Monday, June 8, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
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St. Paul Police Department - Outdoor Range 
600 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul, MN 55130

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Sgt. Justin Miller 
St Paul Police Department's Professional Development Institute 

Pistol and Carbine Instructor Course 

The Saint Paul Police Department Professional Development Institute (PDI) presents "Pistol and Carbine Instructor."

This 5-day course is designed to teach the fundamentals of firearms instruction for both handgun and carbine applications. The goal of the course is to provide modern teachniques in handgun and carbine usage and instruction that the officers can bring back to their departments to build improved effectiveness with issued weapon systems.

The course will cover learning principles, lesson plans, public speaking, the SAFE series, fundamentals and elements of shooting, and how to effectively teach others. Skills covered will include loading and unloading, drawing and holstering, ready positions, three types of reloads, malfunction clearance techniques, one-hand shooting with both weapon and reaction hands, transitions from carbine to handgun, positional shooting, weapons maintenance, and equipment selection for both weapon systems.

This will be a small class environment and will include instruction by lecture, demonstration and coaching, as well as live fire drills and a qualification shoot. Officers will be required to conduct teach backs, run the firing line, and give at least one presentation to the group.


  • Issued handgun and at least three magazines (five magazines if single stack)
  • Issued duty carbine, three magazines, and all related gear
  • Duty belt and all related pouches
  • Eyes and ear protection
  • Knee pads (optional)
  • Ball cap (optional)
  • Clothing for the weather and comfortable footwear
  • Extra batteries and related gear for sights
  • AMMUNITION (Practice Rounds): 1000 rounds - Handgun, 1000 rounds - Carbine 

COST:       $725.00 per person     /     3 or More Same Agency  $705.00 per person

MN POST credits: 35


Attendees MUST have completed the Pistol and Carbine Instructor Pre-Qualification Course scheduled on April 29, 2020 prior to attending this course.