Equipment List and Locations for Practical Application Tracts

Please find your Practical Application Tract below for required equipment list and location. Any questions or issues, please contact Phil Myers at 928-614-0964 and/or training@catonews.org.

Tactical Pistol Course:

Soft body armor, Ear Pro, Eye Pro, pistol, holster, spare mags, and 500 rounds of pistol ammo.

The Tactical Pistol Course is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd. We are running 2 sessions 0800-1200 and 1300-1700. Please meet the San Diego Co. Sheriff Liaison at the main gate at 0745. He will escort you to the range.

See map below for directions to the range

Tactical Rope Access Course:

Rappel Harness, Gloves, helmet, boots, and BDU uniform.

The Tactical Rope Access Course is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd. We are running 2 sessions 0800-1200 and 1300-1700. The TRAC

Course will be held at: Strategic Operations – 4705 Ruffin Rd. San Diego, CA 92123

Interior use of Drones: Host Hotel – Grande Ballroom C

Note taking material.

Preparing to Testify: Host Hotel – Nautilus Room 2

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Tactical Lock Pick Course: Host Hotel – Bel Aire North

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Tac Med Course: Host Hotel – Room TBA

No equipment needed. Medical kits will be provided.

HRT Courses: Host Hotel – Grande Ballroom C

Red guns (pistols and carbines) will be provided. Students may bring tactical gear (no live weapons) for a more realistic training experience.

Critical Incident Management: Host Hotel – Bel Aire South

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Mission Planning: Host Hotel – Bel Aire South

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San Diego Sheriff’s Department
Miramar Training Facility Weapons Training Unit
6755 Kearny Villa Rd. San Diego, CA 92123

WTU Offi ce: 858-565-3070
Range Offi ce: 858-565-3077

The Sheriff’s Miramar Training Facility is located at Camp Elliott on USMC Air Station Miramar. This is a military base. Speed limits are strictly enforced. It is illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving on the base. If cited, you are required to appear in Federal Court.

From South San Diego/Airport: Take I-5 North to the 52 Freeway East approx. 9 miles to Kearny Villa Rd exit. Turn North (left) on Kearny Villa Rd and go approx. 1 mile to blue “Sheriff’s Pistol Range” sign or “CalTrans” sign. Turn East into driveway to USMC Guard Shack. Stop and present picture ID. Proceed 1.3 miles, turn left onto Main Street to student parking area.
From I-15 North or South: Take the I-52 West exit, turn North onto Kearny Villa Rd. to 6755.
From I-163 North or South: Take the Kearny Villa Rd. exit, turn South onto Kearny Villa Rd and East into the driveway at 6755.
From I-52 East or West: Take the Kearny Villa Rd. exit, turn North onto Kearny Villa Rd. to 6755.
From Los Angeles/North San Diego: Take I-5 South to I-805 South to I-52 East. Exit Kearny Villa Rd. Turn left (North) on Kearny Villa Rd to 6755. Look for blue signs with “Sheriff’s Pistol Range”. Turn East into driveway to USMC Guard Shack. Stop and present picture ID. Proceed 1.3 miles, turn left onto Main Street to student parking area.
CATO Training Waiting List
The CATO training courses fill up very fast. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to:
Include the course name and dates. If openings become available or when the next course opens for registration, an email will be sent to all who are on waiting lists. Then it will be first come, first served.
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