Close Quarters Concepts for Patrol (16 Hours) April 6 - 7, 2021

OTOA Red Team Shooter and Gladiator

Close Quarters Concepts for Patrol

April 6 - 7, 2021

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Youngstown - Mercy Health Training Center

The OTOA is delighted to announce another exclusive training course for police professionals, military and armed security officers interested in improving their ability to safely and effectively carry and use firearms in a dynamic environment.

This comprehensive two-day class will cover the safe and efficient deployment of pistols and rifles in and around officers, suspects, and uninvolved bystanders while in a close-quarters environment.

This course involves the use of marking cartridges - NO LIVE FIRE

Topics and disciplines covered

  • A safe and contemporary approach to the “close-quarters” environment
  • Conventional and unconventional weapons carry positions
  • Strong emphasis on individual officer, suspect/subject, and uninvolved person(s) safety
  • Tactics, techniques, and procedures for complaint and no-compliant individuals
  • Working solo, with a partner, or with a team
  • Force on paper “shoot” – “don’t shoot” decision-making drills
  • De-escalation tactics
  • Tactical decision-making

Required Equipment – Student Supplied:

  • Pistol outfitted to fire marking cartridges or airsoft (Glock 17T, conversion kits, etc.) – MUST BE ABLE TO SECURE IN DUTY STYLE HOLSTER
  • Rifle/carbine/subgun outfitted to fire marking cartridges or airsoft
  • 100 PISTOL marking cartridges
  • 100 RIFLE marking cartridges
  • Simunition © - UTM © or other approved safety equipment
  • Duty or Individual owned rifle/carbine with sling (NO LIVE AMMO)
  • Duty or Individual owned semi-auto pistol (NO LIVE AMMO)
  • Duty belt with holster or a concealed holster
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Protective gloves suitable to hold and fire pistol and rifle
  • Training appropriate attire
  • Wrap around Eye Protection
  • Baseball style hat / billed cap
  • Food / Water - No meals provided
  • Note-taking material


$250 – Student provides force on force weapon(s) and ammo

$350 – OTOA Supplied UTM bolt for M4, Glock 17T and UTM ammo for both AND force on force PPE (hood and groin) - (Student provides the M4 compatible to convert)                              

Training Times - 0800-1700 each day

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Contact OTOA Training Manager - Jim Hardman: or (937) 219-8784


Start Date 04-06-2021 8:00 am
End Date 04-07-2021 5:00 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 17
Open Seats Remaining 7
Last Day to Register 04-06-2021 8:00 am
Individual Price $250.00
Speaker OTOA Red Team Training Team
Number Hours 8
Location Mercy Health Training Center

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