Range masters and firearms instructors today must be proficient in a broad spectrum of subjects some of which are training, administration, and liability. They must have a comprehensive understanding of the responsibility they undertake when accepting this position. Programs that they design and implement train their officers to survive deadly threat encounters and could ultimately result in the taking another person’s life. In order to understand such great liability, range masters and firearms instructors must constantly prepare and accurately document for the possibility of judicial review.
In addition to standard state qualification courses, firearms training must incorporate beneficial exercises and employ current adult learning strategies. Training teams must present in a consistent and purposeful manner and courses must be based on realistic events. Being a firearms instructor who teaches only from stale and outdated material is not enough today. Today’s Complete Range Master must oversee and guide the instructors under them so to ensure they are properly presenting quality and useful material.
This three-day course is the journey to become the Complete Range Master. With an emphasis on developing immediately useable skills, the course incorporates lesson plan development through live-fire student-designed and graded practical exercises. It is designed for both novice and veteran firearms instructors who wish to enter a more advanced phase of their careers and duties.
IALEFI Members $450
Non-Member $505 (Includes one year membership upon application)
Galileo I – Emblem Products, ATC Office, and Storage
Monday – Thursday - Green Room 15th Floor – Hospitality Room
Make sure to visit our corporate exhibitors, Sunday at the hotel during registration, and Monday afternoon at the Range!
ATC classes are being conducted at three locations:
Armorer Classes - Hilton Houston North, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060
Range Based Classes HARRIS COUNTY SO - 2346 Atascocita Road, Humble, Texas, 77396 (take Ygnacio Loop Rd. past the Academy)
Range Based Classes HOUSTON POLICE DEPT. - 19006 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77073
If there is a course you are interested in, however you do not wish to participate in the physical activities of the course, please do not sign up for it. If you wish to attend the course to observe it only, you may. We do not want to deny the opportunity for class slots to attendees who desire to actively participate in a course.
Class sizes are limited and are offered first come, first served. Once attendees are registered for class they may not switch or jump classes without prior permission from the IALEFI staff. Please contact the office if you need to make a change in your schedule.
All registrations must be paid in full prior to the start of the conference.
Please note the student equipment requirements for classes. more info...
Master Instructor Development Program Re-Scheduled - TBA
Cost: IALEFI Members $375.00
Non Members $430.00 (includes 1 year membership upon completion of the membership application.)
The IALEFI Master Instructor Development Program (MIDP) was designed to provide continuing education to individuals certified as firearms instructors. Foundation courses of the MIDP include instructor level training on the three most commonly utilized law enforcement weapon systems - handgun, rifle and shotgun.
Different proven methodologies will be used to enhance the teaching skills of the police firearms instructor. Hands-on skills will progress from the basics to the more complex and all participants regardless of skill level will find themselves challenged. Practical exercise will put an emphasis on both practical marksmanship and operational skills.
Throughout the 3 day program, participants will be shown a number of drills designed to improve the performance of both proficient and problem shooters. The information presented will prove especially useful in creating a positive training experience that will ultimately result in greater officer safety.
* range safety
* review of shooting fundamentals/positions
* operational skills
* basic tactics such as movement, use of cover, light management, etc.
* shooter remediation
* adult learning concepts
* coaching strategies
* course design
1) Pistol and holster, 400 rounds, and 10 dummy rounds
2) Semi-auto rifle with a sling, 300 rounds and 3 magazines
3) Shotgun, pistol, 120 rounds (at least 20 rounds buckshot, 10 rounds slugs, bird shot okay for the rest).
4) A Black Marker, wrap around eye protection, ear protection and brimmed hat