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2-day Gunfighter Development Course

July 1 - July 2


Gunfighter Development Course is a 20-hour program designed for LEOs to advance on gunfighting skills from a basic to an intermediate level of performance. This program is a progressive development on the confident application of weapon fundamentals of both weapon systems, precision shooting in various body/cover positions, weapon manipulations in both strong to support hand target engagement while using cover, rapid reloads, and communication methods.

Officers will progress to weapon transitions required near threat engagements, foot manipulations, shooting, and various target engagement criteria. The officer will be exposed to physical dynamics to maintain situation control and awareness of their immediate surroundings and target engagement criteria. These skills are critical to assess how to be successful and how to fix failures during any target engagement sequence, moving/moving and shooting, and target engagement methodologies designed to stop threats immediately. Officers will be exposed to principles of maintaining a high readiness status mentally combined with their weapon skillsets. Drills and information developed through the program develop an officer’s assessment and accountability of their actions in relation to the execution of the threat variable or challenging drills. Target engagement criteria are designed as small-target-hit variables requiring rapid assessment and deliberate application of weapon fundamentals while under stress.

The officer will leave with an advanced stage of knowledge on threat reduction and/or elimination techniques, and confidence in kit manipulations of their current and/or changed kit setup. The officer will be confident and capable of their weapons performance and numerous drills stress stages.

Hosted by Greenwood Village PD, CO

This 2-day Program and Course Objectives:

  • Expeditionary mindset: everyday readiness, weapon and shooters kit set up, SOP development
  • Students will understand bullet trajectory, POA/ POI
  • Carbine and pistol precision shot requirements utilizing maximum distance of range
  • Carbine and pistol body positions: kneeling, prone, roll-over prone left and right side
  • Carbine and pistol precision fundamental application and marksmanship: Body position, sight alignment, breathing, trigger squeeze
  • Precision target assessment, hold-offs, shot application while understanding principle threat variables and required shot application needed with assigned carbine system out to 100 yards
  • Carbine manipulations of 45-degree cant, and 90-degree cant when using cover
  • Various body positions for cover and posting for fundamental enforcement of recoil management control
  • Strong to weak side carbine transitions: when using sources of cover or clearances around corners
  • Pistol and carbine malfunction clearance procedures, threat follow-through
  • Speed reloads practices of both weapon systems; static, while moving, behind cover, and weapon recovery
  • Safe weapon handling techniques under stress
  • Weapon transition, threat follow-throughs, and hasty weapon recovery procedures while static, shooting while moving, and behind sources of cover in various body positions
  • Multi-target / multi-threat engagement criteria, problem-solving, situational analysis, and movement while engaging targets in various stages and standards
  • High percentage vs low percentage shot requirements for both pistol and carbine
  • Moving and shooting fundamental applications: forward, lateral, oblique angles, in and around cover positions
  • Shoot vs no-shoot target stress drills, CQB skillset development through flat range drills
  • Barricade/cover stress drills: shot placement, cover usage, posting your weapon for stability and manipulation techniques, offsets, and barrel clearance to ensure positive target shot placement
  • Individual to buddy team contact live fire drills, team movement techniques, verbiage, and communication methods
  • Care under fire scenarios and drills (limited to tourniquet application): individual vs buddy aid
  • Final Critical Task Evaluation: Students, in the end, will have to complete multiple-stage drills focusing on speed and accuracy, weapon manipulations, speed reloads, and mental focus

Round Count:

  • 800 pistol and 800 carbine training rounds

Packing List: 

  • Duty carbine with sling and zeroed optic
  • Duty Pistol with holster
  • Clear ballistic wrap-around eye protection (Oakley M-frames or similar are most recommended)
  • Hearing protection (electronic noise cancelling most recommended)
  • Duty belt and / or tac-belt
  • Carbine magazine chest rig, armor carrier (optional)
  • Body armor / shooter kit / tac-vest with plates
  • Ballistic helmet
  • Pistol holster: drop leg, owb, or chest rig (must have retention system) (serpa holsters not allowed)
  • Minimum 5 carbine and 5 pistol magazines (reduces reload time)
  • Spare batteries on mounted optics for either or both pistol and carbine (recommend spare batteries are brought. none will be provided)
  • Weapon lubricant and cleaning kit
  • Folding or camping chair (optional)
  • Water and snacks

Note:  A department can pay by check. Contact and coordinate with Tactical Options. The Officer is not considered registered until the check has been received and deposited. Contact Tactical Options on any questions you may have about additional items not listed or not listed. If you are an officer seeking self-education and training outside of what your department is providing, contact Contact Tactical Options directly for special discounted rates.




July 1
July 2
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Jonas Polson
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Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility
6001 Ron King Trail
Littleton, CO 80125 United States
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