2019 was a busy year with 12 classes presented during the year along with a presentation at the IALEFI Conference. We introduced three new courses, Rangemaster, Close Team Support for SWAT and SWAT Operator I and presented classes in Tennessee, Alaska, Florida, Utah and Colorado. Our staff worked diligently to prepare, present and support our client agencies and students and we look forward to an even busier 2020.
Level I Sniper, Tullahoma, TN hosted by Tennessee Highway Patrol SRT. 11-15 February 2019
The week of 15 April we traveled to Chattanooga to conduct the brand new CLOSE TEAM SUPPORT COURSE for Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT. The course went well and we have others planned for the future. Thanks to Sr. Instructor Dave Schifo for his assistance with that course.Close Team Support Class #1
The week of 22 April it was off to Juneau, AK where I had the privilege of providing the Level II Advanced Sniper Course to Juneau PD SWAT Snipers. The course was extended to meet some of their training requests and needs and we had a great time working in the Last Frontier. And of course I got the opportunity to enjoy some of the beautiful Alaskan wilderness as well as see some of the sites. Many thanks to the JPD for their hospitality and hard work to make this course happen. A special thanks also to the members of the JPD and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau who assisted us with logistics and mission support.
The week of 6 May was the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) Annual Training Conference in West Palm Beach, FL. “Why Do They Shoot Like That? – Weapon Ergonomics & Human Biomechanics Effects on Accuracy” was well attended and received great reviews. Thanks to IALEFI for the opportunity.
Denny Elliott instructing at IALEFI ATC in West Palm Beach, FL
Level II Advanced Sniper, Tullahoma, TN hosted by Murfreesboro PD. 13 snipers from throughout Tennessee and North Carolina participated in what turned out to be a hot and grueling week. Instructors Denny Elliott and Dave Schifo.
Level I Sniper, Spencer, TN at Dead Zero Shooting Park, hosted by Sequatchie Co SO. Instructors Denny Elliott and Dave Keenom.
Our first LE Rangemaster course was hosted in Murfreesboro by Murfreesboro PD 26-30 August 2019. Instructor Denny Elliott
Level IV Sniper -Mixed Terrain Target Interdiction, Tullahoma, TN hosted by Lebanon PD, 15-20 September 2019, Instructors Denny Elliott, Andrew Hawkins and Jeff Scott
Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of LE Snipers, Cookeville, TN, Hosted by Cookeville PD. Instructor Denny Elliott
HGTG conducted its first SWAT Operator I course in Lebanon, TN in cooperation with LPD SWAT. The course was held 6-11 October and was attended by 17 officers from across Tennessee. HGTG Instructors Denny Elliott, Andrew Hawkins and Jeff Scott with assistance by LPD SWAT cadre.
Level III Sniper – Leadership, Training and Utilization of LE Snipers, Salt Lake City, UT, Hosted by Unified PD of Greater Salt Lake, Instructor Denny Elliott
Sniper Sustainment Training, Larimer Co Regional SWAT Snipers, Fort Carson U.S. Army Installation, Colorado Springs, CO. Instructor Denny Elliott
LE Firearms Instructor, Martin, TN Hosted by Martin PD. 4 – 8 November. Instructor Denny Elliott
Thanks to our Host Agencies for 2019
- Tennessee Highway Patrol
- Hamilton Co SO
- Juneau PD, Alaska
- Murfreesboro PD
- Seqatchie Co SO
- Lebanon PD
- Cookeville PD
- Unified PD of Greater Salt Lake, Utah
- Larimer CO SO, Colorado
- Martin PD
Congratulations to HGTG Staff members for completing a number of courses this year:
- Andrew Hawkins, Rangemaster
- Jeff Scott, Level III Sniper
- George Blasingame, LE Firearms Instructor