APOSTC Instructor Development Course (Firearm)

Event Phone: 205-759-3000

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  • February 5, 2019 - February 6, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is not a Firearms Instructor Certification Course

$25.00 Range Fee to attend, this is a 2 day class.

To be held at the Tuscaloosa Police Department Firing Range,

2201 New Watermelon Road, Tuscaloosa, Al, 35406


FIDC 1 – Coaching Marksmanship


This course is designed to improve a firearm instructor’s ability to develop a shooter’s marksmanship potential. While many concepts can be carried over to other weapon systems, this course focuses on the duty pistol.

Course topics include:

  • How the brain functions when learning and developing skills
  • Practice methods that maximize performance
  • Applying the field of Performance Science to law enforcement firearms training
  • Coaching techniques and strategies, to include providing feedback
  • Developing basic abilities in finger/hand dexterity and vision skills
  • A principle-based approach to marksmanship fundamentals
  • A shooter-friendly framework for developing marksmanship skills
  • Effective dry practice principles
  • Diagnosing and prioritizing marksmanship errors
  • A new brain-based approach to target analysis

PLEASE NOTE: While shooting does occur both days, this course is not a “shooting” course. It is an instructor development course. Both days are spent focusing on instructional skills, with time being split between classroom and range activities.


  • Duty Gear
    • Duty Holster & Magazine Pouches. NO floppy or insecure holsters.
    • Duty Pistol with four (4) magazines (minimum)
    • 500 pistol rounds
    • Binoculars
    • HUDL Techniques App (free) downloaded on phone
      • Or similar slow-motion video app
    • Eye Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Cap with bill
    • Sunscreen, Drinks, Snacks, etc.
    • NOTE: Students should pack food for a short lunch on-site each day.


2201 New Watermelon Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35406, United States