Firearms and Tactics Training Courses

Safe and Proficient Firearms Training for Law Enforcement, Security and Military Personnel

Weapons training is about more than precision and accuracy. We prioritize the safe and proficient use of firearms while teaching functional mechanics and decision making. Together, these foundational skills build critical knowledge and tactical judgement to enable the highest levels of safety.

We provide firearms training and consultation services to Military, Law Enforcement, government agencies and commercial organizations. Select courses are also offered to qualified civilians who wish to learn firearm safety, tactics, marksmanship and self-defense.

Each Constellis Firearms and Tactics Training course emphasizes safety, constructive practice, and how to evaluate and track your skill level as you progress.

Firearms Training Capabilities

We offer a full range of training modules at our facilities across the United States and internationally via our mobile training program. Our capabilities include developing customized training curriculum to cover your unique needs.

Constellis Firearms and Tactics training programs include:

Instructors

Constellis instructors are chosen for their expertise, professional attitude and passion for the industry. Their re-world experience brings unique qualifications to our tactical training curriculum. Our trainers come from a variety of military and law enforcement agencies.

Our instructors are committed to delivering the best in tactical and firearms training. They have developed a training methodology that has proven itself in real-world tactical environments.

Plan Ahead

All course participants are required to provide identification. Additional credentials and permits may also be necessary. Please see the Legal Requirements for a full list.

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Handgun Training Courses

Constellis offers handgun courses for all levels of skill. Our course offerings range from Basic Handgun for novices to Advanced Handgun for experts. We have courses cultivated for both tactical and competitive shooters. We combine time-proven instructional techniques and classroom instruction with practical live-fire application to deliver a highly effective learning experience.

Handgun 1 (Basic Handgun)

Handgun I provides a solid foundation of pistol-shooting skills. This course is designed for shooters with little to no previous experience with the handgun. It covers gun safety, marksmanship fundamentals and core pistol manipulation.

Topics

  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualifications
  • Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol
  • Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

Gear

None.

Prerequisites

  • Current, valid carry permit –or-
  • Current law enforcement or Concealed Carry –or-
  • Completion of a Background Check

Ammunition Requirements

Included with course.

Handgun 2

This course allows students to further enhance their handgun skills. Building on the shooting fundamental skills developed in Handgun I, our instructors will work closely with the student to increase proficiency and improve firearm manipulation. This class is focused on practical and live-fire training with minimal time in the classroom. Constellis’s Handgun II course will take those with basic handgun experience to the next level of handgun skills development.

Topics

  • Malfunctions and remediation drills
  • Flash Sight Picture
  • Use of Cover
  • Moving into Cover
  • Low-Light Shooting Practical
  • One Hand Shooting
  • Administrative, Tactical and Emergency Reloads
  • Shooting Skill Maintenance
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Gear

  • Handgun*
  • Holster*
  • No shoulder, cross-draw or appendix-carry holsters
  • Minimum three magazines*
  • Magazine holders*
  • Belt
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection*
  • Ear protection*
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • Water bottle or other hydration system
  • The above items are available to rent at an additional cost.

Prerequisites

Handgun I level (or comparable) experience

Ammunition Requirements

500 rounds handgun ammunition; 9mm (9×19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.

Handgun 3 (Advanced Handgun)

For competition and tactical shooters looking to expand their skills even further, Constellis’ Handgun III course will improve the marksmanship and pistol handling skills of experienced Law Enforcement, tactical, military pistol shooters, or USPSA, IPSC and IDPA competitors. Students quickly develop advanced handgun manipulation skills so the shooter can more effectively employ their handgun under stress. The focus of the course is on development of advanced handgun shooting skills such as speed shooting, long-range accuracy, draw and engagement, reloads, shooting while moving, low light, and use of cover. Upon completion of the course, students will develop advanced handgun manipulation skills to more effectively employ their handgun under stress.

Topics

  • Diagnostic evaluations for speed, accuracy and handling
  • Application of the fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Correction of grip, stance and trigger control issues
  • Trigger management and sight management
  • Improving the presentation
  • Improving the reload
  • Use of cover
  • Low Light Shooting
  • Sight and recoil management in rapid fire
  • Movement from position to position
  • One-handed unsupported shooting
  • Stress response
  • Efficient practice and using a training log

Gear

  • Handgun 
  • Holster (no cross-draw or appendix-carry holsters permitted) 
  • Minimum three high-capacity (15+ round) magazines or six low-capacity (7-8 round) magazines 
  • Magazine holders 
  • Belt 
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection 
  • Ear protection 
  • Firearm cleaning kit 
  • Appropriate clothing (NO open toed shoes) 
  • Water bottle or other hydration system 
  • Knee and Elbow pads strongly recommended

Prerequisites

  • Completion of Handgun II or Tactical Pistol I –or-
  • USPSA “C” or IDPA Sharpshooter Classification or higher –and-
  • Current, valid carry permit –or-
  • Current law enforcement –or-
  • Completion of a Background Check

Ammunition Requirements

1000 rounds. 9mm (9×19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.

Handgun IV – Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW)

With the increasing threat of violent crime, more individuals are looking towards personal protection. If you are looking to carry a concealed handgun safely and effectively, Constellis’s Handgun IV (CCW) course will prepare you. Our two-day course covers the essentials including firearm safety, pistol and holster selection for concealed carry, presentation techniques, proper defensive pistol marksmanship, and developing a proper mindset and attention to situational awareness. Our world-class instructors will cover close-proximity techniques, utilization of cover, and real-life scenarios.

This course will not only provide you with the understanding of how to appropriately respond to the attack, but to handle the aftermath as well. Students will leave as safe, confident and accurate shooters for active threat situations as well as recreational shooting. Upon completion of the course, students will leave as safe, confident and accurate shooters for active threat situations as well as recreational shooting.

Topics

  • Firearm Safety
  • Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Defensive Ammunition Selection
  • Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
  • Drawing from Concealment
  • Loading and Stoppage Remediation
  • Mindset, Responding to an Attack and the Aftermath
  • Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment
  • Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Sport Shooting and Training Activities

Gear

  • Quality, functional semi-automatic pistol (Carry-sized recommended)
  • Concealment Holster (no shoulder or cross-draw holsters permitted)
  • Minimum three high-capacity (15+ round) or six low-capacity (<15 round) magazines
  • Magazine holders
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm cleaning kit
  • Concealment garment
  • Appropriate footwear (NO open toed shoes)

Prerequisites

  • Completion of Handgun II or Tactical Pistol I –or-
  • USPSA “C” or IDPA Sharpshooter Classification or higher –and-
  • Current, valid carry permit –or-
  • Current law enforcement or Active Duty military credentials –or-
  • Completion of a Background Check

Ammunition Requirements

  • 500 rounds. 9mm (9×19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.
  • No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or steel cased ammunition at any time
  • Ammunition is available for purchase from the Pro Shop

Handgun V (Home Defense)

Handgun for Home Defense prepares you for encounters and threats to your family in your home. This two-day course covers firearm safety, proper storage of weapons, ammunition selection, situational awareness, defensive pistol marksmanship, first aid for ballistic trauma, and home invasion scenarios. During the practical portion of this course, our instructors provide expert range instruction, recommendations for continued growth, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, use of cover and concealment, non-standard firing positions, home defense preparedness, and emergency care. Trainers utilize real-life scenarios with both live and Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA) such as Simunition® marking cartridge rounds.

Topics

  • Firearm Safety 
  • Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense 
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Defensive Ammunition Selection 
  • Home Defense Theory and Skills 
  • Loading and Stoppage Remediation 
  • Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment for driving 
  • Mindset, Responding to an Attack and the Aftermath 
  • Sport Shooting and Training Activities 
  • Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance 

Gear

  • Quality, functional semi-automatic pistol (Carry-sized recommended)
  • Concealment Holster (no shoulder or cross-draw holsters permitted)
  • Minimum three high-capacity (15+ round) or six low-capacity (<15 round) magazines
  • Magazine holders
  • Sturdy Belt
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm cleaning kit
  • Concealment garment – long sleeve or sweatshirt, and long pants each day. Including clothes you do not mind getting during throughout exercises
  • Appropriate footwear (NO open toed shoes)

Prerequisites

  • Completion of Handgun III or Tactical Pistol II –and-
  • Current, valid carry permit –or-
  • Current law enforcement –or-
  • Completion of a Background Check

Ammunition Requirements

  • 500 rounds. 9mm (9×19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.
  • No green/brown tip, armor piercing, or steel cased ammunition at any time
  • Ammunition is available for purchase from the Pro Shop

Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

DCJS Entry Level Handgun (07E)

The DCJS Entry Level Handgun 07E course is the prerequisite course required to obtain your firearms endorsement for the Personal Protection Specialist (32E). This course provides a solid foundation of pistol-shooting skills and is designed for shooters with little to no previous experience with the handgun. It covers gun safety, marksmanship fundamentals and core pistol manipulation.

Topics

  • Gun safety
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Core pistol manipulation

Gear

  • Handgun
  • Holster
  • No cross-draw or appendix-carry holsters
  • Minimum three high-capacity (15+ round) magazines or six low-capacity (7-8 rd) magazines
  • Magazine holders
  • Belt
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm cleaning kit
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • Water bottle or other hydration system
  • Knee and elbow pads strongly recommended

Prerequisites

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must provide a no-felony Criminal Background Check

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

DCJS Advanced Handgun (09E)

DCJS Advanced Handgun (09E) is required for the entry-level personal protection specialist who wishes to have firearms endorsement and optional for other armed registrants.

(6VAC20-171-390) 

Topics

  • Firearms safety
  • Civil and criminal liability
  • Concealed carry law and authority
  • Function of firearms in close protection operations
  • Deployment of firearms in close protection operations
  • Use of force
  • Principles of advanced marksmanship
  • Decision-making for the personal protection specialist

Gear

  • Handgun
  • Holster
  • No cross-draw or appendix-carry holsters
  • Minimum three high-capacity (15+ round) magazines or six low-capacity (7-8 rd) magazines
  • Magazine holders
  • Belt
  • Clear wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Firearm cleaning kit
  • Rain gear
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • Water bottle or other hydration system
  • Knee and elbow pads strongly recommended

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of DCJS 07E
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must provide a no-felony Criminal Background Check

Ammunition Requirements

400 rounds handgun ammunition; 9mm (9×19) is the minimum service caliber for this course.

Shotgun Courses

Basic Shotgun

Beginning with a review of firearms safety and the fundamentals of shooting, the course will quickly progress into instruction on shotgun patterns using different ammunition and use of cover as well as other skills critical in the tactical environment. Students learn through challenging practical drills that improve their ability to effectively engage threats under a variety of conditions and effectively employ a shotgun in a tactical environment. Upon completion of the course, students will improve their ability to effectively engage threats under a variety of conditions and effectively employ a shotgun in a tactical environment.

Topics

  • Firearms safety review
  • Fundamentals of shooting review
  • Shotgun patterns using different ammunition
  • Use of cover
  • Tactical skills

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

None.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

Carbine Courses

Carbine Instructor Development 

Our Carbine Instructor Development course teaches advanced training skills for tactical carbine firearms instructors. Attendees learn methods of instruction and establishing standard drills, course development qualification, running live-fire courses and how to apply these techniques in classroom and live-fire presentations.

The course focuses on skills needed for carbine deployment in an urban and close-quarters environment inside 100 yards. Attendees are required to use iron sights throughout the week and for the firearms test optics. Upon completion of the course, students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to instruct, diagnose and troubleshoot shooter errors, and evaluate and qualify (to a given standard) students in the safe use of the carbine.

Upon completion of the course, students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to instruct, diagnose and troubleshoot shooter errors, and evaluate and qualify (to a given standard) students in the safe use of the carbine. This course is designed as a development course and not as a certification course.

Topics

  • Carbine deployment in urban and close-quarters environments inside of 100 yards
  • Methods of instruction
  • Establishing drills
  • Course development
  • Running live-fire courses
  • Applying techniques in classroom and live-fire presentations

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

Precision Rifle

Constellis Precision Rifle instructors are all qualified military or law enforcement snipers with years of experience in the field.

Precision Rifle 1 

This in-depth, three-day course takes an individual with little or no experience with scoped precision rifles through all of the training required to become self-sufficient in the operation and handling of a rifle. All topics presented during the course are proven fundamentals of long-distance marksmanship. Upon completion of the course, students will leave with a solid foundation on which to build their long rifle shooting skills whether for hunting or target practice.

Topics

Coming soon.

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

Precision Rifle 2

This course builds on the fundamentals of Precision Rifle I, expanding on the core elements of long-range recreational shooting and reinforcing the basics. Precision Rifle II also works on unknown distance shooting and moving targets as well as positional shooting at extended distances.

Topics

Coming soon.

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

Armorer 

Cosntellis armorer courses will qualify you to disassemble, service, inspect and re-assemble various weapons systems. Armorer training courses are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, enabling each student to achieve a high degree of familiarity with the topics covered.

Our M1911/M1911A1 and AR-15 Carbine courses are Mil-Spec and have been taught for OEM Manufacturers and the National Rifle Association for over 15 years.

Our Shotgun Armorer courses are the only factory-authorized Mossberg™ law enforcement-certified armorers courses available.

Graduates will be issued a three-year certification, be able to order parts directly from the factory and receive one-on-one factory phone support and Constellis phone and e-mail support.

RCO Ref WO 17311

M1911A1 Handgun Armorer 

In this one-day M1911 Handgun Armorer course, students will acquire the basic armorer skills for this historic and popular firearm system. Students will discuss the history of this famous firearm then learn how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, perform function checks and return firearms to military specifications.

Topics

  • History of the M1911/M1911A1
  • Function of parts
  • Technical specifications
  • Clearance, loading and unloading procedures
  • Field stripping
  • Operating principles
  • Cycle of operation
  • Disassembling and assembling the firearm system
  • Troubleshooting
  • Cleaning, maintenance and lubrication
  • Practical exam

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course are provided by Constellis.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with 1911 platforms

Ammunition Requirements

None.

Mossberg Master Shotgun Armorer 

This two-day course covers both the Mossberg 500/590/590DA “pump action” and the Mossberg 930 “semi-auto” shotgun systems. The Mossberg Shotgun Armorer course provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return shotguns to factory specifications, perform function inspections, check headspace and more.

This course is only offered at our Moyock, NC, Training Center.

Topics

  • Product information
  • Nomenclature
  • Specifications
  • Clearance procedure
  • Loading and unloading procedure
  • Cycle of Operation
  • Field stripping
  • Detailed armorer dis-assembly, assembly, and inspection
  • Cleaning and lubrication
  • Head-spacing
  • Proofing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Practical and written exam

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course will be provided by Constellis and Mossberg.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Mossberg 500/590/930 shotgun platforms

Ammunition Requirements

None.

AR-15 / M-16 Carbine Armorer 

Our AR-15/M-16 armorer course in the premier armorer course in the United States and the benchmark certification for the industry. This two-day course is designed for professionals who seek the designation of AR-15/M-16 armorer. It covers the AR-15/M-16 platforms and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return firearms to military specifications, perform function inspections, check headspace and more.

Topics

  • History of the AR-15/M16 rifle
  • Function of the five major assemblies
  • Clearance, loading and unloading procedures
  • Field stripping the rifle
  • Function check
  • Gas operating system
  • Cycle of operation
  • Difference between semi-automatic and automatic parts
  • Legal barrel length with or without a permanent flash suppressor
  • Disassembling and assembling lower receiver group to include stock
  • Disassembling and assembling bolt carrier group
  • Disassembling and assembling upper receiver group
  • Bullet trajectory and battle sight zero
  • Headspacing
  • Barrel replacement
  • Cleaning, maintenance and lubrication

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course are provided by Constellis.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge and familiarity of AR15/M16 platforms

Ammunition Requirements

None.

Mossberg 500/590 Armorer

This two-day course covers the Mossberg 500/590/590DA shotgun systems and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return shotguns to factory specifications, perform function inspections, check headspace and more. After completion of the course, students will be able to repair and maintain Mossberg 500 series shotguns to factory standards.

*If a Police Department or Agency is interested in hosting an Armorer in their location, email Train@Constellis.com*

Topics

  • Product information
  • Nomenclature
  • Specifications
  • Clearance procedure
  • Loading and unloading procedure
  • Cycle of Operation
  • Field stripping
  • Detailed armorer dis-assembly, assembly, and inspection
  • Cleaning and lubrication
  • Head-spacing
  • Proofing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Practical and written exam

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course will be provided by Constellis and Mossberg.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Mossberg 500/590 shotgun platforms

Ammunition Requirements

None.

Mossberg 930 Armorer

This one-day course covers the Mossberg 930 semi-automatic shotgun systems and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, return shotguns to factory specifications, perform function inspections, check head space and more. After completion of the course, students will be able to repair and maintain Mossberg 930 series shotguns to factory standards.

Topics

  • Product Information
  • Nomenclature
  • Specifications
  • Clearance Procedure
  • Loading and Unloading Procedure
  • Principles of Operation
  • Field Strip
  • Detailed Armorer Dis-assembly and Assembly
  • Head-spacing
  • Ammunition
  • Cleaning and Lubrication
  • Practical exam

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course will be provided by Constellis and Mossberg.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Mossberg 930 semi-automatic shotgun platform

Ammunition Requirements

None.

Advanced AR-15 Armorer

The Constellis Advanced AR-15 Armorer course is a step above our premier AR-15 Armorer course. This one-day course is designed as an add-on to our two-day course with a focus on barrel replacement and troubleshooting common malfunctions. Each student will personally re-barrel both Mil-Spec and “Free Float” upper assemblies along with installation of “Low Profile” gas block assemblies. The course concludes with a practical troubleshooting exercise. After completing this course, students will be better able to repair and maintain the AR-15 platform to law enforcement and military specifications. After completing this course, students will be better able to repair and maintain the AR-15 platform to law enforcement and military specifications.

Topics

  • Introduction to the course
  • Clearance, loading and unloading procedures
  • Disassembly and reassembly refresher
  • Function check
  • “Mil-Spec” upper receiver assembly
  • “Free Float” upper receiver assembly
  • Gas block installation
  • Troubleshooting and remedies
  • Troubleshooting practical exercise

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course are provided by Constellis.

Prerequisites

Student must have completed our 2 day AR-15 course within the last 12 months.

Ammunition Requirements

None.

Street Officer Survival

Street Officer Survival Course

Law enforcement officers face sudden and unforeseen violent encounters while engaged in normal duties. During this three-day intensive Street Officer Survival course, law-enforcement officers engage in realistic scenarios designed to enhance decision-making and physical skills required during violent encounters. Each scenario is a replication of a real life-threatening incident encountered in the line of duty. This course focuses on the fundamentals of shooting, tactical pistol and carbine/patrol rifle skills and aims to teach students how to prepare for, survive and succeed in lethal encounters.

Topics

  • Fundamentals of shooting
  • Tactical pistol skills
  • Carbine/patrol rifle skills
  • Preparing for lethal encounters

Gear

All firearms and armorer tools used in the course are provided by Constellis.

Prerequisites

AR-15 Carbine Armorer 

Ammunition Requirements

None.

Active Threat Response

Active Threat Response  Course

Faced with active shooter and other dangerous threat incidents, law enforcement and private security professionals within every community require immediate emergency deployment, tactics, and applicable policy and protocol. First responders must have the ability to effectively respond to, and stop, an active threat incident.

Each element of instruction is based on lessons learned through real-life scenarios, experiences and training standards that have been certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This intensive course experience is designed to accomplish one goal: save lives.

Topics

Coming soon.

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

SWAT

SWAT 1

Using tactics developed from what SWAT/CERT/SRT teams consistently experience during operations, the Constellis SWAT I course gives officers who are new to tactical teams a working understanding of the core skills related to basic clearing techniques. The first day of this five-day SWAT I course exposes students to the necessary firearms skills needed to successfully clear buildings. Over the following four days, students are challenged with situations and exercises that create a solid foundation of skills enabling them to integrate into a tactical team. The SWAT I course is open to all officers who conduct warrant service, fugitive apprehension, SWAT operations and drug search warrants, and who need a solid understanding of basic room-clearing tactics.

Topics

Coming soon.

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

SWAT 2

SWAT II builds upon the tactical foundation taught in the Constellis SWAT I course. The first day starts with a basic building clearing and firearms fundamentals review, including a pistol and long-gun qualification course. The remainder of the course uses a mixture classroom and practical instruction to develop advanced techniques for building clearing and other tactical scenarios. Students use these techniques in challenging, practical situations to increase their skills, knowledge and competence, enabling them to plan and execute warrant services and hostage rescue.

This course is open to all officers who conduct warrant service, fugitive apprehension, SWAT operations and drug search warrants who have completed an appropriate level 1 equivalent and are in need of advanced tactics and techniques to conduct special weapons and tactics operations efficiently and safely.

Topics

  • Basic building clearing
  • Firearms fundamentals review (including a pistol and long-gun qualification course)
  • Advanced building clearing techniques
  • Tactical scenarios

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

Sniper

Basic Sniper

The five-day Basic Sniper course designed to take an individual with little or no training with a scoped weapon and give them a solid foundation to take back to their department or unit. This course takes into consideration the needs of a Law Enforcement Sniper and is also well suited for any military unit looking to increase their capabilities with surgical long-range engagements. Basic Sniper curriculum is broken down into easy-to-understand sections that build on each other to provide students with a well-defined understanding of scoped rifle employment that can be applied to their assignment as a sniper.

Topics

Coming soon.

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

Advanced Sniper

Our Advance Sniper course picks up where the Basic Sniper instruction ends. It takes a basic sniper/marksman to the next level of training and proficiency. After a review of the elements of the Basic Sniper course, students move into advanced sniper techniques by focusing on longer range engagements as well as field-craft in both a rural and urban setting. This course is designed to develop advanced sniper tactics and skills, and it offers opportunities to shoot in scenarios developed to challenge the student sniper’s marksmanship and tactical decision-making skills. The goal of this course is to give successful graduates the necessary tools to be effective snipers in all conditions from a law enforcement or military perspective. Upon completion of the course, students will have the necessary tools to be effective snipers in all conditions from a law enforcement or military perspective.

Topics

Coming soon.

Gear

Coming soon.

Prerequisites

Coming soon.

Ammunition Requirements

Coming soon.

Law Enforcement Courses

LE Patrol Rifle

This three-day course covers the use of the patrol rifle or carbine in everyday law-enforcement patrol operations. The course covers carry methods, associated equipment, deployment and use of the carbine from the vehicle. Students will learn aspects of patrol rifle use in the urban or rural setting, and how to employ various forms of cover while using the firearm.

Topics

  • Gear and carry methods
  • Ballistics of the 5.56 cartridge
  • Use of the optical sight as well as iron sights
  • Basic manipulations of the carbine
  • Team communications
  • Unusual shooting positions in urban environments
  • Movement (forward and lateral)
  • Close-contact shooting
  • Shooting from around vehicles
  • Shooting from barricades
  • Night shoot using the carbine at various distances
  • Transitions day and night
  • Deploying from vehicles with the carbine
  • Engaging small critical threat targets under time

Gear

  • Duty gear
  • Duty rifle/carbine with sling system and three 30 round magazines
  • Duty pistol with three magazines
  • Soft body armor
  • Flashlight
  • Firearm-mounted light (preferred) for carbine
  • Magazine pouches for the carbine magazines
  • Eye protection (including clear lenses)
  • Ear protection
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • A water bottle or other hydration system

Prerequisites

Active Law Enforcement/Military only Prior carbine/rifle training required

Ammunition Requirements

  • 1,200 rounds of carbine ball ammunition
  • 300 rounds of pistol ball ammunition

LE Designated Marksman 

This five-day course for law enforcement personnel provides a solid instructional foundation for individuals with little or no training with a scoped weapon. The course takes into consideration the needs of a law enforcement sniper but is also well suited for any military unit that is looking to increase surgical long-range capabilities. LE Designated Marksman curriculum is broken down in easy-to-understand sections that build on each other to provide students with a well-defined understanding of scoped rifle use that can be applied to designated marksman assignments.

Topics

  • Gear and carry methods
  • Ballistics of the 5.56 cartridge
  • Use of the optical sight as well as iron sights
  • Basic manipulations of the carbine
  • Team communications
  • Unusual shooting positions in urban environments
  • Movement (forward and lateral)
  • Close-contact shooting
  • Shooting from around vehicles
  • Shooting from barricades
  • Night shoot using the carbine at various distances
  • Transitions day and night
  • Deploying from vehicles with the carbine
  • Engaging small critical threat targets under time

Gear

  • Duty gear
  • Duty rifle/carbine with sling system and three 30 round magazines
  • Duty pistol with three magazines
  • Soft body armor
  • Flashlight
  • Firearm-mounted light (preferred) for carbine
  • Magazine pouches for the carbine magazines
  • Eye protection (including clear lenses)
  • Ear protection
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • A water bottle or other hydration system

Prerequisites

Active Law Enforcement/Military only Prior carbine/rifle training required

Ammunition Requirements

  • 1,200 rounds of carbine ball ammunition
  • 300 rounds of pistol ball ammunition