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Tactical Shooting

Course Description: This two-day course is designed to provide students with select skills and techniques necessary to defend and overcome a subject's assaultive behavior during a firearms encounter.  Students will participate in pistol and shotgun related drills intended to replicate various components of an appropriate response associated with a critical event. 

Note:  Due to the physical nature of this training, students must evaluate and consider their own fitness level prior to enrolling in this class.

The following topics/techniques will be addressed throughout the course:

  • Jam clearing drills.
  • Traverse drills.
  • Proper utilization of cover.
  • Off-hand operation.
  • Partial/hostage target engagements.
  • Shooting from varied platforms.
  • Appropriate incorporation of directed fire.
  • Downed officer exercises.  
Instructional Hours:  2 Days/16 Hours
Equipment Needed:
  • Department-issued handgun and shotgun.
  • Body armor.
  • Baseball-style cap.
  • Ear protection.
  • Rain gear.
  • Safety goggles or shooting glasses.
  • 10 training (dummy) rounds for Department handgun.
  • Three pistol magazines or three speed loaders (revolver).
  • 300 rounds of handgun ammunition (MP Only, Ammunition for PSP will be provided at training site).
  • Five rounds of 12 gauge, 2 3/4" or 3" chambered rifle slug.
  • 25 rounds of 12 gauge, 2 3/4" or 3" chambered "00" buckshot.
  • Complete set of leather gear including handcuffs and key.
  • Durable shirt and cargo pants (BDU) or uniform pants.
  • Shoes or boots.
  • Sneakers.  
Instructional Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the student will possess the knowledge and skill required to conduct a thorough building search while maintaining officer safety. 
After completion, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate proper approach and response.
  • Identify special problem areas.
  • Deliver accurate fire while moving.
  • Demonstrate how to shoot from various positions of cover.
  • Demonstrate how to treat or self-treat a downed officer while returning fire.
  • Execute the use of mirrors and shield to clear corners.
  • Explain and perform dynamic entries.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successfully pass (75% or above) a 10-question written examination as well as perform the above listed proficiencies.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted, MP, LEO

MPOETC CLEE Hours 16 - CLEE ID# CLE00809

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130All applications must be received 30 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.

NWTC6/29/2020 9:00 AM6/30/2020 4:00 PMNWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888Yes
 Maximum of 16 students
This class will be held at:
Conneaut Lake Sportsman Club
11861 Sportsman Road
Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

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