The FBI has a really interesting series of videos up on Youtube detailing the process of becoming an FBI agent.
“Becoming an Agent” is a neat look into the process and they cover everything from learning to drive like an agent to what the classroom training looks like.
However, the most interesting bit of video comes from the recently released firearms training video, wherein we learn how the FBI trains their prospective agents in shooting.
New agents learn to shoot a pistol, shotgun, and carbine at the FBI Academy. Rhys Williams, a special agent and instructor with the Firearms Training Unit, explains how and why new agent trainees achieve proficiency with their weapons during their time at Quantico. This video is part of the FBI’s Becoming an Agent series.
Over the course of 6 weeks at Quantico, candidates hoping to become special agents at the FBI will focus their energy on learning the Glock 19M. Special Agent and instructor Rhys Williams told the interviewer that each student will burn through about 4,000 rounds on the Glock during their training. He added that the students will also learn to shoot the Remington 870P, and the Colt M4.
“After graduation, as soon as they leave the front gate of Quantico, they have to be prepared to defend themselves or more importantly defend the lives of those they have already sworn to protect,” Williams said.
It’s an intense 6-weeks and you can see some of it in this video series.