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Firearms Instructors Course @ Metro Transit

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About the course

This course will be held at the Metro Transit Firearms Training Facility – 6650 Metro Access Rd. Springfield, VA

Pre-Requirements: Pre-Qualification on the Virginia TQC course of fire at 90% or higher and successful completion of a General Instructor’s course

This course is intended for personnel who will providing firearms instruction to agency personnel. Topics include but are not limited to:

• Safety Rules and Practices
• Range Management
• Ballistics and Armor
• Lesson plan and Drill Development
• Legal considerations for firearms instructors
• Shooting Fundamentals and Target Analysis
• Low Light Shooting
• Reactive Targets
• Officer Survival
• Nomenclature

Students will be required to pre-qualify on Day 1 at a score of 90% or higher on both the Virginia TQC and the MDA courses of fire. Failure to achieve 90% will result in the participant being excused from the class.

Required Equipment:
Pistol Ammunition: 1,500 rounds – NO STEEL CORE AMMUNITION ALLOWED
Patrol Rifle with 200 rounds
Shotgun with 50 rounds of either buckshot or slug
Duty weapon with 3 magazines (minimum)
Duty belt
Ball Cap
Eye protection
Ear protection
Pen and Paper
Markers (Red and Black)

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