TPC 5-day Instructor Development Course - Handgun/Carbine

$ 1250 usd
Mon, Aug 19, 2024, 8:00 AM MDT – Fri, Aug 23, 2024, 5:00 PM MDT
Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range, 1134 S. Regional Park Road, Hurricane, UT, United States Map
TPC 5-day Instructor Development Course - Handgun/Carbine

TPC 5-day Instructor Development Course - Handgun/Carbine


To provide the trainees the knowledge, practical skills, and a complete understanding of the principles and abilities to diagnose themselves of other trainees, using the Reactive Shooting Science system of high‐performance handgun/carbine reactive marksmanship.


Through a combination of lecture, group discussion, demonstration, and testing, each student will learn how to practically apply the concepts of Reactive Shooting and how to properly teach these concepts.

Each student/instructor will learn the principles of Reactive Shooting Science and how to apply those principles on an individual basis. They will then learn how to diagnose shooter deficiencies using these principles and how to improve those they teach and mentor. Each instructor‐student will have ample opportunities to demonstrate proficiency, competency, and understanding of these principles.


Principles of high‐performance reactive marksmanship (Handgun/Carbine)

  • Fire Control Triangle – purposes, principles, and techniques of the stance, grip, and trigger control for high‐speed shooting, maintaining high‐level accuracy
  • Types of trigger manipulations
  • Reactive Shooting Cycle – the “algorithm” of the shot
  • Point of aim, point of impact offset factor
  • Visual acceptability
  • Focal continuum – different types of focus and vision methods
  • The secrets of the highly efficient target transitions, engaging multiple targets.
  • The effective, high‐speed engagement (Draw from holster – handgun /low ready, high ready positions ‐ carbine)
  • Maneuvering the rifle around physical obstacles – over/under the shoulder
  • Principles of shooting on the move

Methods for diagnostics (students’ performance)

  • Reading shooting group patterns
  • Most common shooting problems and errors – instant fix of the problem
  • Mental analogies and representations

Levels of competency

Qualities of the professional instructor

Developing a Skill and Evolving a Skill

Five Principles of kinetic efficiency in handgun/carbine manipulation

Understanding Neuroplasticity and Myelination as an Instructor

Efficient Speed Action Model


  • Quality eye and ear protection (we highly recommend electronic ear pro)
  • 1500 rounds of handgun ammunition / 1000 of carbine/rifle ammunition
  • A reliable service type handgun and at least three spare magazines
  • A backup handgun if you have one, just in case!
  • A sturdy belt, OWB kydex type holster that protects the trigger and several mag pouches
  • Semi-auto rifle/carbine or pistol caliber carbine(PCC) chambered in .223/ 5.56 or 9mm
  • Rifle sling
  • At least three carbine/rifle magazines – must be able to retain two magazines on your body
  • A hat and clothing to suit the weather and protect you from ejected brass. We recommend that high neck shirts be worn.
  • To keep your hands more comfortable through the learning process, we recommend that you bring an athletic tape.
  • Water/electrolyte drinks/snacks to keep up your energy
  • A notebook/pen or pencil


TPC Instructors Team

Lead Instructor

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Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range, 1134 S. Regional Park Road, Hurricane, UT, United States


  • Handgun Course
  • Carbine Course
  • Specialized Firearms Training
  • Reactive Marksmanship