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Location & Date: Putnam County, TN (Location TBA), May 1 -2, 2024

Developmental Methods Series:

Tactical Vision and Surgical Marksmanship (2-Day)

**Law Enforcement Only**


Developmental Methods Series: This unique series of programs is specifically designed around the process for building effective shooters, with an emphasis on the needs of armed workforces.

The Developmental Methods Series is being developed by Building Shooters in coordination with Keith Tyler. Keith is a retired 24-year veteran of Law Enforcement with 20 years of Patrol experience, an accomplished USPSA Grandmaster in Open and Carry Optics divisions and a former Law Enforcement National Champion. We are honored to have Keith’s input and participation in the development and delivery of this curriculum. He brings extensive LEO experience, subject matter expertise in law enforcement patrol tactics, and world-class technical expertise in performance shooting mechanics and methods. Keith is also an accomplished instructor with over 20 years of experience who focuses on the process of becoming a great shooter, not on achieving arbitrarily defined range outcomes.

Course Description: This two-day course is the first offering in our industry-leading Developmental Methods series. These intensive, instructor facing programs apply the latest methods, concepts and tools for neuroscience-based firearms and use-of-force training.

The Tactical Vision and Surgical Marksmanship offering explores why hit rates are traditionally so poor, and decision-making and de-escalation are so difficult, in real-world lethal force encounters. The course also demonstrates the latest in methods, techniques, and technology for developing effective real-world performance with an emphasis on group training environments and institutional settings.

Students will learn where traditional training and range management methods fall short and why, as well as specific processes, techniques, and methods to improve student development and operational outcomes. Live-fire exercises will include use of Building Shooters’ revolutionary new NURO® Shooting System (Patent Pending), a set of sensory stimulation and performance-measurement tools that are optimized for firearms and tactical training applications.

Please note: This is not a “feel good” range training event. It is a challenging, instructor-level program designed to demonstrate instructional and range management processes that are very different from the “industry standard.” If applied correctly, these methods will produce high-level real-world performance. We don’t care about your feelings. We care about your future students and their ability to make good decisions and win gunfights.

About the Instructors: Keith Tyler is a retired 24-year veteran of Law Enforcement with 20 years of Patrol experience, a two-division USPSA Grandmaster and a former Law Enforcement National Champion. Keith has been teaching law enforcement officers rifle and pistol skills since 2001. While the lead firearms instructor at his agency, he implemented a unique in-service training program focused on performance shooting process where the officers trained within this paradigm consistently demonstrated high-level performance during real-world OIS. 

Dustin Salomon is a former naval officer and author of the acclaimed book Building Shooters: Applying Neuroscience Research to Tactical Training System Design and Training Delivery, as well as Hitting in Combat, Mentoring Shooters, and four other books about the application of neuroscience and psychology research to training design. Dustin designed and ran the security and weapons training programs at two military commands, is an NRA certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and has conducted 20 overseas deployments (including two afloat). Dustin’s books are on many industry reading lists and are also in use as curriculum guides and instructor texts by numerous local, State, and Federal agencies. In 2022 Dustin helped New York State’s DCJS re-write its state-wide police recruit firearms curriculum from the ground up and is currently engaged with numerous law enforcement agencies and other organizations as a consultant in the field of firearms training design.  Dustin has spoken at the FBI Firearms Instructor Conference, the Georgia Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor’s Conference, the DEA Firearms Instructor School, the New York DCJS Firearms Instructor Workshop, the annual New York Department of Public Safety Criminal Justice Symposium, and the annual Force Science Institute Conference. He has a Bachelors of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters Degree in Security Management, and is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional.

Cost: This specific course offering in Putnam County is funded by a third party non-profit and is by invitation only.

Registration and Selection: This course offering has been funded for the hosting agency by the Ebenezer Acres Foundation. Acceptance is guaranteed by invitation only. Law Enforcement only. If interested, please register using the webform below. We will select attendees subject to eligibility on a first come, first serve basis. Selected attendees will be emailed course details.

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Payment: This training has been funded for the host agency by the Ebenezer Acres Foundation. Acceptance is by invitation only.

Prerequisites: The ability to safely handle live weapons in a professional training environment. This is an instructor-level course.

Required Equipment: Handgun, holster, magazines, magazine pouch, 800 rounds of factory ammunition, eye/ear protection. Climate and weather appropriate range clothing. Water / sports drinks. Snacks. Bag lunch (recommended).

Highly Recommended Equipment: Dryfire aid that supports a resetting trigger without live rounds (example: Dryfire mag).  This will significantly improve the experience of this program for you.

Anticipated Start Time: 9:00 am daily.

Location: Will be provided to program participants along with additional details after successful registration, selection, and payment processing.

Please Note: This is an instructor-focused course. It is not a shooting class. Shooting instruction will be a byproduct of this course; however, this is not the purpose of the program. This event is intended for an audience of professional firearms and tactics instructors. Any participants who exhibit unsafe / questionable behavior based solely on the professional judgement of the host(s) and/or instructor(s) will be asked to leave.


“The NURO is the future of firearms training. Whether it is marksmanship, improving decision-making under a cognitive load, multiple target engagement, individual shooter data collection or target discrimination, the NURO is the solution.”

“This training methodology is for departments and individuals who want to make lethal engagements more precise, train de-escalation, and minimize unnecessary lethal engagements…”

“As a former special operator and contractor, current instructor and lifetime student of the pistol, the NURO and related training is a game-changer. Reacting to visual stimuli is a revolution in firearms training that will reshape the way we think about training for deadly force.”

“For a long time, I have encouraged my fellow instructors to read Building Shooters and put its concepts into practice as we develop and execute the training curriculum for our agency. Having the written material plus seeing the methodology and technology on the range along with hearing Dustin present the nuances of the material really helps paint the picture of how we should all be presenting firearms training for those who have signed up to protect their communities.

-John Baggett, Rangemaster, Central Alabama Sheriff’s Office with 200+ personnel

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