Godfrey, Matt
Bailey, Derek
Tactical Carbine and Pistol
3 DAYS
Hours: 24    Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 17:00    
SUN 18MON 19TUE 20WED 21THU 22FRI 23SAT 24

This 3-day rifle/pistol course focuses on the fundamentals of combat marksmanship as a foundation for room combat/CQB. Distances are focused at standard room length of 15-21 feet. Day 1 will be pistol heavy covering skill building drills as well as the art of instructing the fundamentals of pistol combat marksmanship. Focus will be on the basics at an instructor level on topics such as stance, grip, trigger manipulation, sight picture, economy of motion, efficiency of movement, reloading, drawing, and recoil management. Day 2 will be rifle heavy, also covering skill building drills focused on the art of instructing the fundamentals of rifle combat marksmanship. Instructor level discussion will occur on topics such as stock length and placement, trigger manipulation, grip, stance, head position, length of sling/type of sling, reloads, transition to pistol, and high/low ready positions. Day 3 will combine rifle/pistol using specific skill building drills to enhance critical tasks. Methodology of training and standards of critical task evaluation will be covered in depth.

Equipment List:
  • Duty pistol
  • 1300 pistol rounds

  • Duty rifle
  • 1000 rifle rounds


  • Tactical uniform
  • Tactical holster
  • Tactical plate carrier (with or without plates)
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Weapons cleaning kit
  • Day pack w/Hydration System
  • Snack foods such as Power Bars or Trail Mix
  • Field notebook and pencil
  • Law Enforcement ID


  • Matt Godfrey - Bio
    Matt Godfrey has 15 years of service with the FBI with the last 10 as a member of the Hostage Rescue Team. Prior to the FBI SSA Godfrey served on active duty in the US Army Special Forces and is a Reserve Lieutenant Colonel assigned to JSOC. He is currently the Unit Chief of Blue Unit, HRT. Matt is also an adjunct instructor at Mid South Shooting School.

    Derek Bailey - Bio
    Derek Bailey recently retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, culminating as a Supervisory Special Agent and Senior Team Leader on the Hostage Rescue Team where he served for 17 years. Prior to the FBI Derek was a police officer in Georgia. He is currently working overseas for the US Government. Derek is also a primary instructor at Mid South Shooting School.