I’m excited to be teaching a Range Safety Officer course today. I actually thought there would be more interest, but I’m not sure the Triangle area has as much participation in outdoor ranges and shooting as other parts of the state with the exception of the local clubs. It seems to me where the scouting program is the strongest is where you see the most interest in this type of course. I would also think any potential instructor might like a taste of what they would experience to become an instructor by taking an RSO course, but many instructors don’t appear to have RSO training, they rely on their instructor training and while adequate, just doesn’t cover everything.
This class is small, but mighty. For a short while it appeared we were going to fill the classroom, but over time the numbers dropped to only a few. Then in the last few days we added two more warm bodies to make it a nice group of students.
I hope to have a class in the Charlotte area before the end of the year. That end of the state seems to be missing the availability of RSO classes so I’m hoping the class would have in excess of 10 people. I know I’ve already got one for sure whenever we do it and another who was coming to Raleigh, but had to drop at the last-minute.
By the end of the day today we should have a new group of NRA Range Safety Officers. I already feel like a proud papa!