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Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor

Advanced - PA MPOETC Approved LE Firearms Instructor Course

Duration: 5 days (40+ hours combined online/classroom/range)



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This is a 40 hour, PA MPOETC approved Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor course restricted to law enforcement and military personnel aspiring to become certified law enforcement firearms instructors.

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Topics Covered

  • Firearms Training Principles

  • Methods and Principles of Adult Education

  • Pistol Fundamentals

  • Advanced Pistol Operations
  • Firearms Cleaning/Maintenance 
  • Developing and presenting a Safety Brief

  • Student Teaching Presentations

  • Legal Aspects and Case Law

  • Methods of remedial training

  • Student-Led Course of Fire Assignments

  • Final Qualification Course of Fire 

  • Daily Critiques

  • Student-Led Basic Pistol Class

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Expectations and Outcomes

Instructor candidates will graduate as confident entry-level pistol instructors. This course has been approved by MPOETC for a Certified LE Firearms Instructor Course. Students apply to MPOETC following successful graduation to become Pennsylvania Certified LE Firearms Instructors.

Certification is valid for 3 years from date of successful completion

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Advanced, Instructor Training Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Military or Law Enforcement ID
Letter of recommendation from Chief LEO or Senior NCO or Commander

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Required Equipment

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol (9mm minimum)

  • 3 magazines (Minimum)

  • 1,300 rounds of ammunition

  • Hip-worn Holster (Strong side)

    • Holsters that require the use of the trigger finger to release weapon will not be permitted
  • Sturdy Belt w/Magazine pouch

  • Range and Weather-Appropriate Footwear and Clothing

  • Hat/Cap

  • Hearing Protection

  • Eye Protection

  • Notebook, Pen/Pencil, Highlighter



    Restricted to:

    - Current Law Enforcement with 3 years of active service

    - Current, honorably discharged, or retired Military Personnel with 3 years of service

    Letter of recommendation from a chief law enforcement officer or Senior NCO (for military)

    Pre-Course Assignment

    - Read “Instructor Development Pre-Reading Assignment

    **Students are required to attend 100% of training and pass a strict qualification course of fire to graduate.

     ** We reserve the right to dismiss a student at any time during the course for failure to achieve course standards, safety violations, etc, without refund.