Basic Handgun Skills
course will provide the beginning to intermediate shooter with the
basic skills of; drawing techniques, target acquisition, sight alignment,
sight picture, breath control and trigger techniques. The shooter
is responsible to provide their firearm, all necessary equipment
and either bring or order, two weeks in advance, from SOG-Tactical,
250 rounds of ammo.
This course begins with a brief refresher of the safety procedures
for all weapons and the emergency actions for clearing jammed or
misfire rounds. The Combat Shooting Course is designed to teach
the shooter the advanced forms of acquiring a target or multiple
targets and to engage the target/s by immediate action without having
to depend on the weapons sights. The military refers to this form
of shooting as "Train Fire." Today many instructors may
refer to it as "Point shooting," or "Instinct Shooting."
The shooter is responsible to provide the necessary equipment for
the course to include 300 rounds of ammo for their weapon. You may
order your ammo from SOG-Tactical at least two weeks in advance.
Low Light/Night Shooting
This course of fire begins in a low light environment and progresses
into a minimum light or no light situation. The course includes
the use of flashlight shooting and other low or no light techniques.
The methods and techniques of fire are similar to those of the Combat
Shooting Course, but in the dark. The shooter is responsible to
provide all equipment required for the course as well as 300 rounds
of ammo. Ammunition may be ordered from SOG-Tactical at least two
weeks in advance.
Basic Tactical Shotgun Course
This course is designed to teach the shooter the basic tactics
for deployment of a shotgun in a home, business or tactical situation.
The shooter must provide the weapon and all equipment necessary
for the course. The course teaches safety techniques for shotguns,
target acquisition, engagement, patterning, single and multiple
targets, skip shooting and other such subjects. The student must
provide 100 rounds of 12 gauge, #6 bird shot, 20 rounds of 00 buckshot
and 10 rounds of 1 oz. lead slugs.
Combat Shotgun Course
combat shotgun course is designed to review the shotgun safety and
then move into the tactical use of the shotgun in a combat environment.
The tactical use of the shotgun as a combat weapon for use by Entry
Teams, use against multiple targets, the methods of patterning your
shots, use of various types of shotgun ammunition, Skip Shooting
and other such tactics. Tactics of Transition from shotgun to handgun
and back to shotgun from handgun. The shooter must provide the handgun
and 300 rounds of ammunition, the shotgun with a tactical sling
and 100 rounds of #6 bird shot, 50 rounds of 00 buck shot, 25 rounds
of 1 ounce shotgun slugs and the tactical equipment required or
commonly used in deployed situations.
Introduction to Basic Rifle Skills
This course will introduce the beginning shooter to basic rifle
skills, which includes; weapon safety and zeroing of their weapon.
Shooting fundamentals of target acquisition, sight alignment and
sight picture, breath control and trigger squeeze. These practices
will lead into marksmanship drills, basic loading and tactical reloading
drills, along with malfunction and emergency action drills.
Equipment required: tactical rifle
with iron sights or *combat optics and *tactical sling mounted,
minimum 4 magazines, *400 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection,
note-taking materials, *shooting mat optional.
Intermediate Rifle Skills
course is designed to introduce the operator to the sound fundamentals
of shooting. The Operator will be enabled, through this training
to effectively engage and neutralize immediate and eminent threats
out to 100 meters. The objectives of this course is to train the
Operator in; weapons safety, zero and conformation of zero in the
weapon, varied forms of marksmanship techniques, shooting from multiple
positions (shoot and scoot), shooting multiple targets, speed or
combat reloading, turn and shoot, in the open use of and shooting
from cover. The Operator must have completed
the Basic Rifle Course at SOG-Tactical, or another school acknowledged
by SOG-Tactical, before they are allowed to attend this course.
Equipment required: tactical rifle
with iron sights or *combat optics and tactical *sling attached,
four magazines minimum with *pouches or *LBV, *400 rounds of ammunition,
*body armor, eye and ear protection and note-taking materials,
*shooting mat optional.
Advanced Operator Rifle Skills
A firearm in the hands of a competent
shooter is without a doubt the most formidable weapon available. This course is designed to give the Operator
a maximum amount of time behind his weapon, both rifle and handgun,
in various tactical situations. The course begins with a review
of safety principles for the movement with loaded weapons, acquisition
of targets while on the move, use of cover while moving, engaging
multiple targets while on the move, tactical re-loading and immediate
action drills for malfunctions, failure to fed and other stoppages
and transitioning from handgun to rifle and rifle back to handgun.
The course begins with verifying or zeroing the Operators weapons,
reviewing stoppage drills, speed reloading techniques, the use of
cover while moving and shooting on the move, making stationary and
moving turns, engaging multiple targets, transitions of one weapon
to the other and weapons retention. The final operation is conducted
in the “shoot house.” This operation
begins with room clearing and progresses into house or building
clearing. The teams will move into the shoot house tactically to
clear the location. They will conduct transitions from weapon to
weapon engaging and neutralizing any target that is hostile or may
present a danger to them.
The course objective is to build within the Operator a high degree
of self-confidence, self-discipline and tactical awareness. To instill
in the Operators confidence in their skills, tactics, and weapons
through what they have learned as a result of this training. The
Operator must complete an acceptable Intermediate Rifle Operator’s
Course prior to acceptance to this course.
Equipment requirements: tactical rifle
with iron sights or *combat optics and *tactical sling, 6 magazines
with *pouches or *LBV, *600 rounds of ammunition, *body armor,
eye/ear protection and note-taking materials, *shooting mat is
NOTE: The items above marked * are items the
operator/student may purchase from SOG-Tactical. The ammunition
requires a pre-paid order of not less than two (2) weeks before
the course you are attending. The other items may be purchased at
our office, or ordered through our website. Some items may be purchased
at the shooting venue on the day of the event.
The following items are recommended for the intermediate and advanced
courses; Body armor (we are the Orange County dealers for US Armor,
Inc.), Load Bearing Vest, drop leg or belt mounted holster for sidearm
with magazine pouches, Magazine pouches for rifle mags (if no LBV),
water source either canteen or bottled or hydration unit, hat or
cap, knee protectors, shooting mat, gloves, sun and shooting glasses
or goggles, sun-screen and any other items or equipment the Operator
feels is necessary or required to have by their employer or department.
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ADDITIONAL SOG COURSES
High Speed Tactical Driving Course
Defensive Driving Course
Tactical Vehicle Ramming Course
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Marksmanship Courses
Handgun, Rifle and Shotgun Courses
Entry Team Tactics
SWAT Tactics; Handgun and Rifle Transition Techniques
Sniper Tactics & Training Program