Be The Host Agency For The OTOA Pistol Diagnostics and/or Combat Pistol Courses

Pistol Diagnostics is a class to refine the basics and take your Marksmanship to the next level. Heavy focus will be on Stance, Sights, Grip and Trigger, Single Hand Engagements, Multiple Target Engagement. Learning how to run your lifeline more proficiently and accurately. You can never shoot fast enough to make up for misses.

Combat Pistol is a class based on tested and proven tactics utilized by seasoned Law Enforcement and military veterans. This class will show you the difference between theory and practical application of a pistol in a combat environment. Heavy focus will be on carry and ready positions, use of cover, shooting and moving, combat and tactical reloads under stress.

These classes will focus on the all the necessary skills required for the law enforcement officer or the law-abiding citizen to carry a pistol for self-defense. We will discuss equipment and equipment placement, clothing, proper shot placement, lessons learned after 20+ years of concealed carry experience and the mindset as it relates to the armed citizen. We will spend the entire day on the range fine tuning the skills needed to dominate and win deadly force encounters including; two handed and one handed shooting, reloading, shooting on the move, proper use of cover, clearing of malfunctions and much more. A strong emphasis on the fundamentals of marksmanship will always be stressed over speed throughout the day. Most importantly, we will give you the why's of everything that is taught and encourage the students to ask questions!


Being the host agency for an OTOA training class can be a benefit to the agency with the acquisition of free training slots. These free training slots do however come with a cost. The cost is not financial but will require some work and logistics help on the part of the host agency.

  • Free training spots are directly related to the number of "paying" course attendees
  • The following items represent standard equipment needs for the OTOA Instructors to facilitate our Pistol Diagnostics or Combat Pistol courses. Other materials may be required depending on the facility and any special student needs.
  • The course host will be informed of any additional requirements, or changes to the items listed below within a reasonable time frame prior to the start of the class.

Accommodation Needs

Indoor or outdoor range with 25 to 50 meter length minimum and 10 firing points across

Target stands

Needs Assessment

Locate an area hotel for out of town attendee officers. Establish a contact person at said hotel and provide the name and phone number to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.

Marketing Assistance

Marketing the Pistol Diagnostics and Combat Pistol courses is "primarily" the responsibility of the OTOA. The OTOA will make every effort to advertise and send out marketing material for all OTOA training courses. Depending on the region, course offering or other unforeseen circumstances, training courses may encounter difficulty attaining the OTOA minimum training course attendee standard.

As the Host Agency for the Pistol Diagnostics and Combat Pistol courses, you may be asked to actively participate in the marketing campaign for the course offering. The Host Agency marketing campaign participation includes but is not limited to: LEADs Teletype to the region the course is being offered, email solicitation, phone calls, text messaging, Facebook posts, etc., etc. LEADs announcements must be sent to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.

Interested?

Send an email to: jim.hardman@otoa.org

The OTOA is prepared to conduct the Pistol Diagnostics and Combat Pistol courses in every region in the State.

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