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The goal of this five day Soulis Shooting Systems Basic Firearms Instructor course is to provide the detailed information and skills necessary for firearms instructors to effectively train in the Soulis Shooting Systems philosophies and tactics. Students will learn the fundamentals and instructional principles of combat firearms tactics and marksmanship. Officer survival, the use of deadly force and firearms proficiency during situational stress will be covered in detail. Students will also be instructed in the teaching methodologies needed to safely instruct other students in a safe environment, effective drilling techniques and testing methods for student competency.

Students Will Learn

  • human performance factors as it relates combat efficiency,
  • understanding how stress affects law enforcement officers during critical situations, how to utilize automatic responses and gross motor skills,
  • mindset training for deadly force encounters,
  • psychological and physiological aspects of stress pertaining to shooter proficiency,
  • legal aspects governing use of force issues,
  • developing situational awareness as it relates to pre assault indicators,
  • safety issues pertaining to active firearms training,
  • 4 stages of the post shooting process,
  • developing combat platforms to integrate all use of force options,
  • integration drills from hands on to chemical agents, impact weapons to deadly force,
  • proficiency in the 4 stages of the draw,
  • grip and trigger manipulation during close quarter engagements,
  • grip and trigger manipulation for surgical shot placement,
  • generating movement from the draw,
  • delivering quick accurate shot placements while target focused,
  • developing proficiency as a one and two handed shooter,
  • combat reloads and magazine saves,
  • 90º & 180º degree turns,
  • grounded shooting platforms and positions,
  • forward, rear and lateral movement while maintaining 360º security,
  • emphasis on gross motor response and keeping student’s eyes in the fight, and
  • instructor development skills utilizing onsite training aids in group pods.


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