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Survival Shooting Training Program (SSTP)

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The Survival Shooting Training Program (SSTPM) is a dynamic five day training program specifically designed to develop survival/reaction shooting skills of the law enforcement officer (LEO).  The skills developed are designed to be applied in a variety of stressful situations.  This program will teach LEOs how to employ several types of weapon systems found in most police arsenals (the service handgun, shotgun, submachine gun and rifle).  The LEOs will develop marksmanship skills as well as all pertinent gun handling skills (drawing from the holster, reloads, immediate action, movement and more) at a rapid yet controlled pace.  Ultimately, the SSTPM prepares the LEOs to survive a deadly force confrontation through competent decision making and confident gun handling skills. Classes are limited to twenty-four students.

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 class days


  • Safe Weapons Handling
  • Physical Effects of Stress
  • Reactive Shooting Principles and Drills
  • Movement Drills
  • Transition Drills
  • Reduced Light Familiarization
  • Application Laboratory Exercise
  • Live Fire Shoot House


Instructors assigned to coordinate and work with these programs have a significant background in law enforcement/military and special weapons training.  The instructional staff includes personnel from federal, military, state and municipal law enforcement agencies.  All instructors assigned to teach in these programs attend special instructor training programs in the disciplines assigned.

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into the program, the student must meet the following criteria: the applicant must pass a FLETC health screening; be in good physical condition; have completed at least a basic firearms training program; and be presently employed by a law enforcement agency as a sworn LEO, or active military. Ammunition and FLETC student uniforms will be provided.

Additional Information

Students are encouraged to bring their agency issued firearm, holster (no trigger finger manipulation, cross-draw or thigh holsters) and other equipment.  Ammunition and the FLETC student uniforms are provided.

Upon agency request, the SSTP is also available as a 5-day export program.

Contact Information

If you need additional information or have questions about the advanced training programs offered by the FAD, please refer to the contact information below.

FAD, Building 166
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
Glynco, GA  31524

Telephone:  912-267-2278

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.