Tactical Rifle Instructor
“The true first responders are the ones already on the scene.”
Tactical Rifle Instructor
Patrol, Tactical (SWAT), and Corrections Officers
A rifle in the hands of a trained operator dramatically increases that officer’s potential for threat mitigation. This course is tactical weapons training in its purest form and provides preparation for a variety of patrol deployments including active shooter engagements. This program is challenging and participants should be in good physical condition. Days will run longer than 8 hours and the curriculum includes evening events. Participants who complete this course come away with a skill set they absolutely appreciate and are able to apply immediately.
• Failure Drills: Transition to Pistol
• Turning Movements
• Support Side Shooting
• Contact and Cover
• How to Adapt Your Shooting Platform
• Defeating a Vehicle Assault
• Officer Down Rescue
• Tactical and Effective Communication
• Moving Targets
• Shooting On The Move
• Multiple Threat Engagements
• Movement and Mobility Exercises
• Use of Cover
• Threat Discrimination: Shoot/No Shoot
• Dynamics of Low Light Engagements
• Close Quarters Battle
• Man-on-Man Drills
In addition to range drills and exercises, the Tactical Rifle Instructor course includes the following teaching and training (coaching) sessions and instructional support materials for the instructor:
• Liability Issues
• Case Law and Precedent
• Instructional Techniques
• Coaching Beyond Fundamentals
• Preparing Incident Action/Safety Plans
• Creating Lesson Plans
• Managing Difficult Trainees
• Classroom and Range Presentations
• Designing Training for Your Agency
• Running a Safe Range at Night
• Duty or Tactical Gear
• Ammunition according to course needs
• Body Armor
• Gas Mask with leg pouch/case
• Minimum of 4 magazines (pistols and rifles)
• Knee pads and gloves
• Wraparound eye and ear protection (clear lenses for night events)
• Cap with brim
• Hydration source
• Clothing for all weather conditions
• Duffel that will allow you to bring all of your gear to the line with you
• Ammunition: 500 pistol | 2,500 rifle
• Handheld Light: All participants must have at least one high-intensity handheld light
• Weapon-Mounted Light: Highly recommended but are not a requirement Sling The operator must have a sling that permits a muzzle-down, front body carry.
NOTE: Instructor-level schools are longer than operator courses, and students participate in coaching and training delivery on the range. Make sure you have all equipment listed and backup firearms are recommended in case of failure or breakage. We cannot guarantee that a “loaner” firearm will be available.
Prerequisites and Physical Requirements:
An operator should be able to load, unload, and reload their firearm in a safe and controlled manner. Muzzle discipline and awareness
An operator must possess the physical strength and stamina to repetitively function and fire their weapon during prolonged drilling. You must be able to get up and down from standing, kneeling, and prone positions, as well as move forward, backward, and laterally. An operator must be able to maintain mental, physical, and emotional self-discipline and not become over-excited or lose control.
An operator must have a keen awareness and consideration for other operators while handling fire-arms and conducting drills in close proximity of other operators. An operator should be familiar with their weapons and equipment and be able to field strip their fire-arm for cleaning, maintenance, and problem-solving.
Instructor candidates are expected to be excellent communicators and willing to adapt to the role of being a student-learner as well as an instructor. There is no place in the training arena for personal aggrandizement or ego.
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 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 weapons
• Not willing to be open-minded
• Not willing to receive new information and try new concepts
• Not capable of keeping your ego in check