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In-Service Firearms Courses

Firearms courses are held at the Firing Range  (WPFR on this map) at TCC Northwest.

Effective Immediately

Prohibited: Trigger Finger Release Holsters

The TCC Firing Range prohibits the use of the Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster during any type of training / carry at our facility.

Use of the holster is strictly prohibited under all circumstances.

Regardless of whether:

  • The holster is issued by the agency
  • The person's position in the agency allows it
  • The person is retired

Attendees & Training Coordinators

Prerequisites

All shooters must have the following:

  • Extremely safe gun-handling skills under pressure
  • Working knowledge of marksmanship
  • Desire to be a better shooter
  • Active law enforcement / federal commission with an agency or be honorably retired

Class Times

Please pay special attention to the beginning and ending times listed for the courses.

Class Costs

Costs and fees are subject to change pending TCC Board Approval.

Equipment

Training Coordinators, please pass along all necessary equipment list information.

Policies

  • No smoking: The Firing Range is a tobacco-free and vape-free facility.
  • No shorts: You may not wear shorts on the Firing Range.
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory unless otherwise noted.

2022 In-Service Firearms Training Schedule

See course descriptions, schedules, equipment requirements and prerequisites.

Ammunition requirements for the 2022 schedule have been adjusted when possible due to the increased cost and difficulty of getting ammunition.

Armorer Courses

Offered in collaboration with TCC

  • TCOLE credit will be given for the number of hours spent in the course.
  • All Armorer classes begin at 8 a.m. unless otherwise stated.

GLOCK Professional, Inc.

2022 Class Dates
  • GLOCK Armorers Course (AC)
    • June 2
    • October 18

Register & pay: GLOCK Training

Triton Training Group

(870/700/AR-15—Formerly Remington Defense)

2022 Class Dates
  • 870 Armorer
    • May 23–24
    • September 12–13
  • AR15
    • May 25–26
    • September 14–15
  • 700 Armorer 
    • May 27
  • AR15 Advanced Armorer 
    • September 16

Register & pay: Triton Training Group

Firearms Courses

Offered by the TCC Firing Range

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Performance Marksmanship

Reported as TCOLE #2055—Firearms

In this course, you will improve essential firearms skills that every law enforcement officer needs:

  • Safer weapons handling
  • Improved marksmanship
  • Faster draw times while maintaining accuracy

The positive results of this training have been well documented.

Techniques presented in this class:

  • Are more compatible with human behavior under stress
  • Enhance officer survival
  • Aid in problem solving while reducing the potential for "mistake-of-fact" shootings

Schedule

  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • 2022 Dates:
    • June 10
    • October 7
  • Cost: $35

Required Equipment List

**Prohibited for use: Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster**

  • Duty belt with semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines (single stacks minimum of 5)
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory
  • Eye / ear protection
  • Writing materials
    • Small pocket notebook is also recommended for range demonstrations & note-taking
  • Optional but strongly recommended
    • Knee pads
  • Optional but recommended:
    • Weapon-mounted light(s)
    • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

Ammunition Requirements

  • 350 rounds for semi-automatic handgun

Registration Form

 

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RDS (Red Dot Sight) Handgun Course

Reported as TCOLE #2529—Red Dot Optics Firearms Training

RDS Handgun—Instructor

Instructor is our 3-day RDS Instructor course designed for those agencies / officers that want the nuances and knowledge needed to instruct their agency.

Making educated decisions is prudent when implementing new equipment.

Sooner or later the RDS handgun will be as standard as the Patrol Rifle. Agencies who have recently adopted or are looking at this tool need their instructors to be knowledgeable in both the administration and implementation of this system.

The administrative section of this course addresses recommendations and concerns you need to know about to establish a successful program. Knowledge gained prior to purchasing decisions can save money and time. Proven training methods can streamline proficiency and confidence with the new system.

Administrative topics include:

  • RDS benefits & justifications
  • Hardware solutions
  • Voluntary vs. mandatory issue
  • Training, qualification standards & equipment service
RDS Handgun Instructor Class Itinerary
  • Instructor qualification
  • RDS program implementation
  • RDS fundamental training methods:
    • Acquiring the dot—adapting presentation mechanics
    • Maintaining target focus
    • Remediating dot failures
    • Diagnosing shooter mechanics
Schedule
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • 24-hour course
    • 3 days
  • 2022 Dates:
    • July 12–14 (class is full)
    • September 27–29 (class is full)
  • Cost: $125
Prerequisites

You must have taken and passed:

  • Basic Instructor #1014
  • Firearms Instructor #2222

With approval of the TCC Firing Range Rangemaster, you can take the full course as a transition course.

Required Equipment List

**Prohibited for use: Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster**

  • Duty belt with:
    • Semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines (single stacks minimum of 5)
      • Handgun needs to have:
        • A reliable RDS
        • Backup suppressor iron sights
    • Reliable holster that fits the RDS Pistol (no Serpa)
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory
  • Eye / ear protection
  • Writing materials
    • Small pocket notebook is also recommended for range demonstrations & note-taking
  • Hand-held & weapon-mounted light (if approved)
  • Optional but recommended: Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
Ammunition Requirements
  • 800–1,000 rounds
Registration Form

 

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Low-Light Applications

Reported as TCOLE #2055—Firearms

This training is designed to improve your skills in gathering visual information and problem-solving in low-light environments. You will learn low-light skills, and then you will have the chance to apply those techniques during practical scenarios.

This course will emphasize threat identification, movement, and using cover.

You have the option to train exclusively with your service pistol, or you may bring your patrol rifle and use both weapon systems during the drills and applications. Your illumination equipment will be tested for effectiveness during a weapon detection exercise.

Schedule

  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • 2022 Dates:
    • July 15
    • September 30
  • Cost: $35

Required Equipment List

**Prohibited for use: Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster**

  • Duty belt with semi-automatic handgun that has at least 3 magazines (single stacks minimum of 5)
  • Hand-held flashlight
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory
  • Eye / ear protection
  • Writing materials
    • Small pocket notebook is also recommended for range demonstrations & note-taking
  • Optional but strongly recommended:
    • Knee pads
  • Optional but recommended:
    • Weapon-mounted lights
    • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) Optional but recommended
  • Optional if you are qualified on Patrol Rifle:
    • Patrol rifle—meeting department / TCOLE policy—with
      • Established zero at 25, 50, or 100 yards
      • Tac-sling, mounted light, & at least 3 magazines.
      • Plate carrier if worn on duty or during high risk operations

Ammunition Requirements

  • 500 rounds total (if using both weapons 350 Handgun 150 rifle)

Registration Form

 

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Firearms Instructor Certification

Reported as TCOLE #2222—Firearms Instructor Certification

This course meets the TCOLE requirement to certify you as a police firearms instructor as outlined in course #2222, and you will earn #2222 certification.

But our course will take you well beyond the role of reporting training and conducting qualifications.

About the Course

After finishing this course, you will be prepared to conduct up-to-date firearms training that addresses the needs of you officers and your community while minimizing the liability of your agency.

Our marksmanship training is designed around modern understanding of conditioning, body mechanics, and responses to lethal stress. Our instructors integrate behavioral learning and contextual learning principals into their teaching.

You will learn updated aspects of firearms training, including:

  • Conditioning safe shooters off the range
  • Identifying & assessing threat
  • Using cover & movement
  • Conducting responsible low-light training

Plus, you will be better able to identify high-liability practices stemming from inadequate training.

You will also understand the training demands imposed by case law, TCOLE recommendations, and most importantly—current community expectations.

Teaching Practice

As part of this program, you will teach an 8-hour class to outside students on Friday. The Friday class is an opportunity for you to coach actual shooters who have real shooting deficiencies. It is also a chance for you to plan, set-up, instruct, and demonstrate training before returning to your agency.

Practical Details

You should expect to work a full week. Plan to log about 44 to 46 hours. You will earn credit for actual hours trained.

Classes start promptly at 0800 hours and may run until 1800 or 1830 hours. On Tuesday and Wednesday, you must bring your lunch and plan to eat on-site.

Schedule

  • Time: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • 44-hour course
    • 5 days
  • 2022 Dates:
    • June 6–10 (class is full)
    • October 3–7 (class is full)
  • Cost: $275

Prerequisite

You must have taken, passed, and received the TCOLE Award:

  • Basic Instructor #1014

Required Equipment List

**Prohibited for use: Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster**

  • Duty belt with semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines (single stacks—5 minimum)
  • Police duty shotgun
    • Sling is recommended but not required
  • Off-duty / back-up weapon if different than duty weapon
    • Concealable holster or concealable holster for duty weapon
    • Holster must be model specific, rigid, trigger guard-protected, on a sturdy belt (OWB, IWB or AIWB accepted)
  • Cover garment for off-duty portion of training—big t-shirt or big button down shirt
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory
  • Eye / ear protection
  • Gun cleaning equipment for pistol
  • Flashlight for low-light / night fire
    • In addition to any weapon-mounted light
  • Black Sharpie(s)
    • Small pocket notebook is also recommended for range demonstrations & note-taking
  • Optional but recommended:
    • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
    • Kneepads

Ammunition Requirements

  • 800 rounds for semi-automatic handgun
  • 50 rounds for off-duty pistol if a different caliber than duty weapon
  • Police service shotgun
    • 30 rounds of 9 Pellet 00 Buckshot
      • 9 Pellet is required for scoring purposes.
      • You will shoot the ammo you bring.
      • If you show up with anything else, your target will be scored according to ammo brought.
    • 20 rounds of rifled slugs
  • Optional: a box of 50 rounds of .38 for the revolver
    • If you would like to shoot the revolver during revolver familiarization

Performance Requirements

You will be required to shoot 2 courses of fire (pistol/shotgun) on the first day with a minimum of 90% (2 attempts). If you are unable to achieve 90%, then you will not be allowed to participate in the course at this time.

A comprehensive examination must be given; it will be supplemented by a skills proficiency demonstration.

You will also be required to teach a module on Friday, including any live fire demonstrations. Your teaching will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Registration Form

 

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Firearms Instructor Update

Reported as TCOLE #2055—Firearms

Our profession can no longer stand on a traditional defense of "we've always done it that way."

This course is designed for established Firearms Instructors or those interested in updating their programs to the most current training methods available.

In this course, we share evolving training philosophies and updated techniques. You will:

  • Learn updated shooting fundamentals and weapons manipulation—which are often more efficient and more compatible with body mechanics in the field
  • Explore techniques derived from combat, competition, medical & sports sciences
  • Learn how to condition officers to be safer while engaging in public but without slowing down their defensive capabilities

Why update your training?

Departments and officers face unprecedented dangers on the streets. The media climate is quick to negatively judge, without expertise, police force encounters. In 2020, officers were charged / convicted of murder as a result of mistake-of-fact shootings.

Traditional firearms training programs taught the best methods at the time they were developed. But failing to update methods and practices exposes agencies to easily proven negligent training claims. Failing to train officers better has potentially lethal ramifications for both the officers and the public they serve.

Case law has long demanded training standards most departments do not meet. Firearms Instructors are constantly asked to do more with less. More recruits enter law enforcement without firearms experience, and experienced officers often struggle to perform above qualification level.

Schedule

  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • 3 days
  • 2022 Dates:
    • November 2–4
  • Cost: $125

Prerequisites

You must have taken and passed:

  • Basic Instructor #1014
  • Firearms Instructor #2222

Required Equipment List

Review your departmental handgun, shotgun, and rifle qualifications and approved weapon policies for discussions during the course.

**Prohibited for use: Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster**

  • Duty belt with semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines (single stacks—5 minimum)
  • Off-duty / back-up weapon if different than duty weapon
    • Concealable holster or concealable holster for duty weapon
    • Holster must be model specific, rigid, trigger guard-protected, sturdy belt (OWB, IWB or AIWB accepted)
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory
  • Eye / ear protection
  • Gun cleaning equipment for pistol
  • Flashlight for low-light / night fire
    • In addition to any weapon-mounted light
  • Black Sharpie(s)
  • Writing materials
    • Small pocket notebook is also recommended for range demonstrations & note-taking
  • Optional but recommended:
    • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
    • Kneepads

Ammunition Requirements

  • 700 rounds for semi-automatic handgun
  • 100 rounds for off-duty weapon if different from duty handgun

Registration Form

 

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Patrol Rifle

Reported as TCOLE #3322—Patrol Rifle

This course is designed to establish the necessary core fundamentals for Patrol Rifle deployment and operations. It will meet and exceed the learning objectives of TCOLE #3322.

Schedule

  • Time: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • 30-hour course
    • 3 10-hour days
  • 2022 Dates:
    • July 18–20 (class is full)
    • November 14–16
  • Cost: $140

Required Equipment List

**Prohibited for use: Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster**

  • Patrol rifle with weapon-mounted light & reliable sling
    • Min of iron sights & optics are welcomed
  • 3 magazines for patrol rifle
    • Pouch / holder recommended
  • Duty belt with semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines
  • Handheld flashlight for low-light / night fire
    • Both pistol & rifle
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory
  • Eye / ear protection
  • Gun cleaning equipment for rifle / pistol
  • Writing materials
    • Small pocket notebook is also recommended for range demonstrations & note-taking
  • Optional but strongly recommended:
    • Knee pads
  • Optional but recommended:
    • AR-15 front sight tool & any tools needed for sighting your optic
    • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

Ammunition Requirements

  • 1,200 rounds for patrol rifle
    • No armor-piercing, AP, green tip, or incendiary rounds
  • 350 rounds for semi-automatic handgun

Credential

At the end of this class, you will perform a Patrol Rifle Qualification course. Passing this course with at least 80%is required for successful completion of TCOLE #3322—Patrol Rifle.

Registration Form

 

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Patrol Rifle Instructor

Reported as TCOLE #3323—Patrol Rifle Instructor

This course is designed to prepare the you to be a patrol rifle instructor. You will learn the most current knowledge and skills necessary to conduct training and qualifications that meet TCOLE standards for patrol rifle.

Schedule

  • Time: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
    • 40-hour course
    • 4 10-hour days
  • 2022 Dates:
    • September 19–22 (class is full)
  • Cost: $275

Prerequisites

You must:

  • Have taken and passed:
    • Basic Patrol Rifle #3322 or Basic S.W.A.T. #3301
    • Basic Instructor #1014
    • Firearms Instructor Certification #2222
  • Be qualified to carry at your agency

Required Equipment List

**Prohibited for use: Blackhawk Serpa or any other trigger finger release holster**

  • Zeroed–Patrol rifle that meets agency policy & TCOLE specs—with weapon-mounted light & reliable sling
    • Min of iron sights & optics are welcomed
  • 3 magazines for patrol rifle
    • Pouch / holder recommended
  • Duty belt with semi-automatic handgun with at least 3 magazines
  • Flashlight for low-light / night fire
    • Both pistol & rifle
  • Weapon-mounted lights
    • Rifle is mandatory
    • Pistol is optional but recommended
  • Ballistic vest is mandatory
  • Eye / ear protection
  • Black Sharpie(s)
  • AR-15 front sight tool & any tools needed for sighting your optic
  • Gun cleaning equipment for rifle / pistol
  • Writing materials
    • Small pocket notebook is also recommended for range demonstrations & note-taking
  • Optional but strongly recommended:
    • Knee pads
  • Optional but recommended:
    • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

Ammunition Requirements

  • 1,500 rounds for patrol rifle
    • No armor-piercing, AP, green tip, or incendiary rounds
  • 300 rounds for semi-automatic handgun

Performance Requirements

In order to remain and complete this class, you must safely demonstrate and score 90% or higher with your patrol rifle on the TCC Firing Range Patrol Rifle Qualification course on the morning of the first day.

We will not zero before the qualification, and you will qualify with only the weapon you bring to class. No rifle sharing.

Registration Form

 

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Contact

Northwest Campus

Firing Range — Public Safety Training Center

Visit 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76179

Northwest Campus

Firing Range — Public Safety Training Center

Adam Bush
Lead Coordinator—Rangemaster

Call 817-515-7573

Email adam.bush@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Law Enforcement Academy — In-Service Programs

Sable Cantu
Administrative Assistant I

Call 817-515-7386

Email sable.cantu2@tccd.edu

Updated June 08, 2022