Offensive Firearms Skill Builders

Black Skull Tactical Applications LLC offers realistic combat focused training in all areas of Modern Warfare and Tactical Applications. Our tactics and training techniques are combat proven and are currently being used in the United States Army and United States Special Operations Command. Today’s threats are ever changing and require an asymmetric approach to training.
Our Instructors have been deployed in multiple combat theaters and realize what is important and relevant in training. We train in established principles and highlight effective techniques to accomplish the mission. With nearly 50 years of combined tactical training experience we can quickly enhance your agencies or personal capabilities.

We offer a practical approach to training. Our tactical exercises are challenging and realistic. Student in any of our courses will greatly improve their skills and tactical knowledge.

Black Skull Tactical Applications primarily works with:
Department of Defense
Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement
Military Contractors
Organizations that have offensive & defensive tactical needs and requirements.

All BSTA courses can be curtailed to your organizations requirements. Our courses can be combined, shortened or lengthened to facilitate you or your units reaching its necessary Tactical Capabilities.

We are a Mobile Training Team/Unit (MTT/U); and can come to your area of responsibility or training facility. We deliver quality organized training with a fresh perspective. This allows your organization to focus on training objectives & tasks rather than planning, coordination and logistics.

The Elite Train hard, Train to standard; so others may live.

“To Protect and Serve”

“Sua Sponte”

“De oppresso liber”

“Nous’ Defions”


Law-Enforcement Training

In reality, most Law-Enforcement departments only train about two times a year, averaging less than 15 hours annually. In contrast to our frequency of training, those same suspects revealed that they practiced on average 23 times a year (or almost twice a month) with their handguns. During a poll taken during this class which represented about a half dozen law enforcement agencies, I asked how many train more than twice a year. No hands went up. When asked how many train or qualify with their duty guns only once a year. Everyone raised their hands.

Law Officers firearms training needs to be relevant and realistic. However, it must also be conducted regularly — as in, occurring close enough to the incident in question so as to assist the officer in making proper deadly force decisions. BSTA range can be scheduled open and staffed 24/7 for training, So the question is “how often should today’s law enforcement officers be training with their duty pistols & duty rifle/shotgun?”

Most certified firearms instructors believe the learning curve required for the psychomotor skills needed for semiautomatic pistol manipulation is such that without constant and frequent reinforcement, those skills will deteriorate. Even the IACP, the International Association of Chief’s of Police, have suggested that firearms training should preferably be held three times a year. Most of the legal represenitives I’ve spoken to have suggested that annual, or even semi-annual, firearms training is insufficient for the purposes of avoiding liability.

What should be covered during these quarterly training sessions? In addition to classroom instruction of deadly force policy and procedure and other topics, most trainers suggest the range work should include:

  1. Clearing stoppages with either hand
  2. Drills that simulate malfunctions
  3. Emergency tactical reloading with either hand
  4. Manipulation of safeties and de-cocking levers with either hand

As well as the usual and customary range topics like:

  1. Low-light and judgmental (decision-making) shooting
  2. Shooting while moving to cover
  3. One-handed firing
  4. Giving verbal challenges
  5. Firing and clearing malfunctions from various “officer down” positions
  6. Engaging multiple targets

If your agency falls into the category above — having once- or twice-annual firearms training — you may want to take a look at what these authoritative bodies are saying about that level of frequency in addition to the substantive issues regarding that training.

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Departments that BSTA has worked with:

Departmant Of Homeland Security
Department of Defense Police Ft Benning Georgia
Russell County Sheriff’s Department
Harris County Sheriff’s Department
Pine Mountain Police Department
Savannah Georgia Police Department
Statesboro Georgia Police Department
Valley, Alabama Police Department