DPSST Armed Security Course in Eugene Oregon
The DPSST Armed Security Course is a 24 hour class, which is broken into three 8 hour days. The first two days consist of in-depth lectures. Topics include: firearm safety, ammunition, officer responsibilities, legal definitions, proper decision making, use of force, post shooting procedures, and decision making scenarios. At the end of the second day students will take a 30 question closed book test.
The third day starts on the range covering the cardinal safety rules and mindset. The hands on component starts with the fundamentals of marksmanship, drawing, reloading, and weapons malfunctions. Prior to the live fire portion of the range students will take the DPSST Armed Security Course Weapon Handling Assessment. Upon safely completing the handling assessment students will be able to move onto the live fire portion of the course. The live fire component covers shooting from numerous positions, all of which are part of the qualification course. Students then take the DPSST Armed Security Course State Shooting qualification test. After qualification students go back to the classroom. We finish by covering topics on weapons maintenance, tactics, types of handguns, and gear.
The DPSST Unarmed Security Course needs to be completed prior to submitting the DPSST Armed Security Application.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be given a PS-1 application form, which we will notarize for you. If the student is upgrading from the Unarmed to the Armed rating we will provide a PS-23 upgrade form. We will also provide a PS-6 training form, which can be used to obtain an Oregon Concealed Handgun License.
- Eye Protection
- Ear Protection
- Handgun with holster
- Two magazines and magazine pouch
- 150+ rounds of handgun ammunition
- Suitable Belt
- Clothing adequate for weather and allows for movement (pants preferred)
- Hydration source
- Lunch (refrigeration is unavailable. There is a market nearby for purchasing lunch)
*Rental equipment (firearm/ammunition/protection) is available with advanced notice.
Nice to have:
- Hat with visor
- Kneepads (if you have issues kneeling on the ground)
Note: Please ensure all firearms are unloaded and cased upon arrival for this course.
The Utah Upgrade is an additional $20.00 and is optional.