During the 22 week Academy, each Cadet will spend approximately 100 hours developing proper firearms skills. The primary objective during the training is to give each student the skills needed to defend themselves and others in a deadly force confrontation.
Course requirements to successfully complete the Firearms Program are:
Each CSP Cadet will be issued a Smith & Wesson M&P .40 caliber duty handgun and a patrol shotgun. The majority of the handgun training is completed at the CSP Academy indoor firearms range. The range is equipped with the Caswell Rangemaster 9000 turning target system, which allows the targets to move from 0 to 75 feet, 360 degree target rotation, and can accommodate up to ten shooters at a time. Shotgun training is conducted both at our indoor range and an outdoor range, which allows for long-range training with the rifled slug.
Cadets will also complete several reality based force-on-force scenarios using a 9mm paint ball round that fires out of a converted duty handgun. The student will challenge role players also armed with 9mm paint ball rounds through a converted weapon. These drills include:
Topics covered in the Basic Firearms Program are as follows: