All Courses - Outline and Requirements

Concealed Carry Deployment

You have made the decision to carry, but are you truly ready?

This course draws upon decades of combined experience in the daily carry of concealed firearms - on duty for specific missions and off duty.

The course is designed to bridge the gap between basic, mandated concealed carry training and the actual ability to tactically deploy a firearm in a real world environment. Most importantantly, the student will receive quality range time with professional instructors to determine what works best for their own concealed carry circumstances.

Course length is typically 8 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the course.

Topics covered will include:

  • Equipment Selection
  • Proper Shooting Fundamentals
  • Drawing and Reloading from Concealment
  • Mindset

Required equipment:

  • Pistol
  • 3 Pistol Magazines
  • 400 Pistol Rounds
  • Minimum One (1) Pouch for Pistol Magazine
  • Eye and Ear Protection

2019 Classes - $250/person


2-Day Rifle

With an emphasis on rifle competency, this course is designed to provide the shooter with the fundamentals and mindset necessary to perform at a high level on demand in many conditions and scenarios.

Days are typically 9-10 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the second day.

Download Reston Group Rifle & Pistol Standards

Topics covered will include:

  • Weapon Zeros
  • Safety
  • Familiarization
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Positions
  • Barricades
  • Multiple Threats
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Mindset

Required equipment:

  • Rifle
  • Serviceable Pistol
  • 3 Rifle Magazines
  • Pouches for Rifle Magazines
  • 2 Pistol Magazines
  • Pouches for Pistol Magazines
  • Rifle Sling
  • 750 Rifle Rounds/100 Pistol Rounds
  • Eye and Ear Protections
  • Serviceable Holster

2019 Classes - $450/person


2-Day Pistol

With an emphasis on pistol competency, this course is designed to provide the shooter with the fundamentals and mindset necessary to perform at a high level on demand in many conditions and scenarios.

Days are typically 9-10 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the second day.

Download Reston Group Rifle & Pistol Standards

Topics covered will include:

  • Safety
  • Familiarization
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Positions
  • Barricades
  • Multiple Threats
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Mindset

Required equipment:

  • Serviceable Pistol
  • Minimum 3 Pistol Magazines
  • Pouches for Pistol Magazines
  • 600 Pistol Rounds
  • Eye and Ear Protections
  • Serviceable Holster

2019 Classes - $450/person


Practical Pistol Marksman

Effective shooting is a complex motor skill. Mastery of any complex skill is best achieved through a deep understanding of its fundamentals. This course will use the time proven technique of shooting bull's-eye targets at challenging distances to evaluate and improve the student's shooting fundamentals.

The goal of this one day course will be to understand and apply proper fundamentals while still using practical gunfighting techniques.

Course length is typically 8 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the course.

Topics covered will include:

  • Stance
  • Grip
  • Sights
  • Trigger
  • Follow-Through
  • Draw
  • Shot Cadence

Required equipment:

  • Pistol
  • 3 Pistol Magazines
  • 350 Pistol Rounds
  • Holster
  • Minimum One (1) Pouch for Pistol Magazine
  • Eye and Ear Protection

2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 1

Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements.

Days are typically 9-10 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the second day.

Download Reston Group Rifle & Pistol Standards

Topics covered will include:

  • Weapon Zeros
  • Safety
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Positions
  • Multiple Threats
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Mindset

Required equipment:

  • Rifle
  • Serviceable Pistol
  • 3 Rifle Magazines
  • Pouches for Rifle Magazines
  • 3 Pistol Magazines
  • Pouches for Pistol Magazines
  • 550 Rifle Rounds / 500 Pistol Rounds
  • Rifle Sling
  • Eye and Ear Protections
  • Serviceable Holster

2019 Classes - $450/person


2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 2

A fast paced follow-up to Performance Gunfighting Mod 1. Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong, safe weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be taken to a higher level of competency through practical, advanced drills and non-traditional shooting techniques. Participants should have completed a basic pistol and rifle course from a reputable instructor to attend this course. (Applicants with extensive experience may also be considered on a case by case basis).

Days are typically 9-10 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the second day.

Download Reston Group Rifle & Pistol Standards

Topics covered will include:

  • Weapon Zeros
  • Safety
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Positions/Non-Traditional Positions
  • Multiple Threats
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Mindset
  • Barricades
  • One-Handed Shooting
  • One-Handed Weapon Manipulations

Required equipment:

  • Rifle
  • Serviceable Pistol
  • 3 Rifle Magazines
  • Pouches for Rifle Magazines
  • 3 Pistol Magazines
  • Pouches for Pistol Magazines
  • 550 Rifle Rounds / 500 Pistol Rounds
  • Rifle Sling
  • Eye and Ear Protections
  • Serviceable Holster

2019 Classes - $450/person


5-Day Performance Gun Fighting

This course is designed to provide the shooter with the fundamentals and mindset necessary to perform at a high level on demand in many conditions and scenarios.

Days are typically 9-10 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the second day.

Download Reston Group Rifle & Pistol Standards

Topics covered will include:

  • Weapon Zeros
  • Safety
  • Familiarization
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Positions
  • Barricades
  • Multiple Threats
  • Reloads
  • Malfunctions
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Mindset

Required equipment:

  • Rifle
  • Serviceable Pistol
  • 3 Rifle Magazines
  • Pouches for Rifle Magazines
  • 3 Pistol Magazines
  • Pouches for Pistol Magazines
  • 1700 Rifle Rounds / 500 Pistol Rounds
  • Rifle Sling
  • Eye and Ear Protections
  • Serviceable Holster

$850/person

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2-Day Room Clearing

This course will introduce principles and techniques of room clearing. Material covered will benefit law enforcement and responsible citizens. Principles covered can carry over beyond home defense scenarios.

Days are typically 9-10 hours in length with a short lunch break. Certificates are given upon successful completion of the second day.

Download Reston Group Rifle & Pistol Standards

Topics covered will include:

  • Mindset
  • Mission Purpose
  • Proper Tactics for Given Situations
  • One and Two Person Clearing Techniques
  • Defensive Positions
  • Low Light Tactics

Preferred Equipment:

  • AR15 style rifle
  • Weapon mounted light
  • Rifle sling
  • Clear eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Gloves

Minimum Acceptable Equipment:

  • Glock Pistol (rentals available with prior notice)
  • Hand Held Flashlight

Provided Equipment:

  • UTM Bolts for Rifles
  • UTM Pistol Slide (if needed)
  • All UTM ammunition
  • Force-on-Force Protective Gear

$700/person

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Direct Action Sniper - Level 1

Working in conjunction with Ridgeline, the Direct Action Sniper Course, is designed for the Law Enforcement Officer who has been designated or chosen by their Agency to be responsible for the application of precision fires or tactical reconnaissance during critical incidents.

Our Three-day 40 hour course develops the fundamentals of the multi-mission skill set required for todays Law Enforcement Marksman.

Required equipment:

  • Precision Scoped Rifle Capable of 1MOA or Better (min Cal .223/)
  • Rifle Scope with External Elevation/Windage Adjustments (mil-based reticle preferred)
  • BipodĀ (available)
  • Rear bag/Sand Sock (available)
  • 600 Rounds Match Grade Rifle Ammunition (Same Lot Number/Available)
  • Rifle Cleaning Gear
  • Binoculars
  • Note Book
  • Spotting Scope*
  • Rangefinder*
  • Kestrel/Ballistic Solver*
  • Pack
* Not Required

$750/person


LE DM/SPR

Presented in conjuction with Ridgeline, the LE DM/SPR Course is designed to give the precision shooter the knowledge and skills to dominate 0-600m engagements. Our 2-Day, 20 hour course is geared for shooters who utilize the SPR platform (5.56/7.62mm).

The DM/SPR concept, battle-proven in the streets of Iraq, allows the shooter the ability to seamlessly transition from close-range engagements to longer-range precision. A true force multiplier, we believe that it is the future of the LE Precision Rifle, and are pleased to be on the forefront of its application in Law Enforcement.

Topics covered will include:

  • History of the SPR: Weapon Selection/Characteristics/Employment
  • Rifle Setup/Fitting/Maintenance
  • Understanding Angular Units of Measure
  • Range Estimation
  • Wind Reading/Estimation
  • Scope Theory
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Establishing a Zero
  • Data Collection 0-600m
  • Supported and Unsupported Alternate Positions
  • Weapon Manipulations
  • Multiple Shots/Targets
  • Shooting on the Move
  • Employment of Cover/Improvised Positions
  • Low Light Shooting (If Applicable)
  • Scenario Based Engagements
  • Qualification CoF

Required equipment:

  • Duty Pistol
  • Carbine, 5.56/7.62 (Capable of Holding <2MOA Out To 600M)
  • Magnified Optic (Variable Power or Fixed, MIL adjustments pref, ACOG OK)
  • 800 Rounds Rifle, 100 Rounds Pistol (FMJ/Practice)
  • Sling (2pt Highly Recommended)
  • Bipod
  • Individual Kit/Equipment (LBE/Assault Pack/Mags/etc.)
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • Clothing Appropriate For Climate and Conditions
  • Note-taking Gear

$450/person


High Risk Search Warrants

For too many years Hostage Rescue Tactics have been used to serve High Risk Search Warrants. While generally successful, it has exposed SWAT Officers to additional, unnecessary, risk. This 24 hour course will expose SWAT Officers to a proven, more measured approach that balances the mission to secure the location with the nationally recognized Priority of Life standards, and the principles of CQB.

Topics will include; planning, individual tactics, team movement, and proper discrimination. Over the span of three days, this cover the necessary skills, practical exercises, and Force on Force scenarios.

Topics covered will include:

  • Mindset
  • Mission Purpose
  • Mission Planning
  • Outer Threshold Tactics
  • Room Entry Tactics
  • Multiple Entry Points
  • Link Ups
  • Firearms Manipulation
  • Low Light Tactics

Required equipment:

  • AR15 style rifle
  • Weapon mounted light
  • Rifle sling
  • Pistol W/ Magazines
  • Rifle with the ability to participate in force on force scenarios (Pistol Optional)
  • Full Tactical Gear
  • Clear eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Gloves
  • 250 Marking Cartridges
  • 100 Live Rifle Rounds
  • 50 Live Pistol Rounds

(Marking cartridge conversions and ammo available for rent and purchase if needed)

$650/person


Hostage Rescue

Hostage Rescue is the most complicated, high risk SWAT mission. It requires the most advanced skills but is also the least executed mission.

Reston Group is offering a 5-day Hostage Rescue Training Course that will provide Tactical Team Members with the skills to successfully accomplish this complicated mission. This course will consist of range training, Simmunitions, and live fire CQB in a shoothouse.

The topics will include:

  • High Performance Shooting
  • Individual CQB skills
  • Team Movement
  • Multi-Team/Multi Breach Point Operations

The goal of the course is to provide each Officer the skills to be a successful member of a Hostage Rescue Entry Team.

Please contact us for scheduling.

$1,000/person

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Winning an Armed Encounter Seminar

This is an 8-hour seminar that includes a detailed debrief of the officer involved shooting that Jared Reston was involved in where he was shot 7 times and was able to return fire, killing the suspect.

Topics include the threats that face law enforcement today and what we can do to win these encounters.

Please contact us for scheduling.