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R4 Tactical Handgun III and Tactical Carbine I- Idaho Falls CANCELLED

June 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number: R4259

Course Description:   Tactical Handgun III and Tactical Carbine I- Idaho Falls                                                             CANCELLED effective 03/16/20


This eight hour course focuses on medium and long range self defense handgun skills. At medium distances of 10-20 yards, students are taught to focus on the threat with both eyes open while bringing the weapon slide into their peripheral view, centering the weapon on the threat. At longer ranges (20-100 yards), students are taught to line up the front and rear weapon sights and when combined with proper trigger control (trigger weld) fire accurately at specific threats. Long distance prone shooting with a handgun is taught utilizing positions which minimize neck strain for accurate long distance shooting.


  • Range and Handgun Safety Principles
  •  Determining Dominant or Master Eye
  •  Multiple Threat Shooting
  •  Mid Range Self Defense Shooting Skills
  •  Threat Assessment and Situational Awareness
  •  Front and Rear Sight Alignment with both eyes open
  •  Long Distance Prone Shooting with the Handgun


This eight hour course is the equivalent of the Instinctive (CQB) Handgun – 1 Course where we teach the basics of Instinctive shooting with a carbine.

The same training philosophy is used of focusing your eye on the threat while holding the carbine in the low ready position. On command, the student raises the carbine to their natural shooting position (weapon stock firmly planted into the shoulder with normal cheek weld), then fires the carbine with both eyes open and focused on the threat, not on the weapon sights. With proper eye focus and trigger control the student can shoot very accurately at close ranges of 25 yards or less with a carbine.
This course teaches students to fire rapidly, obtaining multiple hits into the center body mass of a threat.

Skills Taught in this course include:

  • Basic Carbine Skills
  • Range and Weapon safety
  • Instinctive Shooting techniques
  • Trigger control
  • Loading the Carbine
  • Advancing and retreating from the threat (target) while shooting
  • Multiple target acquisition

Dates: June 5-6, 2020

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $350.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)


Instructor(s): Doug Dryden

Remarks: To register for this class, contacted Sgt. Doug Metcalf at


Students my have previously attended the HTTG Instinctive (CQB) Handgun I & II prior to taking these courses.


  • Semi-auto pistol with three magazines, a holster and spare magazine holder (for two spare mags)
  • 750 rounds of good quality range ammunition (and a mag loader for loading magazines if preferred)
  • Eye and ear protection (preferably noise canceling / enhancing ear protection)
  • Clothes and shoes for shooting and moving on rough ground
  • Light shooting gloves (this will help as we will be inserting magazines and racking the slide hundreds of times in a day)
  • Ball cap or other hat with a brim to deflect flying brass from the shooter next to you
  • A good attitude wanting to be challenged and to have fun as you learn new skills


  • Patrol Rifle/Carbine
  • 350 rounds of rifle ammunition (please do not bring green tip SS-109 ammo)
  • Chest rigs or other carbine mag carriers to carry two additional loaded carbine mags (BDU side bellow pockets are fine)
  • Eye and ear protection (preferably noise reduction / enhancing ear protection)
  • BDU or tactical style pants with knee pads and good shoes for shooing and moving on rough ground
  • Shooting mat or tarp for prone shooting
  • Shooting gloves if needed
  • Ball cap or other hat with brim for deflecting brass
  • A good attitude wanting to be challenged and to have fun as you learn new skills


June 5, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office


Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Annex
577 D St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402 United States
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