Who is this Course For
We are proud to present a firearms course designed for C.P.O’s operating in countries where carrying a weapon may be expected.
If you are a C.P.O who is planning to work in environments where the principal will request that you are armed then this is the course for you.
What Are The Benefits
Firearms Course is intended for CPO possessing good knowledge of personal protection that are to be employed as Close Protection Operatives in very tough and demanding special skills environment, like Iraq, Afghanistan.
During training participants will gain special first-hand knowledge about terrorism threat. The issues to be discussed are guided to cover very aspects of protecting people and property in terrorist-born threat. They will receive tactical combat shooting elements using pistol and rifle.
- 6 days – 24 hrs instructions (combat shooting elements)
- Transfers to and from airport
- Shooting –range: on the private training ground, weapons & vehicle rental
- Comfortable accommodation plus 3 meals a day
- Simulating drills
- International Recognized Certificate
- Weapons & magazines, ammunition (1000 rounds/pp), belt
- Weapon cleaning kit, holster and magazine pouch rental
- Airport transfer and transport
Wraparound eye protection
The programme takes place over four training days in training rooms and on a firing range. Training lasts for 12 lesson hours with practice of topics introduced during the day taking place from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm as well as a block devoted to medical procedures during flights, acclimatisation as well as SOPS.
Glock 17/19, Sig Sauer P229 and H& K, USP, Jericho 941F, pistols are used during training.
Approximately 600 rounds of ammunition are envisaged for each participant.
Introduction to Assault Rifles: M-4/ AK-47. Assembly and Disassembly of M4 & AK47
“Firearms for CPO’s” Training Programme Course Details
Tactical Shooting A – 12hours – Individual Unit Training
- Safety principles while using firearms, checking weapons, differences in pistol design (single action, double action).
- Basic types of hand gun in use with protection services as well as differences in their operation and use.
- Guidelines for carrying kit and weapons on belts, tactical vests and body armour.
- Basic procedures while using a weapon as well as selecting optimal movements in relation to individual predispositions and equipment (weapon, holster, cartridge case, and vest).
- Rules for drawing a weapon from its holster, reloading and adopting a firing position Israeli, American and French methods for:
– Stress posture, taking a weapon in hand, division of strong and weak hand. Steady posture. Firing stance.
– Guidelines for giving fire. Single and double fire, concealed fire. Habitual firing; muscle memory and targeting devices in use.
– Moving from running to firing position. Turning while firing (90, 180 degrees), low postures and guidelines for assuming them, using terrain features and vehicles as cover during tactical pauses.
– Changing a magazine, tactical magazine change and guidelines for changing position.
– Emergency situations; shot in a dominant hand; weaker hand etc.
– Guidelines for using torch light and tactical lighting in tactical situations and while giving fire.
– Knowledge of basic types of automatic weapons (MP 5, G 36, M 16/4/, AK 47, AK Beryl, G 3).
Self-defence and intervention techniques – 6 hours individual and international duet training
- Individual and team (pair) intervention techniques
- Approaching an apprehended assailant, handcuffing, and tactical co-operation between partners.
- Using electronic paralysers spray and gel for interventions.
- Countermeasures in the event of a weapon seizure attempt or the use of direct force.
- Self-defence and intervention techniques using typically found items as well as typical tactical variants (table, chairs, railings, vehicles etc).
Crisis situation procedures – 6 hours of individual unit training
- What is stress?
- The notion of internal equilibrium (homeostasis)
- Good stress vs. Bad stress
- Factors causing stress (stressors): traumatic stressors and low-intensity stress during military operations – combat stress
- Definition of crisis: crisis as an effect of stress
- Types of crisis
- Situational crises: a particular type of crisis during a military operation
- Crisis reaction
- Functional disruption depending on the phase of crisis reaction (including disruption to awareness, perception and concentration)
- Threats to health and life as a result of a crisis (suicide, killing)
- Methods to evaluate the risk of suicide
Extreme stress (trauma) events as particular crisis generating factors
- Definition of a traumatic event
- Reaction to a traumatic event or directly after it
- Israeli model of the effects of a traumatic event
- Extreme reaction to a traumatic event (2 days to 1 month)
- Long-term consequences of traumatic events (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, suicidal behaviour etc.)
- Traumatic grief: a reaction to the tragic death of a team member (e.g. death from gun fire, mine explosion
Mechanism for the onset of fear
- A model for the onset of fear: is it possible to act rationally in extreme situations?
- Outbreak of individual and group panic: the phenomenon of becoming ‘infected’ by its symptoms, counteracting panic.
- Analysis of potential critical events (traumatic and non-traumatic) that can lead to a crisis during special operations
Methods for dealing with stress
- Analysis of the resources required to deal with stress
- The role of social support (e.g. team members) as well as imagined support (including loneliness, isolation and imprisonment)
- Coping methods based on the Israeli BASIC Ph system
- Constructive vs. non-constructive methods of dealing with stress
Crisis intervention (help for people going through a crisis)
- Preventing the onset of a crisis
- Psychological first aid for people who have experienced traumatic events (e.g. Terrorist attack, fire fight etc.)
- Help for people going through a crisis caused by other events/situations (e.g. difficult climate or cultural conditions, separation from family, grief, loneliness
- Help for people wanting to commit suicide / after a suicide attempt
- Self-help after a traumatic event or other crisis
Sensory deprivation – being held in conditions with limited access to external stimuli (lack of light, sound, ability to move etc.) Sensory deprivation as a different state of consciousness: a definition
Phases of changes in consciousness in conditions of sensory deprivation
Crisis situation procedures:
- Threat by firearm or other direct threat
- Occupation of a site by an armed group (person)
- Occupation of a site by a group with a bomb threat
- Behavior during police or Special Forces operations
- Psychological syndromes occurred during such kinds of incident.
Who is the course instructed by?
The course has been designed and is taught by instructors who have a wealth of experience in armed protection. All instructors have served in protective missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, south-east Asia, U.S.A, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Since 1999, we have been running training programmes for departmental services and providing security training for companies and civilians.
Many years of experience in special force units as well as a host of colleagues from many areas of police and security have allowed us to develop effective methods for training and passing on knowledge.
We employ experienced instructors from both military and police backgrounds that guarantee a professional training programme; they have all worked across a broad spectrum of security, in both the military and civil police environments.