Ballistic Shield Instructor

Course Duration: 4 Days

Course Requirements: LE/MIL Only

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Ballistic Shield Instructor (BSI) is a complete instructor program that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for LE / MIL / GOV Instructors to develop, implement, and maintain a successful ballistic shield program within their agency.

This accelerated course will merge shooting, tactics, and shield applications, to challenge the legacy approach to ballistic shield training. Students will begin in the classroom setting where we will analyze data, trends, tactics, and human behavior specific to ballistic shield use. This sets the context and intent for what and why we train.

On the flat range, students will conduct various live-fire exercises that will focus on the mechanics of running the handgun while problem-solving behind the ballistic shield. Mechanics such as one-handed shooting, framing, reloads and malfunctions, positional work, movement, light use, etc. Students will ultimately safely and effectively perform live-fire exercises in low light while moving and shooting with a partner as a team.

On days 2-3, students will learn how to work the ballistic shield in conjunction with their environment. Students will perform a series of live-fire and NLTA drills and scenarios - both in and around vehicles and structures and in both daylight and low-light lighting conditions. Students will gain an understanding of how to maximize the effectiveness of the ballistic shield in those environments, while also learning to develop their own drills and scenarios that best fit the training needs of their respective agencies.

On the final day of BSI, students will validate what has been learned through a series of force-on-force drills and scenarios. To conclude this instructor-level course, students will also be tested on their individual performance behind the shield, their ability to instruct others in practical exercises, as well as pass a written examination and shooting qualification.

Students must come prepared mentally and physically.

STUDENT LOADOUT:

• Ballistic Shield (Training shields can be provided upon request) • DutyHandgunwithaminimumof3magazines
• 800roundsofHandgunammunition
• NLTAHandgun/Conversion(UTM,Simunitions,17T,etc.)

• 300roundsofNLTAMarkingRounds
• 100roundsofNLTABlanks
• Protective gear for NLTA/SIM training – Helmet / Mask, gloves, etc.
• DutyBelt/DutyRigw/sturdy holster(Cross-drawandBlackhawkSerpaProhibited) • Ballistic Vest / Plate Carrier (it is recommended to train in the attire you work in)
• Lighting Systems – Handheld light, Weapon light, Headlamp, Shield lighting, etc. • Sparebatteriesforlightingsystems
• 4 glow sticks/chem lights or 2 electronic marker lights
• Ear and eye protection (clear eye protection for low light)
• Range-appropriate clothing suitable for strenuous activity and inclement weather
• Food and beverage
• Note-taking material or mobile device

Course Prerequisites:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Able to legally own a firearm.
  • Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during the course.
  • Competent handgun shooting skills.

If you have any questions about the course, the prerequisites or what is recommended please do not hesitate to ask us.

  •  August 26, 2024 - August 29, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Full Tuition $1,075.00 USD  
50% Deposit $537.50 USD  

  •  October 28, 2024 - October 31, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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50% Deposit $537.50 USD  
Full Tuition $1,075.00 USD  

  •  May 5, 2025 - May 8, 2025
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Full Tuition $1,075.00 USD   Goes On Sale
January 1, 2025
50% Deposit $537.50 USD   Goes On Sale
July 1, 2024

  •  May 27, 2025 - May 30, 2025
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Full Tuition $1,075.00 USD   Goes On Sale
January 1, 2025
50% Deposit $537.50 USD   Goes On Sale
November 1, 2024