COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2018

AR-15 / M-16 / M-4 Armorer Certification Course (SLR15, Inc)

Our 16 hour AR15/M16/M4 Armorer course provides Industry Standard 5 year Armorer's Certification.
Here is a brief overview of what is covered during this very busy hands on full 2-days of AR15/M16 Armoring:

  • History of the Weapon
  • Cycles of Function
  • General Disassembly & Assembly
  • Identification of Common Problems and Parts
  • Nomenclature
  • Identification of Group Components
  • Semi, Burst, and Full Auto Parts and Conversions
  • Complete Armoring Disassembly / Assembly
  • Barrel Replacement
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Sight and Distance Considerations
  • Ballistic Issues
  • Barrel Twist and Length Choices
  • Gas System
  • Parts Interchangeability, including Brands
  • Headspace
  • Firing Pin Protrusion
  • Trigger Jobs
  • Chamber Inspection and Polishing
  • Accessories and Customizing
  • Tool Options and Selection
  • Iron Sights (A1/A2/A3)
  • Disassembly/Reassembly
  • Optics
  • SOP/MOD
  • Accessories and Additions

All tools, manuals, and anything else that is necessary is supplied. Students should bring their own weapon systems to get familiar with their own configuration and modifications, plus this allows the time for a good thorough cleaning and inspection. IN addition plus we can replace and repair any parts necessary. This is a very intensive course that we cover in 2-days, so be prepared to get a lot of hands on knowledge.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN AR-16 RIFLE TO THE CLASS


Basic Anti-Terrorism Overview

This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the Arabic/Muslim culture and the inner workings of Middle Eastern Terrorist Organizations. Furthermore, this course will provide the student with the necessary tools to deal with today’s ever-changing threats as they encroach on the homeland.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Barricaded Suspect Resolution (2 Day)

This course will expose SWAT team members to the methods and concepts used in resolving situations involving armed/barricaded suspect(s). The course will focus on the different phases of the operation including, but not limited to, the deployment and management of personnel, containment, entry and other tactical options.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, CLEARED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WEAPON SYSTEMS, NO AMMUNITION OR NLTA


Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (CTS)

This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history of chemical agents, nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from CTS at the completion of this course.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology)

This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history of chemical agents, nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from Defense Technology / Safariland at the completion of this course.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Communication and De-escalation in Negotiations

Communication and De-escalation is a “back to the basics” presentation reminding negotiators there is no need to reinvent the wheel. The foundation of active listening has been laid out for us thanks to the FBI.  

Building on this solid foundation by using communication techniques such as nonverbal communication, voice inflection and employing Stephan Covey’s technique of “listening with the intent to understand” instead of “listening with the intent to reply.”  Learning to avoid problem solving and not being afraid to talk off topic.  Rapport building is the name of the game.   

What do we do when we are faced with the mentally ill?  Can we negotiate with the mentally ill?  Be safe but get creative, avoid traps of being lured into their hallucinations.

This presentation is beneficial to new negotiators and tactical officers that may be unexpectedly faced with negotiating.  It is also a great refresher for veteran negotiators.   

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


CQB Tactics Concepts and Principles

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails:

•Types of Explosions
•Primary and Thermal Effects of Distraction Devices
•History and types of diversion devices
•Specifications and Illustrations of Model 7290 Flash-Bang
•M201 Precision Fuze/M.S.D.S./Fuze Firing Sequence
•Deployment of Device
•Diversionary Device Decibel Levels
•Rendering Safe Procedures Secondary Blast Pressure Effects
•ATF Requirements.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Distraction Device Instructor Certification Course (Defense Technology & ALS)

Distraction Devices Instructor Program will cover:

• Distraction devices: types and nomenclature/reloadable and non-reloadable devices/command initiated
• Decibels/candela/p.s.i./overpressure
• Handling/storage/rendering safe
• Tactical deployment/safety considerations/policy and procedures
• Criminal and civil liabilities
• Live-firing exercises/operational scenarios
• Instructor development to establish in-house/in-service training and documentation skills

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO AN ARMED INTRUDER & HOW TO TRAIN YOUR COMMUNITY

Armed Intruder incidents in schools are escalating at an alarming rate. Innocent victims are falling prey to armed intruders with one mission in mind -committing mass casualties. Historically these events create victims in the first few seconds before the police have time to respond. The objective of this course is to train the law enforcement officer with the tools necesary to educate School Administrators, Teachers and staff with initial actions they can take to make a difference and potentially save lives in the crucial 3 to 4 minutes before police can arrive.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Enforcement Tactics (Code 4 Concepts)

As PFC’s premiere study on Intermediate Force for law enforcement personnel, this class teaches contemporary principles and concepts for controlling subjects before, during and after use-of-force encounters. Subject management and control, both verbally and physically, are taught from the on-set along with an in-depth block of instruction on modern use-of-force doctrine. Verbal skills, confrontation management, conflict resolution and de-escalation are emphasized throughout in order to problem-solve at the lowest level and minimize use of physical force. Through practical application and drilling, students will learn street-proven control holds, escorts, takedowns, restraint, handcuffing, and ground control measures for gaining and maintaining safety. Additionally, students will learn how to work with partners and apply team-based techniques that reduce risk of injury to all parties rather than increase it. This training is ideal for the armed professional who must be prepared to responsibly go hands-on with or subdue a resistant, aggressive or violent individual during the course of their official duties. No defensive tactics training is complete without the progressive and state of the art material presented in this program.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING


Featured Debrief: ARMED BARRICADED ARMY RESERVIST

28-year-old Army reservist Justin Tang who joined the Army at the age of 18 is described as the epitome of the perfect soldier by his peers. Justin has accomplished rank of Staff Sgt with specialized training in defensive tactics, first aid, firearms instruction, with no previous criminal involvement. Sara Tang describes her husband as a dedicated husband and perfect father figure to their 2 yr old son Kyler.

Justin has a near death experience when an RPG skims off the roof of his Humvee while in a convoy in a non-combat zone in Iraq. During Justin’s time in Iraq he loses close friends to combat.

Justin has accomplished most of his goals in life, a home, wife, a son and a truck.  Now back from Iraq Justin regularly trains soldiers locally and at Ft Benning Ga..  Justin finds work selling insurance in tough economic times and works 60 + hrs weekly trying to make ends meet. Justin exhibits PTSD behavioral traits and at one point admits he may have PTSD but knows he cannot acknowledge it for fear it would end his military career, which in his mind defines who he is.

On November 23, 2010 Justin’s world crumbles after finding proof that his wife has cheated on him during his time out of state and out of country. Wife Sara, denies allegations however Justin finds proof and photos. Justin loses control, beats Sara unconscious, while 2 yr old Kyler sleeps in his bedroom. Justin calls 911 and requests medical attention for Sara stating he has opened her airway and there will be a note explaining everything because he will be “gone” when police arrive.

Justin owns several firearms, rifles, assault rifles, shotguns, handguns, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Justin is a very proficient adversary making this incident a high threat, high lethality situation.

A new, minimally trained dispatcher Amy Burge who was assigned 911-call taker that evening conducts negotiations. Burge deescalates Justin and maintains good rapport until transition is made to hostage negotiator Torres.  Six hours of negotiating with Justin who is adamant about killing himself prove successful but not without some struggles along the way.

Four years later in a post incident interview Tang still denies PTSD but admits he attends a support group for soldiers that have problems “with that kind of stuff.”

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Featured Debrief: Hostage Rescue of a 3yo boy (Kenneth Knight Incident)

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

Featured Debrief: LA County Sheriff’s Office Debrief

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Fundamentals of First Aid in a Tactical Environment

This lecture covers what medical equipment should be carried by officers. How to use equipment in a tactical environment. what can be expected when a team member is injured during a job.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


High Risk Warrant Planning for Team Leaders & Supervisors

This lecture based course will provide Team Leaders and Supervisor’s with the information, protocols, and processes needed to plan a High Risk Warrant. This course will challenge students with incident reviews and table top exercises.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Hostage Rescue Tactics (2 DAY)

This course is designed to expose SWAT & tactical teams to the dynamics of hostage rescue operations. Course focuses on, hostage rescue concepts, the deployment and management of personnel, deliberate entry tactics, crisis entry tactics and team movement.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: FULL KIT, CLEARED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY WEAPON SYSTEMS, NO AMMUNITION OR NLTA


Hostage Rescue Tactics Lecture

This course is designed to expose SWAT & tactical teams to the dynamics of hostage rescue operations. Course focuses on, hostage rescue concepts, the deployment and management of personnel, deliberate entry tactics & crisis entry tactics.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Introduction to Unmanned Systems for Law Enforcement

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC)

LEFR-TCC teaches public safety first responders including police, other law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured responder's life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene. It combines the principles of PHTLS and TCCC, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus document and TECC guidelines.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Combined Tactical Systems)

This course entails:

•Tactical employment of munitions
•Levels of Force
•Physiological Effects of Specialty Munitions
•Shot Placement
•12 gauge, 37mm, and 40mm Specialty Munitions/Specifications
•Less Lethal kinetic energy projectiles Deployment techniques

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Defense Technology & ALS)

SM Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program will cover:

• Weapons and munitions: 12ga./37mm/40mm/hand delivered
• Tactical consideration in the use of impact munitions in crowd-control/dynamic-entry/hostage-rescue/barricaded-subject situations
• Physiological/psychological effects
• Liability consideration/policy and procedures
• Blunt trauma/ballistics and energy

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Sage)

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL APPLICATION
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: EYE PROTECTION, GLOVES, HEARING PROTECTION, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Linear Assaults: Rail Tactics

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


 

Live Fire: Open Area Movement & High Angle Engagements

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


 

Live Fire: Vehicle Tactics & Counter-Ambush

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Night Vision Operators Course

Helmet mounted night vision, IR lasers and thermal sights

This 1-day course will cover the following:

  • Understanding L3 and Warrior Systems.
  • Night vision introduction – facts, myths, generations, NV history, tube schematics, filmed vs un-filmed, white phosphor, WSG gear, specifications, terminology.
  • Specifications, grant info, strategies, terminology, kitting gear as a system.
  • Helmets, mounts, configurations, familiarity w/ controls and adjustments, fitment, switchology, lashing down kit
  • Dark shoot house w/ gear, switchology and familiarity while mounted, helmet adjustments, focus preferences, navigation, binos vs monos vs panos, white phosphor vs green phosphor.
  • IR Laser presentation, laser safety, product specs, uses, switchology, mounting.
  • Mounting IR on Tactical training guns, switchology & familiarization while mounted, lens caps, illuminator focus, settings, safety screw check, lash down check.
  • IR laser operator error issues, lens cap vs no lens cap, switchology in dark, focus, navigation with IR laser/illuminator on low power.
  • Intro to thermal, benefits, drawbacks, clip ons (NV and thermal), calibers handled clip on thermals vs NV, use of thermal products in class, switchology, discussion of tactical options with thermal.
  • Zeroing & common issues.

COURSE TYPE: PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: BDU uniform, pocket flashlight, water, snacks, meals if needed. Helmets, mounts, NVGs, IR lasers, and laser training gear will be provided to those who need or want to try something different than what they have. Students are welcome to bring their own NVGs, helmets, and IR lasers (course will provide if you do not currently have these items). The Tactical laser gear is based on realistic AR platforms with rails. Weapons and ammo will need to be stowed away from the scenarios.


Officer Down Course w/ Practical

This course will expose Tactical Officers to the core principles required to effectively complete a downed officer/citizen rescue.  Officers will learn the responsibilities of the cover officer, the rescue officer(s), and the rescue driver then implement these techniques in a three, four and five-officer element during the practical scenarios.

COURSE TYPE: Demonstration and Practical application
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Eye protection, duty belt, TAC vest, and gloves, rescue vehicles: (Ford Crown Vic and/or Ford Explorer)


PepperBall Instructor Certification Course

The PepperBall Instructor Course will certify attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their agency. This course will cover the theory, design, application, and specifications of the non-lethal PepperBall System and will include extensive hands-on training with all PepperBall launchers. Students will also be exposed to tactical drills during the range portion of this class. Students will be required to pass a written test and pass a range qualification to receive certification.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE, NO LIVE WEAPONS ALLOWED


Scenario Instructor Certification (Simunition)

Committed to the safety of students using their products and system, Simunition® has developed, along with FX® Marking Cartridges, a complete line of protective equipment and conversion kits. Our concern for safety has led us to include instructor-level training in the safe and effective staging of reality-based training using FX® technologies. The training also includes instructor updates and recertification.

This informative, two-day course is designed to provide students with substantial hands-on experience with Simunition® FX® training ammunition technology, weapons conversion kits, and the Simunition® line of protective equipment. Additionally, this course will provide in-depth, hands-on instruction in scenario-based training program development and training methodology, and will give critical practical experience to students on the best use of Simunition® training products in a highly effective, realistic, extremely safe training program.

Subjects covered in the course will include:

  • Simunition® SecuriBlank® Cartridges
  • Simunition® FX® Marking Cartridges
  • Simunition® Conversion Kits
  • Simunition® FX® Protective Equipment

Scenario-based training program development, management and implementation: Instructor Development; Safety considerations; Program components; Training objectives; Personnel requirements; Facility requirements; Equipment requirements; Scenario execution; De-briefing techniques.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: UTILITY CLOTHING FOR FORCE ON FORCE AND AN EMPTY HOLSTER (DAY 2)


Scouting & Raid Planning

This course will cover the steps taken prior to, during and after serving a high risk search warrant. Topics being covered will include: Search warrant service information / request form, scouting the target location, service option planning, creation of a warrant service plan, briefing considerations, search warrant service and post service considerations.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Shotgun (870) Armorer Certification Course

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Shotgun Breaching Operator Certification Course

This course is designed for those officers with a desire to learn new breaching techniques. Students will learn:

  • Deploying a breaching program
  • Department policies and pre-planning
  • Deployment procedures
  • Identifying door construction
  • Team member positioning
  • Post documentation and legal aspects


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM, PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Breaching Shotgun (if available), Eye protection, hearing protection, gloves.


Sniper Track: The Sniper Mindset


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Sniper Track: Sniper Best Practices


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: TBA


Sniper Track: Urban Sniper Hides

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


SWAT Command: Contemporary Issues for Barricaded Suspects

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

SWAT Command: Maximize Training Value for SWAT Teams

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


 

SWAT Command: Strategic Problem Solving for SWAT

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


SWAT Team Leader Development Course

This class will discuss team leader survival, the tactical decision making process, discuss a SWAT officer evaluation tool and its uses, then conclude with a review of incident debriefs related to less lethal resolution options, barricade operations, warrant service and hostage rescue.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Tactical Team Combatives (Code 4 Concepts )

This class is designed around the use of sound principles and reality-based practices to address physically combative subjects encountered by tactical personnel. This training was developed for special operations units, SWAT teams, and other groups that must train for physical defense and subject control while in full kit and amongst team members. Individual and team-based defensive tactics are taught in all subject areas. Students will learn a principle-based approach for contacting, controlling and dominating adversaries and “unknowns” located during an operation, whether subjects are compliant or combative. Concepts taught in this course are consistent with other PFC/C4C curriculum so students familiar with lessons learned during PFC’s team tactics, indoor combat, or CQC instructional blocks will be reinforced and applied during this program. At the conclusion of this course, teams and individual operators will have a foundation for defeating and/or detaining anyone who poses a threat during a mission. Proper and responsible use-of-force, as well as weapons safety, are emphasized throughout training. All material taught in this class has been proven successful during real-world confrontations in all types of environments and will help prepare armed professionals to manage physical confrontations.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Team Tactics and Lessons Learned from Special Operations Teams

This will be a tactical training class and discussion on the lessons learned by special operations members while conducting raids and CQB during overseas conflicts on High Value Targets (HVT’s).

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Vehicle Containment Techniques

The Vehicle Containment Techniques-VCT is a specialized tactic that can be utilized by plainclothes or under-cover officers to block and contain a suspects vehicle during the arrest/interdiction phase of the operation. The VCT is most often utilized during a surveillance operation where it is determined that the suspects vehicle needs to be stopped without the assistance of uniform assets. The surprise and speed of this tactic will assist in community safety (pursuit prevention), the capture of suspects, preservation of evidence and the recovery of property.

Subjects covered: Plainclothes Tactical Team overview, Pre VCT positioning, VCT Basic Concept, VCT Officer Duties, Weapons and Ammunition Selection, Minimizing Blue on Blue, Operational Articulation, VCT Walk-Through

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Vehicle Hostage Rescue Lecture (Vehicle Assault Tactics)

This course will cover principle based methodologies on how to utilize coordinated team movement and timing to successfully end a hostage situation inside of a vehicle. The course will apply the advancement in tools availble to Tactical Units and how they effect and adjust the tactics used.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE