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LE Designated Marksman/Long Range Carbine Course Tac Pro (Region 6)
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LE Designated Marksman/Long Range Carbine Course Tac Pro (Region 6)

9/10/2020 to 9/11/2020
When: Sept 10-11
Where: Tac Pro Shooting Center
35100 North State Highway 108
Mingus, Texas  76463-6405
United States
Contact: Sean Harris

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The purpose of this course is to allow the student to maximize their capability with a 5.56mm or similar platform rifle that is equipped with a magnified optical sight.


2 days (16 hr) TCOLE #3322 Patrol Carbine


This course will simply touch on many of the concepts covered in greater detail in the Precision Rifle/LE Sniper courses. We say ‘touch on,’ because in this class students will shoot out to at least 600 yards. Many factors which must be considered when making a long range shot with a precision rifle must be understood to hit at 600 yards with a carbine/DM rifle. Keep in mind however, that students still need to be able to hit targets quickly at ranges as close as 25 yards. This class bridges the gap between the Patrol Carbine courses and the Precision Rifle/LE Sniper courses we teach. Though we will be engaging targets beyond 500 yards the majority of the drills will focus on target engagement between 100 and 300 yards.


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. Quickly the class will begin to cover the key environmental factors that will be critical to master in order to hit targets at longer ranges with a DM rifle. Zeroing will be discussed and this will depend on the student’s optic and mission requirements/Agency Policy. Next the students will chronograph their selected ammunition so a data sheet can be generated as a baseline for use in the remainder of the course.

Students will then establish a zero at 25/50/100 yards based on their particular needs/optic combination. Once zero is been established students will establish

DOPE at 200 yards. Next, the class will move back to a shorter range and work some close range drills.

Before the day is complete the students will move to the known distance range and establish DOPE at 300, 400 and 500 yards.


Day Two; will begin in the classroom with a more in depth look at the fundamentals needed to hit targets from non-prone positions. The use of a sling will be covered as well as braced and non-braced shooting positions. Not only accuracy but time will be stressed. Whether it is a hunting scenario, competition or a tactical operation; time is always a consideration. Students must think about the concept of ‘Rapid Assumption-Rapid Fire.’

Students will then move to the 100/200 range and conduct a series of drills to build proficiency in shooting from various positions at small targets with time constraints. After answering any final questions on the square range students will move to the unknown distance range to finish the day.

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 600 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 with a scrambler. Shooters will travel in small teams lead by an instructor. Students will travel from position to position engaging designated targets from various positions of cover/concealment as directed by the instructor. This will include moving several hundred yards overland and engaging from many different positions. The scrambler simulates engagement of targets from natural terrain as opposed to shooting on a square range. This is used as a culmination drill and will integrate all the skills taught in the course into this one exercise.



Semi-automatic rifle in 5.56mm or comparable with a magnified optic of at least 4X on the top end (fixed or variable)

5 magazines


Bipods are recommended but not required.

Shooters will also need some way to carry extra magazines and ancillary gear if desired.

Bring at least 1000 rounds of ammunition including at least 250 rounds of match/duty ammunition.


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

All fees are due by 09/09/2020.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after that date.

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


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