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Take Police1’s 30 days to better firearms skills challenge

Don’t worry, this challenge isn’t a huge time commitment, but you will see big improvements in your skills and mindset

It doesn’t matter what your current skill level is, when it comes to firearms training, we all have room for improvement. The fact of the matter is that police officers don’t get anywhere near the amount of firearms training they should to do their jobs defending their lives and the lives of the people in our communities. There are many reasons for this: time, money, range resources and ammunition shortages to name a few. But these are just excuses for not taking training into our own hands.

This 30-day challenge isn’t a huge time commitment, but you will see big improvements in your skills and mindset. Are you ready? Let’s get to work! Complete the “Access this Police1 resource” box on this page to download a one-page sheet outlining the 30-day challenge for easy reference as you watch the video above.

Resources mentioned in the video

Day 6: Press out drill

Day 9: Tactical reloads and speed reloads

Day 11: Great firearms training with low ammo count drills

Day 13: One hole drill

Day 16: Both hands drill, one hand drill and under a jacket drill

Day 18: Run your patrol rifle like a pro

Day 19: Reloads

Day 20: Hammer fire and jack hammer fire

Day 22: Carrying and training with a BUG

Day 23: 3 steps to learning from failure

Day 26: Rifle to handgun transitions

Day 27: 10x10 drill and BFM drill

This article, originally published on February 10, 2022, has been updated

Todd Fletcher is the owner and lead instructor for Combative Firearms Training, LLC providing training for law enforcement firearms instructors from coast to coast. He has over 25 years of training experience as a firearms and defensive tactics instructor. He retired after more than 25 years as a full-time police officer and over 31 years of law enforcement experience.

Todd is a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and was selected as the 2022 ILEETA Trainer-of-the-Year. He is also a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and won the 2023 IALEFI Top Gun Award. He can be reached at