"We train as often as possible with a hope to never use"


Covered 6 has partnered with Shoji Hattori from Tac-1 to provide a wide variety of firearms based training opportunities for both new and advanced shooters. Shoji is currently employed by the LAPD as a full time Police Officer.  He is assigned to the Training Division, Firearms Training Unit as a firearms instructor. He is a master at his profession of training both law enforcement and civilians on how to best use firearms as a self-defense tool. 

TAC-1 offers exciting courses in Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun. With combined 105 years of law enforcement experience, Covered 6 and TAC-1 instructors are professional and are at the cutting edge of firearms and weapons training. We pride ourselves in teaching and developing techniques - not through mere tradition, but through stringent research out of real life incidents.

Covered 6 also offers several comprehensive reality-based training courses in our 20,000 sq/ft "Patriot Center" facility. We believe the support of the profession of arms is one of the most important things we do. 

If you don't see the subject matter you are interested in please contact us for a custom or private lesson. 


TAC-1 handgun courses are separated into three (3) distinctive levels. Starting from an introductory course for beginners providing fundamentals of defensive handgun shooting to advanced tactical shooting.

Pistol 1

This introductory course is designed to teach defensive pistol shooting to beginners and to those who had never received formal training. This class will educate students on the basic firearms safety, firearms law, use of force doctrine, fundamentals of semi-automatic handgun operation and develop their basic marksman skills. Pistol-I module is now a 16 hour program divided into two (2) 8 hour courses- Pistol-I(a) & Pistol-I(b).

Pistol 2

Pistol-II is divided into 4 basic phases (A, B, C & D). Each phase will teach students on the handgun fundamentals essentials and advanced technique needed for law enforcement and personal/home defense applications. Courses will review and expand on aspects of safety on and off the range, combat mind set, the 7 elements of handgun marksmanship, and the 5 elements of the "Modern Technique of the Pistol".

Pistol 3

This course will cover advanced handgun techniques requiring a higher skill level to participate and to maintain a safe range. Students will drill on all the aspects of high-speed weapon manipulation with one and/or two hand operation at ranges from extreme close quarters to long distance shooting. Scenario will be provided to students for problem solving.

Safe Start

Safe Start is a response to the public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new shooters. This 3 hour introductory course is for the individual who is unfamiliar with firearms procedures or who needs to develop safe firearm-handling skills and a solid foundation of basic shooting skills.  

Pistol Workshop

Pistol Training Workshop is an unique class designed as a skill builder for those who had previously taken TAC-1 Pistol-I module or equivalent. The 4 hr. handgun workshop will review techniques that were already instructed in prior courses.

Pistol RDS (Red Dot)

We are excited to bring this course to the public. Red dot sights on pistols are becoming more prominent, however there is a lack of professional instruction available, until now. If you run an RDS and would like formal training then this is a class for you.


Students will develop skills that are necessary to safely and effectively operate and maintain an AR-15 carbine system. You will also learn to increase accuracy and develop confidence for defensive application.

Intro to Carbine

This is an entry level course for AR 15 shooters to learn the basic fundamental of marksmanship and manipulation of the carbine. This class is geared for those who have not had any formal AR 15 carbine instruction. Students will learn: essential law pertaining to AR (California), a brief history, nomenclature, mechanical operation, care & cleaning, preventive maintenance, safety, stance, application of two points sling, manipulations, safe load and unload techniques, zeroing iron sights, sight alignment and trigger control, and shooting positions & stable platforms

The Operator

The Operator course is designed to build on the foundations taught in Carbine-I course. Students will develop critical skills needed to operate and shoot an AR 15 in a variety of situations including concepts of dominating the weapon, properly identifying threat and assessing all visual areas during dynamic action will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will develop reflexive gun-handling skills that will enable them to quickly and efficiently engage threats. This course is designed to challenge the student's skill levels beyond the basics and introduces the student to deployment techniques that are critical for both law enforcement application and personal/home defense.

Advanced Carbine

Once the shooter has a solid understanding of the fundamental of carbine shooting, it is time to test out the knowledge and skills.  In the Adavanced module, students are taught the basics of team concept, shooting in low light condition, target discrimination, dynamic movements, shooting in bursts, challening 400+ yard shots, along with constant drills to push the shooter to the next level. 


The Law enforcement has traditionally had shotguns in their inventory of police weapons and they have proven their effectiveness both as a deterrent and a fight stopper. Typically the shotgun is the go-to weapon for increased firepower.

Intro to Shotgun

TAC-1 offers Intro to Defensive Shotgun (SG-1) course to teach students the basics needed to effectively and safely utilize a shotgun for defense/offense. This is a physically demanding firearms training course. Students should be in good physical condition, familiar with their equipment and should have a solid gun handling skill prior to attending this firearms training course. 

Tactical Shotgun

This Tactical Shotgun training course takes the student beyond the basics of the shotgun and introduces the student to deployment techniques that are critical when deploying the shotgun for personal defense. Students have the option to use pump-action or semi-automatic shotguns in this course. Shotguns must be 12 gauge and a side receiver ejection port / loading port is strongly recommended.

Shotgun Workshop

Shotgun Workshop provides an unique opportunity for the students to drill and practice what you were already taught in TAC-1 Shotgun module.  The focus is on aggressive handling of shotgun including reloading and fast paced shooting. These drills are difficult to reproduce at local public ranges. The workshop will offer students the opportunity to shoot slug and defensive buckshot for home protection.

Training Courses at the Covered 6 Patriot Center