Fairfax, Virginia - At the beginning of every year, NRA's Law Enforcement Division puts together a video touting their contribution to police departments and federal agencies throughout the nation.
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Learning Precision Law Enforcement Rifle techniques from AFTT
AFTT owner/instructor Mark Fricke discussing shooting positions during his Precision Rifle class.
When I started working here at the NRA, I knew there would be a learning curve. The need to become intimate with the training, competitions, locations and lingo which surround the shooting sports. But I never thought I'd take as far as I did last March. That's when I enrolled in a Law Enforcement Precision Rifle class out in Wickenburg, Arizona.
The trip out to Arizona was less then encouraging ... record low temperatures, impassable back roads and the idea of sleeping in my SUV for the week were just a few of the obstacles. But it got better.
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Medford, Oregon - NRA staff and volunteers are on the ground in Oregon. To be more concise, they've been on the ground for about a week now. All in preparation for tomorrow's Tactical Police Competition.
Unless you're out there on the streets, you have no idea what our law enforcement officers are up against. To deal with today's criminals, they have to be on top of the latest pharmaceuticals, technology and fighting techniques. That's where the subject of this week's NRA Life of Duty highlight comes into play.
Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Schools teach a specific set of skills police officers require to safely and effectively perform their duties. Mike Lane, an NRA Tactical Police Competition volunteer and police officer of Lewisville, Texas, is attending one of those classes in Horton, Kansas this week. Here's his report from Day Four:
Matthew Rivera, a military contractor out of San Diego, California, hits his mark then cycles another 12 gauge 00 Buck round into his shotgun's barrel.
Horton, Kansas -
Maybe it's just me, but there's something about a shotgun that puts a smile on my face. That's why today was such a thrill to begin. See, today we were finally asked to break the shotguns out of their cases and take them out to the range.
Lewisville Police officer Mike Lane, a frequent NRA Tactical Police Competition volunteer, is in Kansas for an NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor School. With a look at the "downtown", here's his Day three report:
A stroll down 8th St reveals some beautiful architecture and an old farm truck that refuses to give in to the sands of time. Lot's of NRA stickers proudly displayed in the back window's too.
Horton, Kansas -
Today is scheduled to be the longest of the week. That's because it promises to be the most comprehensive; including all the aspects of training students for low light encounters. We're getting in late tonight so I've decided to go ahead and send the daily update during our lunch break.
Mike Lane, an NRA Tactical Police Competition volunteer out of Lewisville, Texas, is attending Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor School in Horton, Kansas this week. Here's his Day Two report:
NRA Instructor Jerry Rollings tells Leavenworth PD's Tesh St. John what a coach should watch for while instructing students. (No live ammo was present during this demonstration.)
Horton, Kansas - Today turned out to be another great day of training. We mustered into the classroom at 08:00 hours and honkered down for the first half of the day. One of the first topics was Off-Duty Carry Considerations. Hoot, our instructor for this segment, generated lots of classroom participation as we discussed what comes into play when an armed, out of uniform Officer is out with a family member.
Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Schools teach the necessary set of skills police officers require to safely and effectively perform their duties on the streets every day. Mike Lane, an NRA Tactical Police Competition volunteer out of Lewisville, Texas, is attending one of those classes in Horton, Kansas this week. Here's his Day One report:
Horton, Kansas - Class started at 07:30 hours and I didn’t want to be late. Honestly, I can’t think of a single LE school I’ve attended where a few officers didn't straggle in after the morning bell. I’ve been that guy before, but never for a class I was this excited to take.
Unlike the classes you find on NRAInstructors.org, courses for Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Schools provide the delicate balance of skills necessary for police officers to safely and effectively perform their duties on the streets every day. Mike Lane, an NRA Tactical Police Competition volunteer out of Lewisville, Texas, is attending one of those classes in Horton, Kansas this week. Here's his report:
Lewisville, Texas -
I've been wanting to attend an NRA instructor school for quite sometime. Scheduling, personal finances and that ever shrinking departmental budget always seemed to fight against me. Now the stars have aligned. Not knowing where in the world the town of Horton is, I entrusted that sweet sounding lady trapped inside my GPS to direct me there quickly – I soon learned there would be nothing “quick” about it. I drove north for the Red River, reclined my seats and watched the sights of greater Dallas/Fort Worth fade in my mirrors. Great Plains here I come.
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