Tactical Pistol Operator Update Course (1 Day)
This course allows experienced pistol operators to refresh, re-certify and re-qualify. A short classroom review of the law and use of force will be followed by a full day of skills and drills in physical deployments. This course is designed for the experienced CCW operator, security team member and current or retired police officer. It's for previous Strategos gradates and others who wish to engage and re-qualify with their pistol.
This class satisfies the annual Missouri POST training requirement for retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealable firearm in accordance with Missouri §650.030 and 18 U.S.C. 926C.
- Lawful Use of Force Standards Review
- Situational Awareness and Mindset
- Personal and Family Preparation
- Weapon Manipulation While Under Duress
- Proper Draw from Concealment
- Single and Multiple Threat Engagement
- Communicating with a Partner
- Close Quarters Battle
- Shooting on the Move
- Proper Use of Cover
- Reinforcing Your Natural Index Points
- Decision Making: Shoot/Don’t Shoot
- Immediate Action Drills and Malfunctions
- Interacting with Responding Police Officers
Our Philosophy of Training
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.
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. Come prepared with all of the following items:
- Holster: You must use a secure and well-fitting holster that retains your primary firearm near your dominant hip. “Secure” means that your pistol must not come out of the holster accidentally. Cross-draw, shoulder, ankle, or fanny pack holsters are not allowed.
- 500 rounds quality ammunition
- A minimum of 3 magazines or speed loaders
- Pouch, holster, or method for carrying spare magazines or speed loaders
- Hearing protection
- Wraparound eye protection – prescription glasses are acceptable
- Ball cap or cap with brim
- Jacket, vest, or cover to allow for a concealed carry and draw from concealment
- Knee pads
- Camelbak or hydration source and fluids
- Clothing and footwear suitable for all weather conditions
- Range bag or duffel that allows you to bring all gear to the line with you
Bring a sack lunch. You will not have time to leave the range for refreshments.