ACTION TARGET ANNOUNCES INSTRUCTORS AND COURSES FOR LETC 2017
PROVO, UTAH – July 31, 2017 – Action Target INC., the leading manufacturer of modern shooting ranges and steel targets for versatile firearms training, has announced the instructors for its Law Enforcement Training Camp in September. The 2017 lineup features trainers from Sig Sauer Academy, Smith and Wesson, Springfield Armory, Team One Network, Khyber Training, and Tactical Performance Center.
For over 20 years, Action Target has invited world class instructors to provide comprehensive training to law enforcement officers at the distinguished Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC). LETC offers advanced and relevant training to equip participants with the skills necessary to take their department or agency to the next level in training.
Performing Under Pressure with Ron Avery of Tactical Performance Center. Training without stress and pressure is the definition of complacent training. Avery is the Director of Training and co-founder of the Tactical Performance Center. As a professional trainer and martial artist Ron has combined his studies of the science of performance and shooting with other martial, tactical, and competitive disciplines. With 13 years of experience as a police officer and deputy sheriff he was a lead instructor for firearms, hand-to-hand skills, arrest control, and officer survival. His skill and experience, combined with his methodology and ability to deliver top-level training have made him an internationally recognized trainer.
LE Bullets & Vehicles with Jonathan Carlson of Sig Sauer Academy. This course covers the dynamics of shooting from inside a vehicle, shooting from a moving vehicle and through windshield glass, as well as defensive vehicle use and cover. Students learn to use an LE vehicle to the maximum advantage – shooting through it, under it, and around it. Carlson’s resume includes a unique blend of experience from over 12 years in both military and law enforcement tactical operations. At the conclusion of Jon’s military service with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) he continued to advance his skill set as a police officer earning certifications in Firearms, Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter, and First Responder. Jon Carlson is currently an instructor with the elite Sig Sauer Academy.
Reality Based Force on Force Program Development with Dr. Wes Doss of Khyber Training. In this dynamic and interactive program, students will work to take training to the next level, build psychological, physiological and situational control skills effectively and efficiently in actual engagements considering real-world scenarios that unfold quickly.
Force on Force Diminished Light Instructor Workshop with Dr. Wes Doss is a hands-on interactive workshop designed for the instructor that requires an enhanced knowledge of the application of diminished light techniques in conjunction with the use of a handgun in critical, real world situations. Doss is an internationally recognized firearm, tactics and use of force instructor with over 30 years of military & civilian criminal justice experience, as well as significant operational time with both military & law enforcement tactical operations & protective service organizations. Wes holds specialized instructor certifications from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, Arizona POST, the Smith & Wesson Academy, the Sig Sauer Academy, NRA LEAD, FEMA and the Department of State. Wes holds a Master’s degree in criminal Justice Administration and an upper level Doctorate in Psychology, with an emphasis on sports and performance psychology.
Reactive Shooting with Todd Haller of Snowmass PD. Shooting on the reactive steel bobber range will push your skills to the limit. This course will demonstrate that a properly prepared officer can execute accurate shots in exceptionally short time windows including less than one second. Haller is a Patrol Sargent with the Snowmass Village Police Department (22 years). He is the training director of a regional multi-agency law enforcement firearms/Use of Force/arrest control/driving training program for agencies in south central Colorado. Todd is the lead POST firearms instructor for the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA) at Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO. His firearms instructional skills and knowledge are in demand nationwide. Todd has taught basic to advanced handgun skills for Executive Security International, Safariland Shooting School, and the Action Target Law Enforcement Training Camp.
Dynamic Use of Target Systems with Neil Honkala of Team One Network. This course will provide a series of dynamic training exercises that will help you improve your live fire training program. We will be incorporating a variety of target options that provide a pathway to improve the skills of your students. Honkala is a 26-year law enforcement veteran. Neil spent most of his career in south Florida as a SWAT team member, sniper, entry team member, and team leader. Neil was a state-certified firearms trainer and holds instructor certifications in pistol, shotgun, sub-gun, carbine and other SWAT/Tactical related disciplines. He has served as a road patrol officer, field training officer, tactical patrol force (street crimes) officer and undercover narcotics agent as well as supervising the tactical patrol force and K9 unit.
Rapid Deployment Patrol Rifle with Steve Horsman of Springfield Armory. The patrol rifle has become almost universally accepted in the world of law enforcement. This course will show you how you can get your rifle into action faster, and more accurately to stop a threat immediately. Horsman is a 27-year veteran of the Tempe, AZ PD including 10 years as a SWAT Sniper. Steve is a FTU instructor, USPSA/IDPA/NRA competitor for over 20 years, and one of the authors of the TPD Patrol Rifle Program which has been adopted by numerous agencies.
Shoot and Move with Kyle Schmidt of Tempe PD. Kyle’s class is 100% about building pistol shooting skills. This is not a philosophical class about tactics, it is a class about results on the target. Kyle combines his Law Enforcement training with his competitive shooting experience to provide a blend of instruction that is both practical and competitive. Schmidt is an officer with the Tempe, AZ Police department with over 18 years of experience including seven years on SWAT. He is a firearms SME and is currently a full time agency firearms training officer. Kyle competes in several shooting disciplines to include USPSA, IDPA, Multigun, NRA Bianchi Cup, NRA Bullseye, and NRA PPC. Has earned several National and World Champion titles through his competitive shooting career.
Advanced Pistol Clinic with Brandon Wright of Smith and Wesson. In this class, Brandon gives you the skills to take your shooting abilities to the next level by mastering the fundamentals. He takes a realistic approach to a Police Officers performance in a police shooting and gives you skills and techniques to close the gap between speed and accuracy. Wright comes to LETC as a seasoned firearms and tactical operations instructor with a results oriented, hands on approach. With over 10 years of Law Enforcement experience with the James City County and Virginia State Police Departments, Brandon is a Master Instructor and conducts advanced level firearms and tactical training for senior firearms instructors and tactical teams. Brandon is also an accomplished professional shooter and currently represents Team Smith & Wesson.
For more information or to register for LETC visit: http://www.actiontarget.com/LETC