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10E – Patrol Rifle Training (16 hours)

10E – Patrol Rifle Training (16 hours)


Entry-level Patrol Rifle Training (10E)

A. Patrol rifle classroom training. Individual must first successfully complete security officer handgun training. The entry-level patrol rifle classroom instruction will emphasize but not be limited to:


1.    Rifle handling techniques

  • Nomenclature/identification of rifle parts
  • Field striping and reassembling
  • Loading and unloading
  • Chambering
  • Reloading
  • Slings (Traditional sling, Single point sling, 3 Point sling)
  • Transition from handgun to rifle/rifle to handgun
  • Malfunctions
  • Immediate actions procedures
  • Remedial action
  • Proper care and maintenance
  • Rifle retention
  • Ammunition management and identification
  • Range safety
  • Dim light/low light

2.    Fundamentals of rifle marksmanship

  • Grip
  • Stance (position)
  • Sight alignment
  • Sight picture
  • Trigger control
  • Breathing
  • Follow through

3.    Zeroing iron sights

  • Establishing mechanical zero
  • Zeroing process

4.    Dim light shooting

  • Hours of darkness/dim light
  • Identification requirements
  • Unaided reduced light shooting techniques
  • Aided reduced light shooting techniques

5.    Shooting positions

  • Fundamentals of shooting positions
  • Basic patrol positions

6.    Use of force
7.    Criminal and civil liability
8.    Written examination

Total hours (excluding examination) 16 hours

Patrol Rifle (10R)
Course Time: 4 Hours
1.    Classroom Retraining or Practical Exercises


This is the course certified by the Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Services needed to obtain your firearms endorsement to carry a patrol rifle while on duty in any Private Security Services registration category.


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