Classes for 2018

Classes are held in Niagara, Erie, Orleans and Genesee Counties.

Pre-registration required.

Private classes and coaching are also available. Call Jim Carr at (716) 778-9431 for information or to schedule your own private class.

Upcoming Classes

May

Class: New York State Pistol Permit
Date: May 3 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Lockport Conservation Club
4112 Lake Ave., Lockport, NY 14094
Hosted by: Johnson's Country Store
Pre-register with: Johnson's Country Store
(716) 434-9411

June

Class: New York State Pistol Permit
Date: June 7 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Lockport Conservation Club
4112 Lake Ave., Lockport, NY 14094
Hosted by: Johnson's Country Store
Pre-register with: Johnson's Country Store
(716) 434-9411

July

Class: New York State Pistol Permit
Date: July 5 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Lockport Conservation Club
4112 Lake Ave., Lockport, NY 14094
Hosted by: Johnson's Country Store
Pre-register with: Johnson's Country Store
(716) 434-9411

 

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About James D. Carr

"My philosophy for teaching is that I should train others as I enjoy being trained. Besides, a motivated and well informed student is a prepared citizen!"

James D. CarrJames D. CarrMy love of educating others in the fields of Threat Management and Firearms Training began when I was a student of Massad Ayoob and enrolled in his LFI 1: Judicious Use of Deadly Physical Force course. I remember thinking at the time that if Pistol Permit holders back in Western New York could only learn some of the same skills & principles their lives would be much easier and safer.

Ayoob suggested that I become a certified firearms instructor and seek membership with the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET). I followed his recommendations and advanced rapidly to instructor level certification within a number of related fields.

That initial feeling of wonder and curiosity that I had in my first class with Ayoob has stayed with me all these years. When I teach a class I enjoy inspiring my students by combining a motivational teaching style, plenty of informative detail and excellence in training. My philosophy for teaching is that I should train others as I enjoy being trained. Besides, a motivated and well informed student is a prepared citizen!

Since 1997 I have been a full time Threat Management and Firearms Training instructor teaching classes throughout Western New York. I have been fortunate to have been trained by a number of the “classic instructors” within the field and this has had a profound influence in how I teach others.

I use a dynamic, “no holds barred” teaching style that reflects my dedication to the discipline as well as experiences gained in advanced training and field work. These unique and demanding life lessons motivate me to offer high quality, professional grade training in even the most basic class that I teach.

Training at LFI

As you’ll see in my CV, I’ve undergone extensive training from a number of the most noted instructor’s in the United States for one purpose: To learn skills and techniques so that I may be a better instructor for the sake of my students. You’ll discover a background that makes me ideally qualified to train you within the disciplines of Threat Management and Firearms Training!