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OTOA Patrol Rifle Skills and Concepts - July 27, 2019 Amherst, Ohio

OTOA Patrol Rifle Skills and Concepts - July 27, 2019 - Amherst, Ohio


$175.00 - OTOA member pricing 

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The OTOA does NOT teach one specific "tactic", we apply principles. Officers will be instructed that the specifics of the mission will drive the "tactic". Everything in the world of the “tactical minded” officer is built on principles; sound principles develop into good tactics. Our goal is to send our graduates back to your agency with the knowledge and foundation of the established principles of the OTOA and the NTOA.


The Patrol Rifle in Law Enforcement has become more important than ever in today’s world. The line officer to the SWAT officer to the Task Force Officer are all utilizing the Patrol Rifle in one aspect or the other.

The OTOA Patrol Rifle Skills and Concepts class will bridge the gap between qualification flat range and CQB. It will give the LEO the skills and concepts to win in a gunfight and come home at the end of the shift.

Topics to be covered include:
Pre Operational Checks
Equipment required for a Patrol Rifle Best Practices
Stance Sights Trigger and Grip
Weapon Manipulation
Malfunctions and Clearance
Use of Barricade cover

Student Equipment Needs:
Ballcap/Eye/Ear Protection
In Climate Weather Gear
Water/Range Snacks/Packed lunch/Sunblock/Bug spray
Patrol/Tactical Body Armor/Plate Carrier w/ plates
Duty Gear – patrol or tactical with Duty sidearm and holster/3 mags and mag carrier
M4/AR!5 or variant with iron sights or electric optic/sling/light/cleaning kit with lubricant
4 Patrol rifle mags with carrier of some type so they are on body
600 rounds of Practice ammo – NO Tracer/Green Tip/AP ammunition allowed

The OTOA Patrol Rifle Course is available to:

  • SWAT 
  • Patrol
  • Task Force Officer
  • Corrections
  • Any member of the military Active, Reserve or National Guard components
  • Agencies interested in enhancing their response capabilities

All OTOA Approved training courses are administered by credentialed instructors with "real world" experience in all aspects of critical incident response.
Meals: OTOA does NOT provide any meals for this course
  • Pack a bag lunch and fluids for EVERY training day.

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Still have questions?

Contact Jim Hardman at email address: or call him at (937) 219-8784


Start Date 07-27-2019 8:00 am
End Date 07-27-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity 16
Registered 2
Open Seats Remaining 14
Last Day to Register 07-23-2019 8:00 am
Individual Price $175.00
Speaker Russ Lyons
Number Hours 8
Location Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center

Venue Information - Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center

Class Location for Day One - Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center, 49300 Cooper Foster Park Rd. Amherst, Ohio 44001

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