TAP-RACK TACTICAL is a police & military training company specializing in weapons and tactics courses. With over a quarter century of operational and teaching experience, Tap-Rack has the background required to run relevant, quality training. We pride ourselves on teaching current, realistic, extensive tactics, techniques, and proceedures that work in the real world.
Instructor Bill Blowers has been a police officer for over 20 years, prior to that he was in the US Army for six years. Bill is currently a Sergeant for a Municipal Agency in Washington State. He is assigned to his agency's training unit and is also a team leader on a large and active regional SWAT team. He has been assigned to SWAT since 1995 and has held positions such as Sniper, Ballistic Shield Carrier, Entry Team Member, and Assistant Team Leader. He has planned, or participated in, over 1000 missions and has in excess of 5000 documented training hours. Bill holds instructor certifications in a variety of topics and is the primary instructor in ALL Tap-Rack courses. We intentionally keep our classes small to ensure maximum instructor to student exposure and mentoring. Contact us for a complete instructor vitae.
This course is designed to teach officers all of the basic skills required to be a SWAT team member. We will cover everything in the classroom and then have officers apply that training in field scenarios. Topics include team structure, tactical movement, scouting, all levels of entry, vehicle take downs and officer/victim rescue.
SWAT Team Leader Length: 3 day Tuition: $450
This course covers everything you need to know to be a working team leader. We will teach you how to plan missions, manage officers, set standards and select personnel. Instructors are experienced, active team leadersfor large teams.
Hostage Rescue Length: 3 days Tuition: $450
This class will cover in depth all of the problems associated with hostage rescue. We will provide you with the skills, tactics and methods for training and to make your missions as successful as possible.
Carbine / Subgun User* Length: 3 days Tuition: $450
We will certify you to operate your Semi or select fire rifle or submachine gun for all law enforcement missions. This course focuses on basic techniques, but we hammer them to get you as efficient and accurate as possible. We start in the classroom and then move to the range quickly to get you as comfortable as possible with your assigned weapon.
Carbine / Subgun Instructor Length: 5 days Tuition: $650
The instructor course covers everything in the user course, but with a focus on being an instructor. In addition to shooting, we cover case law, weapon and accessory selection, safe range practices, setting standards and forcing your students to get the most out of their training.
Tactical Pistol* Length: 2 days Tuition: $400
This course will teach you how to be more effective with your pistol during engagements and training. We cover all the basics, then focus on decreasing inefficiencies and increasing skill in all areas.
High Risk Warrant Service Length: 3 days Tuition: $450
We will show you how to scout, gather intelligence, plan, brief and serve your warrant as safely as possible using several techniques. We cover Dynamic entry, Surround & Callout and vehicle takedown procedures.
This class covers all topics concerning forcible entry. We will discuss using battering rams, halligan tools, shotguns, pry bars, hydraulic tools, pull hooks and everything else you can think of to force your way into a structure. This class is heavy on practical exercise and you will use most of the tools mentioned above to effect forcible entry using team tactics.
Ballistic Shield User Length: 2 days Tuition: $350
We will cover different levels of protection, construction, accessories and application. Topics covered include marksmanship, weapon handling and manipulation, defensive tactics, shield tactics and team movement using ballistic shields or blankets.
Designated Marksman Length: 2 days Tuition: $350
This course will teach you to stretch out your patrol carbine to ranges beyond 50 yards. It is not intended to be a sniper school, we focus on rapid hits out to 300 yards using Vari-X optics or magnifiers behind your current optic. All ranging will be estimated and hold overs will be calculated using knowledge gained in the class based on your weapon and ammunition. This is a great class for patrol officers AND SWAT members assigned to perimeter duties.
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Custom courses available upon request.
If your team or agency wants a closed course, curriculum can be changed or adjusted to meet your specific needs.