I’ve been on a tear recently about how few people who get a concealed carry permit and then do anything with it, like, oh, I don’t know… CARRY A GUN.
I honestly can’t understand that. It’s like getting a driver’s license and then immediately selling your car and riding the bus for the rest of your life.
It occurred to me this morning, though, that maybe people don’t get post-CCW training is because the post-CCW training offered by their permit instructor SUCKS. Most instructors, I believe, look at the minimum requirements needed to teach concealed carry, get them, and then stop because hey, I’m qualified now. They don’t teach advanced classes because they can’t teach advanced classes. At best, they’ll get an additional NRA cert, like Personal Protection Outside The House, and away they go.
No additional trust images, no evidence of outside learning, no evidence of ongoing education, just hey, NRA Qualified Instructor!
We don’t allow our kids to be taught by a teacher who stopped learning the day they graduated with their degree, so why should we settle for a CCW instructor whose last training class was during the Bush Administration?
The Bush Sr. administration.
This attitude of instructor complacency needs to change. If instructors want better students and more revenue opportunities, they need to be better instructors.