Representative Courses, News, & Events

Legal & Practical Aspects of Self-Defense with Firearms. Hellertown Sportsmen's Association, Hellertown, PA. June 8, 2015. This class will cover the legal elements of justifiable use of deadly force in self-defense, as well as practical issues before, during and after a self-defense shooting. Topics addressed will be training, equipment, threat avoidance and threat assessment, tactics in the home and on the street, action v. reaction,, time v. distance, interfacing with the police, the media, and the legal system, warning shots, verbal warnings, and much, much more. For more information or to register, contact Jim Bambu at 610-442-7193.

IALEFI Regional Training Conference: Manny Kapelsohn is organizing, and will be teaching at, an IALEFI RTC at Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA on June 24-26, 2015. For details, contact the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) at 603-524-8787, or If you are a law enforcement firearms instructor, or interested in law enforcement firearms instruction, and are not a member of IALEFI, you should be! 

POLICE FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR COURSE. June 8-12, 2015. Martinsburg, PA. This 5-day, 44-hour course will certify the successful attendee as a police firearms instructor for handgun and shotgun. Course includes two evenings of dim-light firing. The lead instructor is Emanuel Kapelsohn. The student will need to fire daylight and dim-light qualification scores, do student teaching in classroom and on the range, and pass a written test. Course fee is $595. Register early – the last course we taught at this location was overbooked. Contact Chief Kerry L. Hoover at for a course flier and registration form, or call him at 814-793-2838. 

PATROL RIFLE INSTRUCTOR COURSE. June 26-30, 2017. Cambria Township, PA. Chief Instructor Emanuel Kapelsohn. Course fee $595. This 5-day course is suitable for certified police firearms instructors or others. Classroom and range sessions will cover safety, patrol rifle technique, training theory, equipment selection and maintenance, documentation and liability issues, dim light firing (two night sessions), partner drills, judgmental training exercises, and more. Attendees will fire daylight and dim light qualification courses, do student teaching, and take a written test for certification. For information and registration form, contact Officer Erik Schwendemaim, Muhlenberg Twp. Police Department, at 610-929-5454

Mr. Kapelsohn’s recent expert witness cases have included the high-profile State of Minnesota v. YanezState of Arizona v. Brailsford,

Estate of Angel Lopez v. City of San Diego, and LeGrier v. City of Chicago.



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