Ten X to Host CCW Instructor’s Course

Ten X will host an NRA FFL Instructor’s training course on August 23, 24, and 25, 2019.  The class runs from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on all three days.  On Friday, August 23, and for the classroom portion of the course on Saturday August 24, the course will be held at the indoor range at 853 Ransom Road, while the firing instruction on Saturday and Sunday will be at the outdoor range on Greenbush Road. 

The NRA CCW Instructor Certification Course equips firearms trainers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to teach others how to safely and responsibly carry a concealed handgun for personal protection. NRA CCW Course builds on the fundamentals taught in the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course and puts those skills into a defensive context.  There are two prerequisites for the CCW instructor class: (1) you must be an NRA-certified pistol instructor, and (2) you must complete the NRA CCW Basic Course.  The CCW Basic Course is being held this same weekend in conjunction with the CCW Instructor’s Course.   The cost for non-members is $350.00 for the course.  Interested persons may sign up by clicking this link.

Ten X has agreed to host this course at the request of the Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club.  The Dorie Miller Club is a family-oriented social and recreational organization based in the City of buffalo.  Its mission is to educate residents of the City of Buffalo on firearm safety and proper use.

This NRA CCW Instructor Certification Course will be taught by Aqil Qadir who is the founder and lead instructor of Citizens Safety Academy, based in Tennessee (https://citizenssafety.com).  Aquil became an NRA Certified Instructor at the age of 22 and has been instructing citizens and law enforcement professionals for about 20 years.  Aquil is a former Public Safety officer with Buffalo Municipal Housing Agency (B.M.H.A.).

The Course Syllabus is as follows:


  • Review from NRA Basic Pistol Rules
    • gun safety rules
    • proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols
    • Fundamentals of marksmanship
    • ammunition knowledge and selection
  • holster selection
  • different carry modes
  • drawing from a holster (open and concealed)
  • defensive mindset
  • defensive accuracy and flash sight picture
  • emergency reloading
  • malfunction clearances
  • one-handed shooting
  • shooting from moderate distances (10-15 yards)
  • shooting under time limits


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