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Advanced Weapons

Skills and Tactics on a Higher Level.

The goal of the Advanced Weapons Course is to have students learn and demonstrate advanced skills for weapons handling in Urban environments. PPI Security’s AWO UD 1 course is designed to train law enforcement personnel, security teams (individuals) and select qualified US citizens, in Advanced Weapons Operations (AWO) in high threat urban environments (UD1).

The AWO curriculum encompasses specific knowledge as it relates to individual concealed carry tactics to small unit tactical operations. The curriculum is divided into four parts: a common core of individual skills, and a team level tactical integration. Advanced concealed carry tactics for handgun and advanced overt tactics with carbine (rifle).

Training is divided into the following modules:

  • Combat marksmanship
  • Handgun to 100m
  • Carbine CQC
  • Surgical shooting and target discrimination
  • Multi-target discrimination. Shoot, only as fast as you can see, think and process all information. Accuracy development under duress
  • 360-degree movement
  • Closed space; constricted ops in vehicle, crowds and other spaces with concealed handgun and primary deployment in CQC
  • Using force; progression of force as it relates to the escalation of deadly force and the production of a firearm from concealment
  • One-handed manipulations/malfunctions, reloads and the combination of the support hand with extended operations
  • Develop abilities to work with both systems under duress dexterity, accuracy and either strong/weak sides
  • Low-light and no-light with medical integration
  • Operate while applying self-aid during low-light
  • Shooting from cover, concealment, multi-layer barricades, vehicles, and with medical integration

Carbine Classes

Full Immersion Tactical Training.

Courses include Carbine I, Carbine Operator, Carbine Op II, and Advanced Carbine Operator.

PPI is partnered with a private range on over 200 acres for a full immersion tactical rifle class. The range is located on a genuine working Texas cattle ranch and is backed up to the Brazos river. Perfect setting for a picturesque “bug out” camping weekend under the stars while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow shooters.

OBJECTIVE

The goal of this course is to have students learn and demonstrate the fundamentals of rifle/carbine marksmanship and to perform manipulations for best performance under duress. This course is a practical exercise conducted at a live-fire range. The student will demonstrate movement, shooting platforms, malfunctions, marksmanship, multiple target transitions, and standards to the satisfaction of the instructor. These 1-3 day courses cover all fundamental manipulations, one-handed manipulations and current defensive curriculum. The students will gain knowledge of low-light limitations and explore low-light advantages.

POI (Points of Instruction)

  • Firearms safe handling procedures
  • Weapon operating theory
  • Loading, unloading and reloading procedures
  • Combat marksmanship fundamentals
  • Shooting stances and its relationship to target distance
  • Surgical shooting and target “discrimination”
  • Movement
  • Stoppages/malfunctions
  • Low-light and no-light shooting skills
  • Strong and support side transitions
  • Shooting from cover and barricades
  • The student will be familiar with how the mechanical functions of the carbine

Force On Force

Controlling Threats and Aggressors.

The Force on Force Course enhances your skill at arms with the carbine and handgun within structures while experiencing a controlled scenario and aggressors. It includes multiple shoot house runs (low-light and no-light runs), single and in 2-man teams. This course is more suited to military and police, as well as civilians who meet the requirements.

This course is a practical exercise conducted at a shoot house (Day 1) and the live-fire range (Day 2). The student will demonstrate movement, shooting platforms, stoppage clearance, marksmanship and multiple threats while working in a structure with Op 4 aggressors. This is a two-day course with material that covers angles, movement, low-light, thinking during duress, fundamental weapons handling and shoot / no-shoot training.

PRE-REQUISITES

This is a medium-to high-energy course. It is necessary that applicants have certain skills prior to attending this course. At the minimum, successful completion of a previous handgun and carbine course (military, police or commercial) is requested.

OBJECTIVE

Training is divided into the following modules:

  1. Individual skills for handgun concealment (Day 1)
  2. CQC with strikes and disarm options (Day 1)
  3. Combined skills (Day 2)
  4. Low light operations (Evening 1)
  5. Practical exercise and live fire (Day 1 and 2)

This course is physically and mentally demanding. If you have any doubt of your current conditioning, please send the PPI team a note so we can advise. Above all, safety first.

POI (Points of Instruction) DAY 1

NO FIREARMS WILL BE PERMITTED ON YOUR PERSON, DAY 1 INSIDE OF THE SHOOT HOUSE. WE WILL CHECK IN ALL PERSONAL FIREARMS AND TRIPLE CHECK DURING THE SAFETY BRIEF. If you are seen handling any firearm for any reason at any time you will be asked to leave. A locked secure area will be provided for your EDC (every day carry).

  • Mindset
  • Force options and use of force from concealment
  • Scenario based encounters with shoot no-shoot challenges
  • Vehicle and structure angles
  • Movement
  • Practical searching
  • Flashlight techniques and deployment considerations
  • Decision making under duress and low-light conditions change radically – test your ability

POI (Points of Instruction) DAY 2

NO FIREARMS WILL BE PERMITTED ON YOUR PERSON, DAY 2 INSIDE OF THE SHOOT HOUSE. WE WILL CHECK IN ALL PERSONAL FIREARMS AND TRIPLE CHECK DURING THE SAFETY BRIEF. If you are seen handling any firearm for any reason at any time you will be asked to leave. A locked secure area will be provided for your EDC (every day carry).

  • Firearms safe handling procedures
  • Combat marksmanship fundamentals (Apply knowledge from Day 1, force-on-force)
  • Shooting and its relationship to target distance (Apply knowledge from Day 1, force-on-force)
  • Surgical shooting and target discrimination (Apply knowledge from Day 1, force-on-force)
  • Movement and fluidity of fundamentals
  • Strong and support side transitions
  • Shooting from cover and barricades

Handgun Classes

Marksmanship. Manipulation. Movement.

The goal of the Handgun Course is to have students learn and demonstrate the fundamentals of handgun marksmanship and perform manipulation techniques. This course is a practical exercise conducted at a live-fire range. The student will demonstrate movement, shooting platforms, malfunctions, marksmanship, multiple target transitions and standards to the satisfaction of the instructor.

These 1-3 day courses cover all fundamental manipulations, one-handed manipulations and current defensive curriculum. The students will gain knowledge of low-light limitations and explore low-light advantages.

OBJECTIVE

Training is divided into the following modules:  Handgun I-V beginning with Individual skills and development. This is accomplished first with OTW holster. After safe weapons handling is observed, the student can work the handgun from concealment. As the process of fundamentals and base performance is achieved, working into next courses is recommended up to advanced level courses. Learning to use your pistol in low-light conditions is an overlooked skill set, and we introduce low-light after Handgun 1. All course work is a practical exercise on a live-fire range and can be mentally and physically demanding as you progress through the handgun program. If you have any doubt about your current conditioning, please send the PPI team a note so we can advise.

POI (Points of Instruction)

 

  • Firearms safe handling procedures
  • Weapon operating theory
  • Loading, unloading and reloading procedures
  • Grip, sight picture and trigger control
  • Combat marksmanship fundamentals
  • Shooting stances and its relationship to target distance
  • Surgical shooting and target “discrimination”
  • Movement
  • Malfunctions
  • Low-light and no-light shooting skills
  • Strong and support side transitions
  • Shooting from cover and barricades
  • The student will be familiar with how the mechanical functions of the handgun operate to the satisfaction of the instructor

Ladies Only

Firearm Safety, Control and Accuracy.

We believe that understanding the legal ramifications of owning a firearm as it relates to Chapter 9 of the penal code, non-violent dispute resolution and classification of a weapon is important. However, knowing how to safely draw from concealment and shoot accurately is VITAL. Knowing your weapon and how to manipulate the safety, use the sights, reset the trigger, and load and unload safely should be a mandatory minimum of a CHL.

OBJECTIVE

The goal of the Ladies Only Course is to have students learn and demonstrate the fundamentals of handgun marksmanship and weapons manipulations in a fun and ladies-only environment. This course is a practical exercise conducted at a live-fire range. The student will demonstrate marksmanship, loading, unloading, stance, grip, movement, shooting platforms, and malfunction clearance to the satisfaction of the instructor.

POI (Points of Instruction)

 

  • Firearms safe handling procedures
  • Weapon operating theory
  • Loading procedures, unloading, and reloads
  • Grip, sight picture and trigger control
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Shooting stances and its relationship to target distance
  • Surgical shooting and target discrimination
  • Movement
  • Stoppages/Malfunctions
  • Shooting from cover and barricades

Long Range Rifle

Our Aim is True.

About the instructor: Scout Sniper, Army Airborne (Ret), Torrey Kramer has been with PPI Security for roughly 5 years. Torrey is a combat veteran with multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Introduction to Long Range Rifle shooting. The student can bring and study with any DI 5.56 (Iron sights or Optics), a bolt gun with glass, or a hunting rifle of any sort. You will study ballistics, wind, mirage, and range estimating to the satisfaction of the instructor.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We will shoot from 100m out to 500m. This class is designed with an emphasis on base fundamentals of marksmanship and the understanding of your ammo and weapon system.

Low Light / Night Ops

Seeing is Believing.

The goal of the Low Light / Night Ops Course is to have students learn and demonstrate the fundamentals of marksmanship and perform manipulation techniques in low-light conditions.

OBJECTIVE

This course is a practical exercise conducted at a live-fire range. The student will demonstrate movement with and without light. The combination of accuracy, movement, light placement and identification (while in diminished light) makes this course challenging and necessary.

The students will gain knowledge of low-light limitations and demonstrate techniques to the instructor’s satisfaction. This course material covers all fundamentals, shooting platforms, one-handed manipulations and current defensive curriculum.

MODULES

Training is divided into the following modules:

  • Individual skills for handgun (Day 4-6)
  • Practical exercise and live-fire (Day)
  • Low-light and night ops (Dusk)

 POI (Points of Instruction):

 

  • Firearms safe handling procedures
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Surgical shooting and target discrimination
  • Movement
  • Malfunctions drills
  • Low-light and no-light shooting skills
  • Test decision-making under duress
  • Increase your survival probabilities under low-light conditions
  • Principles of light and movement
  • Light selection and application
  • Levels of response
  • Rapid search – from Point A to Point B
  • Hold-up positioning

NRA Certified RSO Class

Safety First, Last and Always.

OBJECTIVE

To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers (RSOs) who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. The primary purpose of a RSO is to provide direct supervision on the firing line to ensure that shooters follow range regulations designed to prevent possible personal injury and property damage.

POINTS OF INSTRUCTION

  • Defining the role of the Range Safety Officer (RSO)
  • The purpose of range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Procedures for inspecting a range prior to live fire
  • Conducting a range safety briefing
  • Emergency procedure
  • How to safely unload guns and correct stoppages and malfunctions

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • 21 years old or older
  • Attend the entire course
  • Participate in discussions and practical exercises
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations
  • Achieve an examination score of 90% or higher
  • Submit an application and fee

Shotgun Classes

The Best Offense is a Good Defense.

We believe that understanding the legal ramifications of owning a firearm as it relates to Chapter 9 of the penal code, non-violent dispute resolution and classification of a weapon is important.

PPI Security is now offering the Shotgun Series for home defense including fundamentals of weapons manipulation and accuracy.

OBJECTIVE

The goal of this course is to have students learn and demonstrate the fundamentals of shotgun marksmanship and perform weapons manipulation/ loading techniques as it applies. This course is a practical exercise conducted at a live-fire range.

The student will demonstrate loads, patterns, movement, shooting platforms, and multiple target transitions to the satisfaction of the instructor. This material covers all fundamental manipulations and current home defensive curriculum. The students will gain knowledge of different loads, patterns, slugs and slug selection and demonstrate techniques to the instructor’s satisfaction.

POI (Points of Instruction)

 

  • Firearms safety handling procedures
  • Weapon operating theory
  • Loading/unloading and transitions
  • Sight picture and patterns
  • Shooting stances and its relationship to target distance
  • Patterning/choking
  • Surgical shooting and target “discrimination”
  • Movement with distance
  • Slugs
  • Shooting from cover and barricades
  • Non-lethal loads and alternate loads
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