DT: Firearms Retention and Disarming Instructor #2074

Course Description:

Firearms Retention/Recovery and Disarming Instructor class is a 16-hour course designed to promote techniques for self-protection that effectively and efficiently deal with aggravated-assault level resistors who are attempting to disarm the officer.

Within this course, the participant will learn and understand:

  • The principles of handgun and long gun defense and disarming
  • Targeting principles
  • Proper psychomotor skills involved in their employment
  • How the various components of Level Two and Three tactics are applied to these serious and potentially life threatening situations

The Participant will understand the guidelines:

  • Surrounding the use of force at this level of threat
  • Proper means of instruction and testing
  • Theoretical background to analyze other similar programs in order to develop agency specific programs consistent with agency policies

Required equipment:

  • Fully equipped duty belt and the inert-firearm carried on duty
  • Tape for wrists
  • Elbow, forearm and kneepads
  • Mouth guard
  • Gloves
  • Airsoft pistol, and eye protection are also recommended for participation
  • Impact resistant suit such as FIST or Red Man type gear as well

Subjects Covered:

  • Overview F R/D tactics principles, concepts and statistics
  • Striking tactics and drills
  • Training equipment needs
  • Handgun retention
  • Long-gun retention
  • Handgun disarming
  • Long-gun disarming
  • Grounded handgun retention and recovery
  • Braced-contact shooting principles and secondary weapons use
  • Disarm attempts and use of force issues

Prerequisite: Defensive Tactics Instructor Course #2076 and Ground Survival Tactics Instructor

Course #2187 because of the physical nature of the class, participants are required to

sign a liability waiver.


Dress Code & Identification:

    Visitors attending training at WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus.  If you are not wearing agency identification, you will be asked to check in at the front desk and will be provided with a clip-on visitor's identification card.

Recertification course:       Firearms Retention and Disarming Instuctor Course #2174, is an 8 hour course, and

should be attended within 3 years of last certification.


Cost:   $200

Cancellation/No Show:



  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Thursday and Friday
  • Dates and locations listed below

How To Apply:

Online Registration-LMS (Only agency authorized personnel can access this tool. Contact your Training Manager on your local procedures).
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Registration Questions:

Sacheie Coaxum

Phone: 206.835.7329 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Bob Bragg

Phone: 206.835.7350|  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Revised June 2016