Government Training Institute Newsletter July 2018

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GTI Monthly Mission Brief
GTI Monthly Mission Brief
Government Training Institute Tactical Movement Outside of Target Site TMOTS

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:

September 6th - 7th (Barnwell, SC)
Vehicle Assaults

September 10th - 14th (Barnwell, SC)
Undercover Narcotics

October 1st - 4th (Barnwell, SC)
Advanced Sniper

October 8th - 14th (Barnwell, SC)

October 15th - 26th (Barnwell, SC)
ID-001-RESP Type 3 Advanced SWAT

ID-006-RESP DHS Basic SWAT Training

ID-001-RESP Type 3 Advanced SWAT Training
Dennis O'Connor Director of Training CQB and K9 Training

Instructor Of The Month

Dennis O'Connor
(Director Of Training &
Tactical Instructor)

Dennis O'Connor's 25 years of law enforcement experience is invaluable when it comes to teaching the future of law enforcement. His list of specialties is truly endless with decades of experience in SWAT tactics, CQB, HRT, and even training K9s and their handlers to be used on patrol and during SWAT operations. He leads by example having no problem gearing up with his students to run exercises with them so they understand everything they are being taught.

Read More About Director Of Training Dennis O'Connor
Primary Weapons Systems Partners Up With GTI
Primary Weapons Systems Partners Up With GTI

This month, Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) joins the GTI list of partners. PWS is based out of Boise, ID and is known in the industry for their unique long-stroke piston driven ARs. Primary Weapons Systems outfits 90+ LE agencies with firearms throughout the United States. In addition to their MK1 MOD 1-M, MK1 MOD 2-M and MK2 MOD 1-M lines, this year PWS released a line of PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) products along with a limited run line called the PWS MK1-ALPHA. As PWS joins the partner team, we will be working with them to further outfit the GTI team with PWS products and will soon be offering PWS products through our ATP Asset Trading Program. For more information on Primary Weapons Systems, please visit
GTI Asset Trading Program ATP
GTI's Asset Trading Program

With agency funds being tight it is difficult to find those much needed training and equipment dollars; well this program can help to fix that. Agencies are turning those unneeded items into actual training and equipment dollars. The great thing is there is no cost or obligation to register with the program. Email: for more information.
A Review Of
Heckler & Koch's VP9sk

As many of you may know I am a big fan of Hecker and Koch's VP9 handgun. It is my every day carry and one of my favorite guns I own. When I found out HK came out with a sub compact VP9 I immediately picked it up and began to run it through it's paces. Now with 750 rounds through this little sucker, I have finally come to a decision.

Continue Reading About The VP9sk.
Heckler and Koch's VP9sk
PWS MK111 MOD 2-M AR Pistol
A Review Of The PWS MK111
MOD 2-M AR Pistol

Since GTI just partnered up with Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) we I figured there would be no better time than now to do a review of the PWS MK 111 MOD 2-M AR I have had in my possession for the past 10 months.

Monthly Firearm Photos

This month we have more firearm photography from our photographer Dave Young aka YoungBuckDave

His original and one of a kind style set him apart from all the other firearm photographers and gives you an in depth look into some awesome firearms he has photographed over time!

July 2018 Monthly Firearm Photos
Chow Call Mexican Street Corn
Chow Call
Mexican Street Corn

Spice up your next BBQ with a delicious variation of a BBQ classic side dish. This will change the way you eat corn on the cob! Mexican Street Corn is just as good served with burgers and brats as it is with nice rib eye.

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:

July 21st 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pistol Marksmanship Training 101 - How To Hit What Your Aim At

August 4th - 5th 8:00am - 6:00pm
Southeastern Gunfighter's Congress Featuring Jared Reston and the
Reston Group's 2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 1 Course

August 18th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2

August 25th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Gunfighter Training Carbine Phase 2

Southeastern Gunfighter's Congress Featuring Jared Reston and Reston Group's 2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 1 Course

Gunfighter Pistol Phase 2

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