Vehicle Close Quarters Battle (VCQB®) in Memoriam
Course Duration: 1 Day
Cost: $ Free
Course Requirements: Active Law Enforcement
Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (VCQB®) is an accelerated shooting class focused on positional shooting and takes a critical look at how we have historically fought in and around vehicles. Students will push the boundaries of traditional concepts of cover utilizing vehicles in a true three-dimensional training environment. This is a problem-solving training paradigm not simply a shooting course.
Drills will incorporate critical handgun employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with an extreme emphasis on problem solving. Live ballistic demonstrations will explore deflection, deformation, and penetration regarding vehicles as barriers. The course will run as long as needed to cover the learning objectives; please come prepared.
Individual Equipment List:
- Handgun with at least 3 reliable magazines (5 if single stack).
- Approved duty holster, duty belt and magazine pouches. Holsters must provide an active or passive retention device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions.
[No SERPA holsters are allowed]
- 500 rounds of handgun training ammunition, 10 rounds of handgun duty ammunition.
- Valid soft body armor (SBA) and/or ballistic plates if used operationally.
- TQ (CAT of SOFTT) on person is mandatory; IFAK is recommended.
- Eye protection and electronic ear protection.
- Appropriate clothing: long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves, and knee pads are mandatory. Elbow pads and face wrap are optional.
- Weapons maintenance equipment, notepad, pen, and permanent marker.
- Food, water, and weather appropriate clothing as required.
- Current Canadian law enforcement, peace officer or corrections.
- Legal firearms: department issued and/or personally owned with valid paperwork.
- Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during training.
- Previous intermediate to advanced firearms training to include movement, barricades, communication with others and adverse shooting positions is recommended.