Patrol Rifle Fundamentals

Course Hours: 16.0 Hours

Course Description

This course is for the officer who has minimal or no experience with a semi automatic rifle (AR15/M4/M16 type rifle). It is highly recommended for any officer who is not proficient with this weapon platform, its function, and cannot obtain a zero on their own. This base of knowledge must be obtained prior to attending a patrol rifle class. This class is to teach the basics of a patrol rifle to include marksmanship fundamentals, care and maintenance, clearing malfunctions, sites, optics, loading, unloading, rifle function, and zeroing through classroom lecture, hands on instruction, and range drills.

Training Outcomes

Students will be become more familiar with the marksmanship fundamentals and how they apply to the patrol rifle. They will also have a better knowledge of the operation, care, and zeroing of the patrol rifle.

Prerequisites

Must be Certified and Sworn Law Enforcement. 

Who Should Attend

Officers who have minimal to no experience with a patrol rifle and/or does not have knowledge of how to zero their rifle. 

Special Notes

Students should bring a patrol rifle with iron sites or backup sites, a sling, at least three magazines, and handgun with duty gear and magazines. Students will also need ear protection, eye protection, and a hat with a brim. Ammunition will be provided in .223/5.56, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300 Blackout, and .308. 

Students should also familiarize themselves with the operation and function of any optics they have mounted on their patrol rifle in accordance with the manufacturers instructions prior to class.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
02/15/2022 02/16/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. LPAI22085 Register
08/30/2022 08/31/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/25/2022 10/26/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/08/2022 11/09/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
11/01/2023 11/02/2023 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon