- Alliance October Shoothouse
October 24, 2020 - October 25, 2020
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Introduction to CQB Team Work (2-DAY, Force-on-Force)
This is a UTM based force-on-force class that focuses on team work between family, friends and other concealed carriers during high-stakes violent encounters in both public spaces and in the home. Very often, you are not the only one in the room with a handgun. That could mean disaster, or it could mean swift victory and control of the situation. In this course we will begin to learn team-based procedures that will directly apply to the average citizen concealed carrier as well as patrol officers and what they may likely encounter in their daily lives. These procedures and techniques will greatly increase your effectiveness and allow additional shooters to become real force multipliers, rather than liabilities.
CQB is more than just team based tactics. In fact, a great amount of criminal violence occurs in what is technically defined as “close quarters”. Gas stations, stores, malls, offices, parking lots full of cars and obstacles and, quite commonly, homes. The principles, procedures and mechanics of fighting with weapons inside of structures, in closed spaces and around obstacles are imperative skills to the civilian and lone patrol officer as much as they are to professional teams.
This course is an excellent introduction for both the civilian and the law enforcement patrol officer covering the principles and procedures fighting inside of a structure, with other trained people who are carrying guns, while fighting around obstacles and in close proximity to opponents. This could mean dealing with a home invasion, responding to an active shooter or alarm call, getting yourself and others out of a building during a fight, as well as innumerable other applicable scenarios. Learning better ways to fight in and around your home, or through corridors, buildings and around obstacles, and with other shooters, is essential for anyone who carries a gun for protection or work. This course is a deep introduction into the principles of this part of fighting.
Night ONE will include some work in the dark, so bring a hand held, you may also have WML that you can mount to the UTM Glock if you have a holster that will accommodate that combo.
Beginners are welcome, however: This is an Introduction to Procedures level course. You should have safe weapons handling and marksmanship prior to attending. Procedures are the combination of skills and techniques to solve specific problems. In complex fighting situations, such as fighting inside of structures around armed and unarmed people, you have to perform a list of tasks: process critical information in real time; make high consequence decisions based on that information in real time; perform ancillary tasks under stress like opening doors, operating lights, manipulating weapons and maintaining muzzle safety; prioritize threat potentialities as they appear and apply skills and techniques to deal with them; constantly minimize your angles of exposure while maximizing your angles of force…the list goes on. Clearly, developing procedures will simplify this problem as much as possible. This class is the introduction to doing just that.
**NO LIVE AMMUNITION WILL BE USED DURING THIS COURSE**
This is a PISTOL only, UTM only class, UTM pistols and protective headgear will be provided, if you are concerned about COVID you should bring your own head protection (full face paintball or equivalent).
You are responsible for the purchase of your UTM rounds, so budget for at least 125 rounds @ 0.70 per round. Keep in mind, if you shoot more you should be prepared to budget for that.
Active LE gets 10% discount
THE COURSE COST IS $350.00 YOU ARE PAYING A DEPOSIT OF $100 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. THE BALANCE OF $250 IS DUE IN –CASH– UPON ARRIVAL.
A SEPARATE RANGE FEE OF $25 PER DAY IS DUE DIRECTLY TO ALLIANCE POLICE RANGE UPON ARRIVAL
YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE TO HELP PAY FOR THE ROUNDS USED BY THE TRAINING TEAM (the bad guys who fight you) SINCE THOSE ARE YOUR TRAINING ROUNDS TOO. That is usually 400 or so rounds. So leave some budget for opfor ammo contribution usually $30 to $40.
Saturday 9AM to 5PM and 8PM to 1AM (or as late as needed for night shoots)
Sunday 10AM to 5PM
- Long sleeve shirt, full leg pants, shooting gloves and neck protection (scarf or dedicated neck protector). Your own headgear if you have it. You WILL get hit with UTM
- A working knowledge of weapons safety, marksmanship and manipulations prior to attending
- Snacks and hydration (plan for long days, Course Level: Serious)
- A good attitude for learning
Please note, your registration is non-refundable unless I cancel for any reason. In some circumstances of student no-shows and cancelations I will apply credit to a future course, at my discretion. You are also not guaranteed to remain in the class and can be removed for any reason such as disruptiveness, attitude and most importantly safety. If you are looking for a tacticool class to show your team cqb skills raiding rooms, this is not it.