You may have read this week that the NRA was prohibiting members from using revolvers and 1911s in their level 1 Carry Guard courses. Well, that is no longer the case.
Jason J. Brown, the Media Relations Manager for NRA Carry Guard, stated the following in an email to GunsAmerica:
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.
Clay, GunsAmerica’s resident firearms trainer, had some fun blasting the NRA for the ban (see NSFW video below). I’ve since informed him that the NRA has reversed course on the matter. All is well now.
I just want to say that those burns and jabs were all in good fun. We like the NRA. We support the NRA. And we’re glad they took quick action to fix this mistake.