Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Patrol Rifle Course
Tuesday, March 28 - Thursday, March 30, 2023
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131

Registration is restricted to local, tribal, state, and federal law enforcement officers. There is no cost to attend this course.

Course Description
Patrol Rifle is designed to develop law enforcement personnel within the skill of marksmanship with a rifle or carbine. The course curriculum includes an overview of rifle characteristics, safe handling procedures, principles of operation, use of supporting equipment employment of marksmanship principles and refined through evaluated live-fire range time with detailed feedback, target analysis and quantified performance measures. The course combines classroom learning to include hands-on dry work and live-fire training. This course can be tailored to agency-specific needs.

It is our hope to share our marksmanship experience to enhance the peace officer awareness for safe employment of the patrol rifle within communities and jurisdictions. As the violence associated with drug activity and terrorism continues to increase, the ability to have officers trained, qualified, skilled and aware of capabilities with this highly effective tool is becoming a standard among law enforcement.

Topics Included

   • Introduction to Patrol Rifle and Ballistic Accountability
   • Overview of Rifle/Carbine
   • Employment of Marksmanship Principles
   • Extensive Live-Fire Range Practical Exercise (20hrs)
   • Gather Initial Baseline Capabilities
   • Zero Confirmation at Selected Distance
   • Data Gathering at Various Distances (7y up to 200y)
   • Application of Holds at Various Distances (7y up to 200y)
   • Execution of Skills Under Pressure
Required Equipment

• Duty Rifle/Carbine in patrol/duty configuration
• Ammunition (500 rounds of serviceable training rifle ammunition is required, 1000   rounds recommended. 50 rounds of current duty round if different than training   round)
• Eyes (recommend both clear and smoked lenses) and Hearing Protection (will be   worn at all times while     range is "HOT")
• Hydration Source (recommend bringing it topped off to start each day, water will   be available on-site for       continued hydration)
• Appropriate range attire (as needed for season & inclement weather) 

Course Length
Patrol Rifle Course is a 3-day (24 hour) course

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