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3 Day Advanced Firearms Course

Date: 10/31/2012-11/2/2012
TTPOA Member Tuition: $300.00
Non-TTPOA Member Tuition: $350.00
Location: Houston SWAT Range, Region 2 Instructor(s): Dan Colasanto
Contact Info: Hugo Gutierrez Jr., 832-483-3108
Course Details:

This course is designed to educate the student in the use of advanced firearms techniques to be used in the deployment of firearms in a deadly force encounter.

Dan Colasanto graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988 and served in the United States Army for four years before joining the Garland Police Department in 1992. Dan has served in the Patrol Division, Gang Unit, and Narcotics Unit and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. He has been on the Garland Police Department S.W.A.T. Team for 16 years where he has served on the Assault Team as a Rear Guard and Point Man before being moved to Team Leader. Dan has been a Firearms Instructor with the department for 18 years. He has been an adjunct instructor for the Mid - South Institute of Combat Shooting for 10 years where he has trained local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel as well as United states Army, Navy, and Air Force Special Operations Personnel. He has also been an adjunct instructor for the Texas Tactical police Officers Association. He continues to do adjunct instruction for both Mid - South and the TTPOA.

Class will begin at 0800 hours in classroom #424 in the Academic Building of the HPD Academy located at 17000 Aldine Westfield. 
Course Topics:

Weapons handling

Fundamentals grip, stance, trigger control, second sight picture, scan and breathe

Equipment set up and selection

Combat and tactical reloads

Transition drills

Engaging multiple targets

Moving and shooting

Shooting positions

Certified Peace Officer or Active/Reserve Military
Required Equipment

Handgun with at least three pistol magazines

Rifle with at least three rifle magazines

Tactical Rig

Body armor light or heavy (whichever you work in the most)


Eye protection

Ear protection

750 rounds pistol

750 rounds rifle

Knee pads (optional)

Elbow pads (optional)

Payment Instructions/Host Hotel Information:

The fee for the course is $300 for TTPOA members and $350 for non-members.  Registration must be done on-line at http://www.ttpoa.org/  (Training Calendar). Payment should be made to TTPOA.  Credit card payment is strongly recommended.  Payments(checks)should be mailed to: Hugo Gutierrez Jr., 1500 West Dallas, Houston, Texas 77019.  Inquiries regarding the course, payment or other questions can be directed to hgutierrez@ttpoa.org or 832-483-3108.  All fees are due by September 30th, 2012. There will be no refunds or course credit for cancellations after that date.

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