The Carbine Operator Course is designed for Law Enforcement agencies that want the very best in competency based firearms training for their personnel. This course is seen as the ‘gold-standard’ in safe handling, carriage, control and operation of the duty carbine or patrol rifle. Each student will be trained to a proficient standard in individual skills and tested throughout the course. Testing will include verbal, practical and written assessments.
The final phase of training is reality based. Each student will be placed under stress and tested in their ability to perform the following; deploy the duty rifle/carbine as per job description, provide effective communications, engage threats as per department protocols and escalation of force policies while maintaining a high level of situational awareness.
Students will also receive a module of instruction on tactical medicine for law enforcement officers and will be expected to provide immediate medical support to themselves and a team member during Care Under Fire.
Students will be instructed in general knowledge about the AR platform, including characteristics, tabulated data, description and functioning of weapon components and nomenclature. Other topics that will be covered relate to the cycle of operation, internal and external ballistics, ammunition types, how to correctly strip and assemble the carbine conduct routine maintenance as well as comprehensive safety precautions and function testing.
Students will be taught the conditions of readiness including Loading and Making Ready, Ready Checks, Unloading and Cruiser Ready. Students will be trained in immediate action drills and stoppage clearances in a controlled environment in order to mitigate any safety issues.
Other classroom lectures will include the application of carbine fundamentals for combat shooting, zeroing and modern combat optics. Students will also be provided instruction on the correct method of setting up personal equipment and the duty carbine/rifle.
This module will conclude with the Individual Weapons Training Test (IWTT)
Students will be given lessons on the principles of TCCC, in particular the Care Under Fire phase of treatment. Students will be instructed on the correct application of the Combat Application Tourniquet, Haemostatic Agents and controlling hemorrhage. Instruction will be provided on a Rapid Trauma Assessment in order to identify and treat life threatening injuries.
Individual Weapon Training Test (IWTT). During this assessment students will be required to perform a series of skills with the weapon system including; adhering to the principles of safety, load and make the weapon ready, strip and assemble the weapon and conduct a function test, conduct immediate action drills and malfunction clearances, conduct diagnostic assessment of advanced weapon malfunctions.
Initial Operator Qualification Test (IOQT). This test is designed to assess the individual operators ability to safely load and make the weapon ready, demonstrate marksmanship fundamentals by shooting and grouping the weapon, and correctly zeroing it for a given distance.
Initial Marksmanship Training Standards (IMTS). After successful completion of the previous two assessments, students will move into the Marksmanship Training Phase. On the completion of this phase, each student will be required to demonstrate proficiency with the weapon by obtaining a successful result in the marksmanship standards assessment. These standards consist of a benchmarked set of marksmanship skills and weapons handling where officers will be assessed on speed, efficiency and accuracy over a set string of drills.
Carbine Operator Assessment (COA). The Carbine Operator Assessment is the final practical examination that combines all aspects of carbine operation. During this assessment, students will be required to perform key skills with the carbine and demonstrate combat marksmanship during a thorough, timed and scored evaluation.
This is an intermediate level course. All participants must have received basic pistol and basic carbine training from one of the following: Redback One, Military, Law Enforcement or a reputable training company.
The following equipment list is considered to be the minimum standard for students to arrive with. Students may augment this list with other personal equipment as required.
Carbine - 2000 rounds
Pistol - 500 rounds
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