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Firearms Instructor - Basic

Class Length: 50 hours
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Enter Wait List 1/23/20231/27/20230800-1700Denton Police Range 0
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DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide the police firearms instructor with the knowledge on how to teach others to shoot and handle firearms.  This course will help you develop the additional knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to organize and teach firearms courses. The participant will shoot challenging courses of fire. More importantly, the participant will learn how to diagnose and correct student weaknesses, analyze and score targets, design and run courses of fire, and properly document police firearms training.

Participants will be able to develop and implement comprehensive firearms training programs.

PREREQUISITES

Must have a Basic TCOLE Instructor certificate.

COURSE COST

$150.00

SPECIAL NOTES

The course will be held at the Denton Police Department Firearms Range on Vintage Blvd, Denton, TX.

The student will be required to shoot two courses of fire (pistol/shotgun) on the first day with a minimum of 90% (2 attempts). If the student is unable to achieve 90% then they will not be allowed to participate in the course at this time as mandated by TCOLE.

Equipment and Supplies Needed for Course:

  • Reliable Semi-Auto Service Handgun
    • At least 3 magazines
    • Holster actually used on duty (If concealment holster is used on duty, then course will be shot from concealment)
    • Magazine pouch for at least 2 spare magazines
    • 1500 rounds of semi-auto handgun ammunition
  • Service Shotgun
    • 50 rounds of 00 buckshot
    • 10 slugs
  • Revolver
    • Preferably a smaller backup-off duty style
    • Loaners available in 38 special (bring ammo)
    • 2 speed loaders or speed strips (can work around if you don't have them)
    • 50 rounds of revolver ammo
  • Wrap around eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Flashlight
  • Weapon Mounted Light optional
  • Course materials will be given on a USB storage device.  Most materials can be accessed by smart phone with internet access.  A lap top computer for use after class hours would be helpful.

Handgun Qualification Course

 

50 rounds

 

Student must show proficiency with   a pistol

Student will have two chances to qualify with a minimum score of 90% with  weapon.

Notes:

A locked-back slide is the only way to change magazines for this course of fire.

Any accidental discharge will be grounds for dismissal from the course.

Alibis will not be allowed.

 

Distance (Yards)

Starting Firearm Position

Hand

Reload

Rounds Fired

Time Limit (Seconds)

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

holstered weapon

shooter’s choice

2

if needed

8

(fired in

2  shot strings)

20

(5 seconds per string)

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

holstered weapon

standing or kneeling

2

no

6

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

holstered weapon

loaded with 6 rounds

in the magazine

2

 

2

4

15

low ready

2

 

4

(fired in

2 shot strings)

8

(4 seconds

 per string)

 

 

 

yes

 

 

 

15

low ready

2

 

6

(fired in

2 shot strings)

12

(4 seconds

per string)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

holstered weapon

2

yes

12

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

holstered weapon

loaded with 6 rounds

in the magazine

weapon hand only

 

6

12

 

 

 

yes

 

 

3

low ready

support

only

 

6

 

12

             

 

Targets: Targets will be TQ 19 or equivalent, with a reduced TQ20 or equivalent for 50 yard sequence if fired from 25 yards.

 

Scoring:  5 points for the inner ring and 3 points for the outer ring

 

Shotgun Qualification Course of Fire

 

 

A minimum of 90% for both slugs and buckshot is required to successfully complete this portion of the course.

 

The course requires 9 pellet 00 Buckshot.

The course can be shot with 5 Rifled Slug rounds and 5 Buckshot rounds or 10 rounds of Buckshot.

 

Distance (Yards)

Instructions

Position

Rounds Fired

Time (Seconds)

 

 

 

 

 

25

Weapon should be set up with an empty chamber, slide closed, weapon cocked, safety engaged.

Standing

3

12

 

On command, load magazine with 3 Rifled Slugs.

 

 

 

 

On command, chamber and fire 3 rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Weapon should be set up with an empty chamber, slide closed, weapon cocked, safety engaged.

Standing

2

8

 

On command, load magazine with 2 Rifled Slugs.

 

 

 

 

On command, chamber and fire 2 rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

On command, load the magazine with 2 Buckshot rounds.

Standing

3

10

 

Chamber a round and engage safety.

 

 

 

 

On command, chamber and fire 3 rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

On command, load the magazine with 2 Buckshot rounds.

Standing

2

5

 

Chamber a round and engage safety.

 

 

 

 

On command, fire 2 rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

Targets: Targets will be TQ 19 or equivalent

 

Scoring:  Each pellet on the target = 1 point, misses = 0 point.