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"This was one of the best firearms instructor courses I have taken. The instructors were knowledgeable and answered questions, provoked discussions, and I learned something new which is always great when you go to training." - Terry N., Ohio

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Live-Fire Vehicular Engagements


A vehicle is the most prolific piece of cover in an urban environment, and may be the only mobile piece of cover for law enforcement in a rural environment.  Officers need to understand how to use a vehicle to their advantage during a deadly force encounter. Training involving shooting into, out of, and around vehicles has become more popular in recent years, yet many firearms instructors don't know how to conduct the training safely or how to use their disposable vehicles in the most efficient manner possible to maximize their training.

This 2-day / 16-hour instructor development course is designed to show firearms instructors how to safely conduct live-fire vehicular engagement drills. Everything from counter-ambush drills to vehicle assault drills will be covered.  Instructors will be shown how to get the maximum use of disposable vehicles for training and ballistic testing. And, if only operational vehicles can be used, then instructors will learn the best methods to preserve them and mitigate potential damage.

This course is approved by the NRA LE Division for 16 hours of continuing education credit.

NOTE: This course requires the use of carbines / rifles. Students don't need to be certified as a rifle instructor to attend.  However, students must have successfully completed a rifle operator certification course of 16+ hours to attend this course.

Topics include:

  • Firearms safety rules vs. Range safety rules
  • Anatomy of a vehicle...what constitutes cover and what doesn't
  • Bilateral shooting
  • Shooting around vehicles
  • Shooting out of vehicles
  • Counter-ambush principles & drills
  • Shooting into vehicles / vehicle assaults
  • Ballistic testing on glass and metal
  • Demonstrating skip rounds off the hood and trunk
  • Using vehicles for supported shooting vs unsupported shooting
  • Natural progression of training for vehicular engagements

Student Required Equipment:

  • Pistol with three magazines
  • Duty holster / duty gear (no concealment holsters)
  • Rifle with magazines & tactical sling
  • 400 rounds of ammo for each weapon system
  • Hat with a brim
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Knee & elbow pads
  • Black marker
  • Weather appropriate gear
  • Hydration fluids and snacks

Hosting Requirements:

  • Classroom with projector and white screen
  • 50 yard range
  • 3-4 vehicles / disposable vehicles preferred (vehicles to shoot into), however operational vehicles will work (operational vehicles will not be shot into, therefore the ballistics testing portion of the training will be skipped)
  • Four (4) VTAC-style portable cover stands
  • Eight (8) portable targets stands
  • Silhouette style steel targets (rifle grade preferred)
  • Basic range equipment / training aids
Organizations hosting the this course will receive a minimum of two (2) FREE spots in the course.  Organizations interested in hosting a course should contact us at training@nlefia.org

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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