Patrol Rifle Training

In response to some of the high profile shootings in the last two decades, the patrol rifle is no longer just for SWAT teams and military servicemen and women. As a result, many law enforcement agencies have openly adopted the patrol rifle and put them in the cruisers of patrol officers on the street as part of their daily gear. Armed citizens with property or who are competitive shooters have long been familiar with semi-automatic, high power rifles. Our Patrol Rifle class will give students the familiarity and skills needed to shoot the patrol rifle accurately, quickly and safely whether they get paid to carry it for work, for competition or in defense of their homes and property.



  1. Introduction/Safety Brief (Classroom)
  2. Fundamentals of Marksmanship (Classroom)
  3. Reloads/Immediate and Remedial Action(Classroom)
  4. After Action (Range)
  5. Trigger Reset Drills (Range)
  6. Shooting Groups (Range)
  7. Reloading Drills (Classroom/Range)
  8. Cover and Concealment (Classroom/Range)
  9. Shooting Positions (Range)
  10. Pivots and Turns (Range)
  11. Review/Recap/Summary (Range/Classroom)


  1. Review of Day 1 (Classroom/Range)
  2. Transition Drills (Range)
  3. Multiple Targets (Range)
  4. Moving and Shooting with Barricades (Range)
  5. Incapacitation Drills (Range)
  6. Scenario Drills (Range)
  7. Review/Recap/Summary (Range/Classroom)

An additional third day of training can be added upon request. Subject matter covered for that day will be expansion upon those topics already covered and any special requests of the client/group.


  • Patrol Rifle – .223/5.56 or larger for rifle calibers, 9mm or larger for pistol calibers
  • Rifle magazines – At least three, at least five if capacity is ten rounds or less
  • Rifle magazine pouches
  • Rifle sling
  • Handgun: Semi-autos – .380 or larger, Revolvers – Double action .38 Special or larger (optional for 2 & 3 day classes)
  • Holster – Duty or Concealment, no cross-draw or shoulder rigs (optional for 2 & 3 day classes)
  • Handgun magazines/speed loaders – At least three (optional for 2 & 3 day classes)
  • Handgun magazine pouches (optional for 2 & 3 day classes)
  • Belt
  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Hat
  • No open-toed footwear
  • Elbow/Knee pads (optional)
  • Maintenance/cleaning kit
  • Water

Students are encouraged to bring a handgun for participation in Transition Drills. If you do not have one, feel free check to see what we may have available for rent at a nominal fee. You may still attend without a handgun, you just will not be required to perform transitions.


  • 1 day classes – 300 rounds
  • 2 day classes – 500 rounds rifle, 50 rounds handgun
  • 3 day classes – 700 rounds rifle, 100 rounds handgun
  • Students are welcomed to bring more ammunition than specified above.

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