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K.I. Training – Handgun Instructor Program

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K.I. Training – Handgun Instructor Program

May 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


This 40-hour Colorado POST-approved Handgun Instructor Program is designed to provide law enforcement officers the necessary skills and knowledge to develop and operate a law enforcement handgun-training program. Successful completion of the Handgun Instructor Certification as well as the 40-hour POST Instruction Methodology Program will make the student eligible to instruct in Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academies.  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 develop a full understanding of the fundamentals of shooting, efficient weapon manipulations, wound ballistics, combat shooting, and program development and management. Students must be a POST-certified or sworn law enforcement officer or deputy currently employed by a Colorado law enforcement agency.

Within 5 business days of enrollment, each participant must submit an email to Dianne Meier at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, dmeier@co.grand.co.us from his/her supervisor confirming that the agency supports and approves of the participant’s registration in the class and that the participant will be considered to be on-duty for the entire class.   If you cannot attend, please contact Dianne Meier to withdraw at least 5 business days before the first day of class.

All students will be given two attempts to pass Colorado POST Handgun Qualification Course on the first day of class with a 100% score.  Failure to qualify or any safety violations throughout the duration of the course will result in immediate dismissal.

Student must provide: semi-auto pistol with 3 magazines (service weapon), 1000 rounds of ammo and 10 rounds of green or orange dummy rounds for service handgun, protective eyeglasses, ear protectors, standard duty belt with holster, a flashlight, handcuffs, and clothing appropriate for classroom and outdoor range training. There will be a dim light shooting class one afternoon, which will require clear eye protection.

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, law enforcement firearms instructor and instructor trainer, SWAT team commander, US Army firearms and tactics instructor 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, and currently is a primary instructor trainer for the Colorado POST / County Sheriffs of Colorado firearms instructor certification program.

Class size limited to 10.


May 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Routt County Justice Center
1955 Shield Dr.
Steamboat Springs, CO United States
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Northwest Training Region

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  • Jacob Fischer
  • Jeff Behncke
  • Evan Noble
  • Shawn Hockaday
  • Chuck House
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