(5 days / 40 Hours)

   This is a 5-day Firearms Instructor Course designed to educate and certify officers as instructors in training with the semi-automatic pistol.  Classroom time, lectures and range training will be included in the 40-hour program.  This course is designed with instructor development as the primary for the firearms instructor.  The 2 day training course included is to familiarize officers with a suggested course format for pistol training.  Successful course completion and certification will include:

** PASS/FAIL EVALUATION CRITERIA DURING THE TRANSITIONAL COURSE

** NUMERICAL SCORE: SHOOTING EVALUATION COURSE (80% REQUIRED)

** WRITTEN EXAMINATION (80% REQUIRED)

** ORAL PRESENTATION: COURSE DESIGN AND JUSTIFICATION

CERTIFICATION ISSUED:  Total Control Training Institute, Inc. (3 year expiration) 

                                               State of Mississippi Instructor Certification (BLEOST)

Overview of Course:
  • Methods of Learning
  • Methods of Instruction - i.e. outlines and lesson plans
  • Vision research
  • Visualization Skills
  • Liability in firearms training
  • Course design and development
  • Accessory and equipment
  • Ammunition
  • Problem shooters
  • Range Commands / running the range
  • Officer Survival training consideration
  • PPCT Survival Learning Theory
  • Function of and Specialized Training Techniques for all popular semi-auto pistols
  • Dim light shooting techniques
  • Range design
  • Deadly force
  • Duty and home safety
Instructors: Jeff Curtis             Total Control Training Institute
                           Brian Darby           Total Control Training Institute

Equipment Required:

Each Student must provide the following:                       

  • Quality Semi-Automatic Pistol (current departmental issue or expected issue)
  • Duty gear - holster, belt, keepers, magazine pouch
  • Spare magazines: minimum 3 magazines per person
  • Flashlight
  • Ear and eye protection (required)
  • Note-taking materials
  • Ammunition: 750 rounds, quality duty-type (factory ammo recommended)

Day 1

      0800 - 1200     Classroom
      1200 - 1300     Lunch
      1300 - 1700     Classroom

Day 2

      0800 - 1200     Classroom
      1200 - 1300     Lunch
      1300 - 1700     Classroom

Day 3

      0800 - 1200     Classroom
      1200 - 1300     Lunch
      1300 - 1700     Range Exercises

Day 4

      0800 - 1200     Range Exercises
      1200 - 1300     Lunch
      1300 - 1700     Range Exercises

Day 5

      0800 - 1200     Range Exercises
      1200 - 1300     Lunch
      1300 - 1700     Test and Range Evaluation