Inclusion of these training resourses does not consitute endoresment of Pro Patria, Inc.
Tactical Shotgun Instructor Workshop
260 is The Modern Technique as applied to the defensive shotgun. You will now be in command of one of the least-understood and most prolific weapons systems available. The defensive shotgun can act as a breaching device, a gas-delivery system, an effective fight-stopper, and give you the capability to bring home dinner. Effective out to and beyond 100 yards, the defensive shotgun’s flexibility and versatility demands a special set of manipulation skills, making it a “thinking person’s” weapons system.
In your 260 you develop the marksmanship and manipulations skills that will make you the master of this potent arm. Your ability to make ammunition selection, continuity of fire, malfunction clearances and transitions to the handgun all while on the move, will keep you alive and in the fight long after others have faltered. Again through the liberal use of indoor and outdoor simulators where targets range from 5 to 120 yards, your proficiency will be honed to the sharpest edge. The defensive shotgun is a demanding weapons system, but extremely effective. In the home, on the road, or on duty, the Gunsite 260 Defensive Shotgun Experience will provide you with unique skills to be the most effective with this versatile tool.
You have completed the Gunsite 260 Experience! Now you wish to attain the highest level of preparation. SATP will give you authoritative command of the shotgun. You will deliver maximum energy to the target in the minimum amount of time. After a quick review of the 260 lessons learned previously you will quickly depart the square range for extended work sessions in the live fire tactical simulators. Here we will work in increasingly complex tactical problems in both indoor and outdoor formats. Many force-on-force scenarios will be presented wherein you will make split-second decisions in dealing with real aggressors using non-lethal munitions. SATP is the “finishing school” for shot gunners. There is no higher quality shotgun training available.
INTERNATIONAL TACTICAL TRAINING SEMINARS
This one day class is designed for those who want to learn the fundamentals of the shotgun or those who are already proficient but need a “tune-up”! The class will focus on the different types of shotguns and shotgun selection, what accessories to outfit your shotgun with for maximum performance, what kind of ammunition to use and under what circumstances, patterning the shotgun, shotgun safety for home use, storage and much more.
This course covers night time shooting techniques, team drills, an obstacle course and take the shooter to another level.
The advanced level class includes lots of tactics, transitioning from shotgun to pistol at night, team drills and a Donga trail.
Our refreshers are designed to help students maintain and perfect their existing skill levels. Reactive armor and static targets will be set up encompassing various courses of fire where students can challenge themselves in both timed and untimed sequences. Each student will work to their individual level of training whether it is intermediate or advanced. This is a perfect ‘tune up’ for those who want to improve their skill sets in a single day format while mingling with other ITTS students!
Kyber Training Group
Basic Shotgun Skills
This program is an entry level course for new shotgun shooters. This class is focused at those who have little to no formal instruction in the application of the duty shotgun. The course and its various courses of fire focus on techniques that have a broad array of applications for the shotgun including, patrol operations, emergency response, personal defense and intermediate range applications. The course is designed to provide a high degree of personal development topics concentrating on those areas that will enable the new carbine shooter to become comfortable and proficient.
The shotgun is undoubtedly one of the best combative weapons available today, while also being one of the most misunderstood. This fast moving and dynamic course provides an aggressive and practical method for employing the shotgun. Students will be provided with a practical understanding of the combative shotgun, its limitations and methods to maximize its performance. Additionally, heavy emphasis is placed on weapons manipulation skills, tactical movement and unconventional shooting positions. Practical application exercises are combined with stimulus/response conditioning principals and the development of a winning mindset.
This course is specifically designed for the existing law enforcement, private security, or military firearms instructor who may require an enhanced knowledge of the combat shotgun and it’s applications in critical, real world situations. Additionally, this course is designed to provide a solid understanding of adult education and methods of instruction as they pertain to the field of firearms and force application. Students will also learn acceptable and legally defendable methods of subject control, use of force, and weapon retention. Practical application exercises are combined with stimulus/response conditioning principals and the development of a winning mindset.
This course covers the proper employment of a shotgun from both a tool of deadly force to a tool with less-than-lethal capabilities. This is an intensive one-day course for the operator with a basic understanding of shotgun employment including proper round selection, tactical reloads and combat reloads. The course will consist of 2 days of intense instruction and range time.
This course will provide the student with a thorough exposure to the use of the shotgun in the anti-personnel mode. Sporting use of the shotgun will not be addressed. Material covered will include patterning effect, shotgun ballistics, modifications and accessories, practical marksmanship, ammunition selection and management, transition shooting, shooting with movement and more.
This course will provide the student with necessary skills to train their officers in Modern Technique of the tactical shotgun, the most misunderstood weapon system in the police arsenal. Material covered will include types and actions, pattern zoning, practical marksmanship, ammunition management, training drills, and a proven gun handling methodology.
The 2-Day Pistol/ Shotgun course forms part of the Redback Shooting System (RSS) and is a Level 2 course. The information contained within this course has been designed and developed for personnel that have been previously qualified to safely carry, control, handle, operate and fire the combat pistol and combat shotgun. This course is intended to train intermediate-level shooters to a proficient standard in the tactical application of RSS methodology and the core skills used in the deployment of the combat pistol and shotgun.
Defensive use of the pump-action or semi-automatic shotgun requires a thorough understanding and appreciation of its capabilities, handling characteristics, and limits. In this intensive course, students become familiar with proper shotgun manipulation in real world defensive situations. Instructors provide a complete understanding of the limits of the shotgun’s range based on types of ammunition used, guiding students though malfunction clearing and live fire drills.
Designed to develop the teaching skills of new and current firearms instructors, this course is specific to the law enforcement shotgun (pump or semi-automatic). Areas of instruction include: different shotgun action types, handling, function and operation, operational tactics and techniques, ammunition selection, and emergency transition to a sidearm. Successful completion of this course results in a three-year certification in the use and instruction of the combat shotgun.
The SIG Principle of Small Arms Training is world renowned for its remarkable success, lack of convention, and utter simplicity. Simple Is Good. The Master Shotgun Instructor Certification is designed for the Agency PFI, teaching Administrator, or Senior Instructor committed to maximizing the effectiveness of his or her program and instructors. Blending over 30 years of high-level competitive, law enforcement, and military special program training into a concise philosophical and practical application for today's armed professional, the Master Shotgun Instructor Certification course will allow the instructor to analyze their current curriculum and practices for overall performance enhancement.
Shotgun Operator's Course
The 12 gauge pump shotgun is one of the most powerful CQB weapons available in the small arms arsenal, yet it is one of the least understood. This course primarily focuses on the Push/Pull method of recoil control, as developed and taught by shotgun master instructor, Rob Haught. Using his unique method of recoil management, the student will be able to reduce felt recoil by nearly 50% and be able to fire followup shots with a 12 gauge pump shotgun as fast as most shooters can fire their pistols. The student will also be introduced to the shotgun CQB technique, which effectively shortens the weapon by 33%, making it effective even in extremely tight quarters. Other topics include, marksmanship fundamentals, patterning zones, ammunition selection, tactical manipulation, equipment selection, low light considerations, malfunction clearances, pistol transitions, pivots/turns, and shooting on the move
Safariland Shooting School
In many agencies, the LE shotgun has been discontinued in favor of the patrol rifle. A 12 gauge is often considered to be the single most versatile small arm you can have ready. From contact distance to over 100 yards, the shotgun is very effective when used correctly. Improper technique and the lack of familiarization with the shotgun have led to its lack of use among agencies.
The VTAC Shotgun Course will help to train the shotgun operator to be a more competent asset to his or her tactical team. During this course we will cover basic shooting techniques as well as many advanced techniques.
Yavapai Firearms Academy, Ltd
As with the Stage I Handgun, this course is designed to create reflexive gunhandling, competent marksmanship and tactical thinking. In addition it places strong emphasis on learning what the shotgun will, and most particularly WILL NOT, do. The importance of patterning the shotgun properly is discussed at length. The course also covers ammunition selection, loading and unloading, reloading and ammunition selection while involved in a shooting scenario, shooting from several ready positions and various tactical body positions, dim-light and flashlight shooting (dependent on time of sundown and range restrictions), shooting on the move, moving targets, multiple targets and weapon retention. Transition to a pistol is covered for those clients who have taken prior pistol training.
Tactical Shotgun - Stage II
Building on the skills learned in Stage I, the course compounds the problems, adding target angles, vital zone definition under stress, one-handed operation, transitioning to a secondary weapon, increased speed and longer distances, multiple moving targets and dim light/flashlight scenarios (dependent on time of sundown and range restrictions). Stage I Shotgun is a prerequisite to this course.
Ballistic Breaching Training is availible to Law Enforcement and the Military from the following companies:
CTS 1 Day Breaching Class
This is an operator course designed for hands on training. Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students may bring breaching tools, but not required.
CTS 2 Day Instructor Certified Breaching Class
This is an Instructor Certification course designed for those officers with a desire to learn new breaching techniques and develop their instruction skills. Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students may bring breaching tools, but not required.
This two-day course provides operators with the necessary tools and tactics to deploy onto an objective and make forced entry through the means of a manual ram and/or pry bar, shotgun breaching rounds, and flash-bang breaching.
Mechanical, Thermal & Ballistic Breaching - ILETSB Certified
The aim of this 3 day course is to introduce the student to operationally proven drills and procedures that pertain to the use of mechanical, ballistic, thermal, and cutting means in order to affectively breach doors, windows and soft wall targets.
On the successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to accurately perform a target analysis and select the most suitable tool to gain access into the stronghold.
Mechanical & Ballistic Breaching Instructor Course
The aim of this 4 day course is to qualify select personnel as Mechanical & Ballistic Breaching Instructors. Students will be versed in the correct and safe use of breaching tools as well as the 12 gage breaching shotgun. Additionally they will be afforded the opportunity to plan, prepare and present lessons pertaining to this subject.
On successful completion of this course, the officers will have the necessary knowledge and skills in order to educate their officers in this skill set.
Less Lethal Training is availible to Law Enforcement and the Military from the following companies:
A.L.S. Less Lethal Training Programs:
Less lethal munitions have been available to American law enforcement agencies for over 40 years. With the advent of research-supported training, these specialty rounds have gained a broader acceptance in patrol, tactical, and correctional settings. This instructor level course covers the full family of ALS munitions including our impact munitions, chemical agents, distraction devices, and stun munitions. This course will prepare the instructor to train end users in the deployment and use of kinetic energy impact projectiles, ballistic breaching, chemical agents, and noise/flash diversionary devices (NFDD’s).
Combined Systems, Inc.
All courses are taught on an 8 hour per day basis and include classroom and range exercises. Information provided, will include history of the product, nomenclature of the product, use of force considerations, different applications for the product, training examples, and legal implications.
Flexible BatonTM 12 gauge bean bag User's Course
The user portion of this course is a one day, 8 hour class dealing specifically with the proper deployment of Flexible BatonTM 12 gauge Less Lethal "bean bag" rounds. The course is designed for law enforcement and corrections personnel who may be faced with situations requiring specialty munitions as a means of resolving potentially dangerous incidents, with less lethal force. Both classroom and practical application training will be provided to students.
Flexible BatonTM 12 gauge bean bag Instructor's Course
The Instructor's Course is 2 days (16 hours), (3 days (24 hours) when combined with the User's Course). This course of instruction deals specifically with the 12 gauge "bean bag" munitions and is designed for law enforcement and corrections personnel who will be providing training to other law enforcement personnel. Both classroom and practical application training will be provided to students.
The Safariland Group:
This 8-hour course provides state-of-the-art instructor-level training on the topic of Less Lethal Munitions. The student will gain detailed knowledge on the selection, preparation, deployment, storage and legal ramifications of Less Lethal Munitions. In particular, the student will gain specific information in Defense Technology® Less Lethal products, including 12ga, 37mm, and 40mm munitions, along with the skills necessary to return to their agency and conduct in-service training.
Update your Defense Technology (TM) 4-day ICP Instructor credentials for another three years... for less time and for less money. This course combines classroom lecture and range drills, with an emphasis on instructor development and tactics and includes comprehensive instruction in the technical, operational and tactical applications of OC, Less Lethal Munitions, Chemical Agents and Distraction Devices.