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Sage Dynamics

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Instructor Development

Shotgun I

Course length: 5 Days


Course Description:

The Sage Dynamics Instructor Development course is a five day, immersive program to instruct and guide students in teaching to an adult audience.  With a primary focus on the instruction of firearm fundamentals and associated concepts and principals.


Instructor Development is not a firearms proficiency course, nor is it a course on a specific or dogmatic methodology of teaching; rather, it is a course focused on taking the best and most reliable aspects of short-term interaction teaching and maximizing its value to the student.


Instructor Development drives at the chain of reasoning in instruction creation; encompassing the critical tools necessary to build a course that will best help a wide demographic of students without relying on a specific topic as the foundation to build the course.  The best teaching comes from an understanding of the student’s needs, and those needs are best relayed by the student.


Instructor Development is not a certifying system, it is a framework for an existing or prospective teacher to refine or improve their existing skills so that they can better teach functional and realistic information. 


Better students make better teachers.


Class instruction is separated into classroom and range days.  Classroom days will be days 1,2 and 3.  Range will be held on days 4 and 5.

Topics covered in this course include:


  • What is an Instructor?

  • What is a Student?

  • How we learn

  • Public speaking

  • Liability

  • Building your training program

  • The student

  • On range instruction (live fire)

  • The student on the range (live fire)

  • The student in the scenario (force on force)

  • Class lesson planning

  • Skills demonstration

  • Student teaching (teach back exercises)


Course Cost: $800.00 




  • Note taking material (pen, paper.  Laptop recommended)

  • Black marker

  • Handgun, minimum of 3 magazines

  • Rifle with optic and sling, minimum of 3 magazines

  • 500 rounds handgun, 500 rounds rifle

  • Carry holster with carry magazine pouch(es)

  • Magazine pouch for rifle

  • Handheld light/Weapon mounted lights

  • Ear and eye protection

  • Hat

  • Comfortable clothing for both range and classroom


Optional (recommended) gear:


  • Gloves

  • Sunblock

  • Hydration

  • Field cleaning kit

  • Basic maintenance tools

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Additional magazines for all weapons

Prerequisites: None, however students will be required to pass a proficiency exam and a firearms qualification.  Failure to pass either will prevent a student from receiving a certificate.

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