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Thursday May 10

Judgement Proof Your Training and Qualification Courses of Fire

Course #38.141 - 8 Hours | HPD Range Classroom, HPD Qual Range

Peter Tarley - Suffern (NY) Police Department

The course starts in the classroom where the class is divided into working groups. After an interactive presentation covering the methodology for developing courses of fire the groups, working independently, start by creating a specific list of skills/tactics to be evaluated. Distances, use of cover, movement and approximate times are listed for each string of fire. The entire class goes to the range to test the new courses. The range session is video recorded for review of what worked well and what needs refinement. Final revisions are made to each course of fire and the class will shoot the final courses of fire followed by a final critique. Each instructor receives a copy of the final courses of fire.
Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, duty belt, 300 rounds of handgun ammunition.

Close Quarter Handgun

Course #38.142 - 4 Hours | HCSO Range 1

Joseph Landry - Alexandria Police Dept. Alexandria, VA. - (Ret.)

This course provides students with the ability to diagnose and correct any problems with their shooting platform / element of shooting, engage one or more targets from both stationary and on the move; through, around, under or over various obstacles with their pistol using close quarter pistol techniques in a safe but aggressive manner.
Student Requirements: Physical training attire, knee pads, handgun w/at least three magazines or speedloaders, duty belt, holster and magazine pouches, knee pads, baseball style hat, foul weather gear, sun screen, and 350 handgun rounds.

Handgun Red Dot Sights

Course #38.143 - 4 Hours | HCSO Range 2

Frank Martello - Stafford County (VA) Sheriff’s Office and Trijicon, Inc.

The use of reflex sights on LE rifles/shotguns has proven its effectiveness over the past 20 years. This course will introduce participants to the concept of using reflex sights on LE tactical/service handguns. The course objective is to demonstrate to LE trainers the advantages/practicality of this concept in the areas of quicker target acquisition, engagement from dynamic shooting positions, engagements during low light operations, improved accuracy at extended ranges and when engaging multiple targets and enhanced effectiveness for shooters with corrected vision.
Student Requirements: 300 rounds of either 9mm or .40 caliber ammunition and magazine pouches. Instructor will provide guns and holsters.

Reactive vs. Precision Shooting: Striking the Balance

Course #38.144 - 4 Hours | HCSO Range 3

Michael Boyle - New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Law Enforcement (Ret.)

Both shooters and instructors often find themselves in conflict as to whether sighted fire or point shooting is the best methodology. History illustrates that most police action shootings takes place inside of conversational distance. Although threats may be in very close proximity, they may be moving, only partially exposed or shielded by innocent bystanders. In some circumstances, point shooting may be effective while in others there will be a need to get on the sights. This course will explore different methodologies that will enable shooters to get on target and hit in the fastest possible time frame. At the end of the training, participants will be able to make sound judgements on the techniques that be most effective in interpersonal confrontations.
Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, duty belt, 250 rounds of ammunition, duty gear or concealment holster.

Patrol Rifle Moving, Shooting, and Barricades

Course #38.145 - 4 Hours | HPD SWAT Deck Range

Michael Hairston - Farmers Branch (TX) Police Department

Students will learn moving and shooting with a patrol rifle. Advancing, withdrawing, and lateral movements will be practiced solo and with a partner. Rifle to handgun transition, pivot drills, use of cover, and rifle reloading from cover will be presented. Students will serve as coaches for other students to learn these tactics to an instructor level.
Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, patrol rifle w/magazines, 50 pistol rounds, 300 rifle rounds.

Introduction to Suppressors

Course #38.146 - 4 Hours | HCSO Range 5

Neil Honkala and John Meyer - Team One Network

There is a lot of misinformation about suppressors or sometimes called “silencers” This course will provide information on the benefits of suppressors. The different types and designs of suppressors will be explained. Discuss the safety aspect and demonstrate the ways to attach a variety of suppressors. All attendees will have an opportunity to shoot the 9mm pistols, 9mm and 45 cal. carbines and 5.56, 300 blackout, 308 cal. and 338 Lapua rifles firearms with suppressors installed.
Student Requirements: Ammunition suggestions, not requirements: Handgun 100 rounds 9mm, rifle 60 rounds 5.56, rifle 20 rounds .308, rifle 10 rounds .338 Lapua.

Officer Survival Mindset

Course #38.251 - 4 Hours | Ballroom Salon "C"

Alex Cobb and Daniel Cobb - GLOCK Professional, Inc. and Burke County (NC) Sheriff’s Office

The course will utilize actual police dash cam video to present law enforcement encounters of various types which can be used to better train and prepare today’s officers to recognize and survive future deadly force incidents. A review of data from significant deadly force cases along with data recently released by the FBI and will discuss caliber selection and shot placement. A discussion of specific range drills to improve both accuracy any speed is included.
Student Requirements: Flash drive to copy class materials.

Beretta APX Pistol Armorer

Course #38.252 - 4 Hours | Salon 1 (2nd floor)

Russell Miller and Rick Gordon - Beretta USA Corp

Beretta Armorer Training Courses are designed for the Law Enforcement / Military armorer, firearms instructor and technician. This course provides complete, detailed answers to specific questions concerning the mechanical functioning, operating procedures, field stripping, inspection, trouble shooting, and maintenance of the Beretta APX Pistol.
Student Requirements: None.

Beretta 1301 Shotgun Armorer

Course #38.253 - 4 Hours | Salon 1 (2nd floor)

Russell Miller and Rick Gordon - Beretta USA Corp

Beretta Armorer Training Courses are designed for the law enforcement / military armorer, firearms instructor and technician. This course provides complete, detailed answers to specific questions concerning the mechanical functioning, operating procedures, field stripping, inspection, trouble shooting, and maintenance of the Beretta 1301 Shotgun.
Student Requirements: None.

Sig P-320 Armorer Course

Course #38.254 - 8 Hours | Salon 2 (2nd floor)

Chris Cavallaro - Sig Sauer Academy

This is a hands-on program that teaches and guides each participant through all armorer operations step by step with the instructor. Active participation coupled with question and answer periods provide a supportive learning environment for maximum retention of the material. The course is also well suited for law enforcement armorers to design their agency’s own maintenance and inspection program. Maintaining current practices and procedures for factory authorized service is essential for all pistols. A three (3) year factory certification is issued upon successful course completion.
Student Requirements: None.

Benelli Nova / Super Nova Shotgun Armorer

Course #38.255 - 8 Hours | Salon 3 (2nd floor)

Dave Brancato - Team One Network

Benelli Nova/Super Nova Shotgun Armorer Course is designed for law enforcement/military personnel who are responsible for Benelli shotgun preventative maintenance, checks and service (PMCS). This course provides complete and detailed answers to specific questions concerning the weapons mechanical functioning, operational procedure, field stripping and armorer detailed stripping, inspection(s), troubleshooting, and corrective actions/maintenance.
Student Requirements: Bring safety glasses.


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1800 - 2100 Hours | Raphael Ballroom

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