North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Handgun Fundamentals/D5 Handgun

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 


Open only to SWORN law enforcement officers and Or active members of the United States Armed Forces. 

Who Should Attend:

L/E or military

Course Goal:

This three day course will be conducted by Haley Strategic, one of the best SWAT Vendors in the Country. The D5 Handgun program is as much about understanding the handgun as it is about understanding yourself and the principles that make you who you are. Developed for beginner, intermediate and advanced shooters, Disruptive Science™ Handgun is designed to give students a template for increasing; mental acuity, focus, dexterity, balance and spatial awareness while performing skill based handgun manipulations. These same skills have direct application in your daily life and your interactions with the people around you. The D5 Handgun program will not just make you a better shooter. It will help you find performance and understanding in all aspects of your life.  

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to: 
► To Learn the Science of adaptive shooting applied to handgun fundamentals
► To Sharpen mental acuity
► To Understand cognitive processing
► To Understand target accommodation and the eyes in shooting
► To Learn Situational and spatial awareness drills
► To Enhance mental and physical timing and coordination


This course employs lecture, discussion, demonstrations and practical exercises. 

Course Requirements:

100% Attendance. Successfully Complete All Practical Exercises 
Required: Students must bring with them: a Pistol, Ammunition 500-700 rounds per day (Class progress dependent), 4 magazines minimum, Belt, Holster, Magazine pouches, Cleaning gear, Weapons lube, Eye and  Ear protection (electronic preferred), Note taking gear, and Batteries for electronics, if you have any questions please contact the Coordinator Rodney Harris at
Highly recommended: PPE Gloves, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads and a back up pistol

Special Concerns:

Prior to you signing up for any Haley Strategic courses you must verify that you are legally and physically able to attend. Haley Strategic require that students are comfortable with shooting in close proximity to other students and maintain a fitness level capable of standing for long periods of time. Must be capable of movements that include: kneeling, prone, and maneuvering around obstacles.

Dual Registration & Fee:

The Course fee is $600. Students must dual register:

  1. Register and pay Haley Strategic at this link:
  2. Register on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.



Course Coordinator:

Rodney Harris

Length of Course:

3 days - 24 hours

TTCP Credit


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