Firearms Basics

LET573 - 2.00 Hours


  • LS  LET573  14


Officers always have a firearm and these weapons play a large role in police work. Firearms by their very nature are a destructive device. Officers need to know safe, proper handling procedures for firearms to prevent unwanted catastrophes.

This course introduces the basic principles of firearms handling and firearms safety. Participants will be introduced to basic marksmanship principles and firearms functions to include, loading/unloading/reloading, stoppage clearance and positions shooting.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements TEEX Firearms Basics (Online) Course #78033.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 45 days from the registration date.
  • To complete this course you are required to have a computer with internet access.


Broadband internet connection

Current browser:

  • Recommended - Mozilla Firefox 30 or higher, Google Chrome 37 or higher
  • Alternatives - Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Safari 7 or higher

Apple Quicktime Player 10 or higher

Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher

Adobe Flash 11 or higher


Firearm safety+Drawing firearms+Shooting+Tactical movement+Weapon malfunctions+Loading weapons+Unloading weapons+Use of cover

Suggested Audience

Peace officers, first responders, and any individual interested in firearms.

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    • Videos used in this course are available on the TEEX YouTube channel; however to obtain TCOLE credit for this topic, participants must register, watch the videos, and successfully complete the course exam.
    • After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us at (979) 845-6677or
    • If paying by purchase order or check please fill out the required registration form and send to or fax to (979) 862–2788.

    Refund Policy

    • Refunds are not available for eLearning courses, nor may the course be transferred from one customer to another.

    Contact Information

    Law Enforcement and Security Training
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433


    Payment Options
    • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order - Complete registration form and send to or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check - Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX - LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

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