New Member with a question.
Does anyone have any real experience with Front Sight especially their Instructor Development Course.
I received an invitation for the Instructor Development Course. I really want to go. In many ways it would be my dream job. However, I don't know anyone who actually knows anything about the place. All I've seen is the company propaganda. I'm unemployed right now and I'm having a hard time dropping the couple thousand that it would cost to go there. If I understand correctly the course itself would be free, however I would have to pay for ammo, lodging, rental car etc.
Any info would be great. Thank you very much in advance.
Welcome from North Carolina. I know nothing about Front Sight but best of luck on your dream job.
Welcome from Northern Colorado.
Welcome from southeast Texas.
How much shooting experience do you have?
Originally Posted by JoeKerr
I know nothing about Front Sight, but I do know about being a shooting instructor.
Any school that offers to train you as an instructor by selling you an expensive instructor-development course is probably scamming you. All they want to do is sell you a training course, and maybe also some ammunition.
You become an instructor by first being noticeably experienced and proficient, and by having an obviously effective style of teaching. You can't get any of that from a mere training course, no matter who provides it. It takes years, and lots of innate talent.
My take: Run, as fast as you can, in the opposite direction.
Finest Instruction Staff In the Industry-Bar None. Here's Why...
To become part of Front Sight's elite instructional staff, an instructor must first successfully complete our four day, Instructor Development Program to the exacting and professional standards set by my example and supervised by our cadre of certified Range Masters. This is not an easy task. The criteria for graduation from Front Sight's Instructor Development Course are so far above the industry standard, that fewer than one out of ten participants make the grade in their first attempt.
Those instructor candidates who do not make the cut the first time around, but demonstrate professional level teaching skills; a customer service attitude; and a willingness to study and practice their instructional skills to the levels required to become a Front Sight Instructor are invited to return to the four day Instructor Development Course and repeat it until they are certified to wear the Front Sight Instructor uniform.Even after successfully completing the Instructor Development Course the training continues through daily "Ongoing Instructor Development" blocks of instruction to fine tune and polish our instructor's teaching and communication skills. These intensive blocks of instruction and correction guarantee the highest degree of consistency, efficiency, and ability in Front Sight's entire instructional staff.
What does all this mean for you - our student? It means that when you arrive at Front Sight you and your entire family will be treated with the utmost respect - in a friendly, supportive, and caring manner - by the absolute best trained, most consistent, and most effective instructional staff in the industry. I guarantee it, because I am Front Sight's Founder and Director. Even seasoned law enforcement and military instructors are humbled, yet grateful for the experience to learn what it takes to be part of the greatest instructional staff ever assembled in any industry.
Gotta say I'm with Steve. Run the opposite way. Even the course description basically says you will fail and have to repeat, which just means more $$$ for them.
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