Erick Gelhaus / CMS classes in Connecticut November 2022

Erick Gelhaus

Staff member
I (aka - Cougar Mountain Solutions) will be in Hartford, CT Area for three classes in early November. Due to the requirements of the host range, these classes are L/E only .

November 7 & 8, 2022

L/E Low Light Instructor

This two-evening course addresses low-light issues for law enforcement & governmental agencies that work in this environment and how agency instructors can train for them. Evening #1 starts with human factors and legal considerations. The class moves on to using hand-held and weapon-mounted lights before concluding with judgmental drills and practical application.

Evening #2 begins with a practical application exercise before shifting to patrol rifles in the low-light environment.

The class will emphasize the importance of target discrimination vs. target illumination. Also, the student will understand how ambient and direct lighting can hinder an officer's ability to see in low-light settings. After completing the course, the student will be able to demonstrate and employ hand-held and weapon-mounted light skills as well as being able to present this material to patrol officers.

Ammunition: pistol – 250 rounds, carbine – 200 rounds


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November 9, 2022

Low Light Application – carbine

This class grew out of the instructional blocks in a Low Light Gunfighting series I have been teaching regionally over the last few years. Starting with safety, human factors, and manipulations, the material progresses to live-fire with the carbine utilizing both hand-held and weapon-mounted lights. Non-live fire application is included within the confines of the facility. A judgmental shooting exercise concludes the class.
Ammunition needs: 200 rounds of carbine, 25 rounds of handgun


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November 10 & 11, 2022

High Risk Stops – Pedestrian & Vehicle

This class works through high-risk pedestrian and vehicle stop tactics. Day 1 covers human factors, legal considerations, historical events, officer & training safety, and best practices. We will look at ammunition performance against barriers, then officer-down rescues, before concluding with low light considerations.
Day #2 addresses positioning, commands, handling both compliant and non-compliant suspects before approaching and clearing the vehicles. The course concludes with opposed scenarios involving a variety of suspect behaviors. The goal is to train your instructors to evaluate various tactics, techniques, and procedures before teaching them to the agency.

Ammunition: Up to 10 rounds of duty ammunition, 50rds of NLTA


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