Rural Operations

Team Tactics & Carbine Deployment


Student Testimonials

  • For approximately two years I have been trying to assemble a training evolution which focused on vehicle assaults and counterassaults. In speaking with peers, I came upon 88 Tactical. After researching further, I began to second guess the venue; it was simply too good to be true. As we pulled into the facility, I realized I was wrong.  I have conducted numerous training evolutions in both military and law enforcement settings across the U.S. and internationally and have never had an experience like this.

    United States Deputy Marshal
  • The Bunkhouse is an excellent setting for team residence and feels luxurious for people who are more accustomed to military and paramilitary training facilities.  The huge counter in the kitchen is a great place for table-top exercises or socializing over beverages.  All of the areas to include the ranges were excellently maintained and convenient to each other.  The patio and fire pit at the main house also encouraged socializing and team building.

    United States Deputy Marshal
  • The periods of instruction focused on practical application and not a flood of Power Point and classroom exercises.  Instead of the instructors answering open ended questions with, “right, wrong, maybe…,” they simply said, “Let’s try it.” [...] All of the instructors carried themselves professionally and their knowledge and experience was obvious.

    United States Deputy Marshal

Rural Operations is a Law Enforcement centered course that introduces basic skills involving the use of small teams for security, observation, and support during short duration, rural events.

Rural Operations material covers:
  • Mission planning
  • Special considerations for rural environments
  • Preparation
  • Infiltration techniques
  • Movement techniques
  • The basics of patrolling
  • Immediate actions drills
  • Downed operator drills
  • Carbine deployment with magnified optics

Live fire marksmanship drills will be completed as an individual and while maneuvering as a team in a controlled setting. The course ends in a final CULEX with the team planning and executing an operation against a rural objective.

This is not a “sniper” course or complete woodland patrol course.

It is very condensed training that provides a solid baseline and overview of exigent rural operations. It will immediately enhance a team’s ability in a rural setting and build a solid framework for further training and development. Teams have taken the course and only days later executed similar real-world operations with great success.


This course is designed to enhance the skill level and expand the effective range of the LE Officer by utilizing magnified optics on patrol carbines or other high-powered rifles. The ability to gather visual intelligence and provide accurate fire at greater distances is essential in rural operations. The use of magnified optics enhances this capability while increasing the operational range of the typical patrol/entry carbine.

*This two-day course has been evaluated and approved by the USMS District of Nebraska Senior Instructors. 

Primary Rural Operations learning objectives:
  • Rural operations mission considerations, planning, and execution
  • Team communication, maneuver, and tactics in a rural or remote environment
  • Carbine marksmanship and surveillance enhanced through the use of magnified optics
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key planning, operations, and command and control considerations for small teams to successfully carry out operations in remote or rural areas.
  • Demonstrate as a team: infiltration, movement to objective, utilization of basic patrolling techniques, and immediate action drills as an individual element or as a security, observation, or support element for a larger team.
  • Engage targets out to 300 yards with first round hits, while accounting for innocent bystanders and various environmental conditions on demand under condensed time frames.
Eligibility Requirements

Current law enforcement credentials are required.

Equipment Requirements

The required equipment varies per class. The equipment list will be sent via email after registration.

If your agency is interested in hosting a class, please contact Aaron Guzman at (507) 884-5193 or Ask how your agency could receive a free slot

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