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Training of Female NRA Instructors Continues To Climb

Training of Female NRA Instructors Continues To Climb

The National Rifle Association has been busy credentialing female firearms instructors at an ever-increasing rate since 2008. The reason? An increased national interest in firearms - particularly among women.

Don't believe us? Here are the hard numbers. Between 2008 and 2015 the number of female instructors has climbed from just over 4,000 to more than 9,500 - an increase of 134%. Conversely, during the previous eight years the number of female instructors grew just 20%.

These female NRA Certified Instructors are a part of a greater family of more than 125,000 NRA instructors who educate and train one million students each year on the safe and proper use of firearms. Additionally, the NRA offers instructional shooting clinics designed for, and led by, women such as Women on Target®.

NRA courses stress the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating firearms properly and are the best option for new gun owners or citizens interested in learning to shoot. For information on how to become a firearms instructor or to look up local NRA firearm training courses in your hometown, visit NRAInstructors.org or call (703) 267-1430.

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