Three Gun Event

 The three gun course is designed to demonstrate the officer’s ability to transition between multiple weapon systems with both speed and accuracy.  Weapon manipulation is stressed during the course, so the shooter will need to reload the weapons in a stress environment.  In this exercise the competitor will move from multiple shooting locations using different positions and three separate weapon systems.  Each shooter will use a patrol rifle, a shotgun, and his/her sidearm.  Scoring will be time based with penalties assessed for misses, and safety violations.  Targets will vary in size and distance.

Equipment: Each member of the 3 officer team will need

  • Personal Body Armor or Tactical Body Armor

  • Ballistic Helmet

  • Eye and ear protection.

  • Pistol

    • Sidearm with holster that has a retention system.

    • Each competitor will need two pistol magazine pouches and three magazines.

  • Patrol Rifle or entry shoulder mounted weapon. 

    • This can be any caliber 5.56/.223 or below.  A 5.56/.223 AR type rifle is recommended, but subgun (MP5 or UMP type weapons) will work and are acceptable.

    • Each operator will need one magazine for this weapon.

  • Shotgun. 

    • It must be a 12 gauge. 

  • Ammunition

    • Rifle Ammo – You will need 1 magazine with 3 rounds  NO Armor Piercing ammunition.  Regular ball or ballistic tip ammo is acceptable.

    • Shotgun Ammo5 rounds of birdshot.  Buckshot and Slugs are not acceptable.

    • Pistol Ammo – Each operator will need 2 magazines with 2 rounds and 1 magazine with 6 rounds.  10 rounds total.


Scoring

  • The course is scored based on time to complete.

  • Steel shotgun targets must fall to be scored. 

  • Time Penalties will be added to paper targets that have not been shot correctly. 

  • Misses at any station = 10 seconds added.

  • If the dummy touches the ground during the shotgun portion 3 minutes will be added

  • Failure to holster a pistol or activate safety on rifle or shotgun before moving to next shooting position = 30 second added.


 

A safety violation (muzzle control, shooting outside the course of fire, hazardous movement, loading weapon outside of designated areas, or weapon touching the ground) will be dealt with by immediate Cease Fire command and disqualification for the course.

All 3 team members will be shooting all 3 weapons.  Each member must have all 3 weapons for the course, no sharing of weapons will be allowed.  The 3 Gun complete course of fire will be posted the day of the event, and a walk through prior to running the course.

 


 

Team Obstacle Course Event

     This event is designed to test a team’s ability to utilize team work, communication, and leadership while executing a physically demanding course of multiple obstacles.  The course will integrate physical agility, strength, and stamina while also placing emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving within the team environment.

Five (5) designated personnel will participate in this event. 

Equipment: each officer will need

  • Tactical Uniform (weapon, vest, helmet NOT needed)
  • Other equipment may be required but will be provided.


Scoring:

  • The scoring will be time based
  • A detailed description of penalties and course violations will be provided during the team leaders “walk through”.


 
A “walk through” orientation will be conducted for each team leader prior to the start of the clock.  In the event of a tie, two team members will be selected by their respective teams to participate in a pre-determined “sudden death” tie breaker event.

 
 


 

Sniper Event

Only two (2) members of each team may compete in this event.  This is an individual event; however the scores of the two individual competitors will be combined and count towards the Overall SWAT Competition Team Score. 

This course consists of 5 stages fired from multiple positions, with varying sized paper targets.  There will be a set time to complete the course.  Failure to complete the course in the requisite time will result in points being deducted from the competitor’s score. 

Competitors will be required to low crawl, crawl on hands and knees, and run/jog.  No walking during the course of fire.

Each station will have multiple sized target areas, the smallest of which will be of higher value.  It will be up to the shooter to determine which target they have the ability to hit.

By design, this course will have no advantage to a shooter using a semi-automatic rifle.

 

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

  • An accurate Rifle (Bolt action or semi-auto) and 20 rounds.  Extra rounds may be carried just in case some are dropped, however extra shots fired on a target will come out of the center.
  • Pistol belt, Holster, Mag Pouches, Pistol, 2 magazines loaded with 3 rounds each
  • Eye/Ear protection
  • Gas mask  (No carrier needed)


 

SCORING

Rifle shots will be scored 5,3,1 points.  Pistol shots will be scored 1 point for a hit.    Once again, it will be up to the shooter to determine their ability to make hits. 

On paper targets, in order for a hit to count, it must cut the line of the scoring ring.  Safety officer will have the final say.  The course is designed to be ran with minimal procedural violations.  If a competitor does not follow directions, 1 point will be deducted from their score for each violation.

106 points possible.

Competitors may witness their targets being scored if desired. In the event of a tie, the smallest 5 shot group will determine the winner.  A set of calipers will be on hand and the competitor will be able to witness the measurement.

Conditions of the range may be wet.  Since operators will be crawling and shooting from the prone position, a change of clothes may be advisable.

The complete course of fire will be posted the day of the event, and a walk through prior to running the course.

 


Pistol Event

Only three (3) members of each team may compete in this event.  This is an individual event; however the scores of the three individual competitors will be combined and count towards the Overall SWAT Competition Team Score. 

The pistol course is designed to demonstrate the officer’s ability to hit multiple targets with both speed and accuracy.  Weapon manipulation is stressed during the course, so the shooter will need to reload the weapon in a stress environment.  In this exercise the competitor will fire from multiple shooting locations using various barricades.  Each shooter will use his/her sidearm.  Scoring will be time based with penalties assessed for misses on some targets.  Targets will be both reactionary (steel) and IPSC targets.  This event is an individual timed event and the best score from each team will count toward the calculation of the “Overall Champion”.

 
Equipment: each officer will need

  • Ballistic vest and load bearing vest or a load bearing ballistic vest. 
    • This should be what the operator would wear when deploying.  There must be both equipment storage and ballistic protection. 
  • Ballistic Helmet
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • Pistol
    • Sidearm with holster that has a retention system.
    • Three magazines with 10 rounds of ammunition in each.   30 rounds total.


 
Scoring

  • The course is scored based on time.
  • Steel targets must fall to be scored, any left standing will result in time penalty
  • Steel target left standing = 5 seconds added.
  • IPSC misses = 10 seconds added


 
A safety violation (muzzle control, shooting outside the course of fire or hazardous movement) will be dealt with by immediate Cease Fire command and disqualification for the course.

 
The complete course of fire will be posted the day of the event.

 

 


 

Carbine Event

Only three (3) members of each team may compete in this event.  This is an individual event; however the scores of the three individual competitors will be combined and count towards the Overall SWAT Competition Team Score. 

The carbine course is designed to demonstrate the officer’s ability to hit multiple targets with both speed and accuracy.  In this exercise the competitor will fire from multiple shooting locations while engaging targets up to 115 yards from multiple positions.   There are no restrictions on sight system.  Each shooter will use his/her rifle.  Scoring will be time based with penalties assessed.  Targets will be steel targets and cardboard targets with scoring zones.  This event is an individual timed event and the team’s best score will count towards the determination of the “Overall Champion”.

 
Equipment: each officer will need

  • Ballistic vest and load bearing vest or a load bearing ballistic vest. 
    • This should be what the operator would wear when deploying.  There must be both equipment storage and ballistic protection. 
  • Ballistic Helmet
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • Rifle
    • Patrol/AR type rifle not to exceed .223 caliber.
    • Sighting system of choice/preference.
    • 4 magazines loaded with 10 rounds each.
  • Ammunition
    • .223 ammunition ballistic or ball ammo, no armor piercing
    • 40 rounds (10 rounds per magazine)


 

Scoring

  • The course is scored based on time.
  • Time Penalties will be assessed for misses, failure to hit a steel target, hitting outside the designated target zone, and improper number of hits on each target. 


 
A safety violation (muzzle control, shooting outside the course of fire or hazardous movement) will be dealt with by immediate Cease Fire command and disqualification for the course.

 
The complete course of fire will be posted the day of the event, and a walk through prior to running the course.

 


 

HRT Event

Five (5) designated personnel will participate in this event. 

This event is designed to test a team’s ability to utilize team work, communication, and leadership while executing a physically demanding tactical movement.  The course will integrate the use of a Ram and FSDD while also placing emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving within the team event.

Equipment Needed:

  • Vest with ballistic panels
  • Ballistic Helmet
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Duty Rig
  • Handgun (EMPTY)
  • Rifle (EMPTY)
  • A total of 8 rifle magazines (loaded with 2 rounds each) 16 rounds total
  • A total of 8 pistol magazines (loaded with 1 round each) 8 rounds total
  • (1) Flash Sound Diversionary Device


 

Equipment Provided:

  • Ram


 
Course Description:

This event will consist of a 5 person team. Each team member will be required to wear a ballistic vest, ballistic helmet, duty belt, ear protection, and eye protection. The team will need to provide a total of 8 rifle magazines loaded with 2 rounds each, and 8 pistol magazines loaded with 1 round each.  During the brief the team will be given a last possible known location for the suspect and hostage. The team leader will be given the opportunity to ask questions before starting.

           
Additional Information:

  • Once the course is complete a representative from the team will be able to walk through and check each target as they are being scored.
  • Any safety violation will result in the immediate disqualification of the entire team.


Scoring

  • Scoring will be based on time with penalties counting against the overall time.
  • A safety violation (muzzle control, shooting outside the course of fire or hazardous movement) will be dealt with by immediate Cease Fire command and disqualification for the course.
  • In the event of a tie; the team with the fewest number of penalties assessed wins.




** All event descriptions are subject to revision prior to the date of the event.  Teams will be briefed on any changes prior to the start of the competition.  If relevant, courses will be updated on the web site.

 

             Thank you for your participation and we look forward to a competitive event and the networking opportunities that a forum of this nature facilitates.  Additionally, if you are aware of vendors who would like to participate in this year’s event, please pass along my contact information to them.  The vendor interest and participation continues to grow and we have gotten outstanding support thus far, we have a more than adequate amount of vendor space and would welcome additional participation.   Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have questions or require clarification on anything. 

 

See you there!

 

Captain Mike Eckert
Tulsa Police Department
Special Operations Division  
meckert@cityoftulsa.org
(918) 586-6063

Description of Events

Special Operations Team

Overall Scoring

The scoring for the Overall Champion will be structured in the following manner:

  • Each event will have an overall winner (individual or team).
  • Individually performed events will have scores or times combined with other members from the same SWAT team to establish a combined team time or score.  This time or score will be used to establish a final ranking for all teams in each event.
  • The number of teams participating will determine the number of points possible per event (i.e. if 11 teams are competing then 11 points will be possible).
  • One (1) point will be awarded for 1st place and two (2) points for 2nd place, three (3) points for third, and point values will continue to be awarded in ascending order up to the maximum number.  (For example: Team “A” gets 5th place in the Obstacle course and 3rd place in the Sniper Event.  Team “A” will be assessed a total of 8 points for the two events combined).
  • In the event of a tie for a specific event, each event will have a tie breaker in place.
  • In the event of a tie for Overall Team Champion, the Obstacle Course Event will be used as the tie breaker.
  • Any question on scoring will be handled by the coordinator for that event. 


 

Prizes and Awards

The winner of each event (individual or team) will receive an award. 

The overall Team Champion will receive an award.

Additional awards will be given as they are made available.  Ideally, all competitors will receive some award for their participation. 

 

Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

We hope to have all of this donated.  We will post information on the web site to keep you updated as to what you will need to bring with you.