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Firearms Training

During the 66+ hours of firearms instructions during the academy, the recruit learns the proper weapon handling skills and tactics utilizing academy owned Glock 9 mm handguns and Remington or Mossberg shotguns. The recruit receives classroom instruction and demonstration before the hours of practical exercise at the Hillsboro Range and the Arnold Gun Club. Firearms exercises include day and night shooting, skeet, stress combat scenarios, and shooting decisions. Minimum qualification course scores of 70.00% for both the handgun and shotgun will be required for the recruit to successfully complete this skill development area.   

The recruit also has access to training on the Firearms Training Simulator (FATS) machine located at the academy for firearms, defense tactics, and practical application scenarios.