Course Description:

This program is structured to provide classroom and hands on training.  Mornings are devoted to classroom instruction and reinforced with practical range application in the afternoon.  The first day covers fundamentals and individual shooting skills; the second day addresses more advanced skills such as officer-down rescues, approaches to doorways, threshold evaluation, port and cover window teams, stairways and hallway maneuvers.  The third day will be devoted to students giving classroom and range presentations.  A Ballistic Shield Instructor’s field manual will be provided for each student. Students must provide their own ammunition. Students must pass a practical firearms qualification course and successfully complete a written examination. Students will be evaluated on their knowledge of the topic, instructional skills and safety considerations.

Student Requirements:

Students will be expected to pass a practical firearms qualification exercise and to successfully complete a 20 question written exam with a grade of 80 percent or higher. 

Basic firearms proficiency is a prerequisite for all courses; students will be required to provide qualifying information on the application.

Required Equipment:

Full duty or tactical gear

Ballistic helmet

Ballistic vest

Eye and ear protections
Ballistic shield (if available)
Handgun with holster and duty rig
A second handgun and holster (optional)
Extra handgun magazines (no less than 3)
400 rounds of handgun ammunition (Minimum)
Long gun (optional)Type your paragraph here.

Ballistic Shield Instructor

Mountain States Tactical Officers Association