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TigerSwan offers Mobile Training Teams and regularly scheduled open enrollment courses at our TigerSwan Range Complex and selected ranges across the US.

We train and challenge students of all skill levels - from highly skilled special operations operators to students possessing minimum or no skills with firearms, self defense or dealing with potential threats.

TigerSwan Training Courses

TigerSwan offers a diverse range of regularly scheduled open enrollment courses at our TigerSwan Range Complex.These courses give military, law enforcement and security professionals the opportunity to network and train with other professionals seeking to improve their skills, and the opportunity to train with the most experienced and highly trained law enforcement and military special operations instructors in the world.

Simply click on any of the classes below for more information.

Open Enrollment Firearms Courses

1-Day Never Touched a Pistol Course

This course is for personnel who have never handled a firearm and is designed to teach the safe handling and basic operation of the semi-automatic pistol. The course will consist of 3 hours of classroom instruction learning how to safely handle the firearm as well as the basic characteristics of the semi-automatic pistol. Classroom instruction is followed by 3 hours of range time where students will load, fire and clear their firearms. The maximum six to one student to instructor ratio makes it easier for students unfamiliar with firearms to discuss concerns about various topics such as hand strength, recoil management, type of handgun, safe carry, and storage of a pistol. Students completing the course will have a thorough understanding of firearms safety, how to safely handle, load and unload and clear a semi-automatic pistol. Students will also have a good understanding the basic fundamentals of pistol marksmanship.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Loading and clearing
  • Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • Malfunctions
  • Handeling a firearm
  • How to ensure a firearm is safe
  • Securing a firearm in the house
  • Range procedures
  • The draw
  • Gear and weapons selection

Ammo requirements: 100 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: None – this is for personnel who have no experience with firearms.

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • Semi-auto pistol with 3 magazines/or revolver with 4 speed loaders
  • Holsters, magazine pouches
  • Gun belt or a strong belt that will support the holster
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Course includes: 6 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $175 tuition fee or $225 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, holster, magazine, magazine pouches, eye and ear protection, and required ammunition.

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

1-Day Introductory Pistol Course

The introductory pistol course is designed to teach the operation of the semi-automatic pistol, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship and how to safely draw a pistol from the holster and place well aimed shots on multiple targets. Students completeing the course will have a thorough understanding of firearms safety, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship and the training methodology to continue improving their skills after the course.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Loading and clearing
  • Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • Malfunctions
  • The draw and proper presentation to the target
  • Multiple shots and multiple targets
  • Training methodology and drills

Ammo requirements: 500 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: None – this is an introductory course.

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Belt with holster and magazine pouches
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil)
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Course includes: 8 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $225 tuition fee or $340 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection, and ammunition.

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

1-Day Women's Introductory Pistol Course

This course is for women who are unfamiliar with range procedures and firearm safety or need to learn how to correctly shoot a pistol. The lower round count of this course is easier on the hands. The small class with a maximum six to one student to instructor ratio makes it easier for women to discuss concerns about various topics such as hand strength, recoil management, type of handgun, safe carry, and storage of a pistol.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Range procedures
  • Firearms safety
  • Gear and weapons selection
  • Loading and clearing
  • Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • Malfunctions
  • The draw
  • Training methodology and drills

Ammo requirements: 200 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: None – this is an introductory course.

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Semi-auto pistol with 3 magazines/or revolver with 4 speed loaders
  • Holsters, magazine/speed loader pouches
  • Gun belt or a strong belt that will support the holster
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Course includes: 8 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $225 tuition fee or $275 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection, and ammunition.

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

1-Day Introductory Carbine Course

The introductory carbine course is designed to teach the safe operation of the semi-automatic AR-15 type rifle or carbine, the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and how to engage targets from the prone and standing positions at distances from 10 to 100 yards. Students completeing the course will have a thorough understanding of firearms safety, the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and an introduction to the tactical use of the rifle/carbine. The student will quickly gain experience, confidence and increase their skill level with the carbine.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Operation of the AR-15 type rifle/carbine
  • Sights, zeroing considerations and techniques, external ballistics, slings, and equipment placement
  • Reloading and malfunctions drills
  • Fundamentals of rifle marksmanship
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple target engagements
  • Training mindset and methodology

Ammo requirements: 400 rounds of rifle ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: None – this is an introductory course.

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Carbine with 3 magazines
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for carbine)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves (rifle will get hot)
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for carbine (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Belt, LBE or protective vest with associated magazine pouches

Course includes: 8 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $225 tuition fee or $425 package price - includes all of the above and rental of carbine, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection, and ammunition.

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

2-Day Tactical Pistol Course

This course is designed to teach the pistol handling skills required in a tactical environment. It emphasizes surgical marksmanship and the mastering of basic skills. It gives the shooter the skills, training mindset and methodology necessary to train themselves.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Loading and clearing
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • Malfunctions
  • The draw and proper presentation to the target
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple shots and multiple targets
  • The set-up
  • Shooting on the move (laterally/straight on)
  • Firing from retention
  • Shooting from behind barricades and covered positions
  • Training methodology and drills

Ammo requirements: 1200 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite (one of the following):

  • Successful completion of TSI Introductory Pistol or Carbine Course
  • Active Law Enforcement or Military
  • USPSA “C” Classification or higher
  • IDPA Sharpshooter Classification or higher

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Belt with holster and magazine pouches
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Course includes: 16 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $525 tuition fee

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

2-Day Tactical Carbine Course

This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of rifle marksmanship and the carbine skills required in a tactical environment.

It emphasizes surgical marksmanship and the mastering of basic skills. It gives the shooter the skills, training mindset and methodology necessary to train themselves.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Loading and clearing
  • Sights, zeroing considerations and techniques, external ballistics, slings, and equipment placement
  • Fundamentals of rifle marksmanship
  • Reloading and malfunctions drills
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple target engagements
  • The set-up and shooting on the move
  • Proper use of covered positions and barricades
  • Training mindset and methodology

Ammo requirements: 1000 rounds of rifle ammunition per person.

Prerequisite (one of the following):

  • Successful completion of TSI Introductory Pistol or Carbine Course
  • Active Law Enforcement or Military
  • USPSA “C” Classification or higher
  • IDPA Sharpshooter Classification or higher

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Belt, LBE or protective vest with associated magazine pouches
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for carbine)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for carbine (optional, but highly recommended)

Course includes: 16 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $525 tuition fee

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

3-Day Tactical Pistol and Carbine Course

This course is designed to teach and develop the weapons handling skills needed in a tactical environment. It emphasizes safety, awareness and surgical marksmanship. Shooters will focus on constructive training venues throughout the course, giving them the skills, training mindset and methodology necessary to train themselves.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Diagnostic evaluation with both weapons
  • Sights, zeroing, external ballistics, slings, equipment setup
  • Fundamentals of rifle and pistol marksmanship
  • Reloading & malfunction drills
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple shots / multiple targets Drills
  • The Set-up and shooting on the move
  • Shooting from barricades & covered positions
  • Efficient training methodology and drills

Ammo requirements: 1200 rounds of pistol ammunition, 750 rounds of rifle ammunition.

Prerequisite (one of the following):

  • Successful completion of TSI Introductory Pistol or Carbine Course
  • Active Law Enforcement or Military
  • USPSA “C” Classification or higher
  • IDPA Sharpshooter Classification or higher

Training schedule: Show time is 0730 with instruction starting at 8am and ending at 5pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 5 magazines / Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Belt with holster and magazine pouches
  • Magazine holder for the carbine/rifle.
  • Knee and Elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with Oil for guns.)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and Ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water / Snacks / Lunch (We’ll take an hour lunch break around noon. Lunch can also be purchased at fast food restaurants within a 10 mile radius of the range.)
  • Hat / Gloves (rifles will get hot.)
  • Sun Screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical Sight for rifle (Optional, but highly recommended.)

Course includes: 24 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $750 tuition fee

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

Open Enrollment Specialty Courses

2-Day Home/Office Defense Pistol Course

This course educates citizens in security awarness and methods of protecting their home or office. Students will receive both classroom and range instruction engaging in shoot/no-shoot, realistic force-on-force scenarios where their decision making process will be explored and tested.

This is not a basic firearms course. This course provides training for the time when use of your weapon becomes necessary to protect yourself and family members.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Weapons security for your home
  • Basic pistol marksmanship
  • Ammunition selection (medium shoot)
  • Weapons, lights, gear selection and set up
  • Basic room clearing of a home or office
  • Tactical mindset
  • Security and risk management
  • Use of force considerations
  • Dealing with police

Ammo requirements: 200 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: Basic pistol marksmanship/familiarization course. Weapons handling skills are required prior to attending this course.

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 3 magazines
  • Belt with holster and magazine pouches
  • Flashlight
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil)
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Provided Equipment:

  • UTM® Pistol (customer preference of Glock, Sig Sauer, Beretta)
  • UTM® safety gear
  • 100 rounds of UTM Man Marker Rounds®
  • Holster and magazine carrier

Course includes: 16 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $400 tuition fee

Disclaimer: This is NOT a pistol course. Students should come prepared to operate their firearm and be familiar with safety and marksmanship. Local authorities should be consulted on use of Lethal Force and the use of Lethal Force to defend lives and property.

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

This course introduces life saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care using outcomes based training to reinforce skills learned throughout the training.

North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Course

This course is designed to teach the laws governing the use of deadly physical force, the concealed carry statute and relevant issues related to carrying a concealed handgun in the state of North Carolina. This course further teaches the attendees correct weapon handling skills, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship and how to safely draw the pistol from the holster. With a passing score of this course the attendee can apply for their North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safe handling of the handgun to include loading, unloading, storing or securing, and firing the handgun.
  • Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • The major parts of the revolver or semiautomatic pistol
  • Provisions under NC Common Law in which the use of deadly physical force would be justified.
  • Identify the places that handguns may not be carried even if the individual has a Concealed Carry - Handgun permit.
  • Presentation Techniques (drawing your handgun)
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Ammunition
  • Proficiency Test (must hit target 28 out of 40 shots fired) that is the NC State requirement.
  • Shooting is done from the 3, 5 and 7 yard lines.

Note: This class is designed for persons who are familiar with their handguns. If you are not comfortable with a handgun at all, you should consider our 1-day Introductory Pistol Class prior to the CCH class.

Ammo requirements: 100 rounds of pistol ammunition.

Prerequisite: None

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • You will need your Identification (driver’s license/ ID card)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Pistol with 2 magazines
  • Holster (no cross draw or shoulder holsters allowed due to safety concerns.) Please bring a belt for your holster.
  • Magazine pouch
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and Ear protection (clear or shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water / Snacks (we’ll take an hour lunch break around noon.)
  • Hat
  • Sun Screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended

Course includes: 8 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $75 tuition fee or $130 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection and required ammunition.

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

 Weapons Courses

5-Day Pistol and Carbine Course

This course is designed to teach the weapons handling skills needed in a tactical environment. It emphasizes safety, awareness and surgical marksmanship with each weapon system. It gives the student the skills, training mindset and methodology necessary to train them self and others. The student will quickly gain experience, confidence and increase their skill level and effectiveness with both weapons.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Loading and clearing
  • Diagnostic evaluation with both weapons
  • Sights, zeroing considerations and techniques, external ballistics, slings, and equipment placement
  • Fundamentals of rifle and pistol marksmanship
  • Reloading and malfunctions drills
  • The draw
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple target engagements
  • Transitions
  • The set-up and shooting on the move
  • Firing from retention
  • Proper use of covered positions and barricades
  • Zeroing considerations and techniques for lasers
  • Shooting positions and techniques
  • Training mindset and methodology

Ammo requirements: 2000 rounds of pistol ammunition and 1750 rounds of rifle ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: Must pass a backgroung check

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm. Expect approximately 4 hours of night shooting on day 3 of the course.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 5 magazines/Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Individually issued equipment (LBE, ballistic or protective vest with associated magazine pouches)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)
  • Sun Screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for rifle (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Flashlight
  • IR aiming device

Course includes: 43 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $950 tuition fee

3-Day Low Signature/Concealed Pistol Course

This course is designed to teach the pistol handling skills required in a low visibility/concealed carry tactical environment. It emphasizes surgical marksmanship and the mastering of basic skills. It gives the shooter the skills, training mindset and methodology necessary to train them self. A portion of the course is devoted to the planning, support and special equipment needed for low signature/concealed carry operations as well as the practical application, training and drills to sustain a safe and reliable low signature tactical capability.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Loading and clearing
  • Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • Concealed carry considerations and equipment
  • Fratricide prevention
  • Draw and presentation from a concealed platform
  • Malfunctions
  • The draw and proper presentation to the target
  • Shooting positions
  • Firing with hand held flashlights and gun lights
  • Multiple shots
  • Multiple targets
  • The set-up
  • Shooting on the move
  • Shooting from behind barricades and covered positions
  • Firing from retention
  • Training methodology and drills

Ammo requirements: 1700 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: Law Enforcement or Military Only

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Belt with holster and magazine pouches
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Concealed holster and concealed magazine pouches
  • Clothing for concealment (shirt, vest or jacket)
  • Weapon cleaning kit
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Course includes: 24 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $750 tuition fee

5-Day Carbine Instructor Course

This train the trainer course is designed to develop Patrol Rifle Instructors who can return to their organizations as lead instructors and true subject matter experts. Students will increase their skill level and effectiveness with the patrol rifle as well as their ability to instruct others in the safe and proper use of the weapon. This is an excellent follow on course for those who have completed the TSI Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Basic and Advanced Courses, or for an Officer who already has demonstrated expertise with the rifle/carbine.

Students in the course will be expected to conduct “Teach Backs” of learned material to TSI’s instructors and fellow students. Students must succesfully pass practical and written exams to receive an Instructor Certificate. The primary instructor will have a professional Law Enforcement background.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Operating cycle of the AR-15 rifle/carbine
  • Sights, zeroing considerations and techniques for iron and optical sights, external ballistics, slings, and equipment placement
  • Brilliance in the Basics® training methodology
  • Identifying and correcting shooter errors
  • Fundamentals of rifle marksmanship
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple target engagements
  • The set-up and shooting on the move
  • Target Ddiscrimination
  • Basic room clearing (door manipulation)
  • Low light shooting
  • Medium shooting (Glass, sheet-rock, wooden doors)
  • Proper use of covered positions and barricades
  • Tactical training mindset

Ammo requirements: 1500 rounds of rifle ammunition and 200 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: TSI Basic Patrol Rifle and TSI Advanced Patrol Rifle (TSI must approve equivelent courses).

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Weapon mounted flashlight for carbine
  • Hand held flashlight
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)
  • Sun Screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for rifle (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Individually issued equipment (LBE, ballistic or protective vest with associated magazine pouches)

Course includes: 44 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $995 tuition fee or $2,020 package price - includes all of the above and rental of carbine, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection and required rifle ammunition.

10-Day Tactical Firearms Instructor Course (Pistol and Carbine)

This train the trainer course is designed to develop Tactical Firearms Instructors who can return to their organizations as lead instructors and true subject matter experts. Students will increase their skill level and effectiveness with the rifle and pistol as well as their ability to instruct others in the safe and proper use of both weapons.

Students in the course will be expected to conduct “Teach Backs” of learned material to TSI’s instructors and fellow students. Students must succesfully pass practical and written exams to receive an Instructor Certificate. Course will be conducted in two 5-day blocks.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Safety
  • Marksmanship training resources and references
  • Training management
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Outcomes based training
  • Brilliance in the Basics® training methodology
  • Fundamentals of rifle and pistol marksmanship
  • Tactical marksmanship techniques and training drills
  • Malfunctions
  • Ballistics
  • Identifying and correcting shooter errors
  • Combat training mindset
  • Limited visibility marksmanship techniques, training and safety considerations
  • Teaching/coaching/mentoring techniques
  • Presentation styles and techniques

Ammo requirements: 2500 rounds of rifle ammunition and 2500 rounds of pistol ammunition per person

Prerequisite:

  • Graduate of the TSI 5-Day Pistol and Carbine Course (Exceptions may be granted)
  • Expert marksmanship rating/credentials with both the pistol and the carbine

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Individually issued equipment (LBE, Ballistic or Protective Vest with associated magazine pouches.)
  • Weapon mounted flashlight for carbine
  • Hand held flashlight
  • Knee and Elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and Ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat /Gloves (rifles will get hot)
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for rifle (Optional, but highly recommended.)
  • Night Vision Goggles (NGVs)
  • Weapon mounted Infared laser (PEQ-2/PEQ-15)

Course includes: 84 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $2,400 tuition fee

Tactical Weapons Courses

3-Day Street Officer Survival Course

Law Enforcement Officers face violent encounters everyday while protecting our streets. A combination of classroom instruction, range fire and scenario based training is used to prepare Officers for violent encounters. During this three-day course, Officers will be placed in realistic scenarios to evaluate and teach decision making and develop the skills required to survive these violent encounters.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Fundamentals of pistol marksmanship
  • Target discrimination drills
  • How to identify and use cover and concealment
  • Target transitions and multiple target drills
  • Operating and shooting in low- to no-light environments
  • Medium shoot (glass, sheet-rock, wooden doors)
  • Active shooter concerns and how to mitigate the Officer’s risk
  • Identifying and reacting to ambushes
  • Shooting on the move and the set-up
  • Firing from retention
  • Force-on-force scenarios using SIMS or UTM rounds
  • “Warrior” mindset

Ammo requirements: 700 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: Law Enforcement or Military Only

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Holsters, magazine pouches
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Sun Screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Provided equipment:

  • UTM® Pistol (customer preference of Glock, Sig Sauer, Beretta)
  • UTM® safety gear
  • 100 rounds of UTM Man Marker Rounds
  • Holster and magazine carrier

Course includes: 24 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $620 tuition fee or $830 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection and required ammunition.

5-Day Active Shooter Course (Rapid Deployment)

This course is designed to train first respondors to effectively respond to and stop an active shooter incident. Law Enforcement Professionals across the nation are acknowledging the need for a change in policy, protocol, speed of deployment, and tactics to save lives. This course includes a combination of classroom instruction, range fire and scenario based training using real world After Action Reports (AAR) as the resource for the force-on-force training.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Lessons learned from active shooter events
  • Asymmetric threats
  • “Warrior” mindset and principles of active threat
  • Basic Pistol Marksmanship
  • Active shooter vs. barricade/hostage situations
  • Shooting on the move, the set-up, and basic room clearing
  • Team formation and movement
  • Shooting while in formation
  • Contact team and rescue team tactics
  • Approach, containment, and perimeter
  • Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
  • Command and Control
  • Supervisory functions and responsibilities
  • Force-on-force scenarios

Ammo requirements: 700 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: Law Enforcement, Military Law Enforcment, and Private Security Profesionals Only.

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • Duty handgun with 5 magazines
  • Duty belt and holster
  • Soft body armor (ballistic or protective vest)
  • Groin protection (vest attachment, athletic cup, or towel to be folded over beltline)
  • Two to three long sleeve shirts
  • Gloves (able to access trigger guard)
  • Flashlight
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Wrap around eye protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Ear protection
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat /Gloves
  • Sun Screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)

Provided equipment:

  • UTM® Pistol (customer preference of Glock, Sig Sauer, Beretta)
  • UTM® safety gear
  • 100 rounds of UTM Man Marker Rounds
  • Holster and magazine carrier

Course includes: 40 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $995 tuition fee or $1,250 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection and required ammunition.

5-Day SWAT 1 (Basic SWAT)

Using tactics developed from what Military Tier One/Spec Ops and SWAT/ERT/SRT teams consistently experience during operations, the TSI Basic SWAT course will give an Officer new to a tactical team a working understanding of the core skills relating to Close Quarters Battle (CQB) techniques, surgical marksmanship and operator mindset. The course will teach Officers the critical firearms skills needed to successfully be a SWAT Operator. Officers will be challenged with and held to a high standard of target discrimination and the principles of CQB.

This course is open to all Officers that conduct warrant service, fugitive apprehension, SWAT operations and drug search warrants who are in need of a good understanding of basic room clearing tactics.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Close Quarters Battle (CQB) basics and techniques
  • CQB styles (free- flow, points of domination, and strong wall)
  • Types of assault (barricaded subject, hostage rescue, etc.)
  • SWAT operations planning
  • Communications
  • Command and control techniques
  • Surgical marksmanship
  • Shooting on the move and the set-up
  • Transitions
  • Building entry techniques and mechanical breaching
  • Target discrimination
  • Weapons/kit considerations and set-up
  • Vehicle assaults as it pertains to Law Enforcement
  • Operator mindset
  • Training methodology
  • SIMS or UTM scenarios /possible force-on-force

Ammo requirements: 500 rounds of pistol ammunition and 500 rounds of rifle ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: US Citizen Law Enforcement Officers and active duty military (Combat MOS only)

Training schedule: Show time is 7:30 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • Duty handgun with 5 magazines/carbine with 5 magazines
  • Individually issued equipment (LBE, ballistic or protective vest with associated magazine pouches)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for rifle (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Flashlight
  • Night vision goggles if available
  • IR aiming device if available

Provided equipment:

  • UTM® Pistol (customer preference of Glock, Sig Sauer, Beretta)
  • UTM® safety gear
  • 100 rounds of UTM Man Marker Rounds
  • Holster and magazine carrier

Course includes: 40 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $995 tuition fee or $1,250 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection and required ammunition.

4-Day Shoot House Instructor Course

This Train-the-Trainer course provides trainers with the skills needed to safely and effectively lead live-fire and force on force shoot-house training when they return to their organizations. Course attendees will receive instruction in safety inspections, personnel positioning, target placement, entry methods, TigerSwan’s training methodology and the skills needed to build a shoot house program and improve their agency or unit’s training program. Course attendees will serve in the role of shoot house instructor and safety during the course. This is not a close quarter’s battle/room clearing course.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • The responsibilities of the shoot house instructor
  • Shoot house construction types, safety inspections and maintenance
  • Ammunition considerations and effects
  • Safety when conducting tactical training
  • Program development
  • Overview of Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Basics principles and techniques
  • Training Methodologies
  • Role player safety and control when conducting force on force training
  • Safety when using Multiple breach points
  • Distraction devices
  • Target discrimination training methodology
  • Considerations when conducting Mechanical and ballistic breaching
  • Safety when conducting explosive breaching
  • Furniture and obstacle placement
  • Doors and windows
  • Backsiding targets (training support)
  • Fire prevention
  • Training in darkness and limited visibility
  • How to integrate flat range shooting into the shoot house in training
  • Personnel positioning and personal protective gear
  • Targets and target placement
  • SIMS or UTM Scenarios / Force on Force

Ammo requirements: 150 rounds of pistol ammunition.

Prerequisite: Course attendees should be instructors at their respective agency or unit.

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 3 magazines
  • Individually issued equipment (LBE, ballistic or protective vest with associated magazine pouches)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hr lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)
  • Sun Screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for rifle (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Flashlight

Course includes: 32 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $850 tuition fee or $1045 package price - includes all of the above and rental of pistol, magazine pouch, magazines, eye and ear protection and required ammunition.

Disclaimer: This is NOT a pistol course. Course attendees must be proficient in tactical marksmanship and basic room clearing techniques to attend this course.

Most items on the gear list can be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop

* We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty

Military Group Courses

M4 ALT-C Weapons Zero and Qualification Course

TigerSwan offers an M4 Alt-C Weapons Zero and Qualification Course for Soldiers zeroing and qualifying with their assigned M4 rifle. Each Soldier will establish a 25M Battle Sight Zero with their individual M4 and qualify using the ALT-C Qualification target. TigerSwan provides the Range Safety Officers (RSO) and instructors/coaches to mentor individuals through the qualification process. The following areas are discussed during the course:

  • Zeroing considerations and techniques for the 25M Battle Sight Zero target
  • Prone supported/unsupported and kneeling positions
  • 25M ALT-C Qualification course of fire

Schedule:  0800-1200 or time to be determined by unit.

TigerSwan provided equipment:

  • RSO and instructors/coaches
  • Ammunition   
  • 25m Battle Sight Zero targets         
  • 25M ALT-C Qualification targets
  • Range supplies
Unit provided equipment:
  • Supervisor to score targets
  • M4 Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Iron sights
  • Red dot optic (optional but recommended)
  • Eye & ear protection

Course cost per person: $150 (minimum of 10 shooters required)

Please contact Leon Bracy, (919) 889-0902, l.bracy@tigerswan.com for more information and to schedule training.

Enter a Building and Room Clearing METL Training

TigerSwan offers entering a building and room clearing training to enable Soldiers to remain proficient in this crucial task. Using tactics developed from what Military Tier One/Special Operations and SWAT teams consistently experience during operations, this course will give the Soldier the core skills relating to CQB techniques. TigerSwan provides the Range Safety Officers (RSO) and instructors/coaches to mentor individuals through the training. The following areas are discussed during the course:

  • Movement techniques
  • Close Quarters Battle (CQB) basics and techniques
  • CQB Styles (free-flow, point of domination and strong wall)
  • Shooting on the move and set-up
  • Target discrimination

TigerSwan’s Training Collaboration Center (TSTCC) is a 1,000 acre learning and range complex conveniently located just 18 miles from Ft Bragg.   

TSTCC live-fire shoot-houses are built with the latest state-of-the-art Shock-Absorbing Concrete (SACON®) technology. SACON’s non-ricocheting, non-fragmenting, bullet-trapping capabilities maximize the safety of students while maintaining a realistic training environment.

Schedule:  0800-1700 or time to be determined by unit.

TigerSwan provided equipment:

  • RSO and instructors/coaches
  • Shoot House
  • Ammunition  
  • Targets and Bullet Traps
  • Simmunition pistol, holster and safety gear
  • 30 rounds of Simmunitions/student
  • Range supplies

Unit provided equipment:

  • Supervisor
  • M4 Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Eye & ear protection

Course cost per person (minimum 25 students; maximum of 80 students):
$250 - Ammunition and simmunitions provided
$170 - Unit provides ammunition and simmunitions

Please contact Leon Bracy, (919) 889-0902, l.bracy@tigerswan.com for more information and to schedule training.

Limited-Visibility Shooting Course

TigerSwan offers a limited visibility shooting course for Soldiers assigned an M4 rifle and individual laser system. Soldiers will learn firsthand how to properly adjust and fit their Night Observation Device (NODs), zero their individual laser system and engage targets during hours of limited visibility with their carbine. TigerSwan provides the Range Safety Officers (RSO) and instructors/coaches to mentor individuals throughout the training. The following areas are discussed during the course:

  • Confirmation of the individual’s weapons zero
  • Proper fit, wear and adjustment of NODs
  • Proper positioning and adjustment of the laser system
  • Co-witnessing of the laser system
  • Limited-visibility firing techniques

TigerSwan’s Training Collaboration Center (TSTCC) is a 1,000 acre learning and range complex conveniently located just 18 miles from Ft Bragg.   

Designed from inception with safety in mind, TSTCC ranges comply with Department of Defense safety regulations and exceed industry best practices. Safety measures include 15 foot berms and a Surface Danger Zone (SDZ) that is completely contained within the facility.

Schedule:  To be determined based on time of year.

TigerSwan provided equipment:

  • RSO and instructors/coaches
  • Ammunition (120 rounds)   
  • Targets         
  • Range and range supplies

Unit provided equipment:

  • M4 Carbine with 5 magazines
  • NODs and weapon laser
  • Eye & ear protection

Course cost per person: $200 (minimum of 10 shooters required)

Please contact Leon Bracy, (919) 889-0902, l.bracy@tigerswan.com for more information and to schedule training.

4-Day Low-Signature Vehicle Operations Course

This course teaches how to plan and conduct low signature vehicle operations in medium to high threat environments. Students will spend the first 2 days learning how to conduct detailed planning and prepare vehicles for low-signature tactical operations. The remaining 2 days will focus on tactical shooting in and around the vehicle, rehearsing various drills and then culminate with immediate action drills and live fire scenarios.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Vehicle selection
  • Vehicle prep (strap on armor, contingency gear, mission specific: assault v. recce)
  • Disguises (at first glance scrutiny)
  • Considerations and preparations for driving with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)
  • Load planning
  • Communications planning
  • Route planning/Falcon View/Navigation techniques
  • Battlespace coordination
  • Actions at friendly check points
  • Actions at road blocks
  • Immediate action drills/reacting to contact
  • SOP development
  • How to stop a vehicle (some TTPs, know your enemy)
  • Combat marksmanship
  • Safety considerations and training methodology
  • Medium shoot (shooting from inside vehicles, through glass, etc)
  • Live-fire imediate action drills
  • Simmunition scenarios

Ammo requirements: 500 rounds of pistol ammunition and 1000 rounds of rifle ammunition per person.

Prerequisite: Military or Law Enforcement Only

Training schedule: Show time is 7:45 am with instruction starting at 8:00 am and ending at 5 pm.

Individual equipment:

  • Pistol with 5 magazines
  • Carbine with 5 magazines
  • Individually issued equipment (LBE, ballistic or protective vest with associated magazine pouches)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for guns)
  • Rain or inclement weather gear
  • Eye and ear protection (clear and shaded lens are recommended)
  • Water/Snacks (1 hour lunch break)
  • Hat/Gloves (rifles will get hot)
  • Sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended)
  • Optical sight for rifle (optional, but highly recommended)

* TSI can provide the vehicles for the course. Typical vehicles are Pathfinder, Hilux, and Trooper.

Course includes: 32 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: Call (919) 439-8348 for a quote. The course price is determined by the student count and the required resources. All weapon types are available for rental and ammunition is available at below market prices.

10-Day Combat Skills Course (Military Only)

Soldiers on the modern battlefield are commonly working outside of their MOS and require a refresher on basic warrior skills. This course is designed to teach/reinforce the skills needed when operating in a high-threat or combat environment as a singleton or in small teams. It enhances the basic skills to shoot, move, communicate and medicate. Battle drills focus on marksmanship and movement at the individual, two man, and team level. The course focuses on core skills but incorporates the contemporary combat environment and is adaptable to any theater of operation. At the end of the training, NCOs have enhanced their warrior skills, learned a proven methodology of training, and are empowered as force multipliers to train their subordinates.

TSI works with each Unit individually to design a training plan to meet the Commander’s training requirements. Course can be conducted in 10 continueous days or in two 5 day blocks.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Pistol marksmanship
  • Rifle marksmanship
  • Use of NVGs
  • Night zero/fire
  • First aid/ combat lifesaver
  • Crew served weapons
  • Communications
  • GPS
  • Convoy procedures
  • Reacting to contact
  • Urban movement
  • Room to room movement

Course includes: 85 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: Call (919) 439-8348 for a quote. The course price is determined by the student count and the required resources. All weapon types are available for rental and ammunition is available at below market prices.

1-Day Foreign Weapons Training and Live Fire Familiarization

The course will prepare Soldiers to instruct in the correct and safe use of the weapons and allow them to integrate the weapons into their mission planning and employ them on the battlefield should the need arrive. Shooters will fire from a static location at prone, kneeling and standing positions.

Weapon examples are the AK -47, RPK light machinegun, PKM heavy barrel machinegun, PSL/SVD Sniper rifle, FN-FAL, G-3, etc.

The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • Weapon’s history
  • Safety
  • Technical specifications
  • Capabilities and limitations
  • Assembly and disassembly
  • Function check
  • Loading and unloading
  • Link assembly
  • Clear stoppage
  • Immediate action drills

* TSI can provide the weapons, ammunition, instruction, range or any combination thereof to meet the Unit’s training requirements.

Course includes: 8 hours of instruction and a certificate of completion.

Cost: Call (919) 439-8348 for a quote. The course price is determined by the student count and the required resources.