Friday, May 29, 2009

Range Training

Tomorrow I have range training. This month we are firing close up with the duty handgun, backing up, and transitioning to patrol rifle. Once we transition to rifle, we move to cover, reload and re-engage the target. We then move back to a second position and fire from there too.

Shoot close up, transition to rifle, move, reload, shoot, move. A simple course of fire, yet we are training a number of skills in a short period of time. Range training does not have to be time consuming or expensive, it does need to be comprehensive.

Think about the skills officers need when they are in the field. Watch and read the news and do range training that simulates what really happens in the field and what your officers really do in the field. Train realistically, train often, that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

Sounds like good, fast, simple, training.

Bunkermeister said...

Thanks. That's the best kind.