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I am James Dowler a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and founder of Survival of the Fittest Pistol Courses. I offer courses in firearm safety that are designed to familiarize you with your pistol and all of its features, while also teaching you how to properly carry and accurately shoot your pistol. All three classes I teach exceed the training requirements for a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit and is good in 30+ States.

Since the age of 7, I have had continuous experience and exposure to firearms and firearm safety. This began as a way to bond with my Grandfather, and quickly became a passion for me as I learned about the historical influence various firearms have had on the world. Over the last 36 years I have taken several hundred hours of firearms training with Smith & Wesson, the NRA, and other various organizations. While living in Massachusetts, I worked at Smith & Wesson and as an armed guard. Before I started my firearm safety business in Palm Harbor, Florida. I worked as a Range Safety Officer in Clearwater, Florida. I feel strongly that anyone who owns a gun should know how to use it safely and feel comfortable with the decision they are making. Training and education are key to owning a gun, but also for anyone who is being trusted to help people become experts with their firearm. My education has spanned several hundred hours of training, as mentioned above, including licenses and certifications. My NRA certifications are in Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection, Range Safety Officer, and as an NRA Instructor. I continually take courses to grow my knowledge and expertise in new areas of firearms and firearms safety.


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