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LEO FIREARMS instructor
handgun - rifle - shotgun


LEO Firearms Instructor is an all-encompassing, Firearms Instructor course that certifies officers to conduct qualifications with the Duty Handgun, Patrol Rifle and Police Shotgun.   This class is recognized by PA MPOETC as a primary course to certify Firearms Instructors within the State of Pennsylvania to conduct mandated qualifications at their agencies.  This fast paced curicullum will cover all aspects of becoming a successful Firearms Instructor.  Officers will be required to pass multiple phases of evaluation with all three weapons systems.  At the completion of this course, participants will be well versed in; understand the functions/roles of the FI, methods of learning, range controls, safety management, conducting mandated qualifications, building data-driven, relevant sustainment programs, COF design, diagnose and correct common performance issues, posses a complete understanding of all common LEO weapons systems & operations, incorporate firearms programs into other areas of LEO Use of Force, and training documention.

duty handgun red dot instructor


Duty Handgun Red Dot Instructor covers all aspects of transitioning to a slide mounted, red dot sight and equips the instructor with the skills to move their officers to the RDS.  With this course we will discuss the relevant technical issues, optics, holsters and common maintenance issues.  Over the course of two days officers will fire a variety of drills designed ease transition from conventional sights, enhance dot acquisition speed, dot tracking through recoil and lateral transitions.  The strengths of the RDS platform will be highlighted while training will also include mitigation of common issues related to the RDS.   Officers will drill obscured window, dot failure and other potential problems.   This is an instructor level course and it is recommended that attending officers have their Firearms Instructor Certification.  Non-Instructors can still attend the course as it is a perfect transition platform for new RDS users.



The LEO AVD Instructor program is designed to teach Departmental Instructors the skills needed to implement an armed vehicle defense program at their agency.  Days one through three deliver the standard AVD content with a focus on course delivery by the potential instructors.  All concepts are thoroughly covered so that every officer leaves with a complete understanding of the "why" behind a particular skill.  The final two days teach the instructors how to safely deliver the program in a low light training environment and complete the force-on-force portion of the curriculum.  Testing, qualification and evaluated teach backs complete the final day of the course.  This is an advanced class for experienced instructors already comfortable with delivering content and managing a training program. 



LEO Armed Vehicle Defense is all about winning the fight in, into and around vehicles.  As Officers spend a large percentage of their time in or near vehicles, this course makes perfect sense to round out their defensive capabilities.  In Armed Vehicle Defense we utilize real object learning by shooting from inside a variety of vehicles, shooting through auto glass, as well as engaging threats in, through, or around cars.  Ballistic information and myths are explored with live-fire demonstration and practical application drills.  We also train a number of counter ambush drills to enhance survivability during this dangerous type of attack.  Movement, positional dominance, and tactical decision making are heavily emphasized throughout the course.  The majority of the course is taught using the duty handgun with the patrol rifle introduced on day two.   With the rifle, officers will learn positional shooting and the relevant application of those positions around vehicles.  



Grounded and Wounded but 100% still in the FIGHT.   In G&W, officers learn to overcome unconventional positions, fighting from the ground, and managing compromised ability.  A variety of drills will be conducted to cover elective ground positions as well as reactive ground position and transitioning from each level safely.  Day one is dedicated to the Duty Handgun and Day two focuses on the use of the Patrol Rifle.  There will be challenging drills designed to simulate injuries that effect strength, dexterity, range of motion and pain tolerance.  All weapons manipulation skills will be covered with diminished ability using both firearms.  In addition to grounded and wounded drills officers will receive a refresher in TCCC topics including tourniquet use and will use and apply medical training aides throughout the two days.  The course split is 75% Duty handgun and 25% Patrol Rifle.    

2-GUN fighting movement


2-Gun Fighting Movement dives head first into realistic and relevant application of movement principles with both the Duty Handgun and Patrol Rifle.  This course uses the information obtained from real LEO lethal force encounters to mold the drills to match realistic movement patterns.  Safe application of dynamic movement drills is essential to this curriculum as officers cover turning, short, burst, and long movement principles.  With the Patrol Rifle we train on the integration of movement related to cover and the positional shooting that occurs around cover.  Self awareness of skill and application of the correct technique to match the stimulus highlight the movements that occur as this course.  It breaks well beyond the typical slow, unrealistic shooting on the move that is the basis for much of the current law enforcement training.  



Patrol Officers conduct far more structural clearances than any other job within law enforcement and by a HUGE margin.  While they conduct far more of these searches, they must do so with little training on the topic and usually in very small elements.  PSC focuses on training officers to safely and efficiently clear an interior space with teams as small as two officers.  The curriculum is specifically tailored to the patrol mission set, equipment, and staffing.  This is not a SWAT class and the techniques presented are not simply attempts to transition Patrol to SWAT.  The course will cover both slow methodical clearances as well as rapid deployment rescue techniques.  Additional topics that will be covered and trained during this class include; different types of breaching and their application to patrol, occupant control and combatives, arrest and control techniques.  All of the skills will immediately be reinforced with force-on-force drills to test conceptual understanding of the techniques.  



We all spend a good amount of time in and around vehicles and they are a constant part of our everyday life. VEHICLE  will give you the opportunity to learn the skills associated with countering a threat from inside and around your car.  This program is designed to provde contextual, real-world skills to enhance your safety. In VEHICLE, we utilize real object learning by shooting from inside a vehicle, engaging threats in a 360 degree environment, and learning to move around and through vehicles. VEHICLE is configured as a 2-Day program but you have the option of attending either day seperately.  Day-1 of VEHICLE is live-fire and participants will conduct a variety of drills to simulate the most common attacks on persons in and around cars.  Day-2 focuses on contextually driven learning as we work a variety of hands-on training styles.  There will be a block on vehicle operations, situation and spatial awareness in cars, counter-carjacking, civil unrest, combatives inside a car and, Force-on-Force drills & scenarios.  There is no live fire during Day-2 and all FoF ammunition, conversion kits and PPE are provided as part of the tuition.  



HOME is designed to provide the home owner with the skills and knowledge to deter, detect and defend against attacks in their residence or place of business.   As with all courses, HOME is a 2-Day course that can be also be adapted to either single days.  During Day-1, Participants will conduct a block of instruction on hardening the home.  This includes crime deterence strategies, physical security upgrades and defensive planning.  Participants then move on to learn the basics of a "safe room" defense strategy as well as armed rescue movements.  During Day-1, participants will utilize converted training weapons but will not be engaging in any force-on-force.  During Day-2, students will sharpen their rescue movement skills through Force-on-Force drills designed to simulate the most common criminal threats to the home.  Participants in Day-2 of HOME will also conduct a block of instruction in drawn weapon retention and basic combatives. HOME is a NON-LIVE FIRE course and will be taught exclusively utilizing converted Force-on-Force training weapons.  ALL ammunition and protective equipment are provided for the class. 



CARRY is for the Armed Citizen looking to safely, effectively and purposefully carry a concealed handgun.  This 2-Day course uses a variety of teaching methods to build an overall understanding of the entire personal safety, concealed carry lifestyle.  Day-1 will focus on carrying and employing the handgun in a live-fire environment.  We will cover, equipment selection, set-up, drawing the handgun, deceptive draws, combative/opposed draws, movement from the draw, additional movement types, use of cover/concealment, one-handed draws and combative marksmanship.  Day-2 offers CARRY participants the opportunity to move past traditional flat-range learning and we cover, situational & spatial awareness, basic combative movement, holstered weapons retention, auxilliary tool access & use, and Law Enforcement interaction.  During Day-2, there is NO live-fire and the entire block is taught using force-on-force conversion weapons.  Drills will be structured to simulate real world encounters while allowing individuals to freely act within their own skills and "win" there fight.  For Day-2, all FoF conversion kits, PPE and ammo are included in the course tuition.   



MOVE is about understanding the realistic manner in which we move our bodies during a critical incident.  From this place, we build the skills that are relevant and the drills to maximize performance with each weapons systems.  This 2-Day course is a 50/50 split between the handgun and rifle.  Participants can choose to attend either days seperately, or both days for a reduced rate.  MOVE is a hybrid context/performance class. The curriculum is set from the standpoint of self defense but can be applied a wide variety of situations and goals.  Getting hits on target, with maximum efficiency, and doing so while moving realistically is what MOVE is all about.  This is a live-fire only class, there is no FoF component with MOVE.  



Statictically crime occurs at a higher rate during the hours of darkness.  NIGHT seeks to address this by providing the Armed Citizen with the skills to fight back in this reduced visibilty environment.  The NIGHT course is designed to teach the use and training of light assisted shooting utilizing both handheld lights as well as weapon-mounted lights.  This is NOT a night optics device course (night vision), instead focusing on the most common equiment sets of the concealed carrier and home defender.  Day-1 of night is most applicable to the concealed carrier or home defender equipped with a handgun.  Participants will learn handheld light use, searching techniques, light assisted shooting, movement considerations, weapon mounted lights, changing lighting conditions, lighting condition types and positive identification in a low-light environment.  Day-2 of NIGHT is about the rifle!  This portion will be conducted from a Home Defense context and makes the perfect companion training for HOME.  NIGHT is a live-fire only class and there is no Force-on-Force.