10-8 Consulting
Home Page About Us Courses 10-8 Forums Links
Course Schedule
Course Application
Photo Gallery

 

Join the
10-8 Mailing List
Email Address:

Courses

Duty 1911 Course
This course is based on a comprehensive transition course taught to law enforcement personnel intending to carry the 1911 for duty use. The 1911 platform requires a more sophisticated end user to properly operate and maintain than typical modern service pistols. With that in mind, this course is specifically designed educate the student on operational theory of the 1911, helping the student avoid reliability pitfalls of the 1911, as well as diagnose and rectify problems as they appear.

The live fire portion of the course will focus on 1911 specific manipulations, such as proper usage of the mechanical safety, slide stop, and malfunction clearances. As time allows, minor reliability tuning of student's pistols may be performed by instructional staff.

Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

Basic care and feeding
Full detail stripping and reassembly
Proper maintenance, lubrication
Pros and Cons of firing pin safeties
Safety checks
The cycle of operation as it pertains to the 1911
Diagnosing reliability issues
Extractor issues, basic tensioning and head geometry
Inspection points for reliability
Basic modifications that can be done by the end user to maximize reliability
Test fire protocols to ensure that your 1911 is fit for duty
Pros and cons of current commercially available 1911s
Pros and cons of popular modifications and aftermarket parts
Other equipment selection

Marksmanship Fundamentals
Presentation
Grip and Recoil Management as it pertains to the 1911
Support Gear Selection
Safety Manipulation
Tactical vs. Emergency Reloads
Malfunction Clearances
Drills specifically tailored to address controls of the 1911

Basic Pistol Operator's Course
This course is as appropriate for the beginner or the seasoned shooter who wishes to re-visit the fundamentals in order to break past that next plateau. The curriculum covers firearms safety, the fundamentals of marksmanship, mindset, tactical manipulations, intermediate positions, non-diagnostic malfunction clearances, terminal ballistics, pre-engagement sequences, target engagement sequences, turns/pivots, and after action drills. Other topics include equipment selection, low light considerations, and preventative maintenance.

Intermediate Pistol Operator's Course
This course reviews the fundamentals covered in the Basic Pistol Operator's Course, and adds more sophisticated manipulation and shooting techniques, to include strong and weak hand only shooting, long distance pistol marksmanship, shooting on the move, one handed malfunction clearances, shooting on the move, shooting at moving targets, two-man tactics, and tactical problem solving.

Advanced Pistol Operator's Course
This course assumes the student has a firm grasp on the fundamentals of the tactical application of the pistol, and focuses on the technical aspects of shooting. This program includes diagnostic drills that will evaluate the shooter's performance under stress in order to assess his skill level. The focus of this course is to make each student more efficient in each movement, and present the student with tools to progress past their current skill level and achieve speed, accuracy and efficiency that was not possible for the student in the past. While the curriculum is technical in nature, the context in which it is presented will be martial in nature.

Backup Gun Operator's Course
This course is designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to efficiently utilize the Back Up Gun in a worst case scenario. The curriculum for this class includes, but is not limited to: manipulation of the BUG with both strong and weak hands, accessing the BUG both strong hand and weak hand from conventional and unconventional positions, target engagement sequences, after-action sequences, equipment selection.

Basic Carbine Operator's Course
This course is designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to efficiently utilize the AR-15/M4 carbine in a tactical role. The curriculum for this class includes, but is not limited to: the fundamentals of marksmanship, mindset, tactical manipulations, intermediate positions, non-diagnostic malfunction clearances, terminal ballistics, target engagement sequences, after-action sequences, pistol transitions, equipment selection and preventative maintenance. Other topics also include, multiple target engagements, and shooting on the move.

Intermediate Carbine Operator's Course
After reviewing the fundamentals covered in the Basic Course, this curriculum covers topics that build upon the basic principles of operating the carbine. Topics covered include, CQB considerations, strong hand and weak hand only shooting, assymmetrical positions, shooting on the move, two-man tactics, and tactical problem solving.

Advanced Carbine Operator's Course
This course assumes the student has a firm understanding of the fundamentals of the tactical application of the carbine, and focuses on the technical aspects of shooting. This course includes diagnostic drills that will evaluate the shooter's performance under stress in order to assess his skill level. The focus of this course is to make each student more efficient in each movement, and present the student with tools to progress past their current skill level and achieve speed, accuracy and efficiency that was not possible for the student in the past. While the curriculum is technical in nature, the context in which it is presented will be martial in nature. Other topics included will be specialized techniques for barricade shooting, weak side shooting, shooting on the move, transitions to the pistol, and team tactics.

Shotgun Operator's Course
The 12 gauge pump shotgun is one of the most powerful CQB weapons available in the small arms arsenal, yet it is one of the least understood. This course primarily focuses on the Push/Pull method of recoil control, as developed and taught by shotgun master instructor, Rob Haught. Using his unique method of recoil management, the student will be able to reduce felt recoil by nearly 50% and be able to fire followup shots with a 12 gauge pump shotgun as fast as most shooters can fire their pistols. The student will also be introduced to the shotgun CQB technique, which effectively shortens the weapon by 33%, making it effective even in extremely tight quarters. Other topics include, marksmanship fundamentals, patterning zones, ammunition selection, tactical manipulation, equipment selection, low light considerations, malfunction clearances, pistol transitions, pivots/turns, and shooting on the move.

Sub-Machinegun Operator's Course
This course will equip the student with the skills required to employ the pistol-caliber SMG in a tactical setting. Topics covered include marksmanship fundamentals, trigger manipulation/modulation, mindset, tactical manipulations, intermediate positions, non-diagnostic malfunction clearances, terminal ballistics, target engagement sequences, after-action sequences, pistol transitions, equipment selection and preventative maintenance. Other topics also include, multiple target engagements, and shooting on the move.

Police Urban Precision Rifle Course
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to employ the scoped precision rifle in a law enforcement setting. Topics covered will include weapon/equipment selection, maintenance, log/data books, support equipment, range estimation, positional shooting, marksmanship fundamentals, urban hides, sniper/observer roles, field craft, and terminal ballistics.

Officer Ground Survival Course
This course is geared towards winning a fight that has gone to the ground. This is not a "Ground Fighting" class, but a course to familiarize the student with the perils of being taken down to the ground, and provide the tools to escape to a position of advantage. Topics include, takedown counters, positions of advantage, escape techniques, and weapon retention on the ground. The goal of the course is to equip students such that they will walk away with a usable skillset that can be immediately applied on the job.

1911 Operator's Advanced Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Course
Taught by a Colt Factory Certified Armorer Instructor, this course is a must for any serious 1911 user. This is not an Armorer's Course per se, which by definition focuses on parts exchanging. Instead, this course eliminates the superfluous information and deals specifically with advanced diagnostic techniques to identify and prevent problems specific to the 1911 pattern pistol. Specific topics covered will be maintenance issues, installation and fitting of major components, magazine problems, Colt "Series 80" issues, cycle of operation, etc., Students will be provided a list of tools and parts to bring for practice fitting.

Defensive Edged Weapons Course
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to utilize an edged weapon in a defensive role. Thie class will introduce to the perils of a close quarter confrontation with an assailant armed with an edged weapon, and equip the student with the tools necessary to survive the encounter. Topics covered include, edged weapon defense, edged weapon use, knife selection, tactical carry/deployment of the edged weapon, edged weapon as a retention tool, footwork, angles of attack, knife disarms (why they are impractical), and legal considerations.

For questions regarding the course list please contact us.

Back to top