Course detail: Firearms Instructor School

Course Description:
The Firearms Instructor School is intended to increase the teaching skills of the firearms instructor. All course material will be presented at the instructor level. This is NOT a basic firearms seminar. Only officers who are full-time certified officers and who are or will be assigned firearms training duties should attend. Officer attending MUST complete the KLETC Instructor Development School before attending this course. Officers attending the course will be required to achieve a minimum score of 90 percent with their duty sidearm, 85 percent with Patrol Rifle and 85 percent with the shotgun shooting on the KLETC Qualification Target, pass the final written exam with a minimum score of 80 percent, demonstrate proficiency with the double-action auto-pistol and shotgun and demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver a presentation on some aspect of firearms instruction.

Equipment Requirements:
  • Duty double-action auto-pistol with 3 magazines
  • Shotgun
  • Duty leather
  • Flashlight
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Ballistic vest (if issued)
  • Athletic shoes or lace-up boots (NO pull-on boots will be worn during movement courses)
  • Gun cleaning equipment
  • 50 rounds of duty ammunition (NO reloads, +P or above)

All other ammunition (9mm, .40, .45, and 12 gauge shotgun) will be provided by KLETC. If your ammunition requirement is not listed, you must furnish your own ammunition: 800 rounds/Auto-pistol. Loaner weapons are available through the KLETC Rangemaster if arrangements are made prior to the beginning date of the school.

Additional online course work to be completed prior to attending the 2020 Firearms Instructor School. Online course information will be provided once registration is complete.

Agencies are limited to send two (2) officers.

*In addition to the week-long M-F training, you will be required to return for a scheduled 2-day practical portion to be determined by the KLETC Range Master.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

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