Not all bodyguards will carry, but almost all elite EP professionals will be highly trained and proficient with firearms. If you have a law enforcement background, you already know your way around a variety of handguns and have hopefully kept your shooting abilities sharp with live-fire exercises and range practice. A good percentage of former military men will also have relevant experience, but generally require some additional training to pick up tactical close protection handgun skills.
Much of the training you will receive as a bodyguard revolves around how to engage threats in a variety of stressful environments, and proper firearms tactics are a critical component of that. Let’s look at the firearms skills you will acquire as part of a professional bodyguard training program.