Tactical Response to an Active Shooter Event (TRASE)
Active Shooter Response for Law Enforcement


Duration: 5 days
Venue: Classroom, range & tactical house (onsite or private venue)
Prerequisite: Sworn Law Enforcement Officers Only
Required Equipment: The live-fire portion of the program will require officers to have a semi-automatic pistol, strong side hip holster, 4 magazines, magazine pouch (worn on support side), 1500 rounds of ammunition. If required, GSG will provide the simmunition weapons and protective gear for the tactical “force on force” part of the training.


Active Shooter incidents develop quickly and are generally of short duration.  The response by law enforcement must be rapid and entry onto the scene must be dynamic.  The slow and methodical law enforcement clear is contraindicated when the shooter or shooters are firing at civilians.  It is imperative that officers be trained to enter aggressively and engage the shooter as quickly as possible.  These tactics require officers to be trained to shoot quickly, on the move, while engaging an armed adversary who is likely moving as well.  This requires a high level of tactical shooting not taught to most front-line police officers.


Our five (5) day Tactical Response to an Active Shooter Event (TRASE) is divided into two (2) parts.  The first three (3) days is devoted to improving the trainee’s ability to shoot quickly and accurately.  This type of tactical firearms training typically results in a 100% improvement in speed, accuracy and target discrimination as measured from each shooter’s initial baseline level of ability measured the first day.  The final two (2) days of training consist of dynamic entry training where trainees are taught to enter a location in a tactically correct manner and engage the active shooter.  Scenarios will include a single officer entry which simulates a situation where the first officer to respond is forced to make entry sans support.  Other scenarios include two (2) person entry and team entries.  Each scenario assumes the officers must enter immediately to prevent further loss of life.  GSG can also design programs in compliance with the active shooter response of individual departments or agencies.


Day 1 - Day 3 Tactical Shooting (Enter & Engage)

    • Diagnostic and Baseline “21” Drill
    • Advanced Fundamentals of Tactical Shooting
    • Sight Alignment / Site Picture
    • Trigger Press
    • Trigger Reset
    • Grip, Stance and Draw
    • The “Press Out”
    • Ready Gun Positions (High Ready / Low Ready)
    • Step and Present (Forward, Side & Rear)
    • Reloading (Lock-back)
    • Slow Fire
    • Stage One Malfunction (“Tap, Rack, Target”)
    • Stage Two Malfunction
    • Multiple Shots
    • Rapid Fire
    • Recoil Management
    • Multiple Targets
    • Kneeling Positions (Lunge, Straight Drop, Rifleman’s)
    • Prone Positions (Rollover and “Golf Grip”)
    • Barricade Shooting (Shooting from Cover)
    • One-hand Shooting
    • Support Hand Transition
    • Support Hand Shooting
    • “9 Shot Drill”
    • Qualification Course #1
    • Shooting on the Move (“Groucho” Forward and Rearward)
    • Running and Engaging Target
    • Moving through a Crowd
    • Moving on Stairs
    • Box Drill
    • Support Hand Draw
    • Qualification Course #2
    • CQB Shooting
    • Low Light / No Light
    • Shooting Moving Targets
    • Shooting under Extreme Stress
    • Target Discrimination
    • Israeli “Surprise” Drill
    • Team Shooting
    • Qualification Course #3
    • Induced Stress Combat Courses

Day 4 - Day 5 Dynamic Entry, Target Identification & Engagement


Days 4 & 5 will include tactical entry scenarios and force on force.  A number of scenarios based upon actual incidents will be recreated in this simmunition based training.

Please contact us at (212) 285-2400 or info@globalsecuritygroup.com for more information.