Capabilities Course Descriptions

Capabilities are sets of procedures intended to be applied to the specific circumstances of a mission or task.  For instance night vision CQB, Instructional Support, Urban Operations and CQB Operations are Capabilities level subjects; and our courses at this level are designed to be “end state” session, which integrate all levels of operational tasks.
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Instructor Development Course
There are fewer positions in life more important than being entrusted with teaching others to defend their lives and the lives of those they love. Are you an active firearms instructor who wants to update your skills; or an accomplished student who thinks you are ready to begin teaching others? This 40 hour course will cover principals based training, range safety, adult learning, course design, training plans development, training and combat mindset, shooting diagnosis, case law and liability, force on force training concepts, combat shooting principles, cognitive combat skills and low light fighting principals. This course is heavy on the teach-backs, so come prepared to teach.
Prerequisites: US Citizen or ITAR approved person, and graduate of a reputable pistol and carbine operators courses.
Equipment List:
  • Common Sense
  • Carbine with ZEROED optics and/or iron sights and sling.
  • Carbine mounted light
  • Handheld light (recommended)
  • 4 magazines (carbine)
  • Handgun with magazines
  • Magazine pouches
  • Shotgun with sling
  • 200 rounds carbine, 200 rounds pistol
  • Electronic hearing protection which fits inside your helmet
  • Water and snack food
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Pen and notebook
  • Easel pad, self stick
  • Digital camera and laptop
Shoothouse Instructor Course
The Shoothouse Instructor Course is designed to give the student the training and certification to conduct safe and effective live fire and marking cartridge training operations for patrol and tactical applications.  Students will learn and demonstrate proficiency in shoothouse safety standards, shoothouse design standards, marking cartridge safety procedures, targetry design and placement, principles based CQB training, instructor positioning and ratios, cat walk use, creating skill and technique development evolutions, low light training and safety considerations, and shoothouse laser eye safety standards. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, practical application and student teachbacks.  Homework is assigned each night.
Prerequisites: This is a law enforcement only course.  Firearms instructors, SWAT Team Leaders, Patrol Team Leaders, SWAT Trainers and Command Staff are encouraged to attend.
Equipment List:
  • Handgun and magazines
  • Holster and magazine pouches
  • Carbine and 4 magazines
  • UTM kits will be available for carbines
  • Up to 200 rounds of UTM carbine ammunition will be required.  It is available for purchase at the course
  • Body armor and ballistic helmet
  • Weather appropriate clothing and boots
  • Weapons maintenance gear
  • Water
  • Eye, ear and joint PPE (ensure ear pro fit with helmet)
  • Pen and waterproof notepad
  • Camera and laptop (optional)
CQB Instructor Course
The CQB Instructor Course is designed to give the student the training and certification to conduct safe and effective live fire and marking cartridge Close Quarters Battle training operations for law enforcement tactical applications.  Students will learn and demonstrate proficiency in safety standards, mission based course development, principles based CQB training, creating technique and procedural training evolutions, low light CQB training and safety considerations, and training documentation. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, practical application and student teachbacks.  Homework is assigned each night.
Students must be familiar with the Mission Analysis Training Development method as taught in the Forge Tactical / EAG / APD Instructor Development and Shoothouse Instructor courses.  
Prerequisites: This is a law enforcement only course.  Firearms instructors, SWAT Team Leaders, Patrol Team Leaders, SWAT Trainers and Command Staff are encouraged to attend.
Equipment List:
  • Handgun and magazines
  • Holster and magazine pouches
  • Carbine and 4 magazines
  • UTM kits will be available for carbines
  • Up to 400 rounds of UTM carbine ammunition will be required.  It is available for purchase at the course
  • Body armor and ballistic helmet
  • Weather appropriate clothing and boots
  • Weapons maintenance gear
  • Water
  • Eye, ear and joint PPE (ensure ear pro fit with helmet)
  • Pen and waterproof notepad
  • Camera and laptop
NVG Instructor Course
This course is intended to serve as an instructor certification and qualification for tactical officers, instructors and leaders. Successful candidates will be able to perform the following to an instructor standard: Laser Eye Safety procedures, Night vision and Laser system theory, night vision and Laser system application, operational use assessment and considerations, liability reduction, physical agility under night vision, weapons use skills under night vision, exterior high risk search, observation post / overwatch operations, breach point operations, deliberate stealth interior searches and stealth movement to crisis sites. Students will gain experience and demonstrate performance to standards through the use of interactive lecture, live fire drills, team movement and student teach back assignments.
This is a reverse schedule course, so please prepare your sleep schedule accordingly.  
Prerequisites: Law Enforcement officer, CAC card holder or ITAR approved FFM/P AND Basic SWAT School, EAG SH/CQB Package, or another combination of verifiable training and experience.
Equipment List:
  • Basic SWAT load out PLUS:
  • NVG with mount
  • MFAL (IR Laser and Illuminator / vis laser)
  • Live Ammo: 200 (rifle), 100 (pistol)
  • UTM, SIMS or Force on Force Bolt and 300 rds of ammo (available for rental)
  • SIMS PPE
  • Gas Mask
  • Laptop
  • Note pad and pen, recommend a full size note pad