Category Archives: USCCA

Keeping sharp as an instructor

You’ve completed the required instructor course and have started teaching students how to shoot and be safe.  Your student learn a lot and you feel accomplished.

BUT what’s wrong??

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What Do You NEED as a New Instructor?

Instructors starting out need to figure a few things out and can acquire a lot additional items over time for their classroom

The first requirement is determine what certifications you need (or have) and come up with a name for the training.  You make already have certs to get your company going or you may need to complete a USCCA or NRA course to become certified.  For the name of your business it be Joe’s Firearm Training or you could decide to come up with a different kind of name like American Defense Training.   Remember that the name should describe the business you are in and not just one piece of it.  i.e. we chose to go with ‘Training’ versus ‘Firearms  or Guns’ because we try to offer defense training no matter what it is.

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Kentucky now accepting USCCA CCW Course

If you are a USCCA certified instructor this is good new.

The USCCA just received approval from the Kentucky State Police that they will accept the USCCA CCW course for the Kentucky CCDW license.

A written confirmation is being sent to the USCCA from the Kentucky State Police and this will be posted on the USCCAInstructors.com website once they receive it.

Note: this is only for the Concealed Carry (CCW) class and the Home Defense and Basic Firearms Class.

What NOT to say on Social Media

Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, or another social networking app every day we see where people get into trouble because of what they say.

Sometimes it’s someone in Hollywood making headlines because they have said something that offends people.  Other times it’s a politician who has done something they wish they hadn’t.  Yes it’s embarrassing but doesn’t create  a legal problem for them.

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Website update


We’ve updated our website to make it easier to navigate and to find materials for both students and instructors.

  • The biggest update is you will be able to see our blog posts on the front page now and we’re committed to blogging more about self defense and training.
  • Our class schedule is now under the events tab.  The only events you will see on the web page are the a couple of upcoming events.
  • We’ll also be able to be more timely in our articles about current events.  The best way to understand how training applies is to take real life events and break down the good, the bad, and the ugly so we can learn.
  • Past readers will note that from time to time we would put offers in emails going out to people.  Then people would delete the email and wouldn’t be able to find the offers.  We fixed that by placing the ads on our website where it’s easy to find.  These are vendors that we have purchased from ourselves and endorse their products.
  • The schedule is now available to download and print.  It’s broken up into student classes and instructor classes.  Plus you can download a flyer if that’s easier for you to use or pass around.
  • We are also offering a free home security checklist for new visitors to our website.  It’s something that everyone can use in making sure their home is secure as possible.

Feel free to let us know what you think by emailing us at Info@AmericanDefenseTraining.us