Tactical Pistol And Shotgun Training
“The true first responders are the ones already on the scene.”
Tactical Pistol And Shotgun Training
Instructor Development Course
This course is Missouri P.O.S.T. Approved
When was the last time you had the opportunity to train with multiple weapons systems? This course combines the pistol and the shotgun for a three-day training opportunity. Firearms instructors can also disconnect from their normal range duties and gain personal trigger time. Training is presented in a building block approach in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles. This program is challenging and participants should be in good physical condition. Days may run longer than 8 hours.
Concepts and Skills:
• Fundamentals Review
• Immediate Action and Failure Drills
• Loading, Unloading, Reloading
• Turning Movements
• Support Side Shooting
• Contact and Cover
• Working with a Partner
• Effective Verbal Commands
• Transitioning Weapons
• Shooting On The Move
• Multiple Threat Engagements
• Use of Cover
• Changing the Shooting Platform
• Fighting in Low Light
• Target Discrimination: Shoot/No Shoot
• Close Quarters Battle & Ground-fighting
• Less Lethal Munitions
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.
• Duty or Tactical Gear
• Ammunition according to course needs
• Body Armor
• Gas Mask
• Minimum of 4 magazines for pistol
• Method for carrying shotgun ammo
• Hearing protection
• Wraparound eye protection (clear lenses for night events)
• Cap with brim and Knee pads
• Hydration source
• Clothing for all weather conditions
• Duffel that will allow you to bring all of your gear to the line with you
1,500 pistol | 500 trap loads | 50 buckshot | 50 rifled slugs | 250 rounds pistol
All participants must have at least one high intensity hand held light
Highly recommended for long guns but not a requirement
All operators must have a sling that permits a muzzle-down, front body carry
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 receive new information and try new concepts
• Not capable of keeping your ego in check
Prerequisites and physical requirements for training:
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.