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  • ACTION TARGET ACADEMY 1 WWW.ACTIONTARGET.COM

    ADVANCED TACTICAL HANDGUN

    INSTRUCTOR

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS PROGRAM GOALS ........................................................................................................... 3

    AND OBJECTIVES............................................................................................................ 3

    COURSE OUTLINE........................................................................................................... 5

    FIREARMS SAFETY RULES ............................................................................................... 7

    INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT........................................................................................... 8

    COACHING SKILL DEVELOPMENT................................................................................... 26

    TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS ........................................................................................ 32

    COURSE DEVELOPMENT................................................................................................ 40

    PHYSICAL CONDITIONING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS....................................... 42

    RANGE COMMANDS ...................................................................................................... 47

    TEACHING BASIC SHOOTING TECHNIQUES .................................................................... 53

    WHY SHOOTERS FAIL ................................................................................................... 59

    SHOOTING DRILLS ....................................................................................................... 62

    AMMUNITION............................................................................................................... 63

    GETTING THE RIGHT TWIST ......................................................................................... 89

    COVERT CARRY AND PLAIN CLOTHES OPERATION.......................................................... 91

    TACTICAL HANDGUN................................................................................................... 107

    TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS ...................................................................................... 109

    RANGE EXERCISES...................................................................................................... 116

    REDUCED LIGHT TECHNIQUES .................................................................................... 119

    INTERACTIVE USE OF FORCE TRAINING ...................................................................... 138

    COVERT CARRY INSTRUCTOR PRACTICAL EXAM........................................................... 145

    FIREARMS PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE GUIDE ......................................................... 149

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    PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Program Goal To elevate the Firearms Instructor and Range Master above the level previously certified by expanding their knowledge base, operational skills and instructional capability in the areas of officer survival, concealed / covert carry, and range operations. This program will provide both technical and tactical training techniques that are based on duty specific requirements. Therefore, the overall program goal is to develop an Instructor who is capable of teaching both the science of effective handgun shooting at close quarters and the art of concealed carry to their personnel. This will be accomplished with a combination of both classroom and range activity. Program Objectives Upon successful completion of this program, the participant will know:

    1. The influences that civil litigation, case law, and agency policy have on training and the application of force. 2. Instructional methods specific to long term retention of material. 3. How to conduct safe, effective training.

    4. Adult learning theory as it applies to public speaking, classroom presentation, and motor skill development. 5. How to develop course of fire, tactics and techniques specific to concealed carry situations.

    6. Coaching principles and effective on – line instruction techniques.

    7. Why shooters fail and what to do about it.

    8. Understanding standard operating procedures (SOPs) for live fire range training.

    9. Understanding advantages and disadvantages of concealed carry options. 10. Backup options. 11. Advancing the fundamentals of marksmanship for concealed carry. 12. Firearms safety in the office, home, and vehicle. 13. Concealed carry handguns - advantages and disadvantages. 14. Holsters and carry systems - advantages and disadvantages. 15. Equipment selection considerations. 16. Optional carry positions. 17. Optional equipment (flashlights, impact weapons). 18. Safe loading and unloading for concealed carry. 19. One-handed and two-handed drawing and re-holstering techniques.

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    20. CQB techniques for violent encounters. 21. Sighted and unsighted shooting techniques. 22. Dominant and support hand shooting techniques. 23. Justification of multiple shot techniques. 24. Identification and engagement of multiple opponents. 25. Shooting while moving. 26. Engaging moving threats. 27. Identification and utilization of cover. 28. Tactics and techniques in and around vehicles. 29. Diminished light techniques. 30. Inspection and maintenance. 31. Interactive force-on-force training.

    The student will be evaluated by the following methods:

    1. Oral presentation. 2. Lesson plan development. 3. Practical examination. 4. Live fire courses. 5. Interactive force-on-force.

    6. Overall safe weapons handling.

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    COURSE OUTLINE

    DAY 1: A.M.

    1. Program introduction a. Program goals and objectives b. Staff and student introductions c. Safety rules, liability waiver d. How students will be evaluated e. Manual overview f. Firearms safety – office, home, vehicle

    2. Instructor development a. Principles of adult learning b. Outline and use c. Lesson plan development d. Communication skills e. Public speaking f. Course development

    DAY 1: P.M.

    1. Instructor development (continued) g. Coaching skill development h. Range commands i. Objective of on-line instruction j. Working with problem shooters k. Function check of handguns l. Live fire exercises

    i. One hole drill / sighted versus unsighted shooting m. Review of practical exam

    DAY 2: A.M. 2. Review of coaching techniques a. Support equipment 3. Understanding standard operating procedures 4. CQB techniques for violent encounters

    DAY 2: P.M. 5. Range operations and setup 6. Review of practical examination

    DAY 3: A.M. 7. Advanced tactics and techniques a. Movement

    b. Seated 8. Utilization of cover 9. Multiple threats / targets

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    DAY 3: P.M.

    10. Introduction to diminished light techniques and tactics (classroom) 11. Range:

    a. Flashlight techniques b. Tactical light techniques

    12. Review of Practical Examination DAY 4: A.M.

    13. Range: a. Shooting in, around, and from vehicles b. Vehicles, cover? and concealment DAY 4: P.M. 14. ASIS – 3000 judgment shooting / prep for classroom presentations

    DAY 5: A.M. 15. Classroom presentations and feedback DAY 5: P.M. 16. Practical Exam coach / student 17. Final qualification course 18. Closing, critiques and graduation

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    FIREARMS SAFETY RULES

    A. CARDINAL RULES OF FIREARMS SAFETY: 1. Treat all firearms as though they are loaded. 2. Point the muzzle in a safe direction at all times. 3. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are on target and have decided to fire. 4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. B. SPECIFIC RULES: 1. Do you have any physical disability, limitation, illness or other condition that would affect your ability to

    participate safely in any aspect of this program? Yes _____ No _____ (Initials) 2. Are you under the influence of any prescription/non prescription drug or alcohol that would influence your

    safe participation in any aspect of this program? Yes ____ No _____ (Initials) 3. Ear protection, wrap around eye protection and hat with brim are required to be worn at all times while

    shooting on the range. This applies to shooters, instructors and observers. 4. When you pick up a firearm, keep your finger off of the trigger, point the muzzle in a safe direction, open the

    action and check both visually and physically to see that it is unloaded. 5. Check a second time. 6. Never give or take a firearm from anyone unless the action is open for inspection. 7. Load/reload/unload only after position is taken at the firing point and on command. 8. Keep the firearm pointed down range at all times. 9. Never draw a handgun from the holster on the range unless instructed. 10. Never draw/re-holster with your finger in the trigger guard or on the trig