Loading Events

« All Events

CSA Pistol Instructor Development Course Wilmington DE

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 6:00 pm


This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to developing, organizing, and teaching a gateway pistol shooting course. Instructor candidates learn to develop, organize and teach a basic pistol curriculum and demonstrate mastery through practical exercises, student-teaching, a written exam and a shooting qualification course of fire.

This is a two-day course to develop gateway pistol instructors.

Candidates will learn to develop course policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, and preparing to teach. Role playing is a major part of an instructor course. Candidates take turns working in teams to teach portions of the course to other candidates who role-play as students.

There will also be a written test, a safe gun handling test and a shooting qualification course of fire.

For this class, you’ll need:

  • An open¬† mind
  • A positive attitude
  • A reliable semi-automatic handgun (9mm or larger)
  • Roughly 200 rounds of ammunition (ammo usage will depend on how many times we need to shoot the 25-round qualification course, so 200 rounds is a generous estimation).
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Comfortable clothing appropriate for shooting (indoor ranges can be cold), brimmed hat/cap, trimmed fingernails (no high-heeled or open-toed shoes or low cut blouses) snacks and water. If at an outdoor range, weather appropriate attire, bug spray, snacks and water
  • Notebook and pens or an electronic device (laptop/tablet) for note taking

We’ll send an email to all students within a week of class with more details on what to bring and what to expect.

Note on Ammo:

We are mindful of the current ammunition shortage. We will do our very best to be conservative with ammo consumption throughout this course. The round count in the equipment list is a generous estimate, and we hope to avoid having to use all of it.

Instructor candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Candidates will be required to demonstrate how to safely handle, load and unload both a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol.

We look forward to seeing you in class! If you have any trouble with the embedded registration form below, you can also register directly on our Eventbrite page (click here). Thanks!


September 18 @ 8:00 am
September 19 @ 6:00 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:


Civilian Self-Defense Concepts & Principles LLC
(302) 613-1012


DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Wilmington DE
700 N King St
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
+ Google Map