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10E: Patrol Rifle

6VAC20-171-135. Firearms endorsement.
A. A firearms endorsement is required for all private security services business personnel who carry or have access to a firearm while on duty. Each person who carries or has access to firearms while on duty shall qualify with each type of action and caliber of firearm to which he has access.
B. Each person applying for a firearms endorsement shall meet the minimum requirements for eligibility as follows:

  • 1. Must be registered in a regulated category.
  • 2. Must complete entry-level handgun, and if applicable, shotgun and patrol rifle training as described in Part V, Article 2   (6VAC20-171-365 et seq.) of this chapter.

C. All armed private security services business personnel with the exception of personal protection specialist must satisfactorily complete firearms retraining prescribed in 6VAC20-171-400.
D. All armed personal protection specialist must satisfactorily complete firearms retraining prescribed in 6VAC20-171-420.
E. Firearms endorsements are issued for a period not to exceed 12 months. Individuals must complete firearms retraining within the 90 days prior to the expiration of their current firearm endorsement or will be required to complete entry-level training requirements prior to applying for an active endorsement.

10E: Patrol Rifle

6VAC20-171-395. Entry-level patrol rifle training.
A. Patrol rifle classroom training. Individual must first successfully complete security officer handgun training. The entry-level patrol rifle classroom instruction will emphasize but not be limited to:
     1. Rifle handling techniques
         a. Nomenclature/identification of rifle parts
         b. Field striping and reassembling
         c. Loading and unloading
         d. Chambering
         e. Reloading
         f. Slings
            (1) Traditional sling
            (2) Single point sling
            (3) 3 Point sling
         g. Transition from handgun to rifle/rifle to handgun
         h. Malfunctions
         i. Immediate actions procedures
         j. Remedial action
         k. Proper care and maintenance
         l. Rifle retention
         m. Ammunition management and identification
         n. Range safety
         o. Dim light/low light
      2. Fundamentals of rifle marksmanship
          a. Grip
          b. Stance (position)
          c. Sight alignment
          d. Sight picture
          e. Trigger control
          f. Breathing
          g. Follow through
      3. Zeroing iron sights
          a. Establishing mechanical zero
          b. Zeroing process
      4. Dim light shooting
          a. Hours of darkness/dim light
          b. Identification requirements
          c. Unaided reduced light shooting techniques
          d. Aided reduced light shooting techniques
      5. Shooting positions
          a. Fundamentals of shooting positions
          b. Basic patrol positions
      6. Use of force
      7. Criminal and civil liability
      8. Written comprehensive examination

Total hours (excluding examination) 16 hours