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4 Tools Firearm Instructors Shouldn’t Be Without

By North American Outdoors / July 20, 2023 / Comments Off on 4 Tools Firearm Instructors Shouldn’t Be Without

One of the keys to great firearm instruction is the ability to adapt to each student. These tools can help. by HEIDI LYN RAO posted on July 20, 2023 NEWS, HOW-TO, TIPS & TACTICS, GEAR, FIREARMS Anyone who has ever conducted handgun training can tell you that it can be just as challenging for the instructor as…

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Training with .22s: Not Just for Beginners

By North American Outdoors / July 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Training with .22s: Not Just for Beginners

There are many benefits to using a .22-cal. firearm when conducting firearms training. This is especially true if you are training a beginner shooter who has never used a firearm. Most new shooters have no problem starting out with a .22 caliber. In fact, they are usually relieved that you have a small-caliber option for them to…

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Mentoring: Make Sure Your New Hunter Uses Enough Gun

By North American Outdoors / July 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Mentoring: Make Sure Your New Hunter Uses Enough Gun

Using the largest caliber you can effectively shoot increases the chance of game recovery—which is very important when introducing a new hunter to the activity. by HEIDI LYN RAO posted on July 18, 2023 NEWS, HUNTING, TIPS & TACTICS Famed author Robert Ruark made the phrase “use enough gun” everyday hunting lexicon in his 1966 book, Use Enough…

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The Real Value in Evaluating Your Firearm Instructor

By North American Outdoors / July 10, 2023 / Comments Off on The Real Value in Evaluating Your Firearm Instructor

If an instructor is good, word spreads fast. If an instructor is not good, word spreads faster. Here’s why your students’ opinions matter. by HEIDI LYN RAO posted on July 10, 2023 NEWS, HOW-TO, LIFESTYLE, FIREARMS A good teacher does not have to tell others they are good at what they do; it is reflected in their…

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3 Steps to Training a New Shooter

By North American Outdoors / February 3, 2023 / Comments Off on 3 Steps to Training a New Shooter

When a new shooter seeks out a firearms training course and pays for a service, they are essentially hiring the instructor. It seems that most individuals who put themselves out there and advertise as a firearm instructor have never had any formal training, outside being self-taught and learning through videos and social media. There are…

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How NRA Instructors Impact Their Communities

By North American Outdoors / August 16, 2022 / Comments Off on How NRA Instructors Impact Their Communities

When NRA firearm instructors properly train individuals, they are demonstrating the “Gold Standard” that the sets them apart from any other training. The NRA offers firearm training and other programs to meet the needs of every citizen. Some training is expected to be utilized each time someone handles a firearm—like keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe…

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Growing the NRA Women Community – One Member at a Time

By North American Outdoors / June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Growing the NRA Women Community – One Member at a Time

Being an active NRA member means seeking out and recruiting new members. President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” There has never been a truer statement. As an NRA member, you are doing a lot for your country by supporting…

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6 Ways to Turn Off a New Gun Owner

By North American Outdoors / June 20, 2022 / Comments Off on 6 Ways to Turn Off a New Gun Owner

Firearm training can take a hard left turn quickly if the instructor falls into one of these categories. Firearm sales are continue to be brisk, with more people purchasing their first firearm—one third of them by women in 2021. Many are seeking formal training to learn the safe and responsible use of that firearm. As instructors,…

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What’s It Like Being an NRA Mom

By North American Outdoors / May 8, 2022 / Comments Off on What’s It Like Being an NRA Mom

Hear from the women shaping the future of the Second Amendment. Fostering the Future As a foster parent, my priority is to help the girls who join our family heal, learn to embrace their value, and grow into happy, productive young adults who can write a new chapter for their lives. Helping them gain the skills…

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NRA Woman Heidi Lyn Rao Guests “Hunting Matters” Podcast

By North American Outdoors / May 2, 2022 / Comments Off on NRA Woman Heidi Lyn Rao Guests “Hunting Matters” Podcast

The Houston Safari Club Foundation’s fan-fave podcast guest-stars our 2022 Golden Bullseye Award winner. by NRA WOMEN STAFF posted on May 2, 2022 NEWS, PROFILES Support NRA Women DONATE When we awarded Heidi Lyn Rao our 2022 Woman of the Year Golden Bullseye this year, Houston Safari Club Foundation’s (HSCF) “Hunting Matters” radio show and podcast took notice. “Hunting Matters,” a fan favorite,…

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