For anyone considering becoming a USCCA Firearms Instructor, wanting to increase their instructor knowledge, or wants to be state certified to teach New Mexico Concealed Carry, take a look at this post. This is a general idea of what you can expect for this training. It is done in 2 phases with eLearning or 8 hours of online learning required to be completed 2 weeks prior to the 2 day classroom and range portion. Useful information is below.
eLearning course MUST be completed two (2) weeks prior to class start date. This offers you an opportunity to become familiar with the course material prior to required classroom instruction.
Check the Calendar for Dates : USCCA Instructor Development Course.
Classroom Instruction and Live Fire phase.
• Each Instructor Candidate will demonstrate a portion of several slides from many of the (5) chapters, and each peer candidate will have the opportunity to offer positive suggestions towards one another’s performances. Virtual Range exercise are included using SIRT pistols.
The course classroom portion will be held at Vigilant Firearms Training, 3915 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. The Live Fire qualification will be held at the Del Norte Gun Club, 208 Torcida road, Rio Rancho, NM 87144.
The Center Mass is 11.5” wide X 17.5” high.
The Silhouette is 21” wide X 34” High
Qualifying Score = 80%, hits are scored on the 8 ring or smaller. Official NRA – 27E Pistol Target or equivalent
Up to 20 rounds are used for practice before Qualification Shooting using 50 rounds. I recommend bringing 100 rounds minimum.
After you complete the eLearning in Phase 1, contact me so I can coordinate. I will need your full name, address, email, phone number, polo shirt size, and your USCCA membership number if you have one.
One question that keeps coming up – does NM accept USCCA for CCW instructor and license purposes? The answer is yes. It is not a blanket acceptance, so each instructor will have to submit a syllabus that basically states you are following USCCA courseware and that is acceptable to NM DPS.
Call or email me if there are questions or concerns.