This is an online only (virtual) training course that discusses the concerns, pros and cons of secondary weapons. It also reviews considerations for off-duty weapons.
The course includes a PowerPoint slide show that corresponds to the training video. The total viewing time for the video is approximately 15 minutes. For viewer’s reference there is also a downloadable PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation, perfect for use in taking notes. A course syllabus and extra reading resources are also included in the training materials.
If there are any questions with regard to the content, please contact the instructor:
Lt. Frank Borelli via email to email@example.com.
This is a virtual course, offered online only and available to registered users of the Officer Virtual Academy at all times.
This course of instruction discusses the concerns, pros and cons of secondary weapons. It also reviews considerations for off-duty weapons.
There are no prerequisites for attending this program.
This course is a personal-knowledge-only (no continuing education or in-service credits) program. It is recommended that the student officer view/attend the following courses before viewing this one:
Boyd’s Cycle Applied to Conflict Survival
- Upon completion, the student officer will be able to describe and discuss the mechanical function concerns related to secondary or off-duty weapons
- Upon completion, the student officer will be able to describe and discuss the duty weapon compatibility concerns related to secondary or off-duty weapons
- Upon completion, the student officer will be able to describe and discuss the concerns of concealability with secondary or off-duty weapons.
- Upon completion, the student officer will be able to describe and discuss the security concerns related to secondary or off-duty weapons.
PDF Handout of PowerPoint Slide presentation
PowerPoint course video
About the Instructors
Lt. Frank Borelli – LE Instructor / Editorial Director
With over 35 years of operational experience and more than 30 years of instructional experience, Lt. Borelli has taught programs involving firearms, defensive tactics, officer survival, active shooter response and more to officers from all levels of government to include city, county, state, federal and military. He remains active in law enforcement, continually training and being trained to keep his skills up to date and sharp.
Backup and Secondary Weapons Course Introduction Backup and Secondary Weapons Syllabus OVA-Course-Backup_and_2ndary_weapons Handout Additional Resources: Backup & Off-Duty Guns: What Makes Sense (article) Backup & Off-Duty Guns (article) The Perfect Backup/Off-Duty Gun (article)