- Spokane CQB
September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Introduction to “The Other CQB” (2-DAY, Force-on-Force)
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, 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, 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. It is not simply room clearing, these scenarios will range from home defense, VIP evacuation, gas station/store robbery, and even active shooters in public spaces.
What you will learn here will change the way you see the world around you in high stress situations, and will help you formulate plans utilizing procedures and execute movements in environments like parking lots, parks, gas stations, as well as inside of structures. You will also be introduced to the importance of working with and around other people who do not need shot during a shooting and learn procedural ways on how to deal with that constant issue. Whether you work professionally with a partner, team mates, or you just find yourself corralling your family or moving with a gun around the public, the preparation for this is critical in fight training.
You’ve put in the work establishing the skills and techniques in marksmanship and weapons manipulations, now it’s time to learn how to fight with those skills, and to test them out in pressure situations. Some of what we will introduce:
- Advanced safety and chaotic environment muzzle control
- When to advance, when to stay put, managing contacts, and how to develop “areas of denial”
- Identifying and moving through “shapes” and around obstacles procedurally
- Angles of exposure and how to recognize and deal with them
- Follow through, aftermath management and dealing with other “good guys”
- Footwork for Fighting in shapes
- Scenarios will be developed to test you
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, inside of structures, 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. The testing component of the class will both test what you have learned previously as well as help you understand what are the important skills to learn and practice going forward.
**NO LIVE AMMUNITION WILL BE USED DURING THIS COURSE**
This is a Rifle or Pistol course, UTM only class, UTM pistols, AR style bolt carriers and protective headgear will be available for your use. You are responsible for the purchase of your UTM rounds, so budget for at least 125 rounds an estimated @ 0.70 per round. Keep in mind, if you shoot more you should be prepared to budget for that.
THE COURSE COST IS $400. YOU ARE PAYING A DEPOSIT OF $200 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. THE BALANCE OF $200 IS DUE IN CASH UPON ARRIVAL. A separate Range fee of $30 per day will apply to OK CORRAL that you must pay separately upon arrival
Active LE gets 10% discount
Saturday 8AM to 6PM (or as late as needed)
Sunday 8AM to 5PM
- Long sleeve shirt, full leg pants, shooting gloves, groin protection and neck protection (scarf or dedicated protector). 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, this is a “serious” level course)
- A good attitude for learning
- You may bring your own holster if you have one for a Glock 19 or M&P and you plan on running pistol.
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.