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LEO Course - Austin-Hutto, TX -(October 22-24, 2024)

  • October 22 - October 24, 2024

About this Course
*Only open to law enforcement officers, active first responders, and employed  public servants that are authorized to carry a firearm on duty

We owe it to our law enforcement officers to provide the very best training. They protect us and we want to make sure they have the tools to survive and succeed while they perform their duties.

The LEO course was designed specifically to give law enforcement and public servants the extra edge they need to be successful on the streets and highways. The course provides advanced marksmanship skills and drills for those that already have a basic knowledge of weapons handling. It provides transition training between carbine and pistol weapon systems for those that require multiple tools for their trade.

The LEO course provides the best training in unarmed combatives with an emphasis on what law enforcement officers need to know to be able to responsibly and effectively control detainees and defend themselves and others from attackers.

The LEO course is open to police officers, sheriffs, constables, state troopers, corrections officers, deputies, or anyone in public service with a duty to carry.

Learn from some of the best instructors in the world, with decades of experience in shooting and fighting.

You will spend the first day learning the rapid and effective employment of the carbine rifle system. The next two days will be split between the mats and the range, learning defensive tactics, weapons retention, and firearms handling and transitioning from one weapon system to another.

Everyone at Sheepdog Response is very excited to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to email info@sheepdogresponse.com and we will get right back to you. Thanks, and have a great week!

Topics Covered

Range: We will cover the education of ancillary equipment selection and set up for carbine operations to include loading, firing, reducing malfunctions and clearing procedures of a carbine as they are critical elements of this instruction. Practice marksmanship and zeroing techniques and procedures. Shoot, move, utilize cover all with physical and mental stress applications.

Classroom: Situational awareness strategies that will help you prevent, avoid, or respond to threats to yourself and those around you. The quicker you can anticipate an attack the better your chances are for success. You will learn how to spot threats quicker, and maintain a state of awareness, assessment, action, or analysis at all times.

Gym: You will learn a combination of handpicked defensive tactics and fighting
strategies from around the world. Our techniques were developed by our instructors based on real-world experiences in fighting both overseas and in the highest levels of the UFC.

Range: Do you have the skills and mindset necessary to defend yourself and others with a pistol? We will teach you our preferred shooting methods, and explain why we do things the way we do. You will learn to rapidly draw, shoot, and reload your gun

 We increase the pressure by adding weapons and arming you with self-defense tactics that will give you a quick and decisive edge when close to the threat, and teach you to retain your weapons and defend against theirs.

Range: A gunfight is never a static environment, and now that you have learned the fundamentals we will have you shooting, moving, and utilizing cover along with nonstandard shooting positions.

Class Itinerary

When & Where:

October 22nd - 24th, 2024

Tuesday (October 22nd)

8am to 4pm - Carbine 1 | WCSO Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement Training 
5:30pm to 8pm - SA | WCSO Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center

Wednesday (October 23rd)

7am to 12pm - Pro 1 |  WCSO Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center 
1pm to 5pm - Pro 1 |  WCSO  Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement  Training Center

Thursday (October 24th)
7am to 12pm - Pro 1 | WCSO Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center
1pm to 5pm - Pro 1 | WCSO  Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement  Training Center



WCSO Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center
8160 Chandler Rd. Hutto, TX 78634

Gym and Classroom:

WCSO Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center
8160 Chandler Rd. Hutto, TX 78634

WCSO Deputy AW Grimes Law Enforcement Training Center
8160 Chandler Rd. Hutto, TX 78634

Travel Recommendations

Closest Airport:  AUS Austin, TX

Recommended Hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites Hutto Austin
327 Ed Schmidt Blvd, Hutto, TX 78634

Best Western Taylor Inn
2600 W 2nd St, Taylor, TX 76574

Packing List

Clothing and Gear Required:

Food / Water:

  • Our lunch breaks will be short, so you might want to bring MREs, "sack lunches" or something that you can carry with you that does not require any preparation
  • Bring any other snacks you desire
  • Bring some bottles of water or a refillable container to stay hydrated during the training days
  • Please, do not drink alcohol the day/night before training, or during the course in between classes.

Firearm and Accessories:

  • Carbine and pistol
  • 3-4 magazines for each weapon system
  • Weapons sling for carbine
  • Dummy Rounds X 5 for each weapon system
  • Retention Holsters (your holster preferably will be made of Kydex which is form-fitted to your pistol. If you use nylon or leather holsters you will need to have a thumb break or some form of retention. If you show up without a proper holster you will have to do all drills off the table. No Blackhawk Serpa holsters allowed.)
  • Magazine pouches for each weapon system
  • Handcuffs with keys
  • Protective gear (armor and helmet) if desired

Weapons cleaning and maintenance equipment:

  • Optic preferred (back up sights for optic)
  • Lubrication
  • 400 rounds of Carbine ammunition
  • 400 rounds of Pistol ammunition

Also needed: