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 that you will not soon forget! 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 & Failure Drills
- Loading, Unloading, Reloading
- Turning Movements
- One Handed Shooting
- 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 & Groundfighting
- 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
Prerequisites and Physical Requirements for Firearms Training
- An operator should be able to load, unload, and reload their firearm in a SAFE and CONTROLLED manner. Muzzle discipline and awareness is paramount.
- 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 firearms 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 firearm for cleaning, maintenance, and problem-solving.
Regarding Our Training Philosophy and Practices
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 do not believe in "check the box" training nor do we believe in "lowest common denominator" training. Individual assistance is always available. Those who are not safe and conscientious with their firearms, those who are not willing to be open-minded, receive new information and try new concepts, and those who are not capable of keeping their ego in check should not enroll in our training.
<back to courses page