I have been thinking a lot lately about instructor background. In fact, I was preparing some notes for an upcoming article, but Andrew at Vuurwapen Blog beat me to the punch with a great article on instructor background – military versus competition – that addressed the very questions that I was wrestling with. If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage you to read it. Andrew shares his thoughts and the thoughts of one of the more highly regarded instructors working today, Mike Pannone who is an instructor with plenty of real world experience.
Now it is your chance to Be Heard. Must a firearms instructor have military or law enforcement experience in order to train at a high level? Does (or should) combat experience matter to the average citizen who is attending a training course? Would you attend or have you paid for instruction from someone other than a combat veteran?
Leave a comment below to join the discussion and Be Heard!