Course is designed to be comprised of either four 8-hour class days or twelve 2-3 hours classes with the intent of making it more accessible for active duty police officers with busy schedules. The course will cover a wide range of topics all necessary to make the student a near-expert with a patrol rifle upon successful completion. The course will conclude with a rigorous "pass or fail" qualification course of fire. Students who successfully pass the course of fire will receive a uniform pin and certificate indicating "successful completion" of the course. Passing the qualification course of fire is not intended to be a requirement for CLEE credit. Students that do not pass the qualification course of fire will receive a certificate of attendance and will have the opportunity to attempt the course of fire at a later time (within one year) in order to successfully complete the course and receive the certificate and uniform pin.
Module 1 – Intro to Patrol Rifle (3 hours)
- Patrol rifle nomenclature and function overview.
- Zeroing of rifle with optics and open sights.
- Patrol rifle shooting fundamentals (Stance, sight picture, grip, trigger press, etc).
- Sight height over bore offset at close range.
- Emergency and Tactical Reloading
- Basic malfunctions
Module 2 – Complex Patrol Rifle Malfunctions (3 hours)
- Safely conducting malfunction drills
- Double-feed and Bolt override drills
- Unknown malfunction drill (AKA: 3- little kittens drill)
Module 3 – Patrol Rifle Shooting Positions (3 hours)
- Traditional shooting positions (Kneeling, squatting, sitting, and prone supported and unsupported)
- Unconventional shooting positions (Supine, inverted prone, lateral, etc.)
- Shooting effectively from cover and concealment.
- 9-hole barricade drill 2019 Arena Training Group, LLC
Module 4 – Injured Shooter Patrol Rifle Operations 1 (2 hours)
- Commercial Tourniquet application (including self-application).
- One-hand (dominant-hand) patrol rifle controls manipulation and shooting
- One-hand (non-dominant hand) patrol rifle controls manipulation and shooting
- One-hand emergency and tactical reloading
Module 5 – Injured Shooter Patrol Rifle Operations 2 (3 hours)
- One-hand basic malfunction clearing (Dominant and non-dominant hand)
- One-hand complex malfunction clearing (Dominant and non-dominant hand)
- "The Stranger Drill" – Tourniquet self-application to arm and complete 9-hole barricade drill (Timed)
Module 6 – Intermediate Patrol Rifle Operations (2 hours)
- Engagement of multiple threats.
- Patrol rifle to pistol transitions/Pistol to patrol rifle transitions.
- Shooting on the move.
Module 7 – Team and partner movement (3 hours)
- Two-person movement toward target
- Two-person movement away from threat
- Casualty rescue and evacuation using team movement
Module 8 – Intro to Precision Shooting 1 (3 hours)
- The importance of training logs
- Rifle and ammunition considerations
- Selecting a stable shooting platform
- Positive target identification
- Precision shooting drills (50 yards)
Module 9 – Intro to Precision Shooting 2 (3 hour)
- Precision drills (75 yards)
- Precision drills (100 yards) 2019 Arena Training Group, LLC
Module 10 – Low Light Patrol Rifle Operations (Indoor, dry fire only) (3 hours)
- Human eye anatomy and physiology relevant to low-light operations
- Low-light fundamentals and considerations
- Equipment considerations (weapon mounted lights, night sights, flash-hiders, etc)
Module 11 – Low Light Patrol Rifle Operations (Live Fire) (2 hours)
- Target identification and challenge command drills without hand lights or weapon lights
- Target identification and engagement with non-mounted lights
- Target identification and engagement with weapon-mounted lights
Module 12 - Final qualification course of fire (Pass/Fail). (2 hours)
Expectations and Outcomes
At the completion of this course, students will have a mastery of patrol rifle operations and be extremely confident and competent in their patrol rifle abilities.
Upon successfully completing the final course of fire, students will be awarded a patrol rifle qualification uniform pin.
Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Rifle
Functional Patrol Rifle (Subject to inspection and instructor approval)
Sling and 3 magazines
Ammunition requirements will vary for each period of instruction; approximately 850 rounds for the entire course.
Semi-Auto Pistol and holster/duty belt/battle belt and mag pouches with 2 mags.
Eye and hearing protection
50 rounds of pistol ammunition