An added bonus for being certified in one of the shooting disciplines is you can just take the test and become an RSO without sitting the class. The same goes for instructor for metallic cartridge reloading and shotgun shell reloading.
Both so true!!!
I've been a "certified" firearms instructor for almost 45 years. I'm not relating this to brag. I'm relating this to reinforce what @High Exposure and @Smokin .50 have said. All of it is true. It hasn't changed.
I've mentioned before the 4'9, 85 lb agent in my office. She is one tough woman. In addition to her shooting ability she went through Jump School at Ft Benning. Any kind of auto, shotgun, revolver, or M16 she maxed or was only a couple points from max on quals. She preferred the M16 over the M4
Another woman I worked with (acutally more than one) wanted to learn the MP5. After 5 or 6 magazines they demonstrated they could shoot it, they just needed the repetitions to really learn the gun. That's 300-500 to learn the skill and 3000-5000 to become muscle memory.
Oh yes, @Mrs. Peel, when she was searching for a centerfire handgun we had a range session and she did remarkably well with handguns she never shot before. That includes a 4" Taurus K frame that is now 35 year's old with a bazillion 357s through it. She asked to shoot it again. She also did a respectable showing with my WWI 1911.
I love taking women to the range.
Just my experience.
I am not sure, check the NJSP firearms division website to see how you can do that. Besides the defacto registration with handguns in this state with the pistol permit system, registration of nj legal long guns and handguns that were legally acquired outside of NJ are not required to be registered.