4-Dimensional Firearm Training

There is shooting, and there is gunfighting; and they are not the same. PFC again breaks new ground and enhances survivability with this innovative new program, which utilizes UTM non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) in a force-on-target setting. Students will first be taught the principles of live fire movement using their handgun or carbine weapon system in order to establish the critical skill-at-arms required for problem solving against live, dynamic threats. Further instruction features the five modules of PFC’s “Mover-Mover” series of drills, which seek to work the peripheral, adrenal and spatial muscles that simply get neglected during rote square range training. Dye Marking Cartridges (DMC) for too long have been under-utilized and only thought of for Force-on-Force training; 4-Dimensional Firearm Defense stands this paradigm on its head. This class will take your firearms training to another level.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NLTA converted weapon (UTM or Simunition), 250 rounds of NLTA (UTM or Simuntion), Desired/standard tactical equipment or load-out, Clear eye protection, Note taking materials


Aerosol Instructor Certification

This one-day (8-hour) Instructor level certification program focuses on the deploying, handling and documenting the use of chemical aerosols. This course will address:

    Medical issues and legal liability
    Ways for the instructor to develop in the use and training of aerosol tactics
    How to protect your department from costly litigation issues that could arise from the use of aerosol projectors
    Proper deployment techniques
    The complete arsenal of available aerosols and situational requirement
    Recommended contamination drills
    Decontamination
    Properly reporting force and tactics for aerosol projectors

Certified instructors receive an instructor manual and student PowerPoint to use when teaching end user classes. This certification is valid for three calendar years from successfully completing this course.

Topics covered include:

    Oleoresin Capsicum Formulations / Carriers
    Projectors / Propellants / Delivery Systems
    Effectiveness / Safety / Liability Factors
    Criteria for Selection
    Sample Policy and Procedures
    Officer Survival Techniques
    Decontamination / First Aid - New SABRE Decon will be used!
    Operational Guidelines / Practical Exercises
    Instructor Development
    Inter-graded Use of Force Options
    Deployment Methods
    Tactics for Surviving an OC Attack
    Contamination Exercises*

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Complete duty gear with handcuffs & key, baton & carrier, holster (NO Live Firearm) Training Firearms provided, Change of clothes, towel & safety glasses (recommended)


AR-15 / M-16 / M-4 Armorer Certification Course (SLR15, Inc)

Our 16 hour AR15/M16/M4 Armorer course provides Industry Standard 5 year Armorer's Certification.
Here is a brief overview of what is covered during this very busy hands on full 2-days of AR15/M16 Armoring:

  •     History of the Weapon
  •     Cycles of Function
  •     General Disassembly & Assembly
  •     Identification of Common Problems and Parts
  •     Nomenclature
  •     Identification of Group Components
  •     Semi, Burst, and Full Auto Parts and Conversions
  •     Complete Armoring Disassembly / Assembly
  •     Barrel Replacement
  •     Cleaning and Maintenance
  •     Sight and Distance Considerations
  •     Ballistic Issues
  •     Barrel Twist and Length Choices
  •     Gas System
  •     Parts Interchangeability, including Brands
  •     Headspace
  •     Firing Pin Protrusion
  •     Trigger Jobs
  •     Chamber Inspection and Polishing
  •     Accessories and Customizing
  •     Tool Options and Selection
  •     Iron Sights (A1/A2/A3)
  •     Disassembly/Reassembly
  •     Optics
  •     SOP/MOD
  •     Accessories and Additions

All tools, manuals, and anything else that is necessary is supplied. Students should bring their own weapon systems to get familiar with their own configuration and modifications, plus this allows the time for a good thorough cleaning and inspection. IN addition plus we can replace and repair any parts necessary. This is a very intensive course that we cover in 2-days, so be prepared to get a lot of hands on knowledge.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN AR-16 RIFLE TO THE CLASS


AR-15/ M-16 MAINTENANCE & CARE

The AR-15 has become the standard shoulder weapon in Law Enforcement.  This course will show how to clean and properly maintain the patrol rifle to keep it in top working condition.

Course Highlights:

Function Checks
Field Strip
Bolt Carrier Assembly Cleaning, Maintenance & Inspection
Chamber Cleaning
Barrel Cleaning & Maintenance
Suppressor Maintenance     

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDEDAR-15 / M-16 RIFLE


Barricaded Subject Resolution

This course will offer the student an overall review of the procedures and tactics to be used in resolving an armed barricaded suspect situation. The class will focus on a wide array of tactical options to include the following: intelligence gathering, decision making, the deployment of entry / containment personnel, use of force, explosive breaching, use of diversionary devices, chemical agents, less-lethal options, and Police K-9.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Ballistic Shield Operations

The Ballistic shield is an effective tool which is often under-utilized by law enforcement teams throughout the country. In the past, use of the shield had been limited to methodical operations such as barricaded subjects due to the size and weight of the shield itself. Advances in Ballistic technology have led to the development of a new breed of shields that are smaller, lightweight and easier to maneuver in close quarters. Based on these developments, teams can further enhance their dynamic capabilities through upgraded equipment and proper training. Understanding that the necessary elements for dynamic operations being speed, surprise and violence of action now coupled with utilizing the ballistic shield as a clearing element can greatly enhance the safety of the entry team and further increase the probability of prevailing in the encounter. During this course we will discuss and demonstrate the proper tactics to be utilized when officers / investigators are conducting  ballistic shield operations.


AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:


•    Describe the nomenclature of the modern ballistic shield based on classroom discussion.
•    Demonstrate three tactical shield positions utilized during dynamic operations based on classroom discussion and demonstration.
•    Describe and demonstrate the proper shooting platform for ballistic shield operations based on classroom discussion and demonstration.
•    Describe and demonstrate shield striking techniques utilized in a confrontational encounter based on classroom discussion and demonstration.
•    Demonstrate proper dynamic room clearing techniques utilizing the ballistic shield based on classroom discussion and demonstration. 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Ballistic Shield, Training Gun


Building Clearing Tactics

 This course will expose the end-user to proven methods for safely clearing structures while mitigating risk. Topics covered will include the structure traits and dynamics, door management, methods of entry, subject management, contingency preparations, action on contact. This class will focus on 2 man movement.

This course is an overview of basic clearing strategies and is not meant to supplant the full training course.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE GUN (HANDGUN/RIFLE) - IF AVAILABLE


Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (CTS)

This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history of chemical agents, nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from CTS at the completion of this course.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology)

This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history of chemical agents, nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from Defense Technology / Safariland at the completion of this course.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION 
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Combat Mindset Lecture

We speak of good tactics and bad tactics, sound tactics and sloppy tactics, without ever really inquiring into what we mean by those phrases.  Yet the inquiry is a crucial one. Like it or not, Law Enforcement officers will encounter the chaotic dynamics of street combat during their careers. Whether they manage those encounters successfully or not is largely a function of the tactics that they practice and perform.  To put it bluntly, sound tactics can make the difference between the officer living and dying.  Understand there is no one tactic or technique that will work for every situation.  We must have the flexibility and awareness to utilize the appropriate tactic for whatever we encounter. It is important for all officers to have the proper COMBAT MINDSET to effectively implement the solution to any given situation.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


CQB Tactics Concepts and Principles

This course will expose the end-user to proven methods for safely clearing structures while mitigating risk. Topics covered will include the structure traits and dynamics, door management, methods of entry, subject management, contingency preparations, action on contact. This block will focus on two man and team movement.

This course is an overview of basic clearing strategies and is not meant to supplant the full training course.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BLUE GUN HANDGUN / LONG GUN OR OTHER INERT WEAPON


Crisis Intervention Techniques for Law Enforcement

The purpose of the course is to facilitate Law Enforcement awareness to some of the varying mental and behavioral disorders that may be encountered in emergent situations.  Negotiation techniques/tactics will be introduced that may be applicable for resolving what can be volatile situations, recognizing that while negotiation is always preferable, it is not always an option.

The course objective will be met through participant exposure to a combination of academic and practical instruction content, document readings, analysis, and recreation of real-life scenarios, as well as other methods of instruction are a part of this class.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Defense Against Handgun Threats

This course is designed to teach the operator or law enforcement
officer the principles, techniques and tactics to defeat a suspect armed with a handgun when the officer is either unarmed, or does not have the time or ability to access his own handgun. Students will learn basic combatives (strikes) and counter-assault techniques designed to defeat and disarm an assailant.  This is NOT a three hour lecture. This IS a "hands-on" seminar designed to familiarize the operator with the principles and techniques that may someday save his life.  You will sweat.
  
COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  All participants should bring athletic shoes, duty belt,  (BDUs recommended), bottled water, and a red gun type training weapon.


Defense Against Knife Attacks

This course is designed to teach the operator or law enforcement
officer the principles, techniques and tactics to defend himself in hand-to-hand encounters against an attacker armed with an Edged Weapon (knife).  Krav Maga emphasizes techniques ranging along the readiness continuum, as well as scenarios where the Police Officer is unable to access a higher force option (firearm).   Students will learn movement, combative strikes, and self defense techniques that are the basis of the Krav Maga system.  This is NOT a lecture. This IS a "hands-on" seminar designed to familiarize the operator with the principles and techniques that may someday save his life.  You will sweat.
  
COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:   All participants should wear athletic shoes, duty belt,  BDUs (recommended), and bring bottled water and a towel.  If available, students should bring a red gun or similar inert training weapon that is similar to their issue sidearm.  


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails:

•Types of Explosions
•Primary and Thermal Effects of Distraction Devices
•History and types of diversion devices
•Specifications and Illustrations of Model 7290 Flash-Bang
•M201 Precision Fuze/M.S.D.S./Fuze Firing Sequence
•Deployment of Device
•Diversionary Device Decibel Levels 
•Rendering Safe Procedures Secondary Blast Pressure Effects
•ATF Requirements.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION 
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology / ALS)

 Distraction Devices Instructor Program will cover:

• Distraction devices: types and nomenclature/reloadable and non-reloadable devices/command initiated
• Decibels/candela/p.s.i./overpressure
• Handling/storage/rendering safe
• Tactical deployment/safety considerations/policy and procedures
• Criminal and civil liabilities
• Live-firing exercises/operational scenarios
• Instructor development to establish in-house/in-service training and documentation skills

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Dominating from Bad Positions on the Ground

Is the EFC version of ground defense from guards, bottom mount and side control.  Officers will work to get on top or sweep from the guards.  If they are mounted or in bottom side control the will escape and then work to get up or on top. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Wrestling or running shoes, bdu and tshirts , duty belt and outer vest if possible


Exposed: Tactical Lessons Learned during Critical Incidents

A leadership-centered tactical debrief on lessons learned from the TOC, while managing the worst mass shooting incident in modern policing history, delivered by Will Huddler, ret. LVMPD Lt. and SWAT Tactical Commander for the Route 91 Harvest Festival elevated, Hostile Mass Casualty Incident. Additionally, attendees will experience a pointed discussion and receive leadership tools prioritizing operator/agency survival in the aftermath of tragedy.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Cobb County GA Lane Drive Hostage Rescue 

This presentation will take participants through four Hostage Rescue Incidents, culminating with an entry team-initiated hostage rescue.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Henry Platt IL Active Shooter- 2019

On 15FEB19 at approximately 1330hrs, an employee brought a handgun to his termination meeting. After fatally shooting five co-workers and critically wounding another, he set up ambush points and waited for responding officers. The initial responding officers were fired upon by the offender, five of which were struck by gunfire. Additional responding officers made entry into the building, extracted an officer that was shot inside the building, and began to clear the 290,000 square-foot structure. Approximately 90 minutes after the beginning of the incident, the offender was located in his final ambush position and the threat was terminated during a gunfight with officers.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Hostage Rescue with Sniper Resolution Farmington Utah 2021 

Hostage Rescue with Sniper Resolution Farmington Utah 2021 –The suspect was involved in a vehicle pursuit and crashed on the freeway in Farmington, Utah. He then fled on foot, Patrol responded and contained the area. While searching the neighborhood, a single gunshot was heard.  house-to-house search began. A male told operators that his family was being held hostage in a nearby residence and that the suspect had sent the male out of the residence to look for police in the area.  Hours of negotiation took place, and a marksman team initiated a hostage rescue. The presenter will recount the unnerving details of the events that unfolded during this incident and the tactics that led to its ultimate resolution.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured / General Session Debrief: Rolling Gun Battle: Overcoming Critical Incidents

On December 10, 2020, TJ was serving an arrest warrant with the Marshals Task Force.  During that warrant attempt the suspect opened fire on TJ and struck him 6 times leaving him with life-threatening injuries.  TJ Was able to battle through his recovery and beat the odds that Doctors had stacked against him.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Handgun Retention

This course is designed to teach the operator or law enforcement
officer the principles, techniques and tactics to defeat a suspect
intent on taking the officer's sidearm.  Students will learn basic
combatives (strikes) and counter-assault techniques designed to defend
and counter-attack an assailant.  This is NOT a four hour lecture.
This IS a "hands-on" seminar designed to familiarize the operator with
the principles and techniques that may someday save his life.  You will
sweat.
 
COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: athletic shoes, duty belt,  (BDUs recommended), bottled water, and a red gun type training weapon.


High Risk Warrant Service

This in depth high risk warrant service course, with modern day liability considerations, will enhance your team’s ability to properly evaluate, plan, and safely execute your missions. The class will cover pre-raid scouting missions, proper target identification, execution options, warrant service planning, risk mitigation, supervisor approval process and post service responsibilities & documentation.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Tactics

This course will offer the student an overall review of hostage rescue operations, to include theories, tactics, and decision making. This class will be held in a round-table format to encourage information and idea sharing among the students in regards to tactical options for safely resolving hostage situations. The hostage rescue mission is without a doubt one of the most dangerous scenarios we face. This course will provide operators with the ability openly discuss what they have learned through previous experiences.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails: 

•Tactical employment of munitions
•Levels of Force
•Physiological Effects of Specialty Munitions
•Shot Placement
•12 gauge, 37mm, and 40mm Specialty Munitions/Specifications
•Less Lethal kinetic energy projectiles Deployment techniques

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Defense Technology / ALS)

SM Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program will cover:

• Weapons and munitions: 12ga./37mm/40mm/hand delivered 
• Tactical consideration in the use of impact munitions in crowd-control/dynamic-entry/hostage-rescue/barricaded-subject situations 
• Physiological/psychological effects 
• Liability consideration/policy and procedures 
• Blunt trauma/ballistics and energy 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION 
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) Care for Law Enforcement

Learn how to use your own first aid kit to save lives. This class will cover the most used components in any first aid kit (IFAK).  If you don't carry one, we'll show you how to think outside the box and make something in your surroundings work. class topics Bleeding control / airway control / breathing control. Seconds count when someone is injured. Do you know what to do ? 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: If you would like an evaluation of your department kit please bring it with you but it is NOT needed for this training. No gear or equipment is needed for this class.  We will supply all training gear.


Instructor Development Workshop for Firearms Instructors

The classroom workshop is designed to facilitate a learning environment where Instructors from various law enforcement agencies can gain exposure to progressive methods of coaching shooters. This course ranges from building basic skills to advanced gunfighting skills and how to scale the delivery of the information in ways which best consolidates the information into a shooter’s procedural memory for optimal retrieval under tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving situations. Through examining relevant data instructors can identify the failures in current teaching methods and analyze how and why these issues affect the students’ performance. Participants will be given creative ways to build the necessary skills, through drills that are clearly defined and outlined with specific context and intent.

 
It is recommended that attendees are certified firearms instructors but is not required as a prerequisite to attend this course. All Military and Law Enforcement Officers are welcome to the information regardless of instructor credentials.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Instructor Development Workshop for Firearms Instructors w/ Range

In this part of the Instructor Development Workshop for Firearms Instructors we will be conducting live fire drills and courses of fire that are purposed driven to ultimately build gun fighting skills. This course will have a wide scope from building basic hard skills to advanced gun fighting skills. Instructors will look at large relevant data set's to identify patterns , trends and failures in the first part of this workshop. After answering the questions of how this data is effecting our people, why it effecting our people we will come up with solutions to fix instructor failures.  Participants will be given creative ways to build the necessary gun fighting skills through drills that are clearly defined through specific context and intent. This is a fast paced course meant to give the seasoned instructor a progressive approach to maximizing the capabilities of their training time at either the in service or recruit level.

*** YOU MUST TAKE THE MORNING CLASSROOM SESSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS BLOCK. ***

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Duty Pistol, 3 Magazines, Duty Belt, vest / plate carrier, 400 rounds live ammunition, eye protection and ear protection, notepad, and pen.


Introduction to Methods of Entry

This course will cover mechanical, thermal, ballistic, power tool and hydraulic breaching in the AM session. This class will discuss the latest tools, their use and have these tools on hand to show the class.
 
In the afternoon we will cover explosive breaching, covering overview to current international best practices for LE special operation teams, Safety, liability, and collateral issues. Charges for doors, windows and walls. ATF&E and DOT regulations & Operational videos.

Presentation will be PPT photos and videos

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Live Fire Carbine: Movement Under Fire

 In the absence of cover, movement itself affords you protection.  Maneuver warfare has proven time and again that movement performed under correct distance and timing often leads to victory.  This class aims to create gunfighters that can proactively employ motion in a controlled, balanced and dynamic manner that pushes adversaries to exploitable errors.  Training topics include a Moving Manipulations, the Reactive Turn Series, the Reactive Step Series, Shooting-on-the-Move, the Traveling Movement Series, bilateral applications, Angle Drills, hybrid movements, Momentum Drills, and dynamic moving & shooting exercises.

Equipment Requirements:

Carbine
250-300 rounds of carbine ammo
4 carbine magazines & magazine carry system
Handgun
50 rounds of handgun ammo
2 handgun magazines
Belt-mounted holster and magazine pouch (Serpa holsters strictly prohibited)
Eye protection (sun & clear)
Tactical vest/armor (SAPI plates optional)
Duty uniform & kit
Sturdy broken-in boots
Soft ballcap/boonie hat
Rag/Towel/Headscarf (for sun & hot brass protection)
Tactical gloves
Note taking materials
Sunscreen
 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: SEE ABOVE LIST


Man Tracking Operations Workshop

One of the most challenging and hazardous assignments for a tactical team is searching for an armed fugitive in a rural or woodland environment. Responding to this type of incident successfully requires specific skill sets beyond basic SWAT training.  The 2023 NTOA Tactical Response and Operations Standard identified Man Tracking Operations as a necessary capability for Tier 1 & 2 SWAT Teams, and as an optional capability for Tier 3 & 4 SWAT teams. This interactive workshop will identify the equipment, skills, tactics, and incident command aspects of a man tracking operation.  The material will be presented using a combination of lectures, officer activities, and a short table-top problem.  

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Patrol Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (CTS)

This course entails:

•Tactical employment of munitions
•Levels of Force
•Physiological Effects of Specialty Munitions
•Shot Placement
•12 gauge, 37mm, and 40mm Specialty Munitions/Specifications
•Less Lethal kinetic energy projectiles Deployment techniques

This course will have an additional focus on the 12ga super sock bean bag round which is used by patrol, howerver the 40mm and other deployment methods will be covered. This class is interchangable with the CTS Impact Munition Instructor Course. Students will receive an instructor certificate from CTS at the completion of this course.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Patrol Survival Tactics

. The specific steps to mentally and physically preparing for deadly encounters and high stress incidents
. Tactics: rapid scene assessments, tactical movements, decision making and communicating under stress
. How to prepare yourself now for the after-effects of an officer-involved shooting

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


PepperBall Instructor Certification Course

The PepperBall Instructor Course will certify attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their agency. This course will cover the theory, design, application, and specifications of the non-lethal PepperBall System and will include extensive hands-on training with all PepperBall launchers. Students will also be exposed to tactical drills during the range portion of this class. Students will be required to pass a written test and pass a range qualification to receive certification.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PRO, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Pistol Mounted Optics Operator Certification (Live Fire)

Leave the Iron Age behind. Proven on the battlefield and in competition, there is no longer any debate that a red dot makes for faster, more accurate shots over iron sights. Take your shooting to the next level with the course built specifically around this major advancement in firearm technology.
Have you seen the light? Maybe you’ve already made the leap to reflex sights but are wondering “Can I acquire the dot even faster?” and “Is it possible to stay in the fight if my optic goes down?” Or, perhaps you just want to see what the hype is all about. Either way, be prepared for an eye opening experience with the course designed, and taught by, those who stake their lives on this technology everyday. Proper zeroing of your sight, “both eyes open” shooting, alternate aiming techniques, low light environments and achieving accuracy at distance will all be covered. You’ll also have FREE use of a SIG SAUER 320 RX, the only pistol engineered specifically around the red dot sight, and leave with a complete appreciation of the electro optic advantage.

Course Outline

•    Understanding types of red dots and mounting options
•    Proper sighting procedure (aka zeroing)
•    Equipment maintenance
•    Application of marksmanship fundamentals
•    Initial sight acquisition
•    Holdover/offset
•    Advantages and limitations
Equipment List
•    Quality functional semi-automatic pistol with Reflex (red dot) sight in common caliber
•    3 magazines (minimum)
•    Belt mounted, dominant side holster
•    Magazine pouches
•    Sturdy belt at least 1.5" wide
•    Loading device (optional)
•    Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
•    Clothing suitable for training in any weather (pants must have belt loops)
•    Wraparound eyewear with polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription
•    Electronic hearing protection, earmuffs or earplugs

** If you do not have a Red Dot pistol we will provide you with a of SIG SAUER 320 RX (Full-size) with ROMEO1 sight, magazines, mag pouches, eye and hearing protection for the class.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PRO, HEARING PROTECTION, DUTY BELT, BRING YOUR OWN HANDGUN W/ OPTICS,  AMMO COUNT OF 300 9MM (OR YOUR CALIBRE ONLY IF BRINGING A HANDGUN WITH YOUR OWN OPTICS)


Sabre 0.68 Caliber Launcher & Projectile Instructor Certification Course

This 1-day Basic Instructor Certification program was designed for agencies to update, train and certify departmental Instructors in SABRE’s 0.68 Caliber Projectiles & Launchers. This course was designed to enhance instructor’s development in 0.68 caliber projectiles, payloads, launcher types, deployments considerations, physical and mental effects of 0.68 projectiles and chemical agents, legal and medical issues, training and liability, and the proper use of SABRE 0.68 Caliber Projectiles & Launchers We will concentrate on the technical and tactical applications of this information and instructor developmental skills. This training will assist instructors with enhancing their own systems which will improve the odds of survival both in and out of the court room.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM AND PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Eye Protection, hearing protection


Scenario Instructor Certification (Simunition)

Committed to the safety of students using their products and system, Simunition® has developed, along with FX® Marking Cartridges, a complete line of protective equipment and conversion kits. Our concern for safety has led us to include instructor-level training in the safe and effective staging of reality-based training using FX® technologies. The training also includes instructor updates and recertification.

This informative, two-day course is designed to provide students with substantial hands-on experience with Simunition® FX® training ammunition technology, weapons conversion kits, and the Simunition® line of protective equipment. Additionally, this course will provide in-depth, hands-on instruction in scenario-based training program development and training methodology, and will give critical practical experience to students on the best use of Simunition® training products in a highly effective, realistic, extremely safe training program.

Subjects covered in the course will include:

  • Simunition® SecuriBlank® Cartridges
  • Simunition® FX® Marking Cartridges
  • Simunition® Conversion Kits
  • Simunition® FX® Protective Equipment

Scenario-based training program development, management and implementation: Instructor Development; Safety considerations; Program components; Training objectives; Personnel requirements; Facility requirements; Equipment requirements; Scenario execution; De-briefing techniques.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  UTILITY CLOTHING FOR FORCE ON FORCE AND AN EMPTY HOLSTER (DAY 2)


Shotgun Breaching Operator Course

This course is designed for those officers with a desire to learn new breaching techniques. Students will learn:

  • Deploying a breaching program
  • Department policies and pre-planning
  • Deployment procedures
  • Identifying door construction
  • Team member positioning
  • Post documentation and legal aspects

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Breaching Shotgun (if available), Eye protection, hearing protection, gloves.


Single & Multiple Officer Control to Custody

EFCs model of control to custody.  One officer control includes turning a subject , narrating to BWC, arm extractions formula, breaking down a base and Lateral head displacement to wedge system for uncooperative cuffing.

Multiple Officer tactics will cover developing an sop , with high and low anchors along with communication.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Wrestling shoes or gym shoes.


Sniper Overwatch

Topics include:

  • Gear and equipment essentials
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Training essentials
  • History and focus
  • Operational planning
  • Post Op review and critique

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Sniper: Urban Sniper 3-Day School 

This three day course will cover the following topics:

  • Sniper Mindset
  • Accuracy drills
  • High angle shooting
  • Loop hole shooting
  • Intermediate barrier shooting
  • Moving target engagements
  • Sniper Overwatch Operations
  • Drone usage in Sniper operations
     

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:Sniper weapon system, 200 rounds of match grade ammunition, Back Pack, Laser range finder, Binoculars Kestrel weather gauge, Ear and eye pro, Tripod, Ground pad/ shooting mat and any other department required gear and equipment.


Structure Dry Fire

This course will focus on the benefits of deliberate dryfire training and methods of implementing a dryfire program for both on-duty and off-duty training. Whether you are looking to implement an in-service program, train for a competition, transition to MRDS on duty pistols, or just looking to make the most of your training time, the benefit from deliberate dryfire cannot be stressed enough.

*Absolutely No Live Ammunition Allowed in Classroom *

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:Full duty belt and holster, Duty Pistol (Cleared Safe and Empty), 3 Empty Magazines, Minimum of 10 Dummy Rounds, Notepad and Pen, DryFire Magazine or other trigger resetting device (optional), Shot Timer (optional)


Tactical Combat Casualty Care

TCCC class, which was originally designed for military personnel, has now been an advanced training platform for today's first responders in handling emergency situations. This course contains lectures and hands-on skill station scenarios, by trained certified instructors, designed to expose the student to a variety of different emergency situations and confidently provide appropriate care.  The goal however remains the same..

Treat the Casualty
Prevent additional casualties
Complete the task at hand.

Topics of Discussion

  • Care under-fire Concepts
  • Equipment Checklist for first responders
  • Bleeding & Tourniquets  
  • Burns
  • C-spine injuries and Movement of an aided

Tactical Field Care Concepts

  • Bleeding and QuikClot
  • Airway trauma and treatments
  • Chest trauma and treatments
  • Fluid Resuscitation
  • Hypothermia
  • Fractures and splinting
  • Medication considerations for tactical paramedics/physicians

Tactical Evacuation Care

  • Evacuation categories
  • Evacuation considerations

In law enforcement, we are the first responders especially in hostel environments and tactical situations. This course will properly prepare you to appropriately act and react in a tactical environment that may save the life of someone else or your own.

The TCCC class offers 8 Continuing Medical Education credits for any certified EMT or Paramedic and is recognized by National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, however this class does not require certifications and is available to all law enforcement. At the completion of this course, each student will receive a TCCC certification by NAEMT

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Handgun

This course will focus on three main performance foundations for advancing a shooter’s ability to be effective with their duty pistol. The first foundation is an in-depth analysis of grip and building structure behind the gun through friction, leverage, and anatomical efficiency. Once a superior grip is established, we will break down antiquated techniques for utilizing sights and expose improved methods of utilizing our vision in conjunction with the level of confirmation contextually appropriate. Lastly, we will establish a neurological pathway in the brain by connecting two senses to operate the trigger in the most efficient method possible.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:  Duty Pistol, 3 Magazines, Duty Belt, vest / plate carrier, 400 rounds live ammunition, eye protection and ear protection.


Tactical Leadership: Leading Specialty Teams within your Unit

For the supervisor with a desire to lead and administer a sniper cadre for the first time. Attendees will discuss best practice associated with personnel selection, coordinator and operator management and procurement. Additionally, attendees will receive an overview of applicable legal precedent as well as lessons learned from a retired Tactical Commander of one of the busiest tactical response teams in the US.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Patrol Rifle

This course is designed to expose shooters to the concepts and principles behind effective carbine manipulation in both patrol and tactical environments.

Deliberate skills we will focus on:

-Rifle Presentations

-Building Structure behind the gun

-Ambidextrous Carbine Manipulations

-Transitions while moving

-Emergency, and Deliberate Reloads

-Levels of Sight Confirmation

-Target Transitions

-Effectively utilizing cover

-Team movement / Priority of Fire

-Compressed environments

-Malfunction Clearance


COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Patrol Rifle/Carbine, Sling for Rifle, 3 Rifle Magazines, 400 Rounds of rifle ammo, Duty Handgun, 3 handgun magazine, 100 rounds handgun ammunition, duty belt and holster, plate carrier / outer vest for rifle magazines, eye protection, and ear protection.


Tactical Team Leader Development Course

This class will discuss team leader survival, the tactical decision making process, discuss a SWAT officer evaluation tool and its uses, then conclude with a review of incident debriefs related to less lethal resolution options, barricade operations, warrant service and hostage rescue.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Threat Recognition (The Six Layer Concept)

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition 4-hr Workshop HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding of human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement. This purpose of this workshop is to give insight into what the HTMBPR program is and how it can be applied.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


TASER Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) Basic Instructor Course

This course provides the basic operational theory and practical training to instruct users to reasonably safely and effectively operate TASER CEWs. This course covers the TASER X26P, X2 and the new TASER 7 CEWs, and will certify those who successfully complete the course as TASER basic instructors for a period of 2 years from the date of certification. This course is open to sworn law enforcement officers, military personnel, and licensed professional security employees. Part 1 of the courses is completed online. Part 2 consists of practical training and final certification (all attending students are required to attend 1 day in class; there is no separate recertification version).

* Requires completion of the online component before the conference

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & ONLINE COMPONENT
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


The Case for Drones: Tactical Small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

Identifying the need, framework and best practice associated with establishing a confined space tactical sUAS program ideal for Tactical Response Officers. This course is designed for operators, team leaders and command staff looking to add life saving, de-escalation tools to their respective teams' capabilities. If you're not flying inside to locate, isolate and communicate, you're behind.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Vehicle Extractions

This course is an overview of how to take subjects into custody in a team setting utilizing "cover and contact" concepts and some sop considerations.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Weapon Based Entanglements

Objectives to deflection and retention. EFCs movement out of space  Introduction to the principles of retention inside the holster vs outside the holster to during presentation.
Weapon defense differences. 

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Duty belt , training gun , as much realistic gear as possible ie. Keys , batons , taser no probes or battery.