Tactical Shooting Instructor school enters the rifle phase in Texas
After another long day of training, NRA Law Enforcement Competitor & Tactical Police Competition RO Mike Lane returns with his tales of eighteen students undertaking a five-day Tactical Shooting Instructor course in Lewisville, Texas.
Lewisville, Texas -
What a great day of training!
Instructing students on the tactical application of the
AR-15 patrol rifle was the main focus of our second day in NRA's Tactical Shooting Instructor course. Continuing to build upon everything we learned yesterday during the
duty handgun stage, our NRA Staff Instructors really put us through the paces out on
There was so much movement and shooting that we actually started to draw a group of
firefighters off in the distance. Taking a break from their arson
investigation class, they soon built into a small crowd of fans
Hey, guess even firefighters need heroes too, right!?!
That is actually one of the nicer benefits of holding classes at this new
training facility. The ability to train both police and fire personnel on the same grounds and, depending on the
circumstances, alongside one another, really has its benefits.
Lewisville Police & Fire have always been known to share a great working relationship and I expect that will
continue to grow thanks to the addition of this new facility.
Lewisville Police Department is comprised of 154 sworn
officers serving a population of well over 100,000. Like many other urbanized areas of the Dallas/Fort Worth
metroplex, our population increases dramatically during the work week. Despite the recent explosion in
growth, Lewisville has kept true to its motto of “Deep Roots & Bright Future.”
As visitors travel around the city, the motto is nowhere more
evident than on the grounds of City Hall. There in the shadow of a beautiful modern building stands an 18 foot
tall bronze sculpture depicting a cowboy on his horse. The building itself is quite grand and
well representative of the city’s progress while the western sculpture stands
there reminding viewers of a much different time.
Okay, enough crowing about the hometown. I imagine most of you probably came here to read about advanced firearms
training rather than travel, correct?
Well then here a few more of the topics covered throughout Day #2:
- Maintaining a Mobile Shooting Stance
- Immediate Rifle to Handgun Transition Drills
- Scanning of immediate threat as well as other
potential threat sources
- Movement in congested areas utilizing the
- Proper carry condition of rifle while on patrol
- Reloading & various malfunction clearance
Tomorrow: Coaching the student on the proper use of both of these firearm platforms
and recognizing areas where improvement can be made. Looking forward to it!
Learn more about the training and programs of NRA's Law Enforcement Division at law.nra.org