Klint Macro: Date May 28-30
Location Mansfield Fish & Game
Time: 8am – 6pm
Tuition – see below
USCCA DSF (Defensive Shooting Fundamentals)
Pre-Req: Prior to attending a USCCA DSF Instructor School, you must complete the DSF Instructor E-Learning Module, and purchase a DSF Instructor Toolkit. You must have good knowledge of defensive shooting skills and be able to manage a live fire range. Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that you attend a USCCA DSF course as a student before attending the Instructor Development Training.
Upon successful certification, you will be authorized to teach the USCCA DSF L1 Course. The DSF L1 “End User” Course consists of 2 components for your students. First they will complete a required online e-learning module then they will spend a day with you on the range learning skills that work well with what the body does naturally under stress, and they will learn to apply theses skills in context.
You will need to do some things before attending the DSFL1ID course. Please fill out the attached Waiver and submit a paragraph explaining your firearms background, training background, teaching background, and why you desire this rating. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
You will also need to complete an online course too. This “E-Learning” module is an important part of the USCCA DSF Instructor Development process.
I highly recommend taking notes while completing the E-Learning Module and review it multiple times. You may be given teach backs immediately during the DSFL1ID based upon what you learned in the e-learning module. Examples could include explaining “Safety as a Concept: Safety-Comfort-Competence”, or “The Safety Rules” and “Medical Brief”.
This Instructor Training is INTENSE yet very gratifying. Attending a DSF L1 Course as a student prior to attending Instructor Development is NOT required but it is HIGHLY recommended. I have DSFL1 “student” courses scheduled. Visit the schedule page of www.triggerpressersunion.com for more information.
We are conducting the DSFID on an outdoor range; we will train no matter what the weather is doing. The only exception would be if there is lightning. Please be prepared.
During the Instructor Development Course you will need to take lots of notes, as there is no “Instructor Manual” in the USCCA DSF Program. You will receive all of the teaching point and drill instructions “mouth to ear” and your notes will become your own instructor manual. Ultimately this will help you to better retain and understand the information. All teach backs are done from memory… no notes are allowed on the range while teaching. We pride ourselves in knowing the material deeply enough to teach the “students” not simply administrate “curriculum”.
What do I expected of you on day one? I do not believe that an instructor needs to be a champion level shooter, however, you will be expected to have the ability to consistently demonstrate impeccable safe handling of your firearm working from a holster. You will be expected to correctly demonstrate the defensive shooting fundamentals that are taught in the class. I expect that you will have quality reliable equipment and the knowledge of how to use it in the context of civilian concealed carry. I expect that you will have an open mind and positive attitude.
Please bring the following items to class:
1. Your daily concealed carry pistol
2. Quality Holster, Strong Side Hip or Centerline (kydex preferred) To efficiently balance risk and benefit we will not working from concealment, if you have an OWB Holster in the same body position as your normal deep concealment position you will gain the same training benefit.
3. A quality belt
4. 3 Magazines, 5 if you are using a single stack pistol or are in a jurisdiction with magazine capacity restrictions.
5. Proper Eye and Ear Protection (Electronic in ear or low profile preferred)
6. A Minimum of 500 Rounds of factory ammunition.
7. Magazine pouches (we train as realistically as possible, if you carry extra mags in a pocket that will be sufficient)
8. Note taking supplies (I recommend picking up a “Rite in Rain” weather resistant notebook)
9. USCCA DSF Textbook (You will be sent a copy when you enroll in the e-learning)
10. Appropriate outdoor range clothing
11. Water, snacks, Lunch
12.Hard copy of the required paperwork and a copy of your e-learning completion certificate
Read the USCCA DSF Textbook. It will explain many of the concepts and principals taught in this class. Be advised however, that the DSF Textbook is NOT an instructor manual. You will be required to take copious notes in addition to the text resource.
Attending the 3-day development course DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR CERTIFICATION. However, there is mentorship and remediation infrastructure in place. If you are willing to put the work in you will have the opportunity to succeed.
The total investment is $847 (the cost is more using a credit card on the USCCA Site to cover fees). $250 is paid to the USCCA for the DSF Toolkit (which includes the required e-learning module) and $597 is sent to Trigger Pressers Union HQ LLC. If folks pay on the USCCA Site I will organize and supply them with the toolkit. If folks sign up via email, I will send instructions on how to secure the toolkit directly from USCCA. If folks want to sign up via email, send me Name, mailing address, phone, email, shirt size…. if they want to sign up on USCCA website they can simply click on the link: