This handgun and carbine course is designed for SWAT personnel (or other personnel) who are responsible for the firearms training for their SWAT Team (or other Tactical Team/Unit). The course includes safety protocols, lesson plan development, training documentation,...
This is an instructor level course. It requires each student to present assigned topics throughout the week to the class and team-teach an assigned topic to a group of students as part of the course’s final exam. The instructional “final exam” is a 60 minute practical...
CATO is proud to announce a new course in our training library – Basic Firearms Instructor Course (BFIC). BFIC is a 60-hour / 6-day course (Monday – Saturday) and incorporates pistol, shotgun, and carbine (short-barreled rifle). BFIC is POST approved – Plan IV (POST...
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