Lighthorse Tactical

Citizen Courses

Courses are multiple day training sessions, classes are 8-hour stand alone blocks.


$40—This 3-hour block covers the laws concerning legal ownership, carry, transfer and use of firearms. Safety and  proper weapon handling is also covered in this informative briefing. This briefing is conducted by Lighthorse Tactical’s legal counsel, who is also a Reserve Deputy Sheriff.
No gear required.

$150—This 8-hour block instructs the prepared citizen immediate first aid steps in case of traumatic wounding to include patient assessment, CPR, traumatic wound treatment, patient evacuation, mental awareness, etc. Course Content

  • Patient Assessment
  • Mindset for Critical Incidents
  • CPR Certification
  • Practical Use of Tourniquets, Wound Packing & Pressure Dressing
  • Practical Exercises in Less than Perfect Conditions

 

Gear List:
Flashlight (pocket sized)
Clothing suitable for crawling, kneeling and laying down. 
Boots or other footwear that provides ankle support.
No firearm or ammunition is required for this class.

 

$150—This 8-hour class is designed to teach the shooter firearms safety, basic handgun marksmanship, handgun function, maintenance and gear selection. This course is perfect for the new handgun owner. This is class is replacing our Basic Handgun Marksmansip Class. It is an expanded version of that class, covering more teaching points.

  • Handgun (full sized or compact handgun is preferred, based on the student’s hand size).
  • 2 magazines or speed loaders for revolvers (three is better)
  • Holster- a belt mounted outside of waistband holster
  • 250 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • We have a limited selection of loaner gear, contact us.
  • Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear.

$150—This 8-hour block is a continuation of our Handgun Program. Based on the fundamentals learned in our Basic Handgun Class the Intermediate Class focuses the shooter to the goal of working the gun and support gear at speed. The drills will be “performance based” to increase the shooter’s knowledge, competence and confidence with his handgun. The drills will encompass rapid movement and other physical activity to push the shooter to perform under timed “stress”. Gear Requirements The requirements for this class are a little more stringent than the Basic Handgun Class. This is due to the “performance based” tempo of the class. Loading from a pocket worked in BHG. It will be difficult to achieve success in IHG loading from a pocket.

  • Handgun with 3 magazines
  • Quality Belt Holster (on a solid sturdy belt)
  • Quality Magazine Pouches to carry 2 spare magazines
  • 300 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Ear/Eye Protection
  • Hat with bill
  • Collared shirt (or crew necked t-shirt)
  • Long pants
  • Shoes that support the ankles

$150—This class focuses on fast and accurate pistol shooting, engaging multiple targets in rapid succession, and provides a primer for students interested into getting into competitive action pistol shooting.

Prerequisite- Formal basic handgun class with a known trainer or training organization. Contact us for validation.

Class Objective: To impart the knowledge, skills, and abilities upon the students so that they can confidently, competently, and efficiently employ a handgun in competitive shooting situations.

Student Objectives:  
To learn the physical, mental and mechanical techniques to fire a handgun fast and accurately. 
To learn how to transition between targets in multiple target engagements, and learn some techniques to prepare them for competitive shooting disciplines. Equipment: Eye and ear protection Semi-automatic pistol with at least three magazines Fitted or molded holster for the pistol of choice (trigger guard must be covered) Magazine carriage system Belt sturdy enough to securely hold that equipment Round Count: 300

$150—This 8-hour course is an intermediate “next step” handgun class for shooters that have acquired basic handgun skills. This class establishes a baseline of necessary skill-sets for the shooter to effectively utilize a handgun as a defensive tool. This is accomplished by lecture, demonstration, practice and practical application. The student will receive instruction in the following areas: mindset, gear, marksmanship, manipulations (draw stroke, reloading, target discrimination, close quarter engagements, concealed carry techniques). This is an active course with dynamic movement and repetitive actions. Students should be prepared for outdoor, moderate physical activities.  Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear.

  • Handgun (full sized or compact handgun or sub-compact, of a QUALITY manufacturer).
  • 3 magazines and magazine pouch (speed loaders for revolvers)
  • Holster- a quality belt mounted outside of waistband holster is preferred
  • 300 rounds

$400—This 24-hour course establishes a baseline of necessary skill-sets for the shooter to effectively utilize a handgun as a defensive tool. This is accomplished by lecture, demonstration, practice and practical application. Each lesson block builds towards the overall skill sets required to successfully complete the course. Each training session is culminated with a skill test(s) based on the skills taught up to that point. This is an active course with dynamic movement and repetitive actions. Students should be prepared for outdoor, moderate physical activities.  Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear.

  • Handgun (full sized or compact handgun is preferred, based on the student’s hand size) This is not a course for a pocket gun.
  • 3 magazines and magazine pouch (speed loaders for revolvers)
  • Holster- a quality belt mounted outside of waistband holster is preferred
  • 800 rounds

$150—This class covers the use of the handgun and light combination in a defensive setting. Handheld and weapon mounted techniques, lighting concepts, various light types will be demonstrated. Room searching techniques will be conducted in Double Tap Training Ground’s purpose-built tactics structure. Equipment

  • Handgun, holster, ammunition carrier
  • Hand-held flashlight (tail cap button suggested)
  • Weapon mounted light (optional)
  • Spare batteries
  • 200 rounds ammunition
  • Ear/eye protection

NOTE: This is an intermediate level class. Attendees should have a solid grasp of basic handgun skills to include: marksmanship, presentation, loading/reloading and malfunction clearing.

$175—This class covers the use of the handgun in a home defense setting. Home defense plans, mindset, structure clearing, legal issues and decision making are also included. Room searching techniques and scenarios will be conducted in Double Tap Training Ground’s purpose-built tactics structure. There will be a short range session exercising basic handgun skills. Force on force scenarios will use a combination of any of the following training equipment: airsoft, paintball and Simunition. Equipment Required

  • Handgun, holster, ammunition carrier
  • Hand-held flashlight (tail cap button suggested)
  • Weapon mounted light (optional)
  • Spare batteries
  • 100 rounds ammunition
  • Ear/eye/groin protection

NOTE: This is an advanced level class. Attendees should have a solid grasp of basic handgun skills to include: marksmanship, presentation, loading/reloading and malfunction clearing.

Limited to 8 students. Prerequisite- Home Defense 1   $175—This class covers the use of the handgun and light combination in a home defense setting. Handheld and weapon mounted techniques, lighting concepts, structure clearing, home defense plans, mindset and decision making are also included. Room searching techniques and scenarios will be conducted in Double Tap Training Ground’s purpose-built tactics structure. There will be a short range session exercising basic handgun skills. Force on force scenarios will use a combination of any of the following training equipment: airsoft, paintball and Simunition. Equipment Required

  • Handgun, holster, ammunition carrier
  • Hand-held flashlight (tail cap button suggested)
  • Weapon mounted light (optional)
  • Spare batteries
  • 100 rounds ammunition
  • Ear/eye/groin protection

NOTE: This is an advanced level class. Attendees should have a solid grasp of basic handgun skills to include: marksmanship, presentation, loading/reloading and malfunction clearing.

$150—This 8-hour class is an introduction to the tactical carbine (AR15)…safety, maintenance, accessories, loading, zeroing, shooting positions, malfunction reductions, etc. Though designed for the AR Platform, other carbines are welcome with approval contact us at cavcurt@aol.com prior to registering.

  • Carbine (sling encouraged, loaners available-contact us)
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • Mechanical sights are required-electronic optics are welcome-
  • 300 rounds of carbine ammunition
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • Cap with bill
  • Backpack (over stuffed with towels, t-shirts, etc.)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Additional details will be sent upon registration.
  • Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear.

$150—This 8-hour block is a continuation of our Carbine Program. Based on the fundamentals learned in our Basic Class, the Intermediate Class focuses the shooter to the goal of working the gun and support gear at speed. The drills will be “performance based” to increase the shooter’s knowledge, competence and confidence with his carbine. The drills will encompass rapid movement and other physical activity to push the shooter to perform under timed “stress”. Gear Requirements The requirements for this class are a little more stringent than the Basic Carbine Class. This is due to the “performance based” tempo of the class.

  • Carbine with 3 magazines
  • Ability to carry 1 spare magazines
  • 300 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Ear/Eye Protection
  • Hat with bill
  • Collared shirt (or crew necked t-shirt)
  • Long pants
  • Shoes that support the ankles

$150—The focus of Basic Shotgun is to establish a baseline of necessary skill sets for the shooter to effectively mount, present, aim and fire a shotgun. The firearms safety rules, fundamentals of marksmanship, weapon manipulation and maintenance will be presented and practiced. Students should be prepared for outdoor, moderate physical activities in seasonal weather conditions. Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear. Equipment Requirements The conduct of this course requires that each shooter have a set of equipment to train with. It is important that all equipment is quality equipment designed to be used in the manner prescribed. (Note- High priced gear doesn’t always mean high quality gear).

  • Shotguns need to be quality firearms; equipped with sights; bead, rifle style or a red dot are acceptable. The class will have no time and material to fix broken shotguns.
  • Either pump action or semi-auto shotguns are acceptable but no single or double barrel shotguns will be allowed.
  • Equipment needs to be in good mechanical shape, functional and present, don’t leave it at home.

Shotgun- 20 gauge or 12 gauge (other gauges, please check with us) in good mechanical condition. If you are purchasing a shotgun prior to this course, check with us for some advice on your options. Shell holders/Shell pouches- some type of shell carrier that can carry at a minimum of two to five shells, more is better. Weapon mounted shell holders are fine but a body worn shell carrier is also recommended. Slings- Your shotgun should be equipped with an easy to adjust tactical sling but a hunting style will be adequate for this class. If you are purchasing a sling or other accessories prior to this course, check with us. Ammunition Requirements – factory loaded quality ammunition. 75 rounds of #6, #7 or #8 birdshot 40 rounds of 00 buckshot 20 rounds of slugs

This 8-hour block is a continuation of our Shotgun Program. Based on the fundamentals learned in our Basic Shotgun Class the Intermediate Class focuses the shooter to the goal of working the shotgun and support gear at speed. The drills will be “performance based” to increase the shooter’s knowledge, competence and confidence with his shotgun. The drills will encompass rapid movement and other physical activity to push the shooter to perform under timed “stress”. Gear Requirements Equipment Requirements The conduct of this course requires that each shooter have a set of equipment to train with. It is important that all equipment is quality equipment designed to be used in the manner prescribed. (Note- High priced gear doesn’t always mean high quality gear).

  • Shotguns need to be quality firearms; equipped with sights; bead, rifle style or a red dot are acceptable. The class will have no time and material to fix broken shotguns.
  • Either pump action or semi-auto shotguns are acceptable but no single or double barrel shotguns will be allowed.
  • Equipment needs to be in good mechanical shape, functional and present, don’t leave it at home.
  • Shotgun- 20 gauge or 12 gauge (other gauges, please check with us) in good mechanical condition. If you are purchasing a shotgun prior to this course, check with us for some advice on your options.
  • Shell holders/Shell pouches- some type of shell carrier that can carry at a minimum of two to five shells, more is better. Weapon mounted shell holders are fine but a body worn shell carrier is also recommended.
  • Slings- Your shotgun should be equipped with an easy to adjust tactical sling but a hunting style will be adequate for this class.

If you are purchasing a sling or other accessories prior to this course, check with us.

  • Ammunition Requirements – factory loaded quality ammunition.

-75 rounds of #6, #7 or #8 birdshot -40 rounds of 00 buckshot -20 rounds of slugs

  • Ear/Eye Protection
  • Hat with bill
  • Collared shirt (or crew necked t-shirt)
  • Long pants
  • Shoes that support the ankles

$150—This 8-hour class is an introduction to the tactical carbine (AK variants)…safety, maintenance, accessories, loading, zeroing, shooting positions, malfunction reductions, etc. Designed for the AK Platform, other carbines are welcome with approval contact us at cavcurt@aol.com prior to registering.

  • Carbine (sling encouraged, loaners available-contact us)
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • Mechanical sights are required-electronic optics are welcome-
  • 300 rounds of carbine ammunition
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • Cap with bill
  • Backpack (over stuffed with towels, t-shirts, etc.) for a zeroing rest (easier than sandbags)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Additional details will be sent upon registration.
  • Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear.

$150—This 8-hour block covers concealed carry techniques for the CCW permitted citizen. This class includes handgun fundamentals, mindset, gear, from-concealment draw & holster techniques, weapon manipulation and LE cooperation techniques.

  • Handgun (full size or compact preferred)
  • Holster- IWB or OWB
  • 3 magazines
  • Magazine pouch
  • Ear/eye protection
  • Open front concealment garment (shirt, jacket, vest, etc.)
  • Closed front concealment garment (t-shirt, pull-over, etc.)
  • 300 rounds ammunition

$150—This 8-hour workshop is an indepth look at the 1911 pistol. Topic include: safety, maintenance, accessories, operations, range drills, etc. This is a perfect course for the new 1911 shooter wanting a base of knowledge or the experienced shooter who wants to know more about this historical workhorse.

  • 1911 pistol
  • 3 magazines minimum
  • 300 rounds of factory loaded ammunition
  • Holster and magazine carrier
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • Cap with bill
  • Additional details will be sent upon registration

    $150—

  • Rifle/Hunting safety
  • Tips of the trade for moving with the rifle
  • Care and maintenance of rifle and scope
  • Function of rifle and scope
  • Fundamentals of basic rifle marksmanship
  • Positional Shooting (relevant shooting positions for hunting situations)

Required Equipment

  • 60 rounds of factory loaded ammunition
  • Rifle and Scope
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • Cap with bill
  • Additional details will be sent upon registration

$150—This class is designed to introduce the new shooter to tactical precision rifle competitions. This class will be mostly spent on practical skills on the range, with 2.5 hours of classroom. Data collection: we will document and verify rifle data with chronograph, and run ballistic programs for your platform. TOPICS: Competition safety/etiquette, MILS vs. MOA, Gear selection, Rifle set up, Data collection, Fundamentals of marksmanship SKILLS: *Fundamentals of marksmanship: natural point of aim, sight pic/sight alignment, trigger control natural respiratory pause, and dry fire exercise. *Steel targets will be engaged from 200-725 yards. *Common competition scenarios- barricades, transition, gear management Required Equipment: *Rifle capable of 1MOA accuracy *Optic with externally adjustable turrets *Bipod and rear bag *+100 rounds of match grade ammo (BRING EXTRA) *Clothing appropriate for season *Food (water will be provided) *Ballistic program: we suggest “BALLISTIC” application. (COURSE MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH SHOOTER) Questions- j.cuckler@hotmail.com

Law Enforcement Training

Courses are multiple day training sessions, classes are 8 hour stand-alone blocks


This 24-hour block covers a tactical entry system that allows the Officer to read & feed the problem rather than a pre-programmed, choreographed maneuver scheme. Approaches, stacking, room clearing, team member/leader responsibilities, weapons management and mental awareness are some of the key points to this operationally proven system.

  • Entry Vest Helmet
  • Carbine or SMG w/sling, light & 3 magazines-300 rounds
  • Secondary firearm w/holster, 3 magazines- 100 rounds
  • Handheld light
  • Gas mask w/carrier
  • Shooting glasses and hearing protection
  • Tactical Uniform
  • Tactical Boots
  • Camel back or other type of container for water (does not have to be attached to kit)

$400—This 24-hour course covers marksmanship, equipment set-up, weapon manipulation, “move, shoot, & communicate”, ammunition management, mental awareness, blending the Officer and his equipment into a tactical system instead of components attached to a body. This course has become known as: “GUNS”

  • Entry Vest Helmet
  • Carbine or SMG w/sling, light & 3 magazines- 800 rounds
  • Secondary firearm w/holster, 3 magazines- 500 rounds
  • Handheld light
  • Gas mask w/carrier
  • Shooting glasses and hearing protection
  • Tactical Uniform
  • Tactical Boots
  • Camel back or other type of container for water (does not have to be attached to kit)

 

GUNS can be broken down into 8-hour blocks focusing on specific portions of the course if requested.

This 8-hour class is part of our Tactical Firearms Course (GUNS) focusing on the tactical usage of the handgun. The class is designed to teach the shooter operational safety, situational awareness, handgun manipulation, ammunition management, movement/use of cover and gear set-up.

This class is active and involves repetitive movement on the range. Please do an honest assessment of your physical fitness before registering.

Non-LE students are required to have attended the Lighthorse Tactical Basic Handgun (or similar course, with approval) to register for this class. Email questions- lighthorsetactical@gmail.com or cavcurt@aol.com

  • Handgun
  • 3 magazines or speed loaders for revolvers (more is better)
  • Holster- a belt mounted outside of waistband holster
  • 300 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • Clothing applicable to high energy range movement (long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended)
  • Body armor/load bearing gear is not a requirement…HOWEVER, if you work in it, you should train in it.
  • Water, snacks, sunscreen (sack lunch is recommended)
  • We have a limited selection of loaner gear, contact us.
  • Additional info upon registration.
  • Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear.

This 8-hour class is part of our Tactical Firearms Course (GUNS) focusing on the tactical usage of the carbine. The class is designed to teach the shooter operational safety, situational awareness, carbine manipulation, ammunition management, movement/use of cover and gear set-up.

This class is active and involves repetitive movement on the range. Please do an honest assessment of your physical fitness before registering.

Non-LE students are required to have attended the Lighthorse Tactical Basic Carbine (or similar course, with approval) to register for this class. Email questions- lighthorsetactical@gmail.com or cavcurt@aol.com

  • Carbine with sling (the sling is important- that strap that came with your carbine is good for parades, this is NOT a parade. We have loaners and recommendations. )
  • 3 magazines (more is better)
  • Magazine Pouches
  • 300 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye/Ear Protection
  • Clothing applicable to high energy range movement (long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommeded)
  • Body armor/load bearing gear is not a requirement…HOWEVER, if you work in it, you should train in it.
  • Water, snacks, sunscreen (sack lunch is recommended)
  • We have a limited selection of loaner gear, contact us.
  • Additional info upon registration.
  • Rain will hinder, but not stop the training, have rain gear.

This advanced 8-hour class covers marksmanship, equipment set-up, weapon manipulation, “move, shoot, & communicate”, ammunition management, mental awareness, blending the shooter and his equipment into a tactical system instead of components attached to a body. This class includes a first aid section.

Non-LE students are required to have attended the LHT Tactical Carbine or Tactical Handgun (or similar course, with our approval) to register for this class. Email questions- lighthorsetactical@gmail.com or cavcurt@aol.com

    • Carbine or SMG w/sling, light & 3 magazines-300 rounds
    • Secondary firearm with holster & 3 magazines-200 rounds
    • Load bearing kit (mag pouches, chest rig, etc.)
    • Shooting glasses and hearing protection
    • Tactical Uniform (or other range appropriate clothing- long sleeves suggested)
    • Boots
    • Camel back or other type of container for water (does not have to be attached to kit)

This advanced 8-hour class covers tactical concepts, weapon manipulations, “move, shoot, & communicate”, ammunition management, mental awareness, with an emphasis on extended distance shooting with the carbine. This class incorporates using various shooting positions and use of cover to best facilitate accuracy. Attendees should be in good physical shape and have a thorough knowledge of their weapons and equipment. Magnified optics are not required. We will work with the sights you bring on your gun.

Non-LE students are required to have attended the LHT Tactical Carbine or Tactical Handgun (or similar course, with our approval) to register for this class. Email questions- lighthorsetactical@gmail.com or cavcurt@aol.com

  • Carbine w/sling, light & 3 magazines-300 rounds (variable power optics are welcome)
  • Secondary firearm with holster & 3 magazines-200 rounds
  • Load bearing kit (mag pouches, chest rig, etc.)
  • Shooting glasses and hearing protection
  • Tactical Uniform (or other range appropriate clothing- long sleeves suggested)
  • Boots
  • Binoculars or spotting scope

This 20 hour course focuses on team based tactics using a 4-man team format. The 4-man team can be scaled up to larger elements. 75% of this class will be force on force exercises. The course focuses on: Teamwork, Situational Awareness, Exterior & Interior Tactics, Techniques & Procedures, Rapid Response, Leadership, First Aid and Weapon Skills. Attendees should be graduates of a Basic SWAT or ALERRT (Active Shooter) Course and physically & mentally prepared for repetitive force on force exercises.

This course follows the MACO format introduced at the ATOA Conference in 2012. The Multi-Agency Coordinated Operations Course brought together teams from all over the state to conduct a large scale rapid building assault.

This course is presented in cooperation with the ATOA.

Pre-requisite: Basic SWAT or ALERRT Course (or similar basic tactics program)

Day 1 0800-2000 hours
Day 2 0800-1600 hours

Live ammo requirement has been deleted.
200 rounds force on force ammo
NOTE: some 9mm Simunition will be provided by the ATOA—feel free to bring more…
Simunition converted weapon (if available)
NFDD’s (full power or trainers, if available)
Eye/ear protection
Notebook/pen
Gloves, throat and groin protection
Tactical gear to include body armor, gas mask and helmet
Concealable Body Armor
Solid Color Oversized t-shirtLow cost lodging is available at the training site. (contact for details)

Questions- cavcurt@aol.com

This 8-hour block covers mindset, gear, from-concealment draw & holster techniques, weapon manipulation and link-up procedures. Force on force scenarios (when allowed) are a part of this block. This block is a primary duty weapon block not a back-up gun block.

  • Handgun (full size or compact preferred)
  • Holster- IWB or OWB
  • 3 magazines
  • Magazine pouch
  • Ear/eye protection
  • Open front concealment garment
  • Closed front concealment garment
  • Handcuffs (LE)
  • Credentials (LE)
  • 400 rounds ammunition
  • Groin Protection (for force on force scenarios)

The 6-hour workshop covered training concepts, weapon skills and firearms drills with handgun. This workshop is designed for Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.

  • Handgun, duty belt, 3 magazines, 200 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Patrol Carbine, 3 magazines, 200 rounds of carbine ammunition
  • Concealable Body Armor, Eye/Ear Protection

This 8-hour block instructs the Law Enforcement Officer immediate action upon traumatic wounding to include vehicle accidents, violent crime, active shooter events, terrorism events, etc.

The range session that focuses on threat engagement, self-aid, buddy aid and immediate action drills to common threats faced by LE Officers.

Course Content

  • Overview of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
  • Mindset for Critical Incidents
  • Treatment of Injuries
  • Practical Use of Tourniquets, Wound Packing & Pressure Dressing
  • Practical Exercises in Less than Perfect Conditions

 

Gear List
Duty Gear
Flashlight
Medical Gear (tourniquet, wound packing material)
100 rounds of ammunition (carbine, handgun or a combination of both)

This 8-hour block is designed to provide Patrol Officers/Deputies with range training in order to build immediate action skills to deadly threats. This block is based on the common assault situations faced by Patrol Officers. This program focuses on winning the deadly force encounter, not merely surviving.

  • Patrol duty gear
  • 300 rounds handgun
  • Body armor
  • Ear & eye protection