Armed Officer Courses

Basic Semi-automatic Pistol Operator Training (BSPOT)

BSPOT is PFC’s 40-hour initial armed officer program ideal for personnel with limited to no firearms experience. Designed for the incumbent armed employee and those who aspire to be employed in a position requiring them to carry a handgun, this course includes classroom instruction, practical drilling on the range, and testing methods designed to qualify operator knowledge, safety and proficiency with a semi-automatic pistol. Topics presented in this course include, but are not limited to: Legal, Use-of-Force, and Training Considerations; Weapons Safety; System Nomenclature and Functioning; Administrative Weapons Handling; Disassembly; Maintenance; Reassembly and Function Testing; PFC’s Fundamentals of Marksmanship; Ready Positions; Open & Concealed Presentations; PFC’s Shooting Responses; Combative Marksmanship; Ranges of Engagement; Combative Weapons Handling; After-Action Procedures; System Re-Function; One-Handed Shooting, Bilateral Shooting; Shooting Positions; LSPT Introduction and Practice; a Written Examination; LSPT Review and Test; and Multiple Live Fire Skills Tests.

Length: Days / 40-Hours
Enrollment: Open to security personnel, law enforcement, corrections, government employees and contractors, and Department of Defense
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $795.00 per student



Semi-automatic Pistol Operator Refresher Training (SPORT)

This course, systematically scheduled throughout the year, provides armed personnel with the opportunity to maintain and enhance their current level of proficiency relative to skill-sets gained through attending BSPOT or other handgun training programs. Physical skills are perishable skills, and the proper, efficient, and consistent practice of skills gained will help ensure they are available when needed. Live fire drills and exercises will be performed under the watchful and knowledgeable eyes of certified and qualified PFC Instructors.

For those who have yet to attend BSPOT or another formal firearms training indoctrination program, participating in this course will serve as an opportunity for self-assessment, providing you a controlled environment in which you can assess your current level of proficiencies and weigh your current knowledge against that to which you may never have had previous exposure. Contrary to the old adage, “Ignorance is Bliss,” one never can fully realize what they “don’t know” until they are exposed to it. Professionals are always learning, training, and improving, and this course is ideal for the armed professional that must remain current for both practical and legal purposes.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open to security personnel, law enforcement, corrections, government employees and contractors, and Department of Defense
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $175.00 per student



Combative Pistol Instructor Certification (CPIC)

PFC's CPIC is a complete 4-day pistol instructor program designed to impart the fundamentals of teaching handgun skills and managing pistol training for armed professionals. CPIC standards exceed every private, state, military or federal firearms certification process currently in existence. Students must successfully pass 6 examinations scoring no lower than 100% on 1 and no lower than 90% on the remaining 5. Topics covered include but are not limited to, safety, instructor development, risk analysis, remediation, development of live-fire evolutions, as well as progressive operation of the semi-automatic handgun weapon system. Evaluations consist of a comprehensive written exam, dry fire Limited Scope Performance Test (LSPT), Live Fire Skills Test (LFST), classroom presentation, student-led live-fire evolution, and construction of a hazard-mitigating risk analysis tool. Graduates will be able to safely instruct students in handgun fundamentals as well as develop and run basic live-fire evolutions and qualification courses. Due to the proprietary information taught in this program, CPIC applicants are screened on a case-by-case basis. Graduates of this instructor program will be provided with a detailed manual and handgun training curriculum authorized for use within their own organization, department or unit. NOTE: CPIC is not a "how to shoot" course, and as such, students who lack shooting skills upon arrival stand a very low chance of successfully completing the Live Fire Skills Test which will only be administered a limited number of times. Registered applicants may request a copy of this skills test for practice prior to the course.

Length: 4 Day
Enrollment: Open to law enforcement, Department of Defense, government agencies, eligible government contractors, security instructors, and approved civilian trainers
Pre-requisite: Prior semi-automatic handgun training
Cost – Las Vegas, NV: $950.00 per student
Cost – Mobile Program: $950.00 per student (varied student minimum)



Nevada Armed Security Officer Certification (ASOC)

This two-day program exceeds Nevada’s required course content and qualification standards for security firearms training. PFC’s brand and reputation depend on the performance of our graduating students. Our students’ life and livelihood may depend upon their ability to perform properly on demand. Accordingly, this PFC presentation of the Nevada Armed Guard Card training is 16 hours in duration and it contains additional content that is imperative for preparing students to carry (and potentially use) a firearm in the conduct of their official duties. The professional instruction delivered is both academic and practical in nature with an emphasis on responsible gun handling, security officer conduct, and use-of-force decision-making. Graduates must successfully pass a state mandated written examination and a state approved qualification course of fire in order to receive their NV Armed Guard Card. The possession of this card does not entitle the bearer to carry their firearm concealed. Successful completion of this course, however, will satisfy Nevada CCW’s training requirements should students have a need or desire to obtain a NV CCW permit (or renew it). As an even greater bonus, students will also receive training in select instructional blocks from the Progressive Handgun 1 (PH1) curriculum that focuses on the “Fighting Foundation” of modern defensive pistol skills. Participants in this course will receive the highest standard of Armed Security Officer training presently offered anywhere in the State of Nevada. Security personnel completing ASOC will be distinguished as being safer, more highly trained, and capable of better judgment thereby reducing risk for employers, clients and the public. Successful graduates of this program will earn Nevada Armed Security Guard Card Training and Nevada Concealed Carry Weapons Training certificates.

NOTE: Students attending must bring a properly completed State of Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board “Verification of Employment for Armed Security” Form (Revision 6/2009) or provisional paper, their driver’s license, and their valid Nevada Registration Work Card issued by PILB (not Clark County) that states “Unarmed.” Students MUST present these documents to the instructor at the beginning of class or they will not be allowed to participate in training.

Length: 2 Day
Enrollment: Open to qualified civilians, security personnel, government employees and contractors, and Department of Defense
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $249.00 per student



Nevada Concealed Carry (NV CCW)

This one-day class exceeds Nevada’s required course content and qualification standard. PFC’s brand and reputation depend on the performance of our graduating students. Our students’ lives and livelihood may depend upon their ability to perform properly on demand during violent encounters. Accordingly, this PFC presentation of the Nevada Concealed Carry Weapons Course contains additional content that is imperative for preparing students to carry (and potentially use) a firearm in the defense of themselves, or others. The professional instruction delivered is both academic and practical in nature; with an emphasis on responsible gun handling, personal conduct, and use-of-force decision-making. Graduates must successfully pass a state mandated written examination and a state approved qualification course of fire in order to pass this course.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open to qualified citizens, security personnel, government employees and contractors, and Department of Defense
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $145.00 per student



Nevada Armed Security Officer Requalification (ASOR)

Per Nevada Administrative Code 648.350, persons who are registered with the NV PILB as an NV Armed Security Guard are required to re-qualify semi-annually with their duty firearm/s; participating in a course of study containing elements prescribed in NAC 648.346 and successfully completing a mandated course of fire administered by a NV Certified Firearms Instructor. This course will provide a minimum of 3 hours of classroom lecture and discussion on a variety of the aforementioned elements, and 5 hours of firearms training designed to assist the student in maintaining current skills and attaining proficiency in additional weapons handling and marksmanship techniques. PFC is committed to providing you excellent update training so you can advance your skills and remain current with state requirements.

Length: 1 Day
Enrollment: Open to Armed Guard Card holders
Pre-requisite: None
Cost: $145.00 per student



Active Violence Responder Course (AVRC)

The Active Violence Responder Course is a 2-day training event designed to impart the core principles, tactics, techniques and procedures involved in locating and closing with armed adversaries within common structures. During classroom instruction, students will learn about the dynamics of Active Violence scenarios, crisis response and on-scene actions, tactical priorities, and case studies. Using conventional and modern tactics during practical application, environmental tactical problems addressed by participants will include corners, common rooms, open and closed door entries, confined spaces, hallways, stairs, T-intersections, opposing doorways, close quarters confrontations, and much more. Students will also receive instruction on multi-point entries, noise/flash diversionary device deployment, mechanical breaching, low-light operations, and rapid deployment concepts. Ultimately, students will develop solutions for actively responding to an adversary who poses an immediate threat by a firearm or other deadly weapon. All training will consist of hands-on technical drilling with firearm simulators allowing participants to practice instructed skill-sets throughout the day with little to no down-time.

Length: 2 Day
Enrollment: Open to law enforcement, security personnel, government agencies, government contractors, and Department of Defense personnel
Pre-requisite: Prior occupational use of force training
Cost – Las Vegas, NV: $450.00 per student
Cost – Mobile Program: $450.00 per student (15 student minimum)