can expect from you, he says. “Think of it this way: A sensei is behind you, pushing you forward, not standing in front of you, pulling. Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to progress,”
The instructor is a lifelong firearms enthusiast and wants to share that excitement with you.
The NRA basic pistol course is your first step toward your pistol carry permit, but more importantly the basis for a lifetime of safe firearm handling and marksmanship excellence.
*** There is No Live Ammunition allowed in the Classroom ***
Class runs 8 hours. Usually from 8am to 4pm. Cost of the class is $120.
There are breaks between each lesson segment and a break for lunch. Lunch is not provided but you may bring one or there are several restaurants in the area for your convenience.
The morning consists primarily of lecture. The afternoon consists of lecture, testing, hands on cleaning and live range fire. At all times questions are welcome and encouraged.
Bring a pen and your enthusiasm. We provide all the classroom materials, ammunition and firearms needed.
For the Range: Firearms and Ammunition will be provided by the Instructor