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Wednesday May 11

Range Courses

Instructors: Vern Ferguson & Cjean Nelson, LVMPD
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm [8 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 1 & Classroom 2

At the end of the course students will be able to  mount and zero a red dot optic on their pistols, and will become proficient at the use of the red dot on a handgun for LE purposes.

This course is used by LVMPD to certify its officers in the use and carry of red dot sights on their duty handguns.

Instructors: Jeffrey Nolan & Mike Cantrell
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 2

All Law Enforcement Instructors will become familiar with drawing from their holster and identifying their targets.
 Most encounters (per the FBI UCR) are within 0-5 and occasionally 7 yards or less. So the entire course is 7 yards and closer.
 Once completing the course all instructors will have a better understanding of shooting faster and more accurate then they thought they could possibly do.
 The only thing that counts are HITS.

Course Objectives:

  • Be able to draw faster
  • Become more familiar with their duty holster and the retention devices on it
  • Become faster with sight alignment and sight picture on target
Identify targets and target acquisition faster and become quicker on their magazine reloads
  • Shoot, move and get off the “X”.

Instructor Bio:
United State Marine Corps Veteran. Thirty seven years as a law enforcement officer. Started at St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office as a Narcotic Detective, FTO, Firearms Instructor and SWAT Team member. Later went on to work and retire at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Worked on the TaskForce, FTO, Plain Cloth Division, Firearms Instructor, Evoc and Academy Staff. Retired and Moved to Georgia. Was Recruited by the Waycross Police Dept. and later moved over to my current Department; Brantley County Sheriff’s Office as a trainer for POST in Southeast Georgia where I teach/instruct all Firearms programs. Certified Tac Med Instructor from FLETC . Certified Master Rifle Instructor from CMP. Currently a NRA Training Counselor and NRA Law Enforcement Instructor. “K” license instructor for the state of Florida and Adjunct instructor for FDLE and GA POST.

Instructors: Cameron Lloyd and Ben Mann
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 3

This course is intended to provide firearms instructors with a performance based, coaching methodology that can be adapted for shooters of all ability levels. Using this methodology, and with a better understanding of human movement, instructors will build on their coaching skills by looking at fundamental tasks, critical features, common faults and fault correction techniques for pistol shooting. At the conclusion of the course, instructors will be shown how to develop task based shooting drills and how to enhance student ability with suitable training progression.

Course Objectives:


Understand the benefits of performance based training

  • Understand the levels of human movement
  • Determine the appropriate human movement level for fault correction for a given fault
Identify critical features and fault correct errors related to position

  • Identify critical features and fault correct errors related to grip

  • Identify critical features and fault correct errors related to sighting
Identify critical features and fault correct errors related to trigger control
  • Identify critical features and fault correct errors related to drawing and holstering
Understand common coaching errors and how some widely used practices are ineffective

  • Develop task based shooting drills that will enhance the fundamental abilities of students

Instructor Bio:
Cameron Lloyd spent 13 years in law enforcement first with the Queensland Police Service and later with Australian Border Force. During that time he worked in general duties, firearms and officer safety training at the Queensland Police Academy and Australian Border Force College, and as Officer in Charge of an outback police station where he was the only officer in an area exceeding 20000 square miles. He is now the co-owner of Foresight Tactical, providing specialist firearms training services both within Australia and internationally.

Instructors: Greg Bettis
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 4

Carrying a concealed firearm is a well-discussed topic in law enforcement but rarely does training incorporate our loved ones.
This instruction will motivate officers to not only carry “for” their families but carry “with” their families. Concealed Carry – The Family Plan is very heavily focused on preparing officers to develop a plan to meet the challenges of protecting their family.

Course Objectives:
Answer the “why” of carrying around loved ones, then prepare the family for a very important conversation about carry.

Instructor Bio:
Greg Bettis has more than 25 years as a professional police officer, is the Department Training Officer for his agency and has been a member of IALEFI® since 1989.

Instructor: John Farnam
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 6

This course will cover the latest techniques in patrol rifle deployment and use.

Course Objectives:

  • Applicability of particular rifle systems

  • Lethal engagement at various ranges

  • Presentation, position, and fire exercises

  • Sight adjustment

  • Ammunition selection

  • Movement and cover

  • Reloading and stoppage reduction

  • Longarm/handgun transition

  • Multiple targets

Instructor Bio:
John Farnam, police officer and decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, is one of the top defensive firearms instructors in the nation. He has personally trained thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement agency personnel, many private security agencies, foreign governments, and hundred of civilians in safe gun handling and the tactical use of the defensive firearms. John is a Senior Board Member of the Armed Citizens legal Defense Network. In June of 1996, he was selected by his peers to receive the renowned “Tactical Advocate of the Year” award from the National Tactical Association. In April of 2009, he was inducted into Black Belt Magazine’s “Living Legends.” In November of 2011, he was elevated to the rank of Kyoshi Sensei within the American Marital Arts Association. In November of 2019, John was elevated to the rank of Sensei, Shodan 1st Degree Black Belt in Hojutsu-Ryu by its founder, Jeffrey Hall.

Instructors: Toby Hudson & Mike Mogelinski
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 7

If your agency is like most, firearms training time has taken a backseat to many other forms of training, such as de-escalation, community policing strategies, crisis intervention, etc. Instructors today are forced to cut lessons and training to the bare essentials. And the patrol rifle is often neglected even further, forcing patrol officers to rely on minimal training with a tool they don’t handle every day, or at least as often. This course offers one instructor’s solution, through trial and error, to maximize your officer’s understanding, manipulation, long-range, and CQB shooting fundamentals in a 4-hour block. By combining some drills, and strategically arranging others, you can build a logical and progressive refresher that covers every aspect of deploying the patrol rifle. And end your session with a fun, multi-faceted drill that will leave your officers excited and trained-up!

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate proper loading, unloading, reloading, and malfunction procedures.

  2. Be able to tactically reload from different shooting positions.

  3. Be able to clear malfunctions from different shooting positions.

  4. Correctly transition to the handgun at CQB ranges.

  5. Safely address targets to the sides and behind them.

  6. Understand and demonstrate the move-and-shoot concept.

  7. Understand and demonstrate the shoot-on-the-move concept.

  8. Apply all principles learned through individual drills, using them simultaneously in a multi-faceted range drill.

Instructor Bio:
Sgt. Toby Hudson is a 21-year veteran of the Amarillo TX PD. He has 16 years as a SWAT operator, including 11 years as a full-time SWAT Team member. Sgt. Hudson is currently the SWAT Team supervisor after promoting in February of 2020. He has always been active in training, teaching Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms for his department. He has been an IALEFI® member since 2005 and took over his department’s patrol rifle program in 2011. Hudson is always looking for the most effective and efficient ways to teach new and veteran officers. He believes the sharing of ideas from other instructors is the key to unlocking better ways to teach, communicate, and excite students – leading to better officers on our streets.

Indoor Courses

Dave Brancato – Team One Network
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm [8 Hours]
Location: Birmingham Room

Ruger AR-556 armorers course is designed for LE / Military personnel. Students will conduct proper disassembly and assembly of the Ruger AR-556 rifle and diagnose reported field problems. Students will be able to service and repair Ruger AR-556 rifles to include the installation of new components. Topics that will also be covered are Nomenclature, Operator Use, Cycle of Function, Field Stripping, Care and Cleaning, Troubleshooting, Preventative & Corrective Maintenance.

Instructor Bio:
David retired from the Clifton NJ Police Department in 2012 after 34 years of service with his last 10 years as department Range Master. He has trained LE and Military personnel throughout the country as an original instructor with Heckler & Koch’s International Training Division from 1990 – 2002. David has been instructing with Team One Network since its inception in 2002.

Instructor: Sean Azevedo
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm [8 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range Classroom 3

This course will immerse students in the nomenclature, design, function, and maintenance of the Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 pistol.

Training Objectives: After this course the student/s, by hands on experience and verbal and written testing, demonstrate proper disassembly and assembly of the pistol, as well as proper parts identification. The student/s will also explain and demonstrate function checks, safeties, cycle of operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance techniques.

Instructors: Ted Simpson & Scott Crisp Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours] Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours] Location: Dearborn room
The course participants will receive an introduction to the overall course objectives, and the tasks, conditions & standards by which participants will be expected to perform the activities after training. The GSW side of tactical medical is hard to separate from many traumatic injuries and for IALEFI® learners the importance of specialized training is apparent. In the class the participants to provide leadership, medical aid and emergency management support during a trauma event that may be occurring in a hostile environment or on a range. Participants will learn how to apply the proper techniques to render first aid, treat life threatening and non-life threatening injuries and to secure, lift, and extricate victims safely away from a stress rich environment. This course was developed by Medical Trauma Professionals, former Special Operations Medical Personnel and Law
Enforcement Officers that have been cross trained in First Responder procedures. This course is specifically tailored to those that carry firearms in the line of duty or are exposed to them and the inherent risks involved. Covered in the course:
  • Sucking chest wounds and tension pneumothorax
Blood loss trauma from gunshots
  • Hypovolemia the massive decrease in blood volume, and death by excessive loss of blood is referred to as exsanguination
  • Trunk wounds
  • Limb wounds
Head injuries
Included in training are cited universal Precautions
(Biological/Environmental/Legal), Scene Survey, Primary Survey,
 Secondary Survey, understanding of Golden Hour and Chain of Survival Instructor Bio: Ted Simpson is a graduate of the Federal law enforcement training center and holds his police academy instructor certification through Temple university. Ted brings 20 years of police, law enforcement, private military, and instruction inclusive of academy level. Ted for is certified as a federal Tactical medical instructor and has taught this class for several years with great reviews to several entities over the years.

 Ted has been a member of IALEFI® since 2010 and enjoys bringing his family to the ATCs

. Scott Crisp is a retired US Army Special Forces Medic 18 X who served with distinction in every combat zone the US was in over a 20 year career saving many lives. There is nobody that is more of a wealth of knowledge and experience in saving lives from this type of trauma.
Instructor: Daniel Spychalski
Time: 8 am – 5:30 pm [8 Hours, 16 Hours Total]
Location: Detroit Ballroom A2

The Officer Downed-360 Gun Grappling Course is a grappling-based firearms training system that begins with the foundational 360 Grip. The grip is different from a traditional grip that places the thumbs forward, such that the thumbs are placed together that positions the position more alongside the body. This permits a more lateral firing position as is only possible in many grappling positions on the ground or in a standing clinch situation.
Another tool added to the grip change is the Center Position, that is the strongest possible hold for any object, being the center of the body. Large muscle group activation with both hands clamping like a vise grip, compressing the pistol at the center.
From this foundation, the 5 Bottom Ground Positions (BGP) are taught and create the capability for 360-degree fire at any threat against multiple attacker stomp kicks, club attacks and more. The 5 BGP’s are drilled against disarm attacks while the 360 Grip and Center Position are tested and body mass activation to defeat disarm attacks are repetitiously drilled.

Standing applications also address a fight underway while the officer’s pistol is in hand. This is no shoot force application whereas there is no time to re-holster the weapon. Elbow strikes while holding the pistol in the Safe Grip, that blocks the trigger finger from entering into the trigger guard area.

Course Objectives:

  1. Obtain a more secure, weapon retention-based grip over the traditional thumbs forward grip, known as the 360 Grip.
  2. Apply the 360 Grip to the Center Position that is the premiere retention position and is a lateral firing positional hold.
  3. Execute a solid, weapon retention-based draw from an assailant clinch attack via two hands on pistol, assisted by a rotational body mass, retraction-based draw.
  4. Perform the 5 bottom ground firing positions against multiple attackers executing lethal attacks of stomp and soccer kicks, blunt object attacks. A full capability of 360 degree fire from an extreme high retention positional hold based upon the 360 Grip and the Center Position for firing.
  5. Application of the 5 bottom ground positions in defense of weapon disarm attacks using the 360 Grip and the Center Position for firing.
  6. All ground positions applied to a rapid stand up while maintaining extreme weapon retention.
  7. Standing Applications: while pistol in hands applying force below deadly force, specifically, force application between 0-100% (100% deadly force) applying elbows while the pistol hold employed is the Safe Grip that blocks the trigger finger from entering onto the trigger.

Instructor Bio:
Daniel Spychalski, 24 year Law Enforcement Veteran having specialties on the Mobile Field Force, Instructor certifications include: Center Axis Relock 360 CQD, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Pepperball, Long Gun and several systems of Ballistic Shield Instructor credentials.
Daniel has a martial arts background in many arts over 30 years, beginning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1994. During this time, multiple black belts have been earned, with the highest ranking of 5th Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo.

Instructor: Michael “Ox” Ochsner
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: Ann Arbor Room

“Training for Real World Gunfights” is based on the best-selling book, “Real World Gunfight Training.”

It was created to address the fact that we do firearms training different than athletes from any professional sport in the world train their skills and different than how warrior cultures throughout time have trained for high performance under stress.

The 4 hour class will be broken up into 4 45 minute segments with breaks and Q&A at the end of each segment. Each segment will have activities for participants to do either at their seats or in the aisles.

We will be covering training examples that are usable in the classroom, briefing room, at home, and on the range that will help officers create skills that transfer over to real world situations better than traditional range training.

Officers will learn practical application of accelerated learning techniques that will reduce the amount of time needed to learn skills, increase retention time, and improve how well officers can perform that skill in a chaotic real-world environment.

We’ll cover vision, balance, and body awareness and how they can have an immediate and dramatic impact on shooting speed and accuracy. Officers will go through a 3-5 minute sequence of drills, at their seats, that has created an average 20% improvement in speed and accuracy with more than 1,000 shooters. We’ll cover applications for new shooters, long time shooters, accurate shooting while sprinting laterally to cover, long range precision, high speed driving (non-shooting), defensive tactics, aerial gunnery, aerial winch operations, and more.

And, we’ll cover techniques for adding sensory and psychological stressors to solo and classroom training, how to do so in a way that creates growth and adaptation instead of maladaptation, and techniques for modulating and dialing in the stress response.

This block of training is ideal for all officers, but especially for officers who are currently instructing any type of physical skill that needs to be used at a high level under stress.

Instructor Bio:
Mike “Ox” Ochsner is an NRA, Rangemaster, and Reality Based Training Association instructor, a Force Science Institute Analyst and a master level IDPA shooter with a subcompact. His best selling “Real World Gunfight Training” book ( and 20+ firearms training aids and courses use performance neurology, accelerated learning, and real world context to help shooters build life saving skills that work in chaotic, high stress situations up to 10 times faster than traditional training methods.