Government Training Institute Newsletter August 2018

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

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

September 17th - 18th (Barnwell, SC)
Vehicle Assaults

September 24th - 28th (Knoxville, TN)
Custom Basic SWAT

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

October 5th - 7th (Barnwell, SC)
Joint Operations Center Exercise

October 8th - 14th (Barnwell, SC)

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

October 15th - 31st (Barnwell, SC)
ID-002-RESP Type II Advanced SWAT

October 15th - November 2nd (Barnwell, SC)
ID-003-RESP Type I Advanced SWAT

ID-001-RESP DHS Type 3 Advanced SWAT Training

ID-002-RESP DHS Type 2 Advanced SWAT Training

JT Timmons GTI Legion Director

Instructor Of The Month

JT Timmons
(GTI Legion Director, Range Master, and Tactical Instructor)

JT Timmons is the foundation of our GTI Legion side where civilians are trained how to safely and effectively use their handguns and rifles. With JT's extensive law enforcement experience he his able to carry that training over to the civilian side so they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe if a life or death situation should arise. Not only does JT teach civilians skills he teaches them about the mindset of being a true gunfighter and shows them how someones mindset can make the difference.

Read More On JT Timmons
Milspec Plastics Partners Up With GTI

Milspec Plastics Partners Up With GTI

This month Milspec Plastics joins the GTI list of Partners. Milspec Plastics is a combat veteran owned and operated company based out of Asheville, NC and is known for their patented Cobra Cuffs (heavy duty zip ties) and other high quality plastic products used by law enforcement and armed forces from around the world. Milspec Plastics also provides a complete package of security related products including non-lethal riot control, emergency response, active shooter go bags, and tools for law enforcement, military, professional security, and civilian markets. Milspec plastics has a proven track record of providing the most innovative and highest quality products for those that protect us! For more info on Milspec Plastics please visit
A Review Of
The PWS MK114 MOD-1

Last month I did a review of the PWS MK111 MOD 2-M in honor of PWS signing on with GTI as one of our ATP vendors. After reviewing that AR I wanted to do an in depth review of the very first PWS AR I my hands on. The MK114 MOD 1 is the very first PWS rifle I had ever used/bought and it was the first rifle that made me fall in love with PWS and their long stroke piston ARs over 3 years ago.

Continue Reading To See How The MK114 Has Held Up With Over 3 Years Of Hard Use.
The PWS MK114 MOD-1
August 2018 Monthly Firearm Photos
Monthly Firearm Photos

In this month's installment of "Monthly Firearm Photography" from our photographer YoungBuckDave we take a look at some 1911s, competition handguns, a couple of old school guns, and much much more!

SHOT Show Is Expanding?!

Since 2010 SHOT Show has grown to become Las Vegas's 7th largest annual event and with every year more and more exhibitors try to reserve booth space but with the growing industry and only so much room to be used for SHOT Show something had to be done. Big things are going to be happening to accommodate the growing industry and it will make SHOT Show even larger!

Find Out What's In Store For SHOT Show.
SHOT Show Is Expanding
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:

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

September 1st 9:00am - 5:00pm (Barnwell, SC)
Gunfighter Training Pistol Phase 2

September 8th 9:00am - 5:00pm (Barnwell, SC)
Pistol Marksmanship Training 101 - How To Hit What Your Aim At

September 22nd-23rd 9am-5pm (Barnwell, SC)
Advanced South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit Class

October 13th 9:00am - 1:00pm (Barnwell, SC)
Unarmed Self-Defense

October 20th 9:00am - 5:00pm (Barnwell, SC)
The Responsible Handgun Owner

November 3rd 9:00am - 5:00pm (Barnwell, SC)
Defensive Vehicle Tactics

November 17th 9:00am - 5:00pm (Barnwell, SC)
H.I.R.T. (Home Invasion Response Tactics)

On The Range Southeastern Gunfighter's Congress

Southeastern Gunfighter's Congress Class Students

GTI Shop

Look good all geared up in your GTI Apparel! Shirts, patches, decals, koozies, challenge coins, and much much more!

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