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Select-Fire Shooting


This 3-day / 24-hour instructor development course is designed to expand on the knowledge and skills of certified rifle/carbine instructors by introducing technical information and training methodologies for shoulder-fired select-fire weapon systems. Topics covered in the course will include an overview of various select-fire weapon systems, closed-bolt vs open-bolt operating systems, full-auto vs burst fire, policy consideration, instructor responsibilities, and training methodology.

Pre-requisite: Must be a certified law enforcement rifle/carbine instructor from a reputable organization to attend this course.

Topics Covered:

  • Firearms safety and instructor responsibilities
  • Defining select-fire and understanding it’s limitations
  • Overview of common select-fire weapons
  • Full-auto vs burst fire
  • Closed-bolt vs open-bolt systems
  • Function check for select-fire weapons
  • Selector & trigger manipulation
  • Operational & policy considerations
  • Training methodology

Required Equipment:

  • Copy of LE Rifle Instructor certificate
  • Select-fire weapon with tactical sling and 3 magazines
  • 800 rounds of ammo
  • Pistol with 2 magazines
  • 50 rounds of pistol ammo
  • Duty gear (holster, mag pouches, ballistic vest/plate carrier)
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Hat with a brim
  • Black Marker
  • Weather-related gear
  • Hydration fluids & snacks

General Hosting Requirements:

  • Classroom with projector and whiteboard large enough for 20 people
  • 50 yard range minimum
  • Basic range equipment / training aids


Phone: 800-930-2953

Email: office@nlefia.org


6635 W. Happy Valley Road

Suite A104-108

Glendale, AZ 85310

Hours of Operation: (AZ time)

Monday - Friday | 9am - 3pm

Closed: Weekends & Holidays

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