SAFTD Firearm Instructor Classes

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The SAF Training Division Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD Methods of Instruction (MOI) as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. These courses also encompasses the proper running of the range portions and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

The SAF Training Division Instructor level courses are designed to teach the instructor candidates how to teach the student level course and are not designed to increase skills of the instructor candidates, all instructor candidates must already posses the skills necessary in the discipline they are taking. All instructors candidates are must also meet the following requirements:

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills.
  • Must attend SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI / (2 Days) and pass with a 90% or higher.
  • Must attend SAFTD Range Officer Class and pass with a 90% or higher..
  • Must attend and pass the SAFTD Student level class with a 90% or higher.
  • Must attend and pass the SAFTD Instructor level class with a 90% or higher.
  • Must pass current FBI shooting quilifacation witha 90% or higher
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must be at least 21 years, 18 for Assistant Instructor.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid immigration card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English well.
  • Must be able to legally posses and handle a firearms under both Federal, State laws and pass a NICS check.
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of $1,000,000 coverage is HIGHLY recomended.
  • Pay all instructor credential fees required to SAFTD $50.00

Level REquirements

Instructors

Local Instructor candidates, must attend SAFTD Methods of Instruction (MOI) and SAFTD Range Officer (RO).  To attend an instructor class the instructor candidate must have also attended the student portion of the class they wish to become an instructor in. The instructor candidate must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge before attending an instructor class through a qualification & safety evaluation.  Instructor candidates must obtained a 90%+ on the student test and the instructor test.  The mission of the SAFTD Instructors is to instruct students using the SAFTD approved syllabus, methods and maintain the standard set forth by SAFTD.

Advanced Instructor (AI)

Must have been a SAFTD Instructor for Minimum one (1) year. In addition must be qualified in Handgun I, Carbine I,  Shotgun I and Range Master. Must have taught a total 15 classes as instructor,  minimum 10 classes as Lead Instructor, 2 disciplines of each 50 students  90% on written, 90%  qualifications. The mission of the SAFTD Advanced Instructor is to instruct students using the SAFTD  advanced courses approved syllabus, methods and maintain the standard set forth by  the SAFTD.

Senior Instructors (SI)

Must have been an Advanced Instructor for (2) years.  In addition hold Handgun I-II  Carbine I-II, Shotgun I-II, Precision Rifle and Range Master. Must have taught 30 classes, 20 of those classes must have been as Lead Instructor with a minimum of 100 students. Be submitted by a Master Instructor and passed all tests, interviews with a 95% or better. These Senior Instructors will instruct students using SAFTD approved Handgun I-II  Carbine I-II, Shotgun I-II, Precision Rifle and Master Range Officer syllabus, methods and maintain the standard set forth by the SAFTD. They also assist MI in instructor classes.

Master Instructors (MI)

Must have been a SAFTD Senior Instructor, for (2) years be proficient in all fields of training (classroom, shooting and range operations), attended a Master Instructor conference and passed all tests, interviews with a 95% or better. Must have taught 36 classes, 20 of those classes must have been as Lead Instructor with a minimum of 100 students. Must be certified to teach all fields of training. These MI's will instruct students and instructor candidates using SAFTD approved syllabus, methods and maintain the standard set forth by the SAFTD.  Sponsored by Regional or National    

State Master Instructors (SMI)

Additional duties as MI and must be submitted by Regional MI and approved by National MI. Duties are to monitor and audit all instructors levels including Instructor, AI, SI, MI to check proficiency, ensure courses are being taught to SAFTD syllabus, ethnics etc. The State MI will also handle correspondence from State 2A organizations and help in getting SAFTD Course approved by their state of residence.

Regional Master Instructors (RMI)

Same as State MI, additionally must be approved by National MI and submitted by Regional MI. Regional MI's run and organize Master Instructor Conferences with approval and attendance by a National MI. Some State MI's are Founding National Training Board Members of SAFTD. (They truly wrote the book). Without them this program would not have been possible.

Lead Instructor definition: Instructor in charge of the class, who runs, organizes and reports the class to the SAFTD.
     
National Master Instructors

Head Quarters, National Executive Board

Revoking of Instructor, SI, AI, MI, RO, MRO status:

Any and all certifications may be revoked for, but not limited to:

  • Unsafe acts in the classroom or range
  • Ethics violations (Contract you signed)
  • Not fulfilling commitments
  • Improper behavior resulting in charges or reports to this organization
  • Improper use of SAF or SAFTD logos, images, names or property
  • Improper training
  • Not following the syllabus, outline or class content
  • Skipping sections
  • Shortening or changing the course work or presentations
  • Criminal convictions
  • Actions which brings discredit to the SAFTD or its programs.

If your credentials are revoked by a State MI (It will be in writing on an official SAFTD form, you may appeal to your regional MI for a review. Your last course of action is to contact the National MI's. Their decision is final. This process may be completed by email and phone conversations. All outcomes will be sent to the instructor via certified and regular mail.  

Complaints will follow this chain of command.

If you see a SAFTD instructor violating any of our rules that would jeopardize the safety of a student or the quality of any SAFTD courses contact your State MI. You must complete the required paperwork and sign it.
 
Continuing Education & Training

Continuing Education & Training is mandatory for all training levels and will be a once a year, in person (classroom) or computer generated. This training is intended to keep all levels of trainers up to date on changes to classes and organizational policy.

Course Work Updates

SAFTD course work will be updated frequently and at a minimum of once per year as new studies, techniques and changes/corrections are necessary.

Instructor Level Classes are available in the following disciplines:

  • Methods of Instruction (MOI)
  • Defensive Handgun 1 Instructor
  • Defensive Handgun 2 Instructor
  • Defensive Carbine 1 Instructor
  • Defensive Carbine 2 Instructor
  • Defensive Shotgun 1 Instructor
  • Defensive Shotgun 2 Instructor
  • Precision Rifle Instructor
  • Range Master Development Course
  • Range Officer
  • SAFE - Instructor Development Course

SAFTD Methods of Instruction (MOI)

The purpose of the SAFTD MOI is to introduce the new Instructor Candidate to the teaching methods that SAFTD has adopted, and to instill the teaching methods, policies and procedures, professional ethics, and business models of Second Amendment Foundation Training Division to all instructor candidates.

classIn this two day course you will learn:

  • MOI Introduction
  • SAFTD Organizational information
  • Class structure  
  • Classroom Presentation
  • Running a Range
  • SAFTD Teaching methods
  • SAFTD Ethics
  • Teaching a mini class.
  • Administrative Information
  • SAFTD Rules & Policies
  • Class Rules/Edicts
  • What is expected of the Instructor Candidate?
  • Inappropriate Language
  • History of SAF and SAFTD
  • Becoming a member of SAF
  • Second Amendment Foundation Training Division Membership
  • Levels of Instructors
  • Revoking/suspending of instructor credentials
  • Fields of training
  • Visual aids
  • Range Etiquette
  • Principles of Learning
  • Teaching Aids
  • Feedback and Assessment
  • After Action Reports
  • Training Culture
  • Situational Awareness
  • Teamwork in Training
  • Public Speaking
  • Dealing with Problem & Dominant Students
  • Dealing with Volunteers
  • How to keep Volunteers
  • Failing a student   
  • Handicapped students
  • Use of SAFTD Trademarks
  • Insurance
  • Maintaining Training Records
  • Reporting Issues
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web sites
  • Business Standard Operating Procedures
  • Media relations
  • Sponsors
  • Cost analysis of a class
  • and More.

SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 Instructor

The SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the range portions of the class and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

handgun6The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Defensive Handgun 1” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of handgun safety, various types of handguns, an understanding of ammunition and how it functions, shooting fundamentals and an introduction to defensive shooting skills.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the use of a firearm – in this case a handgun – to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge. Defensive Handgun 1 is specifically designed to provide a person new to handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn those skills.

A number of topics will be covered in “Defensive Handgun 1 – Introduction to the Defensive Use of a Handgun”. These include but are not limited to:

  • Safe handling of your firearm.
  • Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  • Basic components of a Double Action Revolver.
  • Basic components of a Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • Operation of a Double– Action Revolver
  • Operation of a Single and a Double Action Semi-Automatic Pistol.
  • Working With A Natural Defensive Stance
  • 2-Handed and Single Handed Engagements
  • Integrating The Color Code Into Your Life
  • Finding Your Balance of Speed and Precision
  • Clearing Common Pistol Stoppages
  • Progressive Shooting Drills
  • Definition of Cover and Concealment
  • Use of Cover
  • Selecting a Pistol and Ammunition
  • Cleaning and Maintain your Pistols

Required Equipment

  • A modern, serviceable, center-fire handgun
  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  • Strong Side Holster – For safety reasons on the range our classes will use Strong Side Holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix or small of the back carry). Blackhawk Serpa and similar holsters which require the use of the index finger to deactivate a retention device will not be used in SAFTD classes. The ONLY exception is for Law Enforcement & Military who are issued these types of holsters for duty use.
  • No pocket guns or holsters such as Keltec PF9, Ruger LCP etc. You will be presenting the gun from concealment and reholstering repeatedly. You need to be proficient at this task and have a holster that does not collapse when the gun is removed.
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol or Double Action Revolver .38 special or 9mm or above.
  • 150 Rounds of Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo such as RIP ammo etc.
  • Two extra functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers)
  • Dual Magazine carrier optional but HIGHLY recommended.
  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Baseball Cap

Prerequisites: 

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills
  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI within the last 2 years / (2 Days)
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of 1,000,000 coverage before your first class
  • SAFTD Range Officer Certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

Course length is a full day, typically 8-10 hours including a 1-hour lunch break. There are short breaks throughout both the classroom session and shooting range drills.


SAFTD Defensive Handgun 2 Instructor

handgun3The goal of the SAF Training Division’s Defensive Handgun 2 Course is to provide the student with an opportunity to build upon the foundational skill-set and knowledge base that was acquired in Defensive Handgun 1. This will include a continued focus on the defensive mindset, and the development of marksmanship and gun handling skills needed to safely and effectively carry a concealed handgun for personal self defense.

Students will become adept at working with the handgun from the holster, including drawing safely, efficiently, and quickly, and safely re-holstering. You will learn to shoot quickly but accurately, fire multiple shots with full control and will learn to reload the pistol quickly and efficiently using both speed reloads and emergency reloads. Students will learn to shoot effectively with one hand, using the dominant hand and/or the non-dominant hand. We will work on mental conditioning to prepare the student to effectively deal with a sudden threat to their life or the life of another.

Defensive Handgun 2 is designed to help the student quickly develop essential skills that can help him/her prevail in a real lethal force encounters.

Defensive Handgun 2 consists of a full day of intense classroom & range training and instruction covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Gun Safety Rules and Trigger Finger & Muzzle Discipline
  • The importance of the Defensive Mindset
  • Review of Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
  • Dry fire & Live Fire Exercises
  • Presentation from a holster
  • Emergency and Speed Reloads
  • Fighting stance platform
  • Delivering Multiple Shots efficiently and on target
  • Trigger Reset
  • The IALEFI-QP Silhouette Target
  • Introduction to One-Hand Only Presentation and Shooting

Required Gear:

  • A modern, serviceable, center-fire handgun (Semi-Automatic Pistol or Double Action Revolver .38 special or 9mm or above.)
  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  • Strong Side Holster – For safety reasons on the range our classes will use Strong Side Holsters only! - (No cross draws, shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, ankle, appendix or small of the back carry). Blackhawk Serpa and similar holsters which require the use of the index finger to deactivate a retention device will not be used in SAFTD classes. The ONLY exception is for Law Enforcement & Military who are issued these types of holsters for duty use.
  • No pocket guns such as Keltec PF9, Ruger LCP etc. You will be presenting the gun from concealment and re-holstering repeatedly. You need to be proficient at this task and have a holster that does not collapse when the gun is removed.
  • 175 rounds of Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS, specialty or novelty ammo such as RIP ammo etc.
  • Two extra functional magazines (semi-autos - 3 total) or speed-loaders (revolvers)
  • Dual Magazine carrier optional but HIGHLY recommended.
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Baseball Cap

Prerequisites: 

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills
  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI within the last 2 years / (2 Days)
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of 1,000,000 coverage before your first class
  • SAFTD Range Officer Certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

The Defensive Handgun 2 course length is a full day, typically taking 8 – 10 hours including a 1-hour scheduled lunch break. A short break is given after each hour of instruction (approximately).


SAFTD Defensive Carbine 1 Instructor

carbine2The SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the range portions of the class and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Defensive Carbine 1” Instructor course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of carbine safety, various types of carbines, an understanding of ammunition and how it functions, shooting fundamentals and an introduction to defensive shooting skills.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the use of a firearm – in this case a Carbine – to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge. Defensive Carbine 1 is specifically designed to provide a person new to carbines the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn those skills.

A number of topics will be covered in “Defensive Carbine 1 - Introduction to the Defensive Use of a Carbine. These include but are not limited to:

  •     Safe handling of your firearm.
  •     Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  •     Basic components of a Carbine
  •     Types and Operation of various Carbines.
  •     Working With A Natural Defensive Stance
  •     Integrating The Color Code Into Your Life
  •     Finding Your Balance of Speed and Precision
  •     Clearing Common Stoppages
  •     Progressive Shooting Drills
  •     Definition of Cover and Concealment
  •     Use of Cover
  •     Shooting From Low and High Barricades
  •     Selecting a Carbine and Ammunition
  •     Cleaning and Maintain your Carbines

Required Equipment:

  •     A modern, serviceable, semi-auto carbine.
  •     Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  •     Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  •     Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo.
  •     Extra magazine carrier
  •     Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  •     Hydration system or Bottled water.
  •     Baseball Cap

Prerequisites: 

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills
  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI within the last 2 years / (2 Days)
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of 1,000,000 coverage before your first class
  • SAFTD Range Officer Certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

SAFTD Defensive Carbine 2 Instructor

carbineThe SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the range portions of the class and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division’s Defensive Carbine 2 Course is to provide the student with an opportunity to build upon the foundational skill-set and knowledge base that was acquired in Defensive Carbine 1. This will include a continued focus on the defensive mindset, discussion regarding avoidance/deescalation strategies, an understanding of the physiological changes that occur in the human body when under lethal force stress and what affect they have on our training, and a series of skill development exercises that will help the student learn to more efficiently and effectively use a carbine for self defense in a lethal force encounter.

Defensive Carbine 2 is not a “marksmanship” or “target shooting” course. Rather it is designed to help the student quickly develop essential skills that can help him/her prevail in a real lethal force encounter.

Defensive Carbine 2 consists of a full day of intense range training and instruction covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  •     Avoidance and deescalation strategies
  •     The importance of the Defensive Mindset
  •     Physiological changes that occur when under severe stress
  •     Review of Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
  •     Defensive Accuracy Concept
  •     Volume of Fire
  •     Using lateral movement
  •     Presentation of the Carbine
  •     Emergency and Tactical Reloads
  •     Proper Scan and Assess procedure
  •     Malfunction Clearing Remedies
  •     Engaging Multiple Targets
  •     Moving to Cover and/or Concealment
  •     Application of learned skills under realistic conditions

Required Gear:

  •     A modern, serviceable carbine
  •     Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  •     Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  •     Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  •     Hydration system or Bottled water.
  •     Baseball Cap

Prerequisites: 

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills
  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI within the last 2 years / (2 Days)
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of 1,000,000 coverage before your first class
  • SAFTD Range Officer Certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

The Defensive Carbine 2 course length is a full day, typically taking 8 – 10 hours including a 1-hour scheduled lunch break. A short break is given after each hour of instruction (approximately).


SAFTD Defensive Shotgun 1 Instructor

The SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the range portions of the class and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Defensive Shotgun 1” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of shotgun safety, various types of shotgun, an understanding of ammunition and how it functions, shooting fundamentals and an introduction to defensive shooting skills.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the use of a firearm – in this case a shotgun – to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge. Defensive Shotgun 1 is specifically designed to provide a person new to shotguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn those skills.

A number of topics will be covered in “Defensive Shotgun 1 - Introduction to the Defensive Use of a Shotgun. These include but are not limited to:

  •     Safe handling of your firearm.
  •     Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  •     Basic components of a shotgun
  •     Types and Operation of shotguns including pump, semi-automatic, break-open, etc.
  •     Working With A Natural Defensive Stance
  •     Integrating The Color Code Into Your Life
  •     Finding Your Balance of Speed and Precision
  •     Clearing Common Stoppages
  •     Progressive Shooting Drills
  •     Definition of Cover and Concealment
  •     Use of Cover
  •     Shooting From Low and High Barricades
  •     Selecting a Shotgun and Ammunition
  •     Cleaning and Maintain your Shotguns

Required Equipment

  •     A modern, serviceable shotgun, (pump or semi-auto shotgun recommended) in 12, 16 or 20 gauge
  •     Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  •     Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  •     Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo.
  •     50 shells (7 1/2 or #8 shot) and 25 shells that are #5 shot.
  •     Shotshell carrier (either weapon mounted, belt or shotshell pouch)
  •     Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  •     Hydration system or Bottled water.
  •     Baseball Cap

Prerequisites: 

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills
  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI within the last 2 years / (2 Days)
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of 1,000,000 coverage before your first class
  • SAFTD Range Officer Certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

Course length is a full day, typically 8-10 hours including a 1-hour lunch break. There are short breaks throughout both the classroom session and shooting range drills.


SAFTD Defensive Shotgun 2 Instructor

shotgunThe SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the range portions of the class and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division’s Defensive Shotgun 2 Course is to provide the student with an opportunity to build upon the foundational skill-set and knowledge base that was acquired in Defensive Shotgun 1. This will include a continued focus on the defensive mindset, discussion regarding avoidance/deescalation strategies, an understanding of the physiological changes that occur in the human body when under lethal force stress and what affect they have on our training, and a series of skill development exercises that will help the student learn to more efficiently and effectively use a shotgun for self defense in a lethal force encounter.

Defensive Shotgun 2 is not a “marksmanship” or “target shooting” course. Rather it is designed to help the student quickly develop essential skills that can help him/her prevail in a real lethal force encounter.

Defensive Shotgun 2 consists of a full day of intense range training and instruction covering a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  •     Avoidance and deescalation strategies
  •     The importance of the Defensive Mindset
  •     Physiological changes that occur when under severe stress
  •     Review of Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
  •     Defensive Accuracy Concept
  •     Volume of Fire
  •     Using lateral movement
  •     Presentation of the Shotgun
  •     Emergency and Tactical Reloads
  •     Proper Scan and Assess procedure
  •     Malfunction Clearing Remedies
  •     Engaging Multiple Targets
  •     Moving to Cover and/or Concealment
  •     Application of learned skills under realistic conditions

Required Gear:

  •     A modern, serviceable shotgun, (pump or semi-auto shotgun recommended) in 12, 16 or 20 gauge
  •     Eye and ear protection (safety glasses that meet ANSI Z87.1-2003 standards, and ear plugs or muffs with at least 21db Noise Reduction Rating).
  •     Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  •     Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo.
  •     150 rounds (7 1/2 or #8 shot), 25 shells that are #5 shot and at least 10 00-buck
  •     A quality belt designed to anchor gear to your body
  •     Shotshell carrier (either weapon mounted, belt or shotshell pouch)
  •     Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  •     Hydration system or Bottled water.
  •     Baseball Cap

Prerequisites: 

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills
  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI within the last 2 years / (2 Days)
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of 1,000,000 coverage before your first class
  • SAFTD Range Officer Certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

The Defensive Shotgun 2 course length is a full day, typically taking 8 – 10 hours including a 1-hour scheduled lunch break. A short break is given after each hour of instruction (approximately).


SAFTD Precision Rifle Instructor

prifleThe SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the range portions of the class and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Precision Rifle” course is to provide the already solid based student with more advanced longer distance theory and refined shooting skills. This is not a defensive class. These series of classes are not designed for the beginner rifle shooter. The student must have a good working understanding of their rifle and optics. The shooters equipment must be able to hold a minimum of 1 MOA at 100 yards and must be zeroed. A number of topics will be covered in “Precision Rife", these include but are not limited to:

  • Human mechanics while shooting
  • Understanding basic ballistics
  • Reading weather conditions
  • Compensation for variables while shooting
  • Specialized equipment
  • Optics and how they work
  • How to keep DOPE books and use the information
  • Tall and square live fire tests
  • Dialing in at 100 yards Required Equipment
  • A rifle system and ammunition capable of a 1" MOA at 100 yards.
  • The shooter must be able to consistently hold a 3" MOA at 100 yards
  • Shooting mat
  • Shooting bag or bi-pod
  • Spotting scope
  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs required).
  • Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  • Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo.
  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Baseball Cap Course

Length of Course: 16 Hours.

There are short breaks and a lunch break throughout both the classroom session and shooting range drills.


SAFTD Range Master Course

rangeofficerThe goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Range Master” course is to provide the Certified Range Officers with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of range management and operations. This is a two day class.

The SAFTD Instructor level courses are designed to teach the experienced shooter/instructor, how to present the SAFTD courses to the general public using the SAFTD MOI as a basis for instructional methods and techniques. This course also encompasses the proper running of the range portions of SAFTD classes and the best practices for achieving the maximum amount of learning from the students.

A number of topics will be covered in the “Range Master" course, these include but are not limited to:

  • Writing Standard Range Operating Procedures
  • Instructing Range Officers
  • Range Setup
  • Range Inspection
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Range Rules
  • Range Safety Briefings
  • Running the Line and Movement on the Range
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  • Student Safety
  • Instructor Safety
  • Dealing with the public

Prerequisites: 

  • Must posses outstanding firearm handling safety skills
  • SAFTD Methods of Instruction MOI within the last 2 years / (2 Days)
  • Liability Insurance with minimum of 1,000,000 coverage before your first class
  • SAFTD Range Officer Certification
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification (National or State recognized organization)-(Must be up to date.)
  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

Range Master is an Instructor rating, you must be a current Certified SAFTD Range Officer, Certified in First Aid, CPR, AED from a National or State recognized organization and also must have taken SAFTD MOI (Methods of Instruction) within the last 2 years.


SAFTD S.A.F.E. - Situational Alertness for Everyone Instructor

The SAFTD “S.A.F.E" Instructor Development Course is a one day workshop that will take the instructor candidate through the S.A.F.E. Seminar and the instructor portion of the workshop. The goal of the workshop is to teach you how to professionally and confidently conduct the S.A.F.E. Seminar in your community using the SAFTD lesson plans.

The course will be led by a Certified SAFTD Master Instructor. In the first half of the course the instructor candidate will participate in a full professional presentation of the S.A.F.E. Seminar. During the second part of the course the candidate will be participating in the instructor coursework/lesson plan. Besides bookwork the candidate can expect to participate with a hands on learning approach using the course material, slides and visual aids, while roll playing in an instructor capacity with other instructor candidates.

safe5Listed below is a brief description of the course topics that will be covered.

  • class2Introduction
  • The Criminal Mindset
  • How criminals select their victims
  • Creating a Safe Room & Home Security Plan
  • Situational Awareness and Avoidance Techniques
  • Internet and Cyber Safety
  • Home & Phone Security
  • Carjack Avoidance Techniques
  • Automobile & Travel Security
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Personal & Cyber Security
  • Personal Defense Devices (Tasers, Stun Guns, Batons, Pepper Spray)
  • Personal Safety Tools (Alarms, Whistles, Cell Phones etc)
  • What to do in case of a Home Invasions and/or Burglary
  • Interacting with the Police
  • How to stop Sliders in their tracks
  • Bump Keys and Prevention
  • Security Window Film
  • The 6 second garage door break-in and how to prevent it.
  • Malls & Parking Garages safety concerns
  • Layers of Defense and making your home a hard target.
  • Mental Preparedness & Controlling Fear
  • Lighting, Alarms, Dead Bolts, Windows and more
  • Rape Statistics and Prevention
  • Banking & ATM Scams
  • Cyber-fraud & Electronic Theft
  • Cyber-stalking & Cyber-bullying
  • Identity Theft
  • Workplace Security
  • S.A.F.E. At School
  • S.A.F.E. At College
  • S.A.F.E. Self Defense (Products/Training)
  • S.A.F.E. Seniors
  • S.A.F.E. For The Disabled

Special Section:

Domestic Violence & Stalking

Prerequisites: 

  • Must take and pass the SAFTD Student level class.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident with valid Green Card. (ITAR)
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must be able to legally posses firearms under both Federal and State laws.

The S.A.F.E. Instructor Course will take approximately 8 hours to complete. There will be an hour lunch break in between sessions. After completing the course certificates will be finalized and handed out.