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Carbine Instructor Certification

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Carbine Instructor Certification

March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm


This Colorado POST-approved Carbine Instructor Certification course is designed to provide law enforcement firearms instructors the necessary skills to develop and operate a law enforcement carbine program. This course will greatly enhance the student’s ability to diagnose shooting errors and provide practical and effective means to make permanent and sustainable corrections. The student will also develop a full understanding of the capabilities of the carbine, to include: mastery of the fundamentals of shooting, efficient manipulation skills, understanding wound ballistics, extended range shooting, effects of wind and weather, and use of optical sights, program development and management. Pre-requisites: Students must be a POST-certified law enforcement officer currently employed by a Colorado law enforcement agency, have successfully completed basic handgun instructor certification and have successfully completed carbine / patrol rifle operator’s certification.

Within 5 business days of enrollment, each participant must submit an email to Janet Larson, jlarson@csoc.org, from his/her supervisor confirming that the agency supports and approves of the participant’s registration in the class with certificates showing completion of the handgun instructor and rifle operator certification attached. The approval also can be mailed.

Student must provide: carbine w/ tactical sling, 200 rounds handgun ammo, 3 magazines, 1000 rounds carbine ammunition, duty belt / holster / handgun, ballistic vest, 5 dummy rounds, hat, ear protection, eye protection, binoculars or a spotting scope, notebook and pen.

Although it is free to individual students, CLEAT has committed a substantial amount of the grant to bring the class to your area. If you cannot attend, please use the disenroll link on your confirmation email to withdraw at least 5 business days before the first day of class. Failure to show for the class will result in a $200.00 charge payable to Colorado POST. Any safety violations will result in immediate dismissal from class.

Instructor Information: Dave Kleiber has compiled a concurrent law enforcement and military career over the past 28 years; the last 11 of which were with US Army Special Forces units. He has an extensive amount of experience as an international marksmanship champion being one of only 499 Double Distinguished Marksman in the history of the United States Army. For the last 16 years Dave has been a law enforcement firearms instructor and instructor trainer, SWAT team commander, and is a combat veteran having served with US Army Special Forces units in Operation Iraqi Freedom I and Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

Dave is a Colorado POST Firearms Full Skills Instructor. He has served on the Colorado POST Firearms Subject Matter Expert Committee, has been a lead instructor for the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA), and currently is a primary instructor trainer for the Colorado POST / County Sheriffs of Colorado firearms instructor certification program.

Dave has developed and refined his methods of instruction by training military and law enforcement personnel in Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Korea, Germany, Slovenia, Poland, England, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Russia and throughout the United States.

Class size limited to number of shooting positions on host range.

5 day CLEAT course.  POST #FA0038



March 27 @ 8:00 am
March 31 @ 5:00 pm


County Sheriffs of Colorado
jlarson@csoc.org or jpenman@csoc.org


Longmont PD Range
10916 County Rd 5
Longmont, CO 80501 United States
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