Government Training Institute Newsletter November 2018

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Precision Rifle With Elevated Shooting
GTI Monthly Mission Brief

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:


December 3rd - 4th (Barnwell, SC)
Vehicle Assaults


January 14th - 18th (Barnwell, SC)
Basic Sniper

February 4th - 8th (Barnwell, SC)
Joint Operations Center Exercise

February 11th - 15th (Barnwell, SC)
Advanced Sniper
Government Training Institute Range Training

Advanced Sniper Training
This Little Light Of Mine Part 3
This Little Light Of Mine Part 3

Over the past two months I have discussed my top three favorite flashlights for both rifles and pistols. This month is the final installment of "This Little Light Of Mine" where I talk about my three favorite handheld flashlights!

Asset Trading Program

GTI's Asset Trading Program

We at the Government Training Institute (GTI) have been training law enforcement and supporting our military in training venues since 2003. As years have passed since 911, training dollars have diminished and law enforcement agencies are struggling to allocate money to their personnel to seek out training with reputable companies. We at GTI are fortunate to be owned and operated by Von Bolin who for over twenty years has also operated a company that takes surplus equipment and re-sells it.

Mr. Bolin soon realized this shortage of funding for law enforcement agencies to receive training through their local government or the federal government which prompted him to develop the Asset Trading Program (ATP). Mr. Bolin has successfully taken no longer needed assets from agencies, equated them to training dollars and provided the requested training to these specific agencies at no cost, other than the items that were traded to the ATP.

Mr. Bolin and the GTI organization also recognize that law enforcement agencies should diversify their training by seeking out other reputable training companies to enhance their skillsets. We at this time are inviting other tactical training companies to join our Asset for Trading Program. This would allow any law enforcement agency in need of various training experiences, yet facing funding challenges, to capitalize on the ATP to sharpen their organization within their budget.

How It Works:

There are several ways to participate in ATP and membership is free for agencies, tactical training organizations and tactical equipment vendors. In one scenario, either the law enforcement agency or tactical training company, on behalf of their client, contacts ATP and request the items to be traded be evaluated and given a monetary value. It is our goal to give the best price for the assets, so that an agency can receive the training requested. Once these goals are met and the assets are received by ATP, the desired tactical training company, either GTI or another training member of ATP, is paid the necessary funding to conduct the training.

Secondly, in addition to closing the funding gap related to training needs, the ATP can also assist organizations in need of equipment but short on dollars. ATP maintains a vendor list of reputable equipment companies who have joined the Asset Trading Program. This allows law enforcement agencies to trade in excess assets they no longer need to the ATP and in turn, the ATP purchases the equipment needed by that agency.

We encourage tactical equipment companies to join the ATP which allows them to be advertised as an ATP vendor to agencies seeking equipment through asset trading. This allows our current client base looking for equipment to view our vendor list. All memberships to this program are free with no obligation.

Any questions feel free to contact me at or 208-608-3980 or visit our website:
Monthly Firearm Photos

What's in store this month for our photographer YoungBuckDave's segment of Monthly Firearm Photos?

This month our resident photographer and gun guru Dave Young (YoungBuckDave) has a special treat for everyone with some never before released firearm photos! Click the link below to see what guns are in store for the month of November!

November 2018 Monthly Firearm Photos
GTI Legion Program Gunfighter Carbine Phase 1 Training

GTI Legion Program Gunfighter Carbine Phase 1 Training
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:

December 1st 9:00am - 5:00pm
(Barnwell, SC)
Precision Rifle

December 1st-2nd 9:00am - 5:00pm
(Barnwell, SC)
Precision Rifle With Elevated Shooting

December 15th 9:00am - 5:00pm
(Barnwell, SC)
Gunfighter Carbine Phase 1
Precision Rifle with Elevated Shooting

GTI Precision Rifle Tower
GTI has an awesome class coming up this weekend for those of you who shoot long range precision rifle or want to learn to! It is a 2 day class on December 1st and 2nd. Class will start at 0900 and end sometime around 1700. The first day will cover all of the fundamentals of shooting long range precision rifle including rifle set up, shooting positions, external ballistics, how to use your scope, how to use a ballistic calculator and how to shoot from high angles! This brings us to the coolest part of the class! On day 2, we will be shooting from 135 feet up in a tower! GTI has the only tower in the southeast where you can shoot extreme angles from. We will show you how to compensate for the angles so that you can make first round hits even if you are shooting at from a very steep position. We will shoot distances from 50 yards out to approximately 800 yards. This is a very unique and valuable learning opportunity.

It is going to be a great class that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Go to and sign up today! If you are unable to climb the stairs in the tower, or just have an interest in learning the fundamentals of shooting long range you can sign-up for just day one at If you are already very familiar with shooting long range rifle and can't make the first day of the class on Saturday and would like to come just to the high angle class on Sunday, you can sign up for just day two, contact me to discuss this option. The cost for both days is $400.00. The cost for a single day is $250.00.

Thank you guys! See you on the range!

JT Timmons
GTI-Legion Rangemaster

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