Black Skull Tactical Applications Course List

Introduction to Firearms (1 Day)

The BSTA Introduction to Firearms is designed for the beginner pistol shooter who wishes to understand and use of handguns. We will discuss how to choose a defensive handgun, understand basic fuctions of a revolver & Auto-loader and what caliber pistol you should choose. Learn weapons safety & pistol handling, marksmanship,
shooting from 3 to 7 yards. We will also discuss ammunition, sights, and holsters and any firearms questions you may have. The BSTA ITF course will be a fun, stress free environment; that will makes the group feel as though the participants control the pace of learning. The below list is just part of what will be discussed during this course. *There are no course prerequisites.

Safety
Pistol functions & operations
Maintenance & Cleaning
Loading, reloading and clearing procedures
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Basic Position Shooting
Malfunction Definition and Clearance
Dry fire and live fire accuracy drills
Slow Fire
Speed shooting drill
Target Acquisition
Pistol/Ammunition Requirements: A veriety of Pistols and 100 rounds per student will be provided in the course cost.
Equipment: Clear wrap around ballistic eye protection, hearing protection (will be provided). Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system are recommented.

Method: Range Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 10

Duration: 1 days (this means 3-4 hours for hands on classes before a short break/lunch then 3-4 hrs of range firing on the scheduled day).

Course Cost: $150.00 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 1 Tactical Pistol (1 Day)

The BSTA Pistol Course is designed for the beginner and intermediate pistol shooter who wishes to develop or further enhance reflexive pistol handling skills. These skills increase shooter confidence in tactical situations. The BSTA course also provides shooters with a clear understanding of what can be performed in a combat shooting situation with your pistol. Not only will you master new shooting skills, but you will also learn basic troubleshooting and maintenance of your weapon system. We will also discuss ammunition, sights, lights and holsters. The below list is just part of what will be discussed during this course. *No course prerequisites.

Safety
Maintenance & Cleaning
Loading, reloading and clearing procedures
Equipment rigging
Optics, magazines, slings, lights
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Basic Position Shooting
Malfunction Definition and Clearance
Dry fire and live fire accuracy drills
Slow Fire
Speed shooting drill
Rapid Fire
Barricade and covered firing positions
Multiple Target Acquisition
Ammunition Requirements: 300 rounds (Minimum)
Gear: Pistol, holster, three high capacity (15rds) magazines or six low capacity (7-8 rds), magazine holder, belt, flashlight, flashlight holder, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 1 day (this means 6hrs on day of event 0800-1400 hrs.) summer season times.

Course Cost: $150.00 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 1 Tactical Carbine (1 Day)

The BSTA Carbine course is designed to train shooters who have beginner to intermediate experience with the AR-15 weapons platform. This course is for beginner AR-15 enthusiast, but for anyone who wants to learn the basic fundamentals that must apply across all aspects of tactical shooting. Additionally, this course will cover important cleaning, maintenance, and troubleshooting of this popular weapons system. We will also show you how to set up your system to gain greatest advantage in any situation. This course requires some specialized gear, to include serviceable weapon system. The following topics will be presented. *No course prerequisites.

Safety
Maintenance & Cleaning
Loading, reloading and clearing procedures
Malfunction Definition and Clearance
Equipment rigging
Optics, magazines, slings, lights
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Ballistics
Zeroing
Basic Position Shooting
Multiple Target Acquisition
Ammunition Requirements: 500 rounds
Gear: Carbine, optic, four high capacity (30rds) magazines, load bearing equipment, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 1 day (this means 6hrs on day of event 0800-1400 hrs.) summer season times.

Course Cost: $150.00 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 1 Tactical Shotgun Course (1 Day)

The BSTA Shotgun Course will help to train the shotgun operator to be a more competent asset to his or her tactical team. During this course we will cover basic shooting techniques as well as many advanced techniques.

Safety
Maintenance & Cleaning
Loading, reloading and clearing procedures
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Equipment rigging
Optics, magazines, slings, lights
Basic Position Shooting
Multiple Target Acquisition
Malfunction Definition and Clearance
Ammunition Requirements: 250 rounds

Gear: Shotgun, optic, load bearing equipment, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None
Number of attendees: up to 15
Duration: 1 day (this means 6hrs on day of event 0800-1400 hrs.) summer season times.
Course Cost: $150.00 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 1 Squad Designated Marksman Course (1 Day)

The BSTA SDMC course is designed for precision shooting at distance. The average rifleman engages targets from 25 meters up to 300 meters, the sniper engages from 600 meters on out, but the squad designated marksman is especially trained to use the SDM rifle to engage targets from 300 to 600 yards. This is simply knowing and understanding the marriage of weapons capability, comparable optic, ammunition selection, ballistics and training. Also understanding the role ordinarily covered by a sniper.

Safety
Maintenance & Cleaning
Loading, reloading and clearing procedures
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Equipment rigging
Optics, magazines, slings, lights
Basic Position Shooting
Multiple Target Acquisition
Malfunction Definition and Clearance
Ammunition Requirements: 300 rounds

Gear: Tactical Rifle, optic, load bearing equipment, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None
Number of attendees: up to 15
Duration: 1 day (this means 6hrs on day of event 0800-1400 hrs.) summer season times.
Course Cost: $200.00 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 2 Tactical Carbine/Pistol Assault Course (3 Day)

The BSTA 3 Day Carbine/Pistol assault Course combines the skill sets from our level 1 Carbine and level 1 Pistol Courses. This course will cover not only the shooting skills with each weapon individually, but will also cover the integration of the two weapon systems. This is a fast paced course that focuses on the fundamentals but will push you beyond your current capabilities. We will test your skills and give you the needed critique to improve your shooting skills. This course is physically demanding.

*No prerequisites for this course.

Day 1 Tactical Pistol instruction

Safety
Maintenance & Cleaning
Loading, reloading and clearing procedures
Equipment rigging
Optics, magazines, slings, lights
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Basic Position Shooting
Malfunction Definition and Clearance
Dry fire and live fire accuracy drills
Slow Fire
Speed shooting drill
Rapid Fire
Barricade and covered firing positions
Multiple Target Acquisition

Day 2 Tactical Carbine instruction

Safety
Maintenance & Cleaning
Loading, reloading and clearing procedures
Malfunction Definition and Clearance
Equipment rigging
Optics, magazines, slings, lights
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Ballistics
Zeroing
Basic Position Shooting
Multiple Target Acquisition

Day 3 Tactical Assult Course instruction

Ammunition Requirements: Carbine 500 rounds& Pistol 150 rounds
Gear: Carbine, optic, four high capacity (30rds) magazines, Pistol, holster, three high capacity (15rds) magazines or six low capacity (7-8 rds), load bearing equipment, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 3 days

Course Cost: $450.00 with a $100 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 2 Tactical Carbine/Pistol Assault Course (5 Day)

The BSTA 5 Day Carbine/Pistol assault Course combines the skill sets from our level 1 Carbine and level 1 Pistol Courses. This course will cover not only the shooting skills with each weapon individually, but will also cover the integration of the two weapon systems. This is a fast paced course that focuses on the fundamentals but will push you beyond your current capabilities. We will test your skills and give you the needed critique to improve your shooting skills. This course is physically demanding.

*Course prerequisites BSTA level 1 carbine and level 1 pistol or an equivalent course or training.

2 day Class room instruction

Safety

Maintenance repair & cleaning

Loading, reloading and clearing procedures

Malfunctions

Equipment rigging (Optics, magazines, slings, lights)

Fundamentals of Marksmanship

Ballistics

3 day Range instruction

Range set up and training techniques

Zeroing and grouping

Basic Position Shooting

Multiple Target Acquisition

Barricade

Malfunction Definition and Clearance

Ammunition Requirements: Carbine 500 rounds& Pistol 150 rounds

Gear: Carbine, optic, four high capacity (30rds) magazines, Pistol, holster, three high capacity (15rds) magazines or six low capacity (7-8 rds), load bearing equipment, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 5 days

Course Cost: $750.00 with a $100 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 2 Long Range Marksman Course (3 Day)

The BSTA long range marksman course is a Tactical long rifle course designed for precision shooting at distance. Our courses specifically address the real-world demands of today’s tactical environment, which requires long range shooters to be capable of adaptive tactics as well as precise planned response. Our training plans and objectives are built around “lessons learned” from law-enforcement and military professionals around the world, and are taught by a staff of highly knowledgeable former military and police special operations professionals. This is not simply about being the best shot, but understanding the role ordinarily covered by a sniper. The course covers advanced trajectory, ballistics, and some high angle shooting for urban and rural terrain.

Position Shooting (Advanced)
Cover and Concealment
Support side shooting
Advanced Trajectory
Terminal Ballistics
Sling Use
Communications
Quick Target Acquisition
Target Discrimination

Ammunition Requirements: 250 rounds

Gear: Tactical Rifle, optic, load bearing equipment, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 3 days

Course Cost: $600.00 with a $100 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 3 Concealed carry course (1 day)

The BSTA concealed carry course is oriented toward newly licensed or perspective carry persons. Individuals who carry need to have a clear understanding of the Georgia and Federal firearms laws. This will be 15m and closer with the strong emphasis on safety, weapon retention, multiple targets and speed. This course is designed to teach the licensed firearms carrier protection for themselves and others around them.

Safety
Weapon, holster, ammunition selection
Maintenance & cleaning
Georgia & Federal firearms laws
Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Situational awareness (tell-tale signs of imminent danger)
Effective Distance
Dry fire and live fire accuracy drills
Slow Fire and Rapid Fire
Speed shooting drill
Barricade and covered firing positions
Ammunition Requirements: 250 rounds

Gear: clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 1 day

Course Cost: $150.00 upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 3 Close Quarters Battle Course (5 Day)

Close Quarters Battle (CQB) or Close Quarters Combat (CQC) is a type of fighting in which small units engage the enemy with personal weapons at very short range, potentially to the point of hand to hand fighting. Because enemies, hostages/civilians, and fellow operators can be closely intermingled, CQB demands a rapid assault and a precise application of lethal force. The operators need great proficiency with their weapons, but also the ability to make split-second decisions in order to avoid or limit friendly casualties. CQB is defined as a short-duration, high-intensity conflict, characterized by sudden violence at close range. Criminals sometimes use CQC techniques, such as in an armed robbery but most of the terminology comes from training used to prepare soldiers, police, and other authorities. Therefore, much CQC material is written from the perspective of the authorities who must break into the stronghold where the opposing force (OPFOR) have barricaded themselves.

This course will be ran only after the BSTA 5 Day Carbine/Pistol assault Course.

Basic Room clearance
Room search
Follow on rooms
Corner clears – one and two man
Hallway movement formations – Areas of responsibility in hallways- Hallway corner clears
Open and closed doors- Opposing doors
4 way intersection
Stairwells
Up/Down stairwell clearances
Emergency evacuations
Team Movement
Moving to a target
Bounding
Inner building team movement
Contact Teams-Recce Teams-Perimeter Teams
Ammunition Requirements: Carbine 500 rounds& Pistol 150 rounds

Gear: Carbine, optic, four high capacity (30rds) magazines, Pistol, holster, three high capacity (15rds) magazines or six low capacity (7-8 rds), load bearing equipment, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, rain gear, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the ranges.

Skill Prerequisites: BSTA 5 Day Carbine/Pistol assault Course

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 5 days

Course Cost: $750.00 with a $100 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 4 Tactical Medic Course (3 Day)

The Tactical Medic Courses provides the Soldiers, Law Enforcement or Civilians the tools to provide First Aid to fellow officers or wounded civilians as well as teaches the needed emergency extraction techniques, field expedient, and basic to advanced Emergency Trauma on the Street and during time critical multidimensional events. Crisis site treatment can be very dynamic and offer many difficult challenges beyond life-saving care such as, engaging hostile threats, bldg collapse, environment/weather, and special methods of extraction. The course teaches planning considerations to cover the bases of contingency and emergency plans in order to insure that a fallen comrade will get out at any cost.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Tasks

Perform a TCCC patient assessment
Triage casualties
Control bleeding using a tourniquet, hemostatic device, and dressings
Initiate treatment for hypovolemic shock & prevent hypothermia
Treat a penetrating chest wound
Treat an open abdominal wound
Treat a casualty with an open head injury
Immobilize a suspected fracture of the arm
Treat eye lacerations/contusions/extrusions
Medical and Casualty Evacuation Tasks
Evacuate casualties using one- or two-person carries or drags
Extricate a casualty from a vehicle
Establish a helicopter landing point
Load casualties onto a helicopter, ground evacuation platform, and two nonstandard vehicles
Gear: Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions and a water bottle or other hydration system. Gloves, knee, elbow pads and rain gear are strongly recommended.

Method: Classroom and practical application on the range.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15

Duration: 3 days

Course Cost: $300.00 with a $100 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.

Level 4 M4 Carbine Armorer Course (1 Day)

The Carbine Armorer Course covers the technical as well as mechanical procedures necessary when maintaining the AR-15/M-16 direct impingement weapons family. Upon completion students will be able to install/replace all parts, conduct in-service weapons inspections and diagnose problems. When shown a weapon that has malfunctioned or when given a description the student will be able to identify the cause and conduct remedial repairs. Topics covered:

Gas system theory
Malfunctions
Detailed disassemble/reassembly
Re-barreling
Maintenance schedules
Critical wear points
Performance and reliability upgrade
Ammunition Requirements: 0

Gear: Carbine, optic, magazines, clear wraparound ballistic eye protection, weapons cleaning kit.

Method: Classroom and practical application.

Skill Prerequisites: None

Number of attendees: up to 15 D

Duration: 1 day

Course Cost: $150.00 with a $50 deposit upon enrollment. This includes a certificate of completion.