West Palm Beach – From 17-18 September 2018, John Meyer and John Riddle conducted a Shoot House Instructor Course at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office range. Sgt. Bill Evans hosted the courses. Police officers need to hone their shooting skills under realistic, high-stress conditions. This course offers instructors all the tools necessary to build a shoot house training program. The new instructors are taught to identify, mitigate, and train others on safety issues in the shoot house. The course also provides methods to integrate the range and the shoot house into cohesive training. Ultimately, the training prepares the instructor to facilitate training for all levels of proficiency in the shoot house from recruits to tactical teams. The course is sponsored by Action Target. We also use props from Crown Gym Mats.
At least once per course, we run students through a medical emergency. Typically we have the student instructors react to a simulated gunshot wound. This requires them to activate their emergency action plan and deliver first aid. Combat Medical provides training materials for realistic training.