3-Day Pistol & Rifle Firearms & Tactical Training Course
Audience: Patrol, plainclothes and tactical officers; current and aspiring instructors
This dynamic and realistic program combines skills and drills for both the pistol and the rifle. Come well rested and ready to learn by doing because down time is not a part of this class. Participants should be in good physical condition. Days may run longer than 8 hours and our curriculum includes evening events. Instructors and coaches: Here is your chance for some trigger time and personal skill development.
- Fundamentals Tune Up
- Efficient Reloading
- Stoppages and Immediate Action Drills
- Fighting Platforms
- Support Side Shooting
- One Hand Shooting
- Conforming to Cover
- Cornering and Angles
- Mobile Threats
- CQB and Ground-fighting
- Shooting on the Move
- Working in a Gas Mask
- Low Light and Flashlight Techniques
- Adapting to Distances and Terrain
- Partners and Teams: The Power of the Pair
Our Training Philosophy:
Our training staff is composed of professional and experienced coaches and we are students ourselves.
We believe in treating everyone respectfully and as adult learners. Our coaches participate in the learning process and we use a building block approach to solidify skills before moving toward more advanced concepts.
We believe that “capability breeds humility.” In other words, by achieving a higher level of skill you will be able to better maintain composure while under duress. Through managing fear the capable operator will operate more confidently, more quickly, and make better decisions in the stressful environment of a true emergency.
We do not believe in “check the box” training or lowest common denominator training. Individual assistance is always available.
You should not enroll in our course if you are:
- Not safe and conscientious with firearms
- Not willing to be open-minded
- Not willing to receive new information and try new concepts
- Not capable of keeping your ego in check
Prerequisites and physical requirements:
You must understand the basics of how your firearm operates. This includes being able to lock open and close the action as well as load and unload the firearm safely. You should be able to field strip your pistol according to your owner’s manual for maintenance and cleaning. Bring your owner’s manual with you.
You must be able to operate in a safe and controlled manner. Speed is not an issue. Muzzle discipline (where the gun is pointed) and awareness is paramount.
You must possess the physical strength and stamina to repetitively function and fire your weapon during training drills. You must be able to move forward, backward, and laterally under control while holding your firearm in front of you and pointed at the targets.
You must have personal self-discipline and be able to maintain mental, physical, and emotional control at all times and not become over-excited or lose your composure. You must be willing and able to accept coaching and instruction and follow commands. You must have a keen awareness and consideration for other participants while handling firearms and conducting drills in close proximity of one another.
Operators should be familiar with their weapons and equipment and be able to field strip their firearm for cleaning, maintenance and problem-solving.
Make sure you have the necessary equipment listed for training. Backup firearms are recommended in case of failure or breakage. We cannot guarantee that a loaner firearm will be available.
- Ammunition: 1,500 rounds pistol – 1,000 rounds rifle
- Duty or Tactical Gear
- Body Armor
- Gas Mask
- Minimum of 4 magazines for pistol
- Hearing protection
- Cap with brim
- Knee pads
- Wraparound eye protection (clear lenses for night events)
- Clothing for all weather conditions
- Duffel that will allow you to bring all of your gear to the line with you
- Handheld Light: Weapon mounted lights are useful but not required. All participants must have at least one high intensity hand held light.