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Fast Track

NCJ Number
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Volume: 68 Issue: 10 Dated: October 1999 Pages: 10-15
Gene P. Klopf M.S.
Date Published
This article describes new FBI firearms training procedures that include state-of-the-art technology and supportive instructional methods.
Fast Track, the FBI's new approach to firearms training, is used with students who failed to qualify with their class during the normally scheduled pistol qualification course. Instructors use a standard surveillance video camera with a 12-millimeter lens mounted on a tripod to quickly evaluate the students' shooting problems, mainly trigger control or anticipation of recoil. In addition to hands-on individualized supportive instruction, Fast Track uses a miniaturized video camera mounted on a set of virtual-reality goggles. Students align the camera with their eyes, then operate their weapons based on the picture they see on a small video screen mounted inside the headset. Other innovations include a split screen technique and remote-operated firearm training. The Fast Track system has improved the number of new agent trainees who qualify with their firearms and become successful law enforcement professionals. Note