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Handgun Protection/Retention Instructor Course


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Handgun Protection/Retention Instructor Course

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All officers are encouraged to bring their duty issued firearm - NO LIVE ammunition) Orange Barrel Blockers will be issued for our firearm.


This 2.5-day (20 hours) agency “Instructor” level Handgun Protection Instructor certification program is designed for agencies to update, train and certify departmental Instructor in the various methods and tactics in handgun retention. This course is designed to enhance the instructor’s development the first complete handgun retention system that works regardless of the holster used by the officer, and works with ANY weapon they have on their duty belt, and can be applied using ANY hand they have free, for standing front, side and rear attacks, to include the SAME technique when on the ground. The techniques and tactics that are presented in this program are field proven. This course concentrates on use of anatomically correct techniques that allow for the natural movement of limbs without twisting and bending for control, providing the officer with various force options, disengagement techniques and the ability to retain their firearm without losing control. For successful completion of this class each student will be issued a Handgun Retention Instructor.

Topics covered in the program include:
• Importance of selecting the right holster 
• Holster familiarization exercises 
• 1 and 2 hand tactics for retaining our firearm
• Introduction to the “Grip and Hold,” technique 
• Awareness and Avoidance Tactics 
• Standing handgun retention techniques (Front & Rear)
• Ground handgun retention techniques
• Handgun Retention techniques for Thigh Rigs, Shoulder and Pancake holsters 
• Protecting your firearm in crowds 
• Handgun Retention tactics for close quarter encounters 
• Handgun Retention Techniques for retaining your firearm OUTSIDE the holster 
• Disengagement Tactics 
• Integrated use of force options
• Deadly Force options 
• Intergraded force options 
• Documentation and liability

Duration 2.5 Days

Tuition $599

Equipment Required: Clothing and footwear for defensive tactics instruction, with whistle and lanyard. Duty belt with holster, training weapons, inert aerosols, body armor, impact weapon, protective equipment, groin protection and mouthpiece.

Please click here to download the class waiver. This waiver is to be filled out by the attendee and to be submitted at the door. This is mandatory to attend the class. 


Nearest airport and distance from the training location:
  JFK International Airport

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  Hampton Inn & Suites 125 Merrick Rd. Rockville Centre NY 11570

  Holiday Inn 1 Sunrise Hwy Lynbrook NY 11563
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Rockville Centre Police Department
111 N Oceanside Rd
Rockvile Centre, NY 11570

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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