Carbine – Instructor Certification Course

Course Description:

This 40-hour, Carbine Instructor Certification course is designed to provide law enforcement firearms instructors the necessary skill and knowledge to develop and operate a law enforcement carbine program for their agency. Students will learn how to develop and maintain a carbine program, operate training ranges, diagnose shooting errors then make sustainable corrections in other shooters.

The student will develop the ability to instruct:

Legal and appropriate use of force decisions, Appropriate set up and accessories for the carbine, Weapons maintenance, Fundamentals of shooting, Proper zeroing, “Combat” shooting techniques, Use of various positions and cover, Efficient weapons manipulation, Malfunction clearances, Understanding wound ballistics, Tactics and techniques for fighting with the carbine, Extended range shooting, Low light / night techniques, and Use of optical sights.


Students must be a current sworn Law Enforcement Officer and completed a basic handgun / firearms instructor certification, and a carbine / patrol rifle operator certification
Students should expect a fast paced and physically active learning environment that will include running, kneeling, and quickly assuming various unique shooting positions
Students must pass the KTS Carbine Qualification course to successfully graduate

Required Equipment:

Carbine w / tactical sling and light
1500 rds carbine ammo
Duty handgun / holster
100 rds handgun ammo
Binoculars or spotting scope
5 dummy rounds
Hat, electronic ear pro, eye protection (sunglasses and clear eye pro)
3 or more magazines
Flashlight and Weapons mounted light (carbine)
Sharpie marker
Shooting mat (optional)
Laptop (class materials will be provided via Drop Box)


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.


Jeff Sanchez
POST Northwest Training Coordinator

303 994-8035

Range Location:

Class will begin on May 20th at 0800 at the Routt County Sheriff’s Office
Range: Routt County Rifle Club 28610 US Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO
Classroom: Routt County Sheriff’s Office 2025 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO

Equipment Requirements:

The use of compensators or muzzle brakes ARE NOT ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Factory A2 or military “birdcage” style flash suppressors, or three or four-prong flash-hiders are permitted. Suppressors are encouraged. Blast forward devices such as the Surefire Warden are approved, but these devices must direct ALL gas forward and in line with the barrel and remain in place throughout the training. Any muzzle device possessing ports, holes, etc. that let gas escape in any direction not directly forward and in line to the barrel will NOT BE ALLOWED under any circumstance. There will be zero tolerance for equipment that does not meet this requirement. If you are unsure, then error toward the side of standard military flash suppressors. This requirement is designed to reduce the debris, hearing damage and concussive effect inflicted upon the person to the left and right of you on the firing line. Registering for this class implies that the student understands and will comply with this requirement. Course tuition will NOT be refunded if a student is removed for violating this requirement.

For More Information Contact:

Dave Kleiber
Kleiber Training Solutions
(970) 846-8588


May 20 - 24 2024


All Day


NW Colorado Region - Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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