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 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 required 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: 

  • Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
  • Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus

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:                $125


Cancellation/No Show:



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



Application Form:

WSCJTC Application Form (Word)


WSCJTC Application Form (PDF) (The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for the PDF version)

Submit Applications to:

Valerie Jenkins, Registrar


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Fax: 206.835.7926

Course, Program or Policy Questions:

Bob Bragg


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