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Tactical Handgun Instructor (B.S.I.S TIF, DOJ Instructor, CCW instructor)

P.O.S.T # 1430-21640

Tactical Handgun Instructor
(B.S.I.S TIF, DOJ Instructor, CCW instructor)

California POST Control Number 1403-21640

Each Participant Must Fill Our Register Form and Send To Us by Email at


4 days/40 hours

This course P.O.S.T Course will focus on the methods necessary to be a safe and effective Handgun Instructor and certify you for B.S.I.S TIF and D.O.J Instructor.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Firearms Instructor Development

  • Evaluation of Range Equipment

  • Documenting Firearms Training

  • Range Training Aids

  • Concealed Carry Concepts/CCW

  • Designing Courses of Fire

  • Range Safety

  • Effective Coaching Techniques

  • Student Presentations

  • Proper care and cleaning of weapons

Students are expected to have a better than average ability to manipulate their weapons in a safe manner. The emphasis for this class will be the development of quality handgun instructors. Live fire exercises are for the purpose of developing effective coaching techniques, designing courses of fire and developing the ability to recognize and correct shooting deficiencies as orchestrated by the staff.

Throughout the week, there will be individual and group projects to be completed. By the last day, each student will have been required to make presentations and run several range drills.

Throughout the week, each student will be evaluated on the following:

  • Firearms Safety

  • Handgun Manipulation Skills

  • Written Communication Skills

  • Effective Coaching Techniques

  • Verbal Communication Skills

  • Positive Attitude

Each student is required to bring the following equipment to the course:


  • Duty pistol, 4 magazines and related gear.

  • Off Duty pistol, 2 magazines & holster (duty pistol in off duty holster ok) Revolver OK

  • Magazine carriers

  • Range safety equipment (ear protection, eye protection, hat etc.)

  • Flashlight & Pistol Weapon Light (optional)

  • Body armor (only if required by your agency)

  • Note taking material & Sharpie

  • 1000 rounds of pistol ammunition 10 dummy rounds

  • 100 rounds off duty pistol ammo

  • Optics and batteries if required

  • Whistle and timing device

  • Cleaning equipment

  • Foul weather gear

  • Training aids for their class presentation (Red/Blue guns etc…)



To successfully complete this course and be certified as a firearms instructor, each student must:


  • Demonstrate safe weapon handling under all conditions at all times.

  • Demonstrate above average weapon handling skills.

  • Demonstrate above average knowledge of their weapons systems.

  • Have the appropriate equipment.

  • Failure to have above may be cause for dismissal on first day.

  • Turn in all required assignments timely.

  • Pass the shooting proficiency course of fire with 90% accuracy and no safety violations (Three attempts allowed)

  • Receive average or better evaluations on presentation and communication skills.

  • Pass the final written exam with 80% or better


Advanced Payment required.

FEE $1,500.00

Credit cards or Venmo payment can be made by contacting:

Dave Manning 805-890-1778

Start time is 0900 in the Classroom:
1315 East Main Street,

Santa Paula, California 93060

We suggest the following hotels:

Courtyard Marriott Ventura

2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura CA, 93001



Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo

2000 Solar Drive, Oxnard, CA, 93036,


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