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April 3, 2023 – April 7, 2023 all-day
Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Foundation
6001 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125




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Handgun Instructor Certification 

Date:  April 3-7, 2023 

Location : Highlands Ranch, CO

Course Description :

This 40-hour, Handgun Instructor Certification course is designed to provide law enforcement officers the necessary skill and knowledge to develop and operate a law enforcement firearms/handgun program for their agencyand or assist teaching handgun skills in a Colorado POST police academy. The course curriculum has been reviewed by Colorado POST and meets their requirements for an academy firearms instructor certification.


Students will be required to pass the Colorado POST Handgun QualificationCourse on day one of training (two attempts). Failure to pass the qualification willresult in removal from the course.

Students must be a current sworn Law Enforcement Officer.

Course Outline:

Students will learn how to develop and maintain a law enforcement firearms program, manage, and operate firearms   ranges, instruct handgun skills, diagnose shooting errors, and make sustainable corrections in other shooters. Students will develop the ability toinstruct the following:


•       legal and appropriate use of force decisions

•       weapons maintenance

•       fundamentals of shooting

•       “combat” shooting techniques

•       use of various positions and cover

•       efficient weapons manipulations

•       malfunction clearances

•       understanding wound ballistics

•       tactics and techniques for fighting with the handgun

•       extended range shooting

•       low light / night techniques.


Students should expect a fast paced and physically active learning environment that will include running, kneeling and quickly assuming variousunique shooting positions.

Student Must Provide:

•       Duty Handgun w 3 magazines

•       Duty belt / holster

•       1000 rds handgun ammo

•       Ballistic vest (optional)

•       Laptop Computer

•        5 dummy rounds

•        Hat, ear protection, eye protection (both sunglasses and clear eye pro)

•        Flashlight

•        Weapons mounted light (optional)


The training staff is comprised of individuals who have a wealth of experience as instructor trainers and utilizing these weapons in real world situations; from police patrol duty and police special weapons teams to military Special Operations conducted in the War on Terrorism.


Course Dates:  April 3-7, 2023

Cost:  Free 


Event Date: April 3-7, 2023    |    Event Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily

Event Location: Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Foundation
6001 Ron King Trail
Littleton, CO 80125

Host Agency:  

Colorado Sheriff’s of Colorado  / Colorado POST 


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