(a)  In order to be approved by the Commission, an In-Service Firearms Training and Requalification Program shall include the following specified topics:

(1)           Use of Force: review the authority to use deadly force including relevant case law and materials.

(2)           Safety:

(A)          Range rules and regulations;

(B)          Handling of a firearm; and

(C)          Malfunctions.

(3)           Review of Basic Marksmanship Fundamentals:

(A)          Grip, stance, breath control and trigger squeeze;

(B)          Sight and alignment/sight picture; and

(C)          Nomenclature.

(4)           Operation and Maintenance of all authorized weapons.

(b)  The Instructor shall teach the same training objectives for the topical areas listed in this Rule as specified in the Specialized Firearms Instructor Training Manual published by the North Carolina Justice Academy which is hereby incorporated by reference and shall automatically include any later amendments and editions of the referenced materials as the approved source for the above mandated topical areas. Copies of this publication may be obtained from the North Carolina Justice Academy, Post Office Drawer 99, Salemburg, North Carolina 28385. There is no cost per manual at the time of adoption of this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E-4; 17E-7;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2013; January 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 6, 2018.