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Federal Agent SWAT Operators 1 (FASO1) Curriculum

The CFT FASO course is 10% classroom and 90% range work. The following topics will be discussed in the classroom and practiced on the range through dry and live fire drills. Within a five day period we will conduct a rifle zero confirmation exercise where then, the course assumes a baseline of competence with both pistol and rifle, which we will confirm though initial diagnostic testing. Once a common level of skill is confirmed, and any shortfalls addressed through individual remedial instruction, we will begin a progressive enhancement of each officer’s skills through drills, both individual and pair-based. Students will engage targets at various distances and in numerous firing positions and circumstances, both environmental and equipment functionality will be challenging and designed to slowly progress to a level of operation based on “subconscious” employment of each system and technique. This allows maximum cognitive evaluation of the officer’s environment and threat-awareness. Each concept, technique and/or subtask will be briefed, demonstrated, and then the student will begin with “walk-thru, talk-thru” and finally live fire demonstration of skill set.
Days one and two involve a progression of individual and team-based skills and acquisition, including threat discrimination and escalation commensurate with threat to include two person team vehicle live fire drills. Day three and four involves scenario based live fire shoot house training, which will culminate and involve all previous skills and techniques. Everything covered and conducted will be explained in detail and demonstrated by the instructors of CFT.

To host or enroll

If interested in attending or hosting this course, Please contact CFT at contact@combinedfirearmstraining.com or www.facebook.com/CombinedFirearmsTraining.

Required Gear & Equipment

  • Patrol Rifle chambered for 5.56 mm or 223 Remington Four magazines each capable of 20 rounds per.
  • Duty Handgun with 2 magazines.
  • Organization approved holster.
  • 900 rounds of 5.56mm or Remington 223 Ball ammunition.
  • 500 rounds of Handgun full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition.
  • Magazine pouches or carriers for each weapon system.
  • One rifle sling.
  • Weapons cleaning gear for both weapons systems.
  • One pair of wrap around shooting glasses.
  • Ear/Hearing protection.
  • Level 4 body armor. If you do not have level 4, bring what you have.
  • One large sharpie marker and small note book and pen.

Recommended optional equipment

  • Dump pouch attached to duty belt.


Half of our live fire training will be conducted with the use of Steel Targets so we cannot allow the use of any M855 BALL GREEN TIP AMMUNITION ON THE RANGE!!!!!