Tactical Pistol Instructor Course

Introduction: This course offers the tools necessary for training personnel who teach others about the use of a handgun. Instruction includes critical teaching and shooting skills, as well as one-on-one instruction labs, range and shoot house techniques, and safety drills

Aim: The student will quickly gain experience, confidence and increase their instructional levels related to handguns.


  • Ammunition/Ballistics
  • Low Light (Issues and Techniques)
  • Weapons Retention
  • Instructor Development
  • Coaching/Remedial Training
  • Civil Liability
  • Range Operations
  • Range Development and Design
  • Shooting Skills and Drills

Ammunition Requirements: 300 rounds of ammunition (not included).

Gear: Pistol, holster, three magazines, magazine holders, belt, wraparound eye protection, ear protection, rain gear, weapons cleaning kit, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system (not included).

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.
Developed By: Elk River Training Facility Training Team
Trainer: John Pompi
Skill Prerequisites: Current instructor certification or first line supervisor
Number of attendees: Maximum 15
Duration: 2 days
Course Cost: $250.00
Certification: Elk River Certification of Completion

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