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Law Enforcement 2 day Carbine Course & 1 day Shotgun -Region 6 Mingus, TX
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Law Enforcement 2 day Carbine Course & 1 day Shotgun -Region 6 Mingus, TX

5/12/2020 to 5/14/2020
When: 05/12/2020
8:00 am
Where: Tac Pro Shooting Center
35100 North State Highway 108
Mingus, Texas  76463-6405
United States
Contact: Sean Harris

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2 days (16 hr) TCOLE#3322 Patrol Carbine


May 12-13, 2020 at Tac Pro Shooting Center 0800-1700 each day


Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to allow the student to increase their capability and expand their knowledge base with a 5.56mm or similar AR platform rifle that is equipped with either:  iron sights, a red dot sight or a magnified optical sight.  This course will simply touch on many of the concepts covered in a basic carbine course as a refresher in the classroom but will quickly move to the range and begin live fire training on more advanced skills. We say ‘touch on,’ because in this class students are expected to know how to:  field strip, clean and maintain their rifle, load magazines, conduct basic stoppage clearance drills, shoot the rifle in the standing, kneeling and prone positions and zero their rifle/optic.  In this course students will be engaging targets at ranges up to 300 yards; however, students still need to be able to hit targets quickly at ranges as close as 7 yards under stress in a short period of time.  Though we will be engaging targets out to 300 yards the majority of the drills will focus on target engagement between 7 and 100 yards with the goal of achieving a first shot hit as quickly as possible from any position.


Day One will begin in the classroom with an equipment inspection followed by a brief question and answer session between the instructors and students as to the student’s goals for the course.  Topics covered on Day One include:  safety, ammunition selection, optic/mounting systems, and other accessories for the weapon system.  Briefly, the instructors will cover assembly, disassembly, cleaning, maintenance and nomenclature but this should be a review for all students.  Zeroing will be discussed and this will depend on the student’s optic and mission requirements/Agency Policy.  Students will then establish a zero at 25/50/100 yards based on their particular needs/optic combination.  Once a zero has been established students will begin close range work conducting snaps at the 7 and 15 yard lines.  Next, the class will move back and work on positional work with the emphasis of getting into position quickly and delivering a first shot hit as rapidly as possible.

Before the day is complete the students will conduct several drills under time to test their ability to shoot from many positions, reload on the clock and still achieve excellent accuracy.  Students will also establish DOPE at the 100 yard line if they have a 25 or 50 yard zero.


 Day Two will begin in the classroom and any questions will be answered as the instructors conduct a quick review of the skills taught in Day 1.

Students will then move to the 100/200 range and conduct a series of drills including:  rifle to pistol transition, static turns and the ‘Suhl’ position, shooting on the move forward and to the rear as well as laterally.  The morning will culminate with a movement drill that will combine all of the skills presented so far in class.   After answering any final questions on the square range students will move to the unknown distance range.

On the unknown distance range shooters will have the opportunity to engage steel targets at ranges from as close as 100 yards to as far as 300+ yards.  Shooters will first shoot from the prone position.  Once shooters have achieved hits on all targets prone they will be required to shoot from alternate positions; some standing, some kneeling, some braced on a barricade and some free style. 

The day will end back on the square range where students will perform a lateral movement drill where they will be required to shoot from varied positions making maximum use of cover while engaging steel targets.  Next will be the vehicle deployment drills.  These may be performed either as an individual drill or with a partner depending on class size, agency policy or the desires of the students.  This drill will be performed several times to allow the students to learn from mistakes and continue to improve.  The final drill will be a qualification that satisfies TCOLE requirements for a Patrol Rifle which will count as the ‘Test’ for this course so students can earn TCOLE credit.


Equipment:  Semi-automatic rifle in 5.56mm or comparable with either:  iron sights, a red dot optic or a magnified optic, 5 magazines, a sling, duty belt with holster, duty handgun with at least (3) magazines..  Shooters will also need some way to carry extra magazines and ancillary gear if desired.  Bring at least 1500 rounds of ammunition for the rifle and 200 rounds for the handgun.  Ball/FMJ/Training ammo is acceptable.  Please come prepared, if you have a new untested rifle, or your optic needs to be mounted please come early on the first day or make arrangements prior to the course to get your equipment sorted out.


 Wear appropriate clothing and footwear designed to protect the shooter while shooting prone on the ground as well as travelling overland through tall grass and some brush.


Note:  Even though there is no prerequisite for this course, students will be expected to know how to load, unload, and clean their rifles as well as clear stoppages in the weapon system they bring. This is not a basic carbine course; much of the time will be spent in the field shooting and not sitting in the classroom covering basic drills.  If you do not know how to adjust your scope, zero the knobs, set the zero stop, etc. please bring the owner’s manual with you so the instructor can help you get it properly set up. 


Instructors: Bill Davison and Mike Moore


Bill Davison: Bill has over 20 years of firearms experience- 14 years of which was with the British Special Forces. His career began with the Royal Marines and he finished his service as an instructor for the British Special Forces. During this time, he was instrumental in developing the firearms training programs for the Special Forces in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He has instructed worldwide and has been featured in Elite Special Forces documentaries. After leaving the Armed Forces he formed a company in England of former Special Forces personnel specializing in VIP protection of heads of state and ruling families, as well as continuing to instruct law enforcement worldwide, where his expertise is highly respected.


Bill is also a currently certified NRA Law Enforcement Instructor and remains actively involved in the Law Enforcement community by maintaining certifications as well as providing customized training to specialized units, firearms instructors as well as patrol officers. Bill continues to maintain his close relationships with members of the firearms industry and is frequently called on to Test and Evaluate new products before they are released for public sales.


MIke Moore: Mike began his Law Enforcement career at the Fort Worth Police Dept. in July 1995. He worked for approximately 5 years in Patrol (North Division) and 5 years in Zero Tolerance/Directed Patrol (North Division.) While assigned to these units he was frequently on loan to the weapons range as a firearms instructor to assist with qualification and to teach recruit classes. In 2007 he was assigned full time to the weapons range where he has continued to work as an instructor and armorer.

Mike has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in Criminology and Criminal Justice he earned in 1995. He is a Master Peace officer (2005), TCOLE instructor (1998) and TCOLE Firearms Instructor (1998.) Mike is currently certified in or has been previously certified as an armorer on over (15) different weapon systems including over 200 hrs on the AR15/M16 family of weapons. He has a NRA LE instructor certification for Precision Rifle as well as Shotgun/Pistol. He has attended thousands of hours of instructor and operator courses including: handgun, shotgun, patrol carbine and precision rifle including classes at Blackwater and Gunsight.

Mike has been one of the lead instructors on staff at the FWPD Weapons Range for the last 12 years and has facilitated the transition from Sig pistols to Glock pistols for the department. He was also one of the core group of instructors to develop the patrol carbine program, semi-auto shotgun program, weapon mounted light program and the patrol marksman program for his agency. Mike also teaches the entire array of courses offered at Tac Pro Shooting Center with Bill Davison to include: handgun, shotgun, patrol carbine, force on force, fight at night, precision rifle, extreme long range precision rifle as well as closed courses for units/agencies or private instruction.

Mike has a passion for shooting as well as teaching and continues to improve his personal knowledge and skills by competing in 3-gun matches, pistol matches and sniper matches. He feels that just because you are an instructor you should never stop being a student. He has attended SHOT show for the last 7 years and has had the opportunity to Test and Evaluate new products from vendors before making recommendations to the agency for approval.


Cost $350 per student

Registration must be done on-line.  Payment should be made to TTPOA.  Credit card payment is strongly recommended.  Payments(checks) should be mailed to P.O. Box 304, Burnet Texas 78611 Inquiries regarding the course or other questions can be directed to  SHarrisTTPOA@gmail.com


Additional information/contact information:

Tac Pro Shooting Center

35100 North State Highway 108

Mingus, Texas 76463-6405

Tel: 254.968.3112

Fax 254.968.5857



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