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8 Hour Block

This Combo course joins two instructors with a collective experience of almost 50 years in the Army's Special Operations community at some of the highest levels. Dan and Chuck will put on a course that is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high-risk/high reward pistol shots in critical situations and focus on the ever changing contingencies of a gunfight. This 8-hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death. This course will also cover the tactical application of cover with and various shooting positions involved, strong and support shooting, and contingencies of one arm or hand shooting.


Training Objectives

  • General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship (BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course)

  • Zero/confirm zero on all optics (and iron sights if needed)

  • Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed

  • Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area)

  • Shooting multiple targets

  • Shooting on the move (if class progression allows)

  • Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform

  • The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time.

  • This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards.

  • The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.

Required Equipment: 

  • Duty Pistol with 400 rounds of ammunition, 3 magazines minimum.

  • Eye and Ear Protection

  • Ball Cap

  • Neck protection for hot brass. I.e. Balaclava, high collar shirt, handkerchief.

  • Anti-Fog / Cat Crap

  • Lens Paper/Cloth

  • Sham-Wow or equivalent

  • Note taking material

  • Weapon cleaning equipment

  • Any tools necessary to disassemble your weapon, remove optics or adjust sights.

** Disclaimer: Many of the topics will only be touched on briefly and some may not be covered, based upon the pace of the class and the allotted time. This is meant to provide you with an insight into their teachings, however, given the limited time of only 8 hours, it will not be as thorough as a normal class would be**

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