MPTC Basic Firearms Instructor
(LEVEL 1)
Student Instructors in the MPTC 12 Day Basic (Level I) Firearms Instructor program are responsible for all information found on this webpage.

NOTE:  This web page is maintained by the MPTC Firearms Training Steering Committee and is provided to implement the Distance Learning concept of the 12 Day Level I Firearms Instructor program.  Instructor candidates will find required reference material on this site in addition to assigned reading and exams.  It is the instructor candidates responsibility to download and (if necessary) print out the material as directed by the program lead instructor.  All files will be in either Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Adobe PDF format.
Updated: 10/30/2016
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REFERENCE MATERIAL

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR MANUAL    Complete MPTC Firearms Instructor Manual for Level 1 instructors.  This is your "textbook" for the 12 Day course.

DOCUMENTATION & RECORD KEEPING    This is an excellent presentation on why it is important to keep accurate records and document department training.  It also highlights the advantages of using an electronic format for record keeping. 

Massachusetts Standards for Firearms Qualification & Training for Municipal Police Officers

MPTC Score Sheet for Veteran Officer In Service        Excel         PDF

Instructor Levels & Recertification Standards

RANGE MANUAL

MPTC Target Scoring Guidelines

VIDEOS
Short videos hosted on "YouTube" covering the field stripping and reassembly of firearms commonly found in law enforcement service. 

FIELD STRIPPING VIDEOS


SHOTGUN PROGRAM MATERIAL

MPTC SHOTGUN   This is the 'classroom' portion of the Shotgun section of the training program.  Instructor candidates shall read over this material the night before.  Print out and complete the Shotgun quiz.  You will be given the opportunity to review and revise your answers prior to submitting the quiz at the end of shotgun day.

SHOTGUN / AMMO REQUIREMENTS
Instructor candidates are required to have a duty shotgun for this part of the program.  It can be either semi-auto or pump action.  Barrel length should be 20" or less for maneuverability on the range and it must be equipped with a sling.  Daddy's "goose gun" won't work.

You will need 255 rounds of shotgun ammo - 80 slug for qualification and scored drills.  The balance can be inexpensive target loads for manipulation drills.  This does not count the 25 slug rounds required for pre-qualification. 


MPTC SHOTGUN MODULE QUIZ

SHOTGUN PROGRAM VIDEOS
    
     LOADING THE PUMP SHOTGUN

     UNLOADING THE PUMP SHOTGUN

     DOWNLOADING THE PUMP SHOTGUN - METHOD 1

     DOWNLOADING THE PUMP SHOTGUN - METHOD 2

     SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN (Mossberg 930) UNLOADING  (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)

     SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN (Mossberg 930) DOWNLOADING  (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)

SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN (Benelli) LOADING Part I  (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)

SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN (Benelli) LOADING Part II (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)
    
SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN (Benelli) DOWNLOADING  (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)
 
SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN (Benelli) UNLOADING  (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)