P.O.S.T Tactical Rife Instructor
M16/AR15 for Police & Military



This Class is open to Law Enforcement and Military only.

Classroom location: 1315 East Main Street, Santa Paula 93060

Unless otherwise directed class starts at 0900

 Tactical Rifle Instructor Development
 Designing Courses of Fire
 Tactical Rifle Accessories & Ammo
 Range Safety
 Documenting Firearms Training
 Effective Coaching Techniques
 Range Training Aids
 Student Presentations
 Tactical Rifle Selection
 Proper care and cleaning of weapons

The emphasis for this class will be the development of quality tactical rifle instructors. Students are expected to have a better than average ability to manipulate their assigned weapons in a safe manner. Live fire exercises are for the purpose of developing effective coaching techniques, designing courses of fire and developing the ability to recognize and correct shooting deficiencies as orchestrated by the instructors. This course meets the legislative mandate to possess long/short barreled rifles PC33220 and the POST commission regulation 1081

This will be an interactive class with student participation being required during all aspects of the training.  Throughout the week, there will be individual and group projects to be completed.  By the last day, each student will have been required to make presentations and run several range drills.

Throughout the week, each student will be evaluated on the following:
 Firearms Safety
 Effective Coaching Techniques
 Rifle Manipulation Skills
 Verbal Communication Skills
 Rifle Marksmanship
Positive Attitude
Each student is required to bring the following equipment to the course:
 Duty pistol, 3 mags and related gear.
 250 rounds of pistol ammunition
  AR15 Rifles w/Sling & (6) 30 round mags.
 1000 rounds rifle ammo
 Magazine carriers and Tactical Vest ) if used by agency).
 Optics and batteries required
 Range safety equipment (ear protection, eye protection, hat etc.)
 Whistle and timing device (i.e. stopwatch)
 Flashlights and weapon mounted light
 Cleaning equipment
 Body armor (only if required by your agency)
 Foul weather gear
 Note taking material & Sharpie
 Training aids for their class presentation (Red guns etc…)


To successfully complete this course and be certified as a Tactical Rifle Instructor, each student must:

  • Demonstrate safe weapon handling under all conditions at all times
  • Demonstrate above average weapon handling skills
  • Demonstrate above average knowledge of their weapons systems
  • Turn in all required assignments timely
  • Pass the shooting proficiency course of fire with 100% accuracy and no safety violations (Three attempts allowed)
  • Receive average or better evaluations on presentation and communication skills
  • Pass the final written exam with 80% or better

FEE $625 (Payable to Tactical Firearms Training Institute)