Government Training Institute Newsletter April 2018

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
GTI Monthly Mission Brief
Government Training Institute Live Fire Range Shooting

The Government Training Institute (GTI) was founded in 2003 to address needs of state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States with research based training. GTI's multiple courses contain a cooperative curriculum base and ongoing research from a staff with extensive operational military and law enforcement experience.
Upcoming Training Classes:

GTI delivers sound, tested, operational experience, and course development that makes up realistic, modern, and effective training classes. Click the links below to check out some of the classes we have coming up:

April 23 - May 11 (Barnwell, SC)
Custom Advanced SWAT Course

May 4 - 6 (Barnwell, SC)
Joint Operations Center Exercise

May 14 - 18 (Bozeman, MT)
Tactical Command College TC4 Session
Team Capability Evaluation, Analysis and Testing

May 22 - 24 (Barnwell, SC)
Custom SWAT Course

June 8 - 10 (Williamsburg, IA)
Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction

June 13 - 15 (Boone, IA)
Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction

June 18 - 22 (Barnwell, SC)
Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Active Shooter

June 25 - July 1 (Barnwell, SC)

July 9 - 11 (Barnwell, SC)
Tactical Breaching

July 16 - 18 (Barnwell, SC)
Close Quarters Battle (CQB)
Ballistic Breaching

Advanced Sniper Training

Instructor Of The Month

Phil started his career in the Air Force as a member of their Security Forces. After his time in the Air Force Phil ended up serving 23 years on the New Castle County Police Department. During his 23 years on the New Castle County Police Department he served 21 years with SWAT. Phil is a graduate of numerous elite schools including the FBI Sniper School and numerous courses with Blackwater.

Read More On Phil Davis .
Phil Davis (Tactical Instructor)

Phil Davis (Tactical Instructor)
A Breakthrough Cutting Tool

The Breachpen is a ground breaking exothermic torch that will change the tactical and rescue world. It's the size of a road flare and burns at a temperature half as hot as the sun!

What Do You Carry?

Have you ever put any thought into the items that you carry on a daily basis? Is there any rhyme or reason to why you choose to carry the things you do? We dive into the topic of every day carry and why some people choose to carry the things they do and how they can help themselves or someone else in a worst case situation.

What Do You Carry?
Apocalyptic Future at GTI
End Of The World At GTI
An Apocalyptic Photo Shoot

On March 10th we took a trip into the future at an apocalyptic GTI. At the end of the world the strong and savage minded people are the only ones that survive. This isn't just a time for the boys. The women that thrive in this setting are some of the most fierce and savage individual's this earth has ever produced.

Success Happens with Jen Charlton
Interview with Dennis O'Connor
GTI Director of Training

Mr. O'Connor's areas of expertise; law enforcement, Special Weapons and Tactics, drug, vice and organized crime and the training of police canines among others that are complimented by his over twenty five years of Law Enforcement service.

Click Here To Listen To The Interview
Dennis O'Connor Interview with Jen Charlton
GTI Range Master and Legion Director JT Timmons

Contact Rangemaster, JT Timmons, at 803-673-7044 or email at
GTI Legion

Our tactical Instructor JT Timmons is taking over our Legion Civilian Training program here at GTI. We are going to be ramping up the program here with plenty of pistol and carbine classes already on the calendar. If you want a private class, that is also something that we offer. We can tailor the class for you or your group's specific needs. We can do square range shooting classes, force on force classes, home defense, vehicle defense classes and just about any other type of class you can think of, including helo operations and high speed driving classes. Give us a call and let us build a class for you or your group! Get trained up!

Contact Legion Coordinator, Chris Lux, at 803-259-1935 or email at
GTI Legion Training Gunfighter Carbine Phase 1

GTI Legion Training Gunfighter Carbine Phase 2
GTI Legion Class Schedule

The GTI Legion program allows civilians access to the same fantastic instructors and training venues previously only accessible to Law Enforcement, Military and First Responders. Click on the links to check out some of the Legion classes we have coming up:

April 28 8:30am - 5:30pm
Pistol Marksmanship Training 101 - How To Hit What You Aim At

May 12 8:30am - 5:30pm
Gunfighter Carbine Phase 1

May 19 8:30am - 5:30pm
Gunfighter Pistol Phase 2

May 26 8:30am - 5:30pm
Gunfighter Carbine Phase 2

June 16 8:30am - 5:30pm
Precision Rifle

June 23 8:30am - 5:30pm
Realtor Readiness Training

Visit our shop to get yourself some gear!

We have Patches, Decals, T-Shirts, Long Sleeve T-Shirts, Hoodies, Hats, Tumblers and much more!

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