Just wanted to give a shout out to all the companies which provide discounts on firearms and accessories for NRA Instructors. Last year I took advantage of the programs offered by S&W and Ruger and this year plan to do the same. Most programs have the caveat the firearm is not to be sold and therefore it is to be used by the instructor for training purposes. I know I use my Rugers in every class and without the discounts it would have been difficult to have a plethora of firearms available during my classes.
So thanks to the companies which have programs and if you are a manufacturer, think about creating a program for instructors. Your products will be seen by the class and often that will lead to a future sale. Seems like cheap advertising to me!