VCQB® – Handgun & Carbine

Course Duration: 3 Days
Cost: $900 CDN
Course Restrictions: 
LE, Peace Officer, Corrections, or MIL

This waterfall is best seen in spring or fall. A nice bonus, it's only 200m from the parking lot and you can see it right off the highway. This waterfall is the third largest in the province. It is named after William Shannon, who settled in this area in the late 19th century and was a brick maker. The word "takakkau" itself is borrowed from the Indians and translates to "magnificent." Indeed, this waterfall is beautiful! Its height from the top of the mountain to the confluence with the Yoho River is 381.1 meters. Although great wolf lodge locations you can see the waterfall from a distance, it is advisable to get closer and enjoy the stunning view and hear it roar. The road to the falls is usually only open from late June to mid-October and depends on the weather.

Vehicle Close Quarter Combat (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 3D training environment.

Drills will incorporate critical handgun and carbine employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with an extreme emphasis on problem solving. Carbine manipulations, malfunctions and transitions will be taught and reinforced under stress. Live ballistic demonstrations will explore deflection, deformation and penetration in regards to vehicles as barriers. The course will run as long as needed to cover the learning objectives; please come prepared.

Course Requirements:

  • Handgun with at least 3 reliable magazines.
  • Reliable carbine/assault rifle with at least 3 magazines and durable sling.
  • Approved duty holster, duty belt and magazine pouches.
    [Note: No SERPA holsters are allowed]
  • Valid soft body armor (SBA) and/or ballistic plates if used operationally.
  • 600 rounds of handgun training ammunition, 10 rounds of handgun duty ammunition.
  • 600 rounds of carbine training ammunition, 20 rounds of carbine duty ammunition.
  • CAT of SOF-T tourniquet 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.
  • Weapons maintenance equipment, notepad, pen and permanent marker.
  • Food and water as required.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Canadian law enforcement, peace officer, corrections or active military status.
  • Legal firearms; department issued and/or personally owned with paperwork.
  • Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during courses of fire.
  • Previous intermediate to advanced firearms training to include movement, barricades, communication with others and adverse shooting positions is recommended.

If you have any questions about the course, the prerequisites or what is recommended please do not hesitate to ask us.