Our Courses

Our courses are designed for people of all ages and skill levels. Scroll through our courses to see details and pricing. Some group courses are taught more frequently than others. To request a class that is not on the schedule please contact us.

GUN LAW FOR GUN OWNERS SEMINAR

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Redondo Information Technology Center

811 North Catalina Avenue, Suite 1018

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

Objective: To educate and familiarize law-abiding gun owners with California’s existing and proposed firearms laws, arguably the most confusing and complicated gun laws in the nation.

 

Course Overview: The law firm of Michel & Associates, P.C. is working with MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc. to present the “Gun Law for Gun Owners,” seminar. This class will combine the expertise of attorney Joseph Silvoso (criminal defense and firearms law attorney) and Police Sergeant Brian Fitzpatrick (Ret.). These combined teaching perspectives will create a unique learning experience for attendees. Admission for this one-of-a-kind class is $125.00. Attendees will receive a copy of C.D. Michel’s book, California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations 4th Edition, a $26.00 value.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Current and pending state and federal firearm laws—Many new laws in 2017
  • Discussion of the practical applications of California’s confusing firearm laws
  • How—as lawful gun owners—to react and behave when questioned by police
  • Analysis of real life encounters with the police
  • Laws governing legal uses of force and self-defense scenarios

 

Instructors: Attorney Joseph Silvoso—practicing firearms law and criminal defense for the law firm of Michel & Associates, P.C., in Long Beach—has represented clients charged with state and federal firearms violations including possession of “assault weapons,” carrying concealed/loaded, brandishing, possessing illegal weapons, and possession by prohibited persons. A contributor and co-author on C.D. Michel’s “California Gun Laws,” Mr. Silvoso is a frequent guest on the “Firing Line Radio Show,” hosted by Phillip Naman.

Sgt. Brian Fitzpatrick (Ret.)—honorably retired police sergeant with thirty-four years as a member of a local Los Angeles County law enforcement agency—Sgt. Fitzpatrick holds instructor level certifications from the NRA and California POST. He has participated in and investigated all levels of uses-of-force, and has consequently been involved in related litigation. Owner/founding instructor of MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc., offering training in various defensive firearms and tactical disciplines.

BASIC DEFENSIVE PISTOL 

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Directions: www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

 

Objective: Our Basic Defensive Pistol class is an excellent introduction for new shooters, those with limited experience and/or desiring a comprehensive refresher. Our emphasis is to instill in our students a strong sense of safety, firearms proficiency, manipulation skill, and a tactical mindset, which we impart incrementally, beginning with your very first MV Tactical training course. Our instructors are skilled field operators with extensive experience teaching civilian students and law enforcement personnel. Our low student/instructor ratios (4 to 1 maximum) enhance safety and provide individual attention and quality of instruction.

 

 

Topics Covered Include: 

  • The Cardinal Rules of Firearms Safety—their application on and off the range
  • Safe and lawful storage and transportation of firearms
  • Handgun nomenclature and cycle of operation
  • Care, cleaning, and maintenance
  • Basic use of force law
  • The fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Manipulation drills & dry-fire practice
  • Live-fire practice (emphasis on accuracy and recoil control)
  • Engaging targets from varying distances and multiple targets
  • Reloading—combat (speed) reload
  • Basic malfunction clearing—failures to feed, fire, and eject
  • Fun individual and team competition drills

 

Tuition: $250.00

Required Equipment & Ammunition: A quality semi-automatic pistol with at least three magazines (rentals available), 250 rounds of ammo, personal eye and ear protection, sturdy belt

INTERMEDIATE DEFENSIVE PISTOL/CCW PREP.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To be held at: “A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: We’ve enhanced the Intermediate Defensive Pistol course, which now includes exercises and drills for students preparing for, or considering the California concealed carry certification. Students will build upon their basic skills, improve their shooting accuracy and speed, learn new techniques, and develop a tactical mindset.

 

MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc. instructors are skilled field operators with extensive experience teaching civilian students and law enforcement personnel. We feature low student/instructor ratios to insure safety and individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • The Cardinal Rules of Firearms Safety—their application on and off the range
  • Review fundamentals of marksmanship and manipulation skills
  • Live-fire practice (work on improving accuracy and recoil control)
  • Presentation from the holster (dry-fire and live-fire)
  • Engaging targets from varying distances and multiple targets
  • Concealed carry pre-qualification exercise
  • Shooting from varying positions, on the move, and while utilizing cover
  • Reloading (combat reload and tactical magazine exchange)
  • Immediate action malfunction drill (failures to feed, fire, eject and extract)
  • Fun practical combat shooting drills incorporating the above listed techniques

 

Required Equipment & Ammunition: A quality semi-automatic pistol with a least three magazines (rentals available), 300 rounds ammo, sturdy belt, strong side outside waistband (OWB) holster (No Blackhawk Serpas), belt pouches for minimum of two extra magazines, personal eye/ear protection

 

Tuition: $250.00

ADVANCED DEFENSIVE PISTOL

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: The next training progression for students who have completed Intermediate Defensive Pistol or an equivalent course. Students will refine their shooting accuracy, recoil control and speed, and further develop their tactical mindset. We’ll emphasize maximizing the use of cover, shooting on the move and engaging threats that present from different directions.

 

Instructors: Active-duty/retired law enforcement officers/trainers with extensive teaching experience in civilian and L.E. communities. We guarantee low student/instructor ratios (four-to-one maximum) to enhance safety, quality of instruction and individual attention.

 

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • Firearms safety rules—on and off the range
  • Marksmanship review, manipulation techniques and presentation from holster
  • Reloading review—combat & tactical magazine exchange, supporting fire during reloads
  • Immediate action drill review—failures to feed, fire, extract, and eject
  • Transitions to supporting hand
  • Turns to contact—contact right, left, and rear
  • Cover awareness—maximizing cover advantage—varying shooting techniques/positions
  • Shooting on the move—advancing, withdrawing, oblique movement
  • Movement—negotiating a tactical environment, shoot and move
  • Tactical decision making—shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, other tactical options
  • Fun practical combat shooting drills incorporating the above listed techniques

 

Tuition: $250.00.

 

Required Ammo & Equipment: 400 rounds, a quality semi-automatic pistol, at least three magazines, strong side outside-waistband (OWB) holster (no Blackhawk Serpas), belt pouches for minimum of two mags, sturdy belt and personal eye/ear protection

 

Required Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Defensive Pistol or the equivalent

ADVANCED PISTOL II

SURVIVAL TACTICS for ARMED CIVILIANS

 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To be held at: “A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: To enhance students’ survivability during armed encounters. Our instructors draw upon their own experiences, and from historical examples, to prepare students to survive and prevail in lethal force situations despite unexpected tactical disadvantages. Course participants will develop the mindset and skills to adapt and overcome sudden problems and severe tactical impediments during life-and-death confrontations.

 

Instructors: Active-duty/retired law enforcement officers/trainers with extensive teaching experience in civilian and L.E. communities. We guarantee low student/instructor ratios (four-to-one maximum) to enhance safety, quality of instruction and individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms Safety Rules—On and off the range
  • Reloading—Combat reload and tactical magazine exchange—Review
  • Malfunction drills—Failures to feed, fire, extract, and eject—Review
  • Turn to contact—Contact right, left, rear
  • Cover awareness—Maximizing cover advantage—varying shooting techniques/positions
  • Shooting on the move—Advancing, withdrawing, oblique movement
  • Team concept—Two person (blocking, communication, supporting fire)
  • Citizen/officer down rescue techniques
  • Overcoming adverse situations—Disabled dominant hand/arm (draw, fire, reload, immediate action drills for malfunctions)
  • Overcoming disadvantage positions—In car, ATM/street robbery, high-ground shooter

 

Tuition: $250.00.

 

Ammunition Required: 400 rounds

 

Required Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Defensive Pistol or equivalent

CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON

Required Training for California CCW Permit Applicants

 

Day One — 9 AM to 5 PM—in Thousand Oaks

Day Two — 9 AM to 5 PM—at “A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Directions: www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: Successful completion of this sixteen-hour course will fulfill the Ventura County Sheriff Department’s training requirements for concealed carry permit applicants. Graduates will receive a certifying document, verifying they have met all minimum standards.

 

Instructors: Active-duty/retired law enforcement officers/trainers with extensive teaching experience in civilian and L.E. communities. We guarantee low student/instructor ratios (four-to-one maximum) to enhance safety, quality of instruction and individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms safety rules—on and off the range
  • Safe and lawful storage and transportation of firearms
  • CCW permit holder responsibility, accountability, civil liability and decision making
  • Exceptions, restrictions and exclusionary zones
  • Use-of-force law, justifiable use of lethal force (VCSD Written Exam)
  • Handgun choice, carry methods and holster selection
  • Law enforcement contacts and post deployment actions
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship—Review
  • Draw/presentation/safely re-holster—dry-fire, live-fire, concealed, varying positions
  • Reloading—combat reload and tactical magazine exchange
  • Malfunction drills—failures to feed, fire, extract, and eject
  • Dry-fire and live-fire practice—emphasis on accuracy and recoil control
  • Engaging targets from varying distances and multiple targets
  • Tactical decision making—shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, other tactical options
  • Qualification—minimum standards testing with all firearms listed on permit

 

Tuition & Registration:  $500.00.

 

Required Prerequisite Training: Basic Defensive Pistol or equivalent

1911 SERIES PISTOL OPERATOR SCHOOL

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To be held at: “A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: This intensive sixteen-hour course will enhance students’ familiarity, reliability, operating proficiency and shooting skill with 1911 platform pistols. First introduced over a century ago, this ingenious John Browning design remains extremely popular today—in modern variant form—due to its outstanding ergonomics, ease of handling, trigger control, accuracy and overall shootability. The 1911 does, however, require a more sophisticated operator and greater attention to detail to insure dependable operation. This training is suitable for all 1911 owners, those considering buying one, those wanting to deploy a 1911 pistol for home or personal defense, and law enforcement officers transitioning to the 1911 as a duty weapon.

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • The Cardinal Rules of Firearms Safety—their application on and off the range
  • A brief history of the 1911 platform pistol and evolution to its modern variants
  • Selecting the right 1911 pistol for you
  • Field stripping, care, cleaning, inspection, trouble-shooting and maintenance
  • Unique 1911 control features and safety mechanisms
  • Carrying conditions and presentation from the holster (dry-fire and live-fire)
  • 1911 specific live-fire drills
  • Immediate action drills (failures to feed, fire, eject and extract)
  • Support hand only operation and manipulation
  • Operating the 1911 in a dynamic environment (simulated combat scenarios)

 

Ammunition Required: 500 Rounds

 

Required Equipment: A quality 1911 center-fire pistol (limited rentals available), minimum six magazines, strong side OWB holster (no Serpas), belt pouch for at least two magazines, sturdy belt, cleaning kit, eye and ear protection

 

Tuition: $500.00

 

DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER SPECIALTY COURSE

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To be held at: “A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: To provide a dedicated tactical training curriculum for revolver owners and shooters who have chosen the double action revolver as their primary defensive handgun. Revolver operators in this course will benefit from platform specific training and information over attempting to integrate revolvers into largely semi-automatic training classes.

 

MV Tactical & Firearms Training, Inc. instructors are skilled field operators with extensive experience teaching civilian students and law enforcement personnel. We feature low student/instructor ratios to insure safety and individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • Firearms Safety Rules—on and off the range
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Manipulation skills & Revolver specific grip options
  • Dominant and support hand reloading options
  • Reloading devices and carry methods
  • General and revolver specific live-fire drills
  • Presentation from the holster & concealed carry methods
  • Engaging targets from varying distances and multiple targets
  • Shooting from varying positions, on the move, and while utilizing cover
  • Fun practical combat shooting drills incorporating the above techniques

 

Required Equipment & Ammunition: A quality double action revolver, 300 rounds of non-magnum ammunition, sturdy belt, strong side outside waistband (OWB) holster or rigid inside waistband (IWB) holster, at least three loading devices (speed-loaders, strip-loaders, belt-loop panels, etc.), personal eye/ear protection

 

Tuition: $250.00

 

Prerequisite: Basic Pistol, equivalent training or staff approval

 

LOW LIGHT GUNFIGHTING TECHNIQUES

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 

“Shooters Paradise”

Shooters Paradise, 1910 Sunkist Circle, Oxnard, CA 93033

 

Objective: To impart the necessary knowledge and skills to survive and prevail in an armed or violent encounter occurring in a low light environment. Students will gain proficiency using hand-held and weapon mounted illumination tools (flashlights) and maximize their ability to read, interpret, and exploit varying ambient light conditions to achieve tactical advantage. These skills translate directly to many possible self-defense and home defense scenarios, making this training a must for concealed carry permit holders, law enforcement officers, and those maintaining a firearm for defense of home and family.

 

Instructors: Retired law enforcement officers/trainers with extensive teaching experience in civilian and L.E. communities. Guaranteed low student/instructor ratios (four-to-one max).

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms Safety Rules—on and off the range
  • Low light theory and effect on vision. Why low light training is necessary.
  • Five primary flashlight applications
  • Ten key principles of low-light tactics (Sure-Fire Institute)
  • Five hand-held flashlight shooting techniques
  • Weapon mounted tactical light considerations
  • Maximizing advantage positions, cover, darkness as concealment, negotiating terrain
  • Movement in darkness
  • Tactical decision making

 

Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Pistol or equivalent (holster training mandatory)

 

Required Equipment: A quality center-fire, semi-automatic pistol with extra magazines, strong side outside waistband (OWB) holster, a hand-held flashlight with momentary end-cap switch and extra batteries. Optional: weapon mounted light and light bearing holster

 

Ammunition: 200 rounds. Shooters Paradise requires lead-free ammo (available at range)

 

Tuition: $250.00.

CARBINE I — INTRODUCTION TO URBAN RIFLE

Sixteen-Hour Tactical Course

 

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

 

Objective: To provide students with the basic knowledge and experience to safely and proficiently operate their carbine/tactical rifle in personal protection, home defense, and general sport shooting roles. This course will emphasize utilization of the carbine in conjunction with the student’s sidearm in a two-gun package, to maximize defensive use-of-force options over a broad range of possible tactical scenarios. Students will gain confidence and proficiency, learning combat proven shooting and manipulation techniques.

 

Instructors: Police Sergeant Brian Fitzpatrick (Ret.) — California P.O.S.T. certified patrol rifle instructor — wrote the formal proposal resulting in his agency’s adoption of the AR-15 platform as their department’s patrol rifle. Brian subsequently served as an instructor during an agency wide transition to the Colt Commando M-4 carbine/patrol rifle. We guarantee low student/instructor ratios (4-to-1) to insure safety, quality training and individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms Safety Rules — on and off the range
  • A brief history — Development, significance, and characteristics of the “Assault Rifle”
  • What’s legal in California — Bullet button rifles and pre-ban, registered assault weapons
  • Rifle nomenclature, cycle of operation, manipulation, sighting systems
  • Field stripping, cleaning and maintenance
  • Rifle set-up, zeroing/ballistics, sling adjustment/techniques, marksmanship fundamentals
  • Transitioning to handgun (including review of presentation from holster)
  • Loading, chamber-check, magazine changes, unloading and making safe
  • Defensive rifle ready conditions (vehicle, home, gun-safe)
  • Rifle shooting positions, maximizing cover advantage, negotiating terrain features
  • Movement — turns to contact, shoot/reload on the move, tactical decision making

 

Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Defensive Pistol or equivalent course

 

Ammunition: 500 rounds of rifle ammunition, 200 rounds of pistol ammunition

 

Tuition: $500.00. “A Place to Shoot” also charges a $15.00 daily fee per shooter at check-in station (cash or check only).

CARBINE II — URBAN RIFLE in CLOSE QUARTER BATTLE

Sixteen-Hour Tactical Course

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

 

Objective: To enhance students’ ability to operate their carbine/tactical rifle against threats at close to intermediate distances. Participants will learn new shooting and manipulation techniques and engage in challenging, self-defense training scenarios involving movement, negotiating terrain features, working with a partner, and fighting inside of structures.

 

 

Instructors: Police Sergeant Brian Fitzpatrick (Ret.) — California P.O.S.T. certified patrol rifle instructor — wrote the formal proposal resulting in his agency’s adoption of the AR-15 platform as their department’s patrol rifle. Brian subsequently served as an instructor during an agency wide transition to the Colt Commando M-4 carbine/patrol rifle. We guarantee low student/instructor ratios (4-to-1) to insure safety, quality training and individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms Safety Rules — on and off the range
  • Rifle marksmanship fundamentals (review)
  • Transitioning to handgun (review)
  • Fighting with a rifle at close to intermediate distances
  • Deploying your carbine from ready/storage conditions (vehicle, home, gun-safe)
  • Fighting from cover drills incorporating various shooting positions
  • Movement — turns to contact, shoot/reload on the move, tactical decision making
  • Active movement while negotiating terrain features
  • Intensive sling techniques
  • Team movements within a tactical environment
  • Basic room clearing techniques and simulated combat scenarios

 

Prerequisite: Carbine l, an equivalent course, or current military/police rifle training

 

Ammunition: 500 rounds of rifle ammunition, 200 rounds of pistol ammunition

 

Tuition: $500.00. “A Place to Shoot” also charges a $15.00 daily fee per shooter at check-in station (cash or check only).

FIGHTING SHOTGUN/PISTOL

Sixteen-Hour Tactical Course

 

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

 

Objective: To enhance our students’ knowledge and proficiency with the tactical shotgun as a personal protection and home defense platform. This course will emphasize utilization of the shotgun in conjunction with the student’s sidearm in a two-gun package, to maximize defensive use-of-force options over a broad range of possible tactical scenarios. Students will gain confidence and proficiency, learning combat proven shooting and manipulation techniques.

 

Instructors: Retired law enforcement officers/trainers with extensive teaching experience in civilian and L.E. communities. Guaranteed low student/instructor ratios (four-to-one max).

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms Safety Rules—on and off the range
  • Safe/legal storage and transportation
  • Shotgun nomenclature, cycle of operation, manipulation, sighting systems
  • Operating system—pump action versus semi-automatic
  • Shotgun ready conditions (vehicle, home, gun-safe)
  • Sling selection and techniques, fundamentals of shotgun marksmanship
  • Administrative loading and unloading, combat and standard reloads, malfunction drills
  • Ammunition selection and shot patterns, determining maximum effective range
  • Transitioning to handgun (including review of presentation from holster)
  • Movement—turns to contact, shoot/reload on the move
  • Maximizing cover advantage, negotiating terrain features, shooting positions
  • Tactical decision making—shoot/don’t shoot, combat load slug, transition to pistol
  • Simulated combat scenarios (home invasion and active shooter)

 

Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Pistol, equivalent course or MV Tactical approval

 

Required Equipment: A quality defensive shotgun with sling (recommended: a two-point, rapid adjusting sling, such as “Blue Force Gear” or “Viking Tactics”)

 

Ammunition: 150 rounds “00” or #4 buckshot (non-magnum), 50 rifled slugs, 400 pistol

 

Tuition: $500.00. (“APTS” also charges $15.00 daily fee per shooter at check-in station.)

SHOOTING ON THE MOVE—ENGAGING TARGETS DURING TACTICAL MOVEMENT

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: To improve shooters’ ability to consistently hit threats while moving. Students will significantly increase their ability to accurately engage targets while they fight their way forward, to the rear, and obliquely. Moving off-line and continuous movement toward cover will greatly enhance your survivability in an armed encounter. Many of our courses include some movement while shooting but this class is specifically dedicated to developing this tactical skill.

 

Instructors: Active-duty/retired law enforcement officers/trainers with extensive teaching experience in civilian and L.E. communities. We guarantee low student/instructor ratios (four-to-one maximum) to enhance safety, quality of instruction and individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • Firearms safety rules—on and off the range
  • Marksmanship, manipulation techniques and presentation from holster (review)
  • Extensive shooting on the move practice—advancing, withdrawing & oblique movement
  • Reloading while moving—combat & tactical magazine exchange
  • Reloading/providing supporting fire for partner while moving
  • Immediate action procedures while moving—failures to feed, fire, extract, and eject
  • Transitions to supporting hand while moving
  • Turns to contact—contact right, left, and rear
  • Cover awareness—minimizing exposure time/distance while moving to distant cover
  • Tactical decision making—shoot/don’t shoot scenarios while moving
  • Fun practical combat shooting drills incorporating the above listed techniques

 

Tuition & Registration: $250.00.

 

Required Ammo & Equipment: 400 rounds, a quality semi-automatic pistol with at least five magazines, strong side OWB holster & magazine pouches for at least two mags, sturdy belt

 

Required Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Defensive Pistol or the equivalent

ACTIVE SHOOTER ARMED RESPONSE

Sixteen-Hour Tactical Course

 

Day One—Knowledge Development & Practical (8 hours)

Redondo Information Technology Center

811 North Catalina Avenue, Suite 1018

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

Day Two—Range Training (8 hours)

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

 

 

Objective: To provide law enforcement officers and committed armed civilian students with the tactical mindset, knowledge and skills necessary to survive an active shooter/killer incident and to help others to survive.

 

Background: Active shooter/killer incidents are dynamic, high-risk events, which occur suddenly, often without warning. Traditional methods and tactics may not be appropriate. Your survival, and your family’s survival may require rapid decision-making and decisive action. Active killers — domestic active shooters and strategic level terrorists — almost always plan their attacks for heavily populated environments such as schools, parks, office buildings, shopping malls, restaurants, movie theaters, hospitals, places of worship, and other locations that offer high victim populations. The time to prepare is now if you and your family spend time in any public venues.

 

Instructors: Sergeant Brian Fitzpatrick (Ret.), CA P.O.S.T. Certified Active Shooter Response Instructor. During his thirty-four-year law enforcement career, Brian responded to several in-progress active shooter incidents and twice received his department’s Medal of Valor. Sgt. Fitzpatrick wrote and instructed his agency’s Active Shooter Response protocol.

 

Topics Covered Include:

• Developing a tactical/survival mindset
• History and dynamics of benchmark active shooter events in the U.S.
• Elements of an active shooter profile and timeline
• Recognizing possible early warning signs—Five Phases of an Active Shooter
• Civilian survival strategies
• Surviving a strategic level terror attack
• How to build your own Active Shooter Survival Kit
• Use of force law and applicable firearms law
• Tactical movement in structures—blocking, room-clearing, using terrain features
• Approaching/clearing/moving past doorways, hallway intersections & stairwells.
• Small unit and partner tactics and formations
• Safely interfacing with first responders
• Firearms safety rules on and off the range
• Gun handling and engaging threats in a populated environment
• Shoot/no shoot drills
• Live-fire, simulated combat scenarios

 

Tuition: $500

 

Optional curriculum: Non-live-fire format (day one only): $250.00

 

Required Equipment & Ammunition: A quality flashlight with momentary end-cap activation and extra batteries, a quality semi-automatic pistol with at least three magazines (five if below ten round capacity), strong-side outside waistband (OWB) holster (No Blackhawk Serpas), belt pouches for at least two extra mags, a sturdy belt, personal eye/ear protection, and 400 rounds of handgun ammunition.

 

Optional Equipment (Range Day): A center-fire patrol/tactical rifle with sling or tactical shotgun with sling. Prior formal rifle or shotgun training is mandatory for students bringing shoulder weapons. Rifles must be zeroed (iron sights & optics) and properly lubricated before the start of range day. Students with shoulder weapons will still be required to have a handgun, holster, etc.

 

Prerequisite Training: Intermediate Defensive Pistol, equivalent outside training or current law enforcement/military firearms training (including holster work)

BUILDING SEARCH & ROOM CLEARING METHODS

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Redondo Information Technology Center

811 North Catalina Avenue, Suite 1018

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 

Objective: To introduce interested law-abiding civilians to the basic knowledge and skills that law enforcement personnel employ to clear rooms and search structures. Useful for home defense, however, armed clearing of your residence is always a last resort option after sheltering in place in designated rally point/strong room & dialing 9-1-1. Discussion and practical scenarios will include escape and evasion techniques, which unarmed or armed citizens can use to survive an encounter inside of a building, involving a strategic level terror attack or domestic active shooter(s). Students will learn safety protocols designed to prevent becoming an inadvertent casualty resulting from responding police officers misidentifying them as suspects or misinterpreting their actions as consistent with criminal activity. Utilizing inert, plastic training replica firearms, students will learn safe gun handling skills relative to movement through, and armed engagements within various types of buildings.

 

Instructor: Police Sergeant Brian Fitzpatrick (Ret.) — California P.O.S.T. certified Active Shooter Response instructor and K-9 handler/supervisor — wrote his agency’s standardized building search/room clearing protocol and subsequently trained department personnel in these techniques. Guaranteed low student/instructor ratios for safety, quality & individual attention.

 

Topics Covered Include:

  • Firearms Safety Rules—applicable to any environment
  • Standardized protocols & tactical “rules” for clearing buildings (also exceptions to rules)
  • L.E. number system to communicate locations—exterior walls, windows, doors & floors
  • Use of observable architectural and terrain features to “read” a building/room
  • Navigation in unfamiliar buildings. Floorplan variations. Evacuation protocol.
  • Movement through a tactical environment—solo and pairs, blocking techniques.
  • Approaching, clearing or moving past doorways, hallway intersections & stairwells.
  • Clearing unfamiliar rooms in varying lighting conditions (other low light considerations)

 

Required Equipment: Flashlight & extra batteries, lunch & drinks, note taking materials

 

Tuition: $250.00.

 

Prerequisite Training: None

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER HANDGUN TUNE-UP

 

0900 to 1700 Hours

 

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Directions: www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: An officer’s survival may come down to handgun familiarity, manipulation skill, and overall effectiveness. Shooting skills are highly perishable! This is especially true for law enforcement professionals; whose job requires them to maintain a higher level of proficiency than recreational shooters. Police officers are busy people. Life and work frequently get in the way of practice and training with their duty pistol, the basic tool of their trade, upon which their lives might depend. Compounding the problem, many agencies follow an administrative policy of training to a minimum performance standard (training everyone to the level of the least competent officer). Officers who rarely shoot outside of agency qualification (Qualification is not training!) are placing themselves at great risk. Recognizing that “when the time to perform has arrived the time to prepare has past,” this will rapidly improve your handgun proficiency and establish a culture of regular training.

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • Firearms Safety, handgun marksmanship and manipulation, holster proficiency
  • Developing your survival mindset
  • One handed shooting (strong and support side)
  • Retention and contact distance shooting
  • Pushing beyond your maximum effective pistol range
  • Tactical decision making — shoot/no shoot scenarios
  • Turns to contact & off-line movement
  • Linear movement—shooting/hitting threats while moving through a suspect’s cone-of-fire
  • Cover/concealment/non-traditional shooting positions, decreasing exposure time in the kill zone
  • Proper reloading (speed/combat and tactical magazine exchange)
  • Immediate action/malfunction procedures (failures to feed, fire, extract and eject)

 

Required Equipment and Ammunition: 400 rounds, duty handgun/six magazines, back-up pistol/holster if applicable, duty gun belt and/or concealment OWB holster/mag pouch rig (for duty pistol), tactical flashlight with end-cap switch, personal eye/ear protection

 

Tuition: $250.00

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TWO GUN TUNE-UP

 

0900 to 1700 Hours

 

“A Place to Shoot”

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Directions: www.aplacetoshoot.net

 

Objective: To enhance law enforcement officers’ ability to proficiently operate their duty shoulder weapon in high risk environments. This course will emphasize utilization of the patrol rifle or duty shotgun in conjunction with the officer’s sidearm in a two-gun package, to maximize defensive use-of-force options over a broad range of possible tactical scenarios. Students will improve their confidence, handling ability and accuracy, learning combat-proven shooting and manipulation techniques. Officers who rarely shoot long-guns outside of agency qualification (Qualification is not training!) will rapidly improve their patrol rifle/handgun or shotgun/handgun proficiency and will establish a culture of regular training.

 

Topics Covered Include:

 

  • Firearms Safety, handgun marksmanship and manipulation, holster proficiency
  • Developing your survival mindset
  • Rifle/shotgun applications, ammunition selection, loading, chamber checks and reloading
  • Deploying from patrol car ready condition
  • Sling techniques and transitions to handgun
  • Non-traditional shooting positions
  • Turns to contact & off-line movement
  • Linear movement—shooting/hitting threats while moving through a suspect’s cone-of-fire
  • Cover and concealment, decreasing exposure time in the kill zone
  • Immediate action procedures (failures to feed, fire, extract and eject)
  • Tactical decision making—shoot/no shoot scenarios
  • Supporting fire/communication with partner

 

Required Equipment and Ammunition: A zeroed and well lubricated patrol rifle with sling and four magazines, or a police shotgun with sling, a duty handgun/six magazines, 400 rounds rifle/200 rounds pistol (for shotgun: 100 rounds buckshot, fifty rounds slugs, and 300 rounds pistol), duty gun belt and/or concealment OWB (Outside the Waist Band) holster, mag pouch rig (for duty pistol), tactical flashlight with end-cap switch, personal eye/ear protection

 

Tuition: $250.00

Course Schedule

Things to know before you register:

The easiest way to register for a class is to use our interactive online calendar. After you sign up and pay for the class we’ll email you additional information. If you can’t find a course on the calendar or if you have questions, you can call or email Brian at 310-720-2028 or brian@mvtactical-firearmstraining.com. He can tell you the next time that course will be offered or can schedule a private class for you or your group.

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