Rapid Deployment Patrol Rifle Course
Course # RDPR.0700.5 (8-hour Course)
Course # RDPR.0705.1 (16-hour Course)
Arizona POST Certified Course
(Accredited by the AZ. Peace Officer Standards & Training Board)
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Nebraska NLETC Approved Course
(Approved by the Nebraska LE Training Center & Academy)
Endorsed by the following professional organizations:
- Action Target Training Academy - LETC
- Georgia Tactical Officer's Association (GTOA)
- Indiana SWAT Officer's Association (GTOA)
- International Association of LE Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
- International LE Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA)
- Michigan Tactical Officer's Association (MTOA)
- Midwest Tactical Officer's Association (MidTOA)
Pre-requisite: Our 2-day Defensive Rifle Certification Course, 2-day Basic Patrol Rifle Certification Course or firearms training course of equivalent level and handgun training course equivalent to our 3-day Defensive Handgun Certification Course.
Post-Incident Legal Defense Support: This training curriculum meets ILETSB training standards. Curriculum materials; lesson plan, course itinerary, syllabus with SPO’s, student performance records, instructor certification credentials and list of supporting reference materials are available for post-incident legal defense depositions and legal defense litigation discovery.
Course Description: This challenging firearms training course focuses on patrol rifle deployment techniques and use of the patrol rifle by officers responding to rapid deployment incidents.
With the increase of incidents involving officers engaging heavily armed and armored assailants, the necessity for patrol rifles in police cruisers has reemerged with agencies across the country.
Law enforcement first responders will be the first line of defense when responding to active shooters, terrorist threats and Immediate Action Rapid Deployment (IARD) incidents.
This firearms training course takes the student beyond the basics of the rifle and introduces the patrol officer and first responder to deployment techniques that are critical when dealing with these types of incidents.
If you do not have a rifle for this class, Spartan Tactical can provide student loaner rifles, magazines and slings upon request.
Students have the option to use their agency issued or personally owned weapons. Select fire weapons are allowed.
The following firearms training topics will be covered:
Firearms safety and safe gun-handling procedures.
Principals of personal defense.
Rapid deployment methodology and concepts.
Conditioning mental focus and combat mindset.
Enhanced tactical aptitude.
Review fundamentals of shooting a rifle.
Working from the natural action stance, kneeling and prone.
Transport mode, carry mode and press checking the rifle.
Review use of tactical sling systems.
Enhanced combat gun-handling skills.
Presentation from low ready, indoor ready and SUL.
Refining presentation technique.
Mastering Roll Thru the Link trigger press and reset.
Balancing speed and accuracy.
Reducing stimulus / response time.
Moving off the line of force and lateral displacement.
Threat assessment and area scanning.
Dominating the weapon, threat and visual areas.
Ammunition management - Emergency reloads, tactical reloads and speed reloads.
Transition to secondary weapon system.
Multiple threat engagement strategies.
Shooting on the move.
Close Quarter Battle (CQB) techniques.
Drugged assailant and body armor defeating drills.
Mastering Sight Gear 2 - The Flash Sight Picture.
Introduction to tactical speed shooting the rifle.
Weapon retention and disparity of force issues.
Timed Combat Rifle Qualification Course with certified marksmanship rating.
Course duration: 1-day (8 hours) / 2-days (16-hours)
Course tuition: 1-day course - $ 175.00 / 2-day course - $ 350.00
(Tuition fee includes range fee and use of loaner firearms)
Course student limit: 16
Student requirements: Note pad and pen, eye protection, ear protection, baseball type cap, duty belt with holster and magazine carriers, duty pistol with at least 3 magazines, patrol rifle with at least 4 magazines and tactical sling.
Recommended equipment: Rifle magazine carriers, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system and water.
Rifle equipment specifications: Red dot sights and holographic sights are allowed, however, all patrol rifles should have back-up iron sights (BUIS) in the event your electronic sight goes down.
The tactical sling must allow the rifle to hang freely in front of the shooter. We will not be covering conventional sling use in this class.
Equipment requirements: If you are using an electronic / red dot sight, it must be capable of zero magnification.
This course will be limited to Duty Use / Personal Defense use type rifles only. 3-gun competition configured rifles will not be allowed in this course!
Standard patrol duty trigger-pull weight should be between 6 - 4.5 pounds. Any rifles with competition style triggers less than 4.5 pounds will be disqualified for use in this course.
1-day course 500 rounds of rifle ammunition
2-day course 700 rounds of rifle ammunition and 50 rounds of handgun ammunition for both classes (minimum)
Ammunition is available for purchase upon request.
Rifle ammunition must be new manufacture (Federal, Remington, Winchester, etc.)
Absolutely no reloaded or remanufactured ammunition!
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