Most of the folks who follow entries here at Warrior Capitalist know that Distributed Security, Inc provides World Class, Tactical Firearms Instruction to Individuals and Organizations. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors on the basis of instructor experience, low Student to Instructor ratios, content-dense curriculum, pre-range training, post-range persistent training, a robust online platform, and tremendous value for your training dollar in terms of quality and quantity of instruction.
The dumpster fire formerly known as the NRA, however, does not.
Yes… that’s inflammatory. Tough. I’ll wait a moment (brief intermission) to continue until the National Rifle Sycophants cease hyperventilating and find some pearls to clutch…
Ok, NRA True Believers. Time for a little math-based, tough love, reality. This’ll be short, because I’d hate to be accused of insulting anyone’s intelligence by belaboring the painfully obvious. Just the tip. I promise…:
You can bring yourself to a fundamental level of handgun familiarity by engaging in:
- NRA Basic HG course = 8 hrs of death by PowerPoint and $165 hard cash
- Basic and Advanced Holster* courses = 4 hrs and $150
- Total commitment = 12 hrs and $315
- DSI’s Module 1 of Tier 4 Handgun Training = 4 hrs of actual Range Time (instructed by former Military and Law Enforcement professionals) and $200*we’ll throw-in the Holster training for free
So… what’s our take-home lesson? For all you math wizards and business types out there, what’s the cost:benefit analysis of the above?
For higher quality, content-rich training, you save $115 and a full day of your life. Further, the beauty of the NRA model is: both the vendors and the consumers are screwing themselves. The vendors are “gaining” 50% on the revenue for spending 200% more labor. The Stockholm Syndrome stricken consumers, though, are willfully being raped.
It’s time for someone to throw a wet blanket on the Fairfax Dumpster Fire. Seriously.
Shut up and Train.