Vehicle Counterambush/CQB

Length: 2 Day/1 Night

27-28 August 2016

Cost:  $500

Course Description

This course is about gunfighting from in and around vehicles.  We spend a great amount of our time in and around vehicles.  They are around us most of the time.  It only stands to reason that vehicles will be either involved in or be in the midst of a violent armed encounter should one arise.  This is an Intermediate level course, not beginner.  You will be expected to have a solid grasp on shooting and gunhandling.  Fights happen fast, this training session will reflect that reality.  We will be using the revolutionary Jedburgh Target Systems during this training session.   Night shoot will take place on TD-1.

Pre requisites: It is necessary that you have some formal tactical firearms training and/or be an experienced shooter.  Basic gunhandling skills will be reviewed only.

Topics covered include:

Safety                                                                 What is cover

Use of cover and concealment                               Equipment considerations and set up

Unorthodox shooting positions                               Ballistics

Transitions                                                           Low light shooting

The role of the Patrol Rifle                                    Shooting on the move

Fire and Maneuver                                               Malfunctions

Team movement                                                  Close quarters marksmanship

Fighting from concealment

Equipment list

Positive attitude

Quality, serviceable Combat Carbine with sling and 1200 rounds of quality ammunition and weapon light

Quality, serviceable pistol with Holster and 600 rounds of quality training ammunition (weapon light recommended but not mandatory)

Night Vision equipment if you have it.

At least 5 quality magazines for your rifle and at least 3 Magazines for your pistol

Eye protection, wrap around.                                             Hand held tactical light

Ear protection, muff style are recommended                        Spare Batteries for lights and optics

Hat with brim or bill                                                           Your active shooter bag or vest

Duty/call out gear                                                              Knee/elbow pads (optional)

Water                                                                               Lunch

Sun block/insect repellant as needed                                   Raingear as needed

Notebook/pen                                                                    Cleaning kit with lube

Every day carry (EDC)/concealment gear for pistol

Notes on gear:  You will not be expected to train the entire time in body armor if you do not wish or if weather and heat make it a hazard.  Please have the ability to carry on your body 2 spare magazines for your rifle and 2 for your pistol.  If you are an armed professional who utilizes certain tactical gear during the course of your duties, by all means please bring it with you and train with it.  If you have a patrol rifle bag or active shooter bag or kit, please bring it and be prepared to train with it.

About your instructor

Don Edwards is a 20+ year veteran of US Army Special Operations.  He began his career in the 75th Ranger Regiment where he was a participant in Operation Just Cause.  Retired from 20th Special Forces Group where he served as Team Sergeant during combat operations in Iraq.  He has served for five years as the Use of Force training manager and primary instructor at the ATF National Academy in Glynco, GA instructing in tactics and firearms as well.  Mr. Edwards has worked as tactical advisor to the Department of Defense since 2008 serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is a FLETC certified firearms instructor.

About Jedburgh Target Systems

We do a couple of things that are a little different and things that are critical for firearms training. The first feature is random hits. Each time one of our targets pops up, it has a random number of hits assigned to it by our computer. It’s actually less important what the number of hits is than it is that the shooter doesn’t know what it is. We force a shooter to continually assess his attacker to determine when the fight is over. In a confrontation, you are only in control of your actions and your weapon. You will never be able to control your attacker or when your attacker halts his attack. We feel like a randomized hit count is the foundation for a successful training program.

The second feature is random target order. This puts a shooter on his heels, psychologically speaking. A shooter doesn’t get to decide in advance who the threat is going to be. You’re forced to wait, find the threat and then react.

More info & to register:  Greenline Tactical