Ever since Cabelas opened in Lehi, Utah, I have taught their CCW classes. I’ve taught well over 2,000 people there, most of those for free, and they have never once had a single complaint about my class. In fact, every bit of feedback they’ve ever gotten has been positive.
But once again, in the corporate world, being good doesn’t necessarily get you rewarded. I was recently notified that Cabela’s Corporate has instructed the locals that they will be using a new instructor.
So looks like I’m done teaching at Cabelas, through no fault of my own. Somebody in Nebraska, or wherever, said use this other dude. I have no idea who he is, or how good of an instructor he is. Apparently he thinks he’s pretty good, because he costs a bunch more.
My class was $40. His is $75. His includes finger prints and photos. Mine included optional finger prints, photos, notarization, and delivery to BCI for an additional $20. So thanks to the help of Dr. Dave Gardner (notary and finger printer extraordinaire) who has been helping me for the last few months, you got more services for less.
Also, I taught anyone in the military, Active, Reserve, or Guard for free. I taught anyone who worked at any Utah school for free, teachers, admin, I don’t care if you’re the janitor, work in a school, free CCW. And finally, I taught any student of any Utah college or university for free.
I’m told the new guy might possibly offer a small discount for military.
I put my money where my mouth is. I’ve taught over $20,000 worth of free CCW classes to military, students, and teachers in the last year. And one of the primary reasons I was able to get away with that was because I had a really large classroom to work with. It takes me 5 hours to teach a few people in their kitchen or a room full of 50 people.
I’ll still keep teaching those groups for free, because I’m stubborn like that, but right now I’m limited to teaching at my shop in Draper. For those of you that have been in some of the bigger classes I taught there, keep in mind that usually half the people in the room weren’t paying anything.
In the past I just told students to refer their friends to Cabelas to get into a class. Can’t do that anymore, so please contact me at FBMG for your CCW instruction.
If you were planning on going to Cabelas for your class, especially if you were in one of the free groups, be sure to let them know your opinion of their new arrangement.