Semi-Automatic Pistol Level 3

Course Hours: 32.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the reactionary shooting technique, where officers are placed in realistic shooting scenarios, and are taught to successfully engage small moving targets in time segments of as little as 1/2 second from an unstable shooting position.

Training Outcomes

At the end of this course, each officer will be more proficient in the use of the handgun, one hand operations with the handgun, judgment and decision making.


Must be Certified/Sworn Law Enforcement and have attended Semi-Automatic Pistol Level 2 or Firearms Instructor.

Who Should Attend

Law enforcement officers desiring a challenging pistol course that presents the reactionary shooting concept and realistic range exercises.

Special Notes

Officers should bring their service weapon, duty gear (the holster must be department or agency issue), ie. duty-type (patrol), strong-side directional draw, equipped with a handgun retention device and securely fastened to the gun belt, ear protection, eye protection, and a hat with a brim.  Ammunition will be provided in 9MM, .40, .45 ACP.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
08/22/2022 08/25/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAA22644 Register
05/15/2023 05/18/2023 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon