Mark Schraer is the co-founder and Chief Firearms Instructor for Blackrock Firearms Training. Mark also serves as a Staff Instructor for the National Rifle Association’s Law Enforcement Division. In both roles, Mark has the privilege of working with exceptional trainers while teaching law enforcement, military and security instructors and personnel.
Mark served for twenty-five years as a police officer and sergeant with the Fairfield (Calif.) Police Department. This included thirteen years as a member of the agency’s SWAT Team and almost twenty-years as a tactics and firearms instructor.
Mark was the Lead Firearms Instructor for the last ten years of his career. In this role, Mark developed a firearms training program that was primarily designed to increase an officer’s ability to prevail in even the most challenging armed encounters. The program that Mark developed and spearheaded has become the model for a number of law enforcement agencies and well as a regional police academy program.
Mark is now the co-owner and lead instructor at Blackrock Firearms Training.
Full list of Mark Schraer results
How to avoid improper weapon handling–
Negligent discharges result from involuntary muscular contraction of the hand and finger muscles caused by startle effect, balance disruption, and/or sympathetic response
How cops can prepare for the speed of a sudden attack–
Although Reagan’s assailant was immediately subdued, he only needed 1.7 seconds to fire six rounds and hit four men, including the president
Dash-cam Classroom: SC deputy shoots knife-wielding assailant–
This video demonstrates the need to prepare yourself — through both range and dry fire practice — for a sudden armed attack
Setting the record straight on the Newhall Incident–
For more than forty years it has been wrongly alleged that Officer James Pence placed spent casings into his jacket pocket during the gunfight
What the 100-meter dash can teach you about a gunfight–
Amateurs practice until they get it right — professionals train until they can’t get it wrong
How to create a real position of advantage in close-quarter assaults–
To reduce the number of successful close-quarter assaults against officers we must adopt tactics that make sudden attacks more difficult and more obvious
3 tips for effective dry-fire practice for patrol officers–
Patrol officers may not be the most “tactical” members of a department, but they should absolutely be the most formidable pistol fighters