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Basic explosive breaching

Basic explosive breaching

May 6, 2019 to May 11, 2019 - Oak Grove Hoffman NC

The OGT Explosive Breaching Certification Couse is designed to certify the breacher in explosive breaching techniques. Our instructors are subject matter experts with scores of real world explosive breaches. Many come from the ranks of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) as Team Master Breachers.

For more info Contact Jeff Krill at or 919-907-8315

Carbine Operator Course

Carbine Operator Course

May 28, 2019 to May 30, 2019 - DTCC North Durham Campus, 2401Snowhill Road. All ranges are located at Camp Butner Training Site, 539 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC.

This 3 day course is designed to provide students with a foundation for development of individual skills that lead to proficiency in the use of the AR-15 rifle. The course will present the student with training and techniques to overcome lethal force encounters by use of the rifle. This is accomplished through classroom instruction, instructor demonstration and a variety of range drills that focus on practical use of the weapon. Upon completion of this course officers will have demonstrated the necessary skills and disciplines needed to make this weapon a safe and effective part of their Department’s lethal response options.

Topics Covered

 Firearms safety
 Introduction to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle
 External and terminal ballistics of the 5.56 mm rifle round
 Advantages of the AR-15 / M-4 rifle
 Nomenclature and mechanical operation of the AR-15 style rifle
 Disassembly / reassembly and maintenance
 Loading / Clearing the AR-15 style rifle
 Fundamentals of shooting the rifle
 Sling use and carry techniques
 Zeroing iron sights and optics
 Understanding projectile trajectory
 Reloading and malfunction clearance techniques
 Threat assessment
 Standard and alternate shooting positions
 3 to 300 yard shots
 CQB shooting fundamentals/Working with other shooters
 Weapon transitions
 Movement and shooting on the move
 Use of covered positions
 Low light engagements and use of white light

Equipment Needed

 Serviceable 5.56/.223 AR-15 Style Patrol Rifle
o Must have iron sights (even with an optic the carbine must have back up iron sights)
o White light attached to weapon
o Sling that allows weapon to hang with muzzle pointed between operators feet
 Service pistol with at least two magazines with holster and magazine carrier
 3 serviceable rifle magazines, the more the better
 The ability to carry at least two or more rifle magazines on your body
 Body armor worn on duty(Soft and heavy vest if issued)
 Eye and ear protection/ Baseball type brimmed hat
 800 rounds of serviceable rifle ammunition
 150 rounds of pistol ammunition

Bring sustainment items (Water, Snacks, etc.), wet weather gear, flashlights, weapon cleaning gear and anything to stay comfortable as needed. A change of clothes is sometimes nee

Patrol Carbine Operator Class Schedule
30 Hours

Day 1

8:00am – 10:30am Classroom/Weapon breakdown DTCC Classroom
10:30 – 12:00pm Meal Break/Travel to range
12:00 pm – 8:00pm Live Fire Range Drills Butner Range 7
8:00pm – 8:30pm Range clean up Butner Range 7

Day 2

10:00am – 5:00pm Live Fire Range Drills Butner Range 7
5:00pm – 6:00pm Meal break
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Live Fire Range Drills/Low Light Drills Butner Range 7
10:00pm – 10:30pm Range clean up Butner Range 7

Day 3

9:00am – 11:00am Live Fire Long Range Drills/Target Reduction Butner Range 3
11:00am – 2:00pm Live Fire Timed Courses Butner Range 7
2:00pm – 3:30pm Meal Break
3:30 pm – 6:00pm Live Fire Timed Courses Butner Range 7
6:00pm – 8:00pm Qualifications/Weapon Maintenance Butner Range 7
8:30pm – 9:30pm Night Qualifications (Optional for Non-CHPD) Butner Range 7
9:30pm – 10:30pm Range clean up/Range Turn in Butner Range 7

Classroom located at DTCC North Durham Campus, 2401 Snow Hill Road. All ranges are located at Camp Butner Training Site, 539 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC.

Ft. Bragg regional training

Ft. Bragg regional training

June 7, 2019 to June 7, 2019 - Ft. Bragg NC

0730 -1700ish

Instructor-Blair "Rock" Rockwell
FT Bragg’s Special Reaction Team

Range 74 (MOUT City) Longstreet FT Bragg
Entry onto Bragg; Government vehicle and credentials
(only government vehicles allowed on the range facility)
All normal call out kit and equipment

The training will be a round robin 2hour blocks consisting of tentatively; CQB, Combatives, IED recognition. Also precision marksmen will be able to hone their skills in elevated hides and targets known and unknown out to 500 yards. Pre-Registration is needed due to the training on FT Bragg.

Cut off is 80 Operators and the deadline to register is 31 May.

Team leaders can submit team names if attending as a group.

The last day to register for this training will be May 31, 2019 if you have any further questions please contact "Rock" at

Active Threat Responses

Active Threat Responses

June 8, 2019 to June 8, 2019 - PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE 331 Piedmont Dr Room K202/ 203 Yanceyville, NC 27379 336.694.8052

This class will prepare the Emergency Responder (Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and Emergency Management) for the Active Threat Incident in your Community. We will look at History, Tactics, Mass Casualty Care and Incident Command of an Active Threat and combining this information, move from Chaos to Control and most importantly, Stopping the Threat! After completing the instruction portion of the training, Responders will work in a Multi-Discipline Group to develop an Incident Action Plan using NIMS principles to respond to, evaluate, mitigate and recover from a Multi-Focal Active Threat Scenario and then complete the training with conducting an Operational Period Briefing for the oncoming shift coming in to relieve them. Groups will also have time to conduct a Hotwash and critique the various response plans.


A.P.E.X. COURSE (Advanced Paramedical Exercises)

A.P.E.X. COURSE (Advanced Paramedical Exercises)

June 26, 2019 to June 28, 2019 - North Carolina Justice Academy at Salemburg NC

A.P.E.X. is a fully immersive 3-Day Tactical Medicine course infused with realistic Small Unit Tactics and Direct Action scenarios.

With the increased threat of homeland attacks and domestic terror, APEX bridges the golden hour between traumatically injured patient and EMS first repsonders . Students will receive comprehensive and didactic instruction in tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) including care under fire. Each day will culminate with live fire scenarios infused with advanced paramedical solutions. Students will be assessed and evaluated based off the MARCH Algorithm. This course is limited enrollment to active law enforcement and military special operations personnel only.


• $450.00 per attendee / 3 day APEX

• 1000 rounds primary / 1000 rounds secondary

• Simmunition / UTM Blue bolt primary or secondary / 200 rounds (If Available)

• Course minimum: 9 attendees / Course maximum: 20 attendees

• Free lodging is provided through the North Carolina Justice Academy (Limited)

You must register with Contra Group at the link below. You must also register through the North Carolina Justice Academy as well.

Contra Group



July 23, 2019 to July 25, 2019 - Virginia International Raceway 1245 Pine Tree Rd Alton VA 24520

The class is designed to provide training to instructors who will run training in your perspective department.
The class covers all aspects of reality-based training and provides product information, program
development, scenario design and implementation, instructor development and procedures to run training
safely. Officers/Agents/Operators are injured enough on the street; they should not be injured in training.
Officers/Agents/Operators can obtain additional information and register for the class on the web: Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Officers/Agents/Operators
will receive a confirmation letter along with an equipment list. Class start at 8 a.m. local time.
Course tuition: Law Enforcement $620.00 each
Military $495.00 each
Re-certification $320.00 each
SIMUNITION® will provide pistol conversion kits as well as their associated equipment. SIMUNITION®
will also provide basic protective equipment, all training ammunition as well as training aids such as training
impact weapons and inert chemical agents. If you choose to bring your own converted weapon(s) please see
your instructor before the course starts.
For further information regarding the course please feel free to contact Simunition® at 800-465-8255.
To register for the course please visit
Host Agency information may be obtained from:
Clayton Myers at 434-822-7700 ext. 111 or email
Equipment Requirements
In the SIMUNITION® Scenario Instructor and Safety Certification Course, the goal is to train as close as
possible to reality. Students should bring to the course all of the duty operational equipment which he or she
would normally wear; this should include a duty-belt or other personal tactical equipment including taclights, hand-cuffs/keys and appropriate footwear. Live OC, Taser and impact weapons are not needed. The
first day will be spent in the classroom in casual, comfortable attire. The final two days will be spent
conducting Scenario-based training. It is during this time that the students will need his or her personal
operational clothing and equipment.
TRAINING SITE AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE! Students should also bring athletic and seasonal outdoor clothing, wrap around ANSI-approved eye protection, long sleeve BDU’s or coveralls, Nomex or other type of protective gloves, a cap or hat, notebook and pen. SIMUNITION® will provide pistol conversion kits as well as their associated equipment. SIMUNITION® will also provide basic protective equipment, all training ammunition as well as training aids such as training impact weapons and training gas.


Less Lethal Instructor Course

Less Lethal Instructor Course

July 30, 2019 to August 2, 2019 - Wake County Sheriff’s Office 2300 Law Enforcement Drive Raleigh, NC 27610

Date: July 30-Aug 2, 2019

Host Agency: Wake County Sheriff’s Office
Class Info POC:
800-347-1200 Opt Training

All Courses Provide Instructor Development For In-Service Training, Including Reviews Of Policy Development And Civil/Criminal Liabilities. Safariland Training Group Supplies All Munitions For Live-Fire Exercises.

OC Aerosol Projectors ICP 8 hrs – 1st Day
Tuition: $ 100.00
 Oleoresin Capsicum Formulations / Carriers
 Projectors / Propellants / Delivery Systems
 Effectiveness / Safety / Liability Factors
 Criteria for Selection
 Operational Guidelines / Practical Exercises
 Decontamination / First Aid
 Officer Survival Techniques
 Integrated Use of Force Options
 Deployment Methods
 Tactics for Surviving an OC Attack
 Contamination Exercises

Less Lethal Impact Munitions ICP 8 hrs – 2nd Day
Tuition: $ 275.00
 Introduction to Specialty Impact Munitions
 Weapons and Munitions: 12ga. / 37mm / 40mm
 Single Projectiles / Multiple Projectiles
 Operational Considerations - Skip Fire / Direct Fire
 Crowd Control Considerations (open and contained)
 Single Target Acquisition / Dynamic Entry Support
 Physiological / Psychological Effects
 Incident Case Studies / Liability Consideration
 Test Data: Blunt Trauma / Ballistics and Energy
 Development of Policy and Procedures
 Live Firing Exercises / Operational Scenarios

Chemical Munitions ICP 8 hrs – 3rd Day
Tuition: $ 350.00
 Types and Forms of Chemical Agents (CN/CS/OC)
 Technological advancements in Pyrotechnics, Blast, and Aerosol Munitions
 Escalation of Chemical Deployment
 Crowd Control Principles / Outdoor Considerations
 Barricade Subject / Space Denial
 Powder OC / CN / CS
 Contamination Exercises
 Tactical Deployment of Hand Held Grenades, and 37 mm/40mm Launchers
 Techniques and Tactical Considerations
 Decontamination / First Aid / Protective Masks

Distraction Devices ICP 8 hrs – 4th Day
Tuition: $ 350.00
 Introduction to Explosives
 Distraction Devices: Types and Nomenclature
 Reloadable and Non-Reloadable Devices
 Decibels / Candela / P.S.I.
 Overpressure: Cause and Effect / Anderson Blasgage
 Handling / Storage / Rendering Safe
 Tactical Deployment / Safety Considerations
 Incident Case Studies
 Gripping, Handling and Deployment Drills
 Live Firing Exercises / Operational Scenarios

If you register for all 4 days then you get a discounted rate of $895.00.



2019 NCTOA SWAT competition

2019 NCTOA SWAT competition

November 13, 2019 to November 15, 2019 - North Carolina Justice Academy Salemburg NC

2019 NCTOA SWAT COMPETITION. More information coming soon.