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Professional Code

The Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors has developed “The Professional Code of Defensive Shooting Instructors”.
Northwest Florida Firearms Training agrees whole heartily with these tenets and have adopted them as a Professional Code that we will strive to live by.

Professional Code of Defensive Shooting Instructors

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I. I am committed to the safety of my students, and hold that the expected benefit of any training activity must significantly outweigh any known or perceived risk of that activity.

II. I believe that it is my responsibility to understand not just what I’m teaching, buy WHY I’m teaching any technique or concept, or offering specific advice.

III. I recognize that defensive shooting skills, along with the drills and gear used, are inherently specialized and usually distinct from those of target shooting, competition and hunting endeavors.

IV. I will encourage my students to ask questions about course material, and I will answer them with thorough and objective explanations.

V. I understand that Integrity and Professionalism are subjective traits and I strive to maintain high levels of both. I am capable of, and willing to, articulate the reasons for the way I conduct my courses and how I interact with students and peers.

VI. I believe that is valuable to engage my peers in constructive conversation about differences in technique and concept, with the goal of mutual education and evolution.

VII. I believe that the best instructor is an avid student, and I will strive to continually upgrade my own skills and knowledge. As part of this belief, I understand that my own teachings need to be subject to critique and open to evolution.