We reported a couple of days ago that for the training classes being offered by the NRA in conjunction with their new Carry Guard insurance program, they had decided to prohibit students using 1911’s and revolvers. Despite claiming that the curriculim had been designed by “elite military veterans in conjunction with law enforcement experts,” we were told by people in the know that the decision was made by (or, at least, in consultation with) their longtime public relations firm, Ackerman McQueen.
Whoever made the call, the NRA has now decided to drop the prohibition and has released the following statement:
In response to clear feedback surrounding the NRA Carry Guard Level I course announcement, we have modified the required firearm platforms as well as our site language to clearly articulate how firearms will be used in the class.
Bottom line: our decision to not include 1911s and revolvers as primary firearms in our initial Level I course was a mistake, and we appreciate the feedback we have received from the firearms community.
In response to the clear and overwhelming demand for these firearms to be used throughout the entire course, our instructors have decided to accommodate all safe, reliable handguns with a capacity of 6 rounds or more. Firearms with less than 6 rounds of capacity will still be allowed as secondary platforms.
We welcome anyone serious about building the skills necessary to defend themselves and their families to attend our NRA Carry Guard Level I course, beginning in July.