HDC Concepts

Patrol Rifle Instructor Course

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 *Free Onsite Lodging  (for the first 16 students)

 **If you are an individual Peace Officer who’s paying out of pocket contact us. If an agency needs special assistance for billing or want to pay onsite, contact us.

There will be no refunds for cancellations after two weeks prior to the course start date .



*Instructors must have successfully completed TCOLE Basic Instructor and TCOLE Firearms Instructor

Description and Equipment:

Patrol Rifle Instructor

This course meets and exceeds the TCOLE mandated requirements. A local law enforcement reporting agency is reporting the course credit hours to TCOLE. 

This 40 hour course is designed to prepare instructors to efficiently teach patrol rifle classes to officers and police cadets. Instructors will learn the techniques and skills necessary to conduct realistic training and qualifications that meet and exceed TCOLE standards for patrol rifle. This course is packed with hard learned instructor insights, tips, tricks and ways to make any of your instruction more efficient! Some of the topics covered include:

  • Patrol Rifle Program implementation
  • Problem Students (how to deal with)
  • Safety concerns
  • Policy Development
  • Marksmanship
  • Zeroing
  • Rifle selection
  • Gear selection
  • Low-Light application
  • Shooting Positions
  • Reloads
  • Mindset
  • Scenarios
  • Instructor development
  • LPVO scopes and magnifiers

Required Equipment List:

  500 rounds minimum of rifle ammunition (more is recommended)

**We expect student/instructors to be proficient with the Patrol Rifle before arriving to class.

  • A correctly ZEROED Patrol rifle that meets your department’s policy and it MUST include a weapon-mounted light, sling and iron sights. Optics are a welcomed addition; but the rifle must at a minimum have iron sights.

  • WE WILL NOT ZERO THE RIFLES during the course, unless there is a special circumstance where it is required. Contact us if you have questions.

  • A minimum of three rifle magazines.

  • Duty belt with duty handgun and at least 2 magazines. Pistol lights are encouraged.

  • At least one duty hand-held flashlight.

  • Ballistic vest and/or rifle plate carrier is strongly recommended.

  • Eye / ear protection

  • Black Sharpie(s)

  • AR-15 front sight tool and any tools needed for sighting optics

  • Gun cleaning equipment for rifle / pistol

  • 100 rounds of handgun ammunition (minimum)

  • Water and snacks

  • Sunscreen and rain gear

  • Range appropriate (weather) clothing

 ***Contact us if you are having ammo availability issues, we have access to ammo through a outside distributor.



Patrol Rifle Instructor Qualification must completed by the last day of training with a passing score to receive the patrol rifle instructor certification certificate:

The qualification will consist of shots from 7-100 yards with 40 Rifle Rounds on a IPSC style target.

The qualification will be shot and discussed at length through out the course and there will be no surprises on qualification day.




Kirby Evans is a full-time Texas Peace Officer who has been with his Department for over 17 years and served as a  firearms instructor for 12 years. Kirby Has been a Patrol Rifle Instructor since 2012. For the last 4 years Kirby has been the owner and lead instructor of HDC Concepts; teaching a wide range of firearms related subject matters to the private and public sectors. Kirby is also a law enforcement training instructor. Kirby has extensive experience teaching firearms related skill sets and patrol tactics in the classroom setting, live role player practical application scenarios, and live-fire range settings.


** LEO/Military Discounts

*** Loaner Weapons are available but limited

**** Ammunition may be available for purchase, contact us

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